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Robert P. Lockwood
Catholic urban legends are myths of history created in the fervor of anti-Catholic passions. Unfortunately, they long ago became part of our...
Robert P. Lockwood
From game shows to comedy sketches, from allegedly serious scholarship to anti-Catholic tracts stuck under windshield wipers in the parish...
Robert P. Lockwood
My childhood pastor, back in the 1950s and early ‘60s in Yonkers, New York, was a priest named Msgr. Edward Betowski. It was said that the good...
Robert P. Lockwood
For nearly twenty years after World War II, Pope Pius XII (reigned 1939–1958) was respected worldwide for saving countless Jewish lives in the...
Robert P. Lockwood
When the legalization of abortion in the state of New York was close to legislative repeal in 1972, one bombastic senator from upstate said to...
Robert P. Lockwood
When the Supreme Court ruled on displays of the Ten Commandments on public property last June, few realized that Catholic urban legends played...
Robert P. Lockwood
The Catholic urban legend of the Crusades is of a ruthless, intolerant Church driving Europe into a barbaric war of aggression and plunder...
Robert P. Lockwood
You have probably heard of Pop Rocks, the once ubiquitous candy popular with kids back in the 1960s and 1970s. Kids would bite on a Pop Rock,...