Tag Archives: Spain

English Reformation Podcast part 1: The Young Henry VIII

I’ve been behind on podcast production, and owe a few back episodes. I am currently upgrading some equipment to more easily produce video. In the meantime, I am producing these podcasts on the English Reformation. This is one from a few years ago that was meant to kick off the series which never came to […]

Pope Leo XIII on the relics of St. James at Compostella

Today is the feast of St. James, the brother of St. John the Evangelist, who evangelized Spain and was martyred by Herod Agrippa. His relics were transferred back to Spain and are today preserved in Compostella. Here I am providing Pope Leo XIII’s document Deus Omnipotentis, where he verifies the relics interred there are in […]

Book Review: Peter Paul Rubens: Master of Shadows

Today when we think of artists, we often think of emotionally or psychologically disturbed individuals, staking out radical positions, challenging authority, championing unpopular issues, or in general just being rebels. This however, is not what artists were in the 17 and 18th century, with the exception of notable figures like Caravaggio and Rembrandt, or we […]

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