Category Archives: History

Interview 024 – Constantine Molitor on the Persecution of the Church in Germany under the Third Reich

Download [Right Click]          Play in New Window Today we are joined from Germany by Constantine Mollitor who gives the real story of the persecution of the Catholic Church by the Third Reich. In great detail, Constantine dispels the myth of “Hitler’s Pope” and other assorted nonsense with the real details of the Church’s resistance to, […]

Review: The Rending of Christendom from Cruachan Hill Press

What is History? This is actually a more difficult and debated question than it would first seem. To the average mind, particularly having gone through public education, history is what the textbook said and what the teacher tested me on. Boring dates and battles memorized by rote or movies we watched while the teacher was […]

St. John Fisher: Resistance to Tyranny

Today is the feast of the twin martyrs, St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. There are books yet to be written on both, for all that have been written, but since so many more have been written on the latter I wish to write more on the former. Now, in the first place, Fisher […]

The Glory of St. Patrick and the Tragedy of Ireland

The 17th of March as most know is the feast of St. Patrick in the Catholic Church. The story is well known, that Patrick was a Roman in Britain, who did not take the faith seriously and dabbled in various adventures, which led to him being caught by slave traders and sold into slavery in […]

Put an end to BCE and CE

Originally Published 7 May 2010 on the old Athanasius Contra Mundum I’ve been searching through a lot of historical documentaries lately, and I’ve been noticing some still use the dating “B.C.” and “A.D.” (Before Christ and Anno Domini), while others have switched over completely to the politically correct “B.C.E.” and “C.E.” (Before the Common Era […]

The Battle of Lepanto

For the great feast celebrating Our Lady’s intercession at Lepanto, I offer the following: This is a good talk on the battle. Then there is dramatic video, which starts slow but gets better. Lastly, here is a talk on G.K. Chesterton’s poem Lepanto. None of it produced by me. I would do more, but I […]

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Rewritten from a post by the same title on the Old Athanasius Contra Mundum, 14 September 2009. Today is the feast of the exaltation of the Holy Cross, which is a distinct feast from the finding of the true Cross by St. Helena, which is commemorated in March. This feast, commemorates the victory of the […]

Devotion to the Sacred Heart: A historical perspective

For those familiar with the question of the third/fourth secret of Fatima, it is well known that the message of Our Lady to the Fatima children explicitly included a reference to the Kings of France, who refused to consecrate France to the Sacred Heart, and warned that if the Popes followed their example, terrible wars […]

The Growth and Decline of the Roman Economy

Originally Published on the Distributist Review, 7 March 2011 When one harkens back to Rome he is usually met with consistent comparisons to political ideals, military glory, or the decadence and immorality of the upper classes in the late republican and imperial periods. Very rarely however, is the economy that made the wealth of the […]

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