Angelo Stagnaro

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Don’t Judge Your Brother, and Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Sin

There’s a common misconception that our Lord commanded us to turn a blind eye to evil. Yes, we are absolutely forbidden to judge others. Jesus was very clear on this: Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you, for God will judge you...

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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...

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Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

Almost nothing modern people say about the Inquisition is true. The lies perpetuated about the Inquisition were initially the result of Protestant propaganda. There are very few tales as tall as the tales told of the Black Legend of the Spanish...

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Is Religion Really Responsible for Most Wars?

Anti-Catholics, in their anger and deep-rooted desire to convince everyone they're right about all things, all the time, (i.e.,  omniscient) would have people believe that: Nine Crusades are greater than all wars every fought since mankind...

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9 Ways You Might Be Sharing in the Sins of Others

Did you know that you can be held responsible for the sins committed by others when you cooperate in them? Upset? Frightened? Perhaps you should be. Apparently, there are nine, count-them-nine, ways to sin without actually putting...

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Review of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The reviews for the latest cinematic installment of King Arthur, the West's first superhero, have all been devastatingly bad. Despite that, I enjoyed the film. Here's the synopsis: Uther Pendragon, Arthur’s father (Eric Bana) is king of England...

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The Advent of the Artificial Womb

Quietly, without much fanfare, a nuclear bomb was dropped upon the world a month ago. Not an actual mechanical explosive, device but rather an invention with by far more destructive power than a mere nuclear weapon. Apparently, researchers at...

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St. Brendan and the Original Big Fish Story

Lord, You have made so many things! How wisely You made them all! The earth is filled with Your creatures. There is the ocean, large and wide, where countless creatures live, large and small alike. The ships sail on it, and in it plays Leviathan,...

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Taiwan's Holy Trinity Church Draws Souls to Christ

In my travels, I've seen the magnificent cathedrals of Europe. I've made pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela, Rome and Jerusalem. I've even visited Yamoussoukro Basilica, also known as Our Lady of Peace Basilica in the Ivory Coast―the largest...

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Are There Any Atheists in Foxholes?

The title of this article is a reference to the classic theistic rebuttal about how atheists, put in frightening situations, will inevitably start believing in God. Its origin is debated by historians. Many suggest it was part of a field homily...