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We remember the Cristeros

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Faith, History, Human Rights, Religion, Secularism, War on January 2, 2010 at 10:26

Today, 1 January, we remember the formal beginning of the Cristero rebellion (or the Cristero war)… Read the rest of this entry »

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Rejoicing in the Incarnation

In Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, God, History, Holidays, Jesus, Religion on December 29, 2009 at 11:15

Can we even imagine the enormity of what happened 2,000 years ago? Read the rest of this entry »

The martyrs of Savenay (1793)

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Europe, Faith, History, Jesus, Politics, Religion, Secularism, Values, War on December 24, 2009 at 02:03

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Savenay (December 23, 1793), the last major battle Read the rest of this entry »

So tired of Anti-Catholicism

In Atheism, BBC, Capitalism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Culture, Culture War, Debate, Europe, Faith, History, Islam, Medieval, Pius XII, Pro-Life, Protestantism, Religion, Review, Science, Secularism, Stephen Fry, Values on November 12, 2009 at 02:15

Or, The Immaturity of the West: Will millions of Catholic deaths and the utter destruction of Catholic civilization at Protestant, Liberal, and Communist hands never suffice? Read the rest of this entry »

St. Charles Borromeo: The Great Reformer

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Education, Europe, Faith, Government, History, Prayer, Religion, Saints on November 5, 2009 at 01:23

When the Jacobin Revolution threatened to destroy the Church, it was Borromeo’s legacy that did most to help her survive… Read the rest of this entry »

Papal authority from St. Peter to St. Gregory VII

In Bible, Born Again, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Europe, History, Jesus, Latin, Orthodoxy, Politics, Priesthood, Religion, Saints, Society on June 30, 2009 at 09:10

The primacy of Rome was immediately acknowledged in the early Church; it was only its practical consequences that needed fine-tuning… (formerly “The Historical Context of Papal Authority”) Read the rest of this entry »

We remember Constantinople

In Asia, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Conservatism, Europe, History, Holidays, Islam, Medieval, Protestantism, Religion, War on May 30, 2009 at 06:23

Its fall solidified the chain of events that would destroy Christendom… Read the rest of this entry »

In defense of People Power

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Democracy, EDSA, Government, History, Law, Manila, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society, Thomism on February 25, 2009 at 12:17

With our political circumstances, impeachment is a paper remedy with no functional viability in reality… Read the rest of this entry »

The (sort-of) semiotics of milestones

In Atheism, Birthday, Christianity, Culture, Faith, God, History, Holidays, Language, Life, Love, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thoughts, Values on December 19, 2008 at 05:34

To call an act/event a milestone and mark it with some little ritual is an affirmation of the meaningfulness of life… (Revised into a somewhat more readable post here.) Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering Ninoy Aquino (Part 2)

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Church, Civil Liberties, Democracy, EDSA, Government, History, Holidays, Human Rights, Manila, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Religion on August 23, 2008 at 12:54

He was our hero, whoever else would want to claim him as their own… Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering Ninoy Aquino (Part 1)

In Civil Liberties, EDSA, Government, History, Holidays, Manila, Military, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society on August 21, 2008 at 19:25

How then did this man of privilege become the scourge of the Dictator? Read the rest of this entry »

MOA-AD a path to peace, says Archbishop Quevedo

In Catholicism, Christianity, Government, History, Islam, News, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Religion, War on August 20, 2008 at 17:12

Given Mindanao’s history, the MOA-AD offers a viable path to peace, according to Archbishop Quevedo… Read the rest of this entry »

Rethinking Pinochet (and Franco)

In Christian Democracy, Conservatism, Conservative, Democracy, Distributism, Government, History, Hitler, Military, Opinion, Politics, Society on June 19, 2008 at 05:11

If Franco, Pinochet, and Salazar acted like cads, they were at least not total cads with total power, and that is what spells their difference from Stalin, Hitler, and Mao. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Christians should study history

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Faith, God, History, Jesus, Religion, Salvation, Theology, Thoughts on June 9, 2008 at 23:37

In an essay reprinted on God on the Dock, Neochristian apologist C.S. Lewis noted that many people are skeptical of the Gospels for their historical element Read the rest of this entry »

Let us pray for Cory Aquino (updated)

In Constitution, Democracy, EDSA, Faith, History, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Prayer on March 24, 2008 at 19:38

She has earned not only our gratitude but our enduring love; and so the nation owes her all the prayer and support we can muster… Read the rest of this entry »