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34 Common Errors About the Spanish Inquisition

As outlined in our previous post, there are very few tales as tall as the tales told of the Black Legend of the Spanish Inquisition and Catholic Spain. Among the many, many lies of the Black Legend of the Inquisition are: 1. The major source of...

Priest Plants Himself at Popular Music Festival, Goes Viral; New Religious Order; and More Links!

Priest Plants Himself at Popular Music Festival, Goes Viral on Reddit - Mary Rezac, Catholic News Agency An

Where Did Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Come From?

This year on June 23, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. But where did that tradition originate? Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious Christians...

The Dismas Option: Why We Shouldn’t Wait to Come Back to God

Sometimes I wonder how many people fall away from the Catholic Church and live apart from God for many years, with the plan to return at the end of their lives.  Their plan is to live the way they want, to “have their cake and eat it, too,” to...

Why Do Protestants Reject the Notion of “One True Church”?

Recently, two Protestants (on my Facebook page) vigorously and vociferously condemned this doctrine (or more specifically, particularly objected to any Christian saying that their own church was the one true Church). Their objections flow...

How One Couple United Their Sacrifices, and Their Wedding Rings, to the Sacrifice of the Mass

Before their wedding in 1975, Paul and Julie VanHoose shopped for rings in Portsmouth, Ohio. They didn’t have much money then so they chose white gold wedding bands that together cost $35. “They were just plain and simple,” Julie recalled....

Trump's Problematic Gender Policy in Schools

President Donald Trump did the country a great favor by withdrawing the Obama administration's looney leftist guidance on the rights of transgender students under Title IX which mandated that transgender students can use bathrooms and locker...

St. John Fisher, Cardinal-Martyr of England

John Cardinal Fisher, the former Bishop of Rochester—Henry VIII had stripped him of that title—was sentenced to death on June 17, 1535. The sentence pronounced against him brought a flush of color to his sunken cheeks, eyewitnesses remarked. As a...

How to Enthrone the Sacred Heart in Your Home, When Accompaniment Never Names Sin, and More Links!

How to Enthrone the Sacred Heart in Your Home (and Heart) – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia When “Accompaniment” Never Names Sin – Deacon Jim Russell, Crisis Magazine

The Martyr Who Got Overshadowed by St. Thomas More

It’s not Thomas More’s fault. His fame is so widespread that he has put in the shade the only English bishop who had the guts to stand up to Henry VIII, and lost his head because of it. That bishop was St. John Fisher (1469-1535). Certainly,...