History

What Catholics Need to Know About Islam

BY WILLIAM KILPATRICK, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 Nothing facilitates jihad like ignorance of Islam. And since there is so much ignorance, jihad has been spreading rapidly. But we don’t seem to notice. We hear scattered reports about the persecution of Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan, and Iran.... read more

Lambeth, 90 Years Later

By Michael Pakaluk, September 1, 2020 The Lambeth Conference of 1930 subverted itself, everyone agrees, but how? That’s the question. Some background: the Church of England, spread throughout the world by the British Empire, felt the need, beginning in the 1850s, to hold worldwide... read more

Catholic historian: If Cdl. Zen rightly criticizes Vatican Ostpolitik, why not ‘catastrophic’ Vatican II?

‘The Ostpolitik that Cardinal Zen criticizes, is, in fact, fruit of the Second Vatican Council. This is historical evidence that does not admit denials.’ By Roberto de Mattei August 21, 2020 (Rorate Caeli) — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is an eminent prelate who sincerely loves his... read more

The Cultural Revolution and Us

By Bevil Bramwell, OMI, August 2, 2020 The United States is currently going through its own version of China’s Cultural Revolution, including rampaging mobs, hell-bent on the destruction of property and historical artifacts. These disturbances have obscured the sometimes quite legitimate... read more

SAN GABRIEL MISSION FIRE ‘JUSTIFIED’?

Mission spokesperson asserts 'right' to set buildings aflame by Martina Moyski  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 22, 2020    SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A spokesperson for California's San Gabriel Arcángel Mission reportedly told a fellow... read more

Mission founded by St. Junípero Serra burns in overnight fire

CNA Staff, Cathoic News Agency, July 11, 2020 A massive fire devastated an eighteenth century mission church in San Gabriel, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, July 11. Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles called the fire at San Gabriel Mission church, founded by St. Junipero Serra,... read more

Junípero Serra and the Founding of the West

By Patrick, Laurence, Crisis,July 8, 2020 The story of the American founding usually begins in the East. In that account, we speak of the War of Independence, the establishment of the American republic, and prominent founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. However, there... read more

The Real History of Antifa

By Kyle Shideler, 06.03.2020 The dark history of the radical Left's enforcement arm. With riots and civil unrest metastasizing across the United States, the president declared he intends to designate Antifa as a terrorist group. Predictably, the talking heads rushed out to declare that... read more

Scientists Say That Sodom and Gomorrah Were Actually Destroyed by “Fire From the Sky!”

We all know the biblical story of how the sinners of the decadent cities of Sodom and Gomorrah why destroyed by a Godly rain of “fire and brimstone” from on high. Archeologists may have recently discovered proof of this cleansing of biblical proportions. A group of archeologists and other... read more

History’s Answer to Modern Despair

BY ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP., NOVEMBER 18, 2019  “Having trivialized the past by equating it with outmoded . . . fashions and attitudes, people today resent anyone who draws on the past in serious discussions of contemporary conditions or attempts to use the past as a... read more

Post-Christian America?

By Gunnar Gundersen, November 16, 2019 The recent Pew poll detailing the erosion of Christian faith [1] in this country unleashed a slew of commentary discussing “post-Christian” America. And even before this recent round of dire predictions, the term “post-Christian” has been used by... read more