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History, Truth, and Politics

March 29, 2015 Catholic News Agency 0

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 29, 2015 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- California missionary Father Junipero Serra’s canonization is “long overdue,” says a university professor concerned that the priest’s history has been politicized and misrepresented. “When […]

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America’s First Mass

May 13, 2014 John B. Buescher 0

Editor’s note: View a map of all the locations mentioned in this article. When and where was the first Mass offered in America? No one living today knows the answer to this intriguing question. But we can […]

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John XXIII and the Jews

April 3, 2014 Thomas L. McDonald 0

The press called him a caretaker pope. Elected on October 28, 1958, at the age of 77, he was expected to warm the Chair of Peter for a few years without making any great waves. […]

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The Hunter’s Point Bible War

November 13, 2013 John B. Buescher 0

On Friday morning, November 24, 1871, nine-year-old Catherine Ann Dennen entered her public school building and sat down in the school’s main room with her fellow students. The school’s principal entered the room and began […]

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Shedding Light on Misunderstood Knights

September 26, 2013 Vincent Ryan 0

Michael Haag, The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States (Harper: New York, 2013) 448 pp, paperback, $16.99 Jonathan Riley-Smith, The Knights Hospitaller in the Levant, c. 1070-1309 (Palgrave Macmillan: […]

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Not Everyone Loves Raymond

August 18, 2013 Dr. Edmund J. Mazza 0

That notorious Jew-hater Ramón Peñafort, the DOMINICAN friar then a canon lawyer in Rome and ultimately the author both of the Decretals for Pope Gregory IX and the Siete Partidas for Alfonso X,”1 “[h]e went […]