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Matthew E. Bunson
A little-known historical episode took place in an obscure Italian seaport in 1480.The event illustrates the significant threat to the West...
Joanna Bogle’s article on Cardinal von Galen ("The Bishop vs. the Nazis," February 2008) is highly welcome. So many lies have gained currency...
Michael Schrauzer
The Oath of the Horatii (1784) by Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), Louvre, Paris In the waning years of the 18th century, two morally flawed...
Robert P. Lockwood
Last fall, a macabre news item made for squeamish reading: At an auction in England in November, more than $11,000 was paid for a 17th-century...
Matthew E. Bunson
On November 30, 1799, 34 cardinals from across Europe gathered in a conclave to elect a successor to Pope Pius VI. The papal election, however...
Carl Olson
God became Man and walked among us. He died for our sins. He did these things at a particular time and place. He entered history. Ours is a...
Robert P. Lockwood
In 1846 in the city of Pittsburgh, a handful of the Sisters of Mercy announced that they were going to open a hospital, the first in the city,...
Joanna Bogle
Execute the sick, the elderly, the disabled. Suppress religious practice and free speech. These were official policies of Germany’s National...
Matthew E. Bunson
At the end of December, A.D. 406, a massive host of Germanic tribes, including the Vandals, Alans, and Suevi, poured across the frozen Rhine...
Karl Keating
Rummaging through my shelves, I came across a booklet published in 1926 by the Catholic Information Society of New York. The title is The...