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Coulombe on Otto von Habsburg, King Kigeli V, Literature, and Film. This is my interview with Charles A. Coulombe.More
Coulombe on Otto von Habsburg, King Kigeli V, Literature, and Film.
This is my interview with Charles A. Coulombe.
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Bush 41: A Good President

U.S. President George H. W. Bush was a good, socially conservative leader, despite his reputation for being more liberal. Pro-Life: 1. bush41library.tamu.edu/archives/public-papers/8 2. bush41libra…
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Chinese Church. Catholic Church in Beijing, China, 19th-Century Source: www.loc.gov/item/2002715463/More
Chinese Church.
Catholic Church in Beijing, China, 19th-Century
Source: www.loc.gov/item/2002715463/
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Evolving Primacy in Eastern Orthodoxy

"Pentkovsky notes that the divine grace was not the only power involved in the selection of the patriarch; the state also participated. According to Pentkovsky, in fourteenth-century Constantinople, …
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Eastern Orthodox "Holy Fire" Controversy

"[The 2002] Holy Fire ceremony was marred by a scandalous scuffle inside the shrine containing what remains of Christ's tomb. The Greek Patriarch, Irineos, who was performing the ritual for the …
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Hillary Clinton and Northern Ireland

Hillary Clinton took an interest in events in Northern Ireland, declassified emails show. 5 snapshots:
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Malta in Hillary Clinton's Email. This is very intriguing, considering the bit that describes a papal nuncio as a "very good friend of America".More
Malta in Hillary Clinton's Email.
This is very intriguing, considering the bit that describes a papal nuncio as a "very good friend of America".
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Russian Theft of Ukrainian Catholic Churches

"It would simply be an act of justice, and therefore a duty, to ask that all the properties which, in the space of 142 years since the first partition of Poland, were taken from the Greek-Uniate …
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A Pope's Response to the American Immigration Issue... from the 1950s

“When civil war flared up in Mexico, a number of Mexican Bishops, priests, religious and many laymen were unjustly expelled from their native country and sought refuge in the United States. Benedict …
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Nine Good Things in the East Timorese Constitution

The following quotes are taken from the official English translation of the East Timorese Constitution. Preamble: “In its cultural and humane perspective, the Catholic Church in East Timor has …
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Some Foreign Relations of Medici Pope Leo X

In 1513, Pope Leo X canonically erected the first diocese on the American continental mainland. This is part of the Church's "fundamental and constructive role in shaping Panama's identity, forming …
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Why the Middle East Is So Complicated

“In outline (and again this is an extremely complex matter) the Sunni Arabs of Syria feel that the boundary with Turkey should be pushed back and all the others, being artificial, should be …
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Lebanese Maronites in Italy

“The ties between the Khazin sheiks and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany were established as a result of emir Fakhr al-Din’s efforts to attract European support for his policy of regional expansion, at a …
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In Germany, Dancing on Good Friday Illegal

It is forbidden to dance publicly in Germany on Good Friday, as well as on other holy days. For example, here’s the statute for the state of Baden-Württemberg: "Öffentliche Tanzunterhaltungen sind…
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The Papacy contra Decentralization

"Endeavour to divide the Christian world into patriarchates, as the schismatical Churches of the East would have it, each patriarch, in this supposition, would have the same privileges which we here …
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7 Things From the 2004 Maronite Synod

Some interesting comments in the document The Presence of the Maronite Church within the Patriarchal Domain, from the 2004 Maronite Synod: 1. “..Turkish oppression, along with a famine, contribut…
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Pope Francis Backs Up Ukrainian Bishops

"In an address widely misinterpreted by the media, Pope Francis expressed complete support for the Catholic bishops of Ukraine, telling them that 'The Holy See has your back.' In remarks drafted in …
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Voltaire on the Jesuits in Paraguay

"We cannot do more than mention the Jesuit Reducciones of Paraguay, where from 1607 to 1768 the padres ruled over a veritable Mission state. Even an enemy of the Church, Voltaire, could say of …
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On Women in Sacramental Ministry

We know that St. Phoebe and others were "deacons" (Romans 16:1, diakonon), but how was their ministry expressed? Apostolic Constitutions, Book 8, Paragraph 28: "A deaconess does not bless, nor …
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Christianity in the pre-Spanish Americas

From The Catholic Encyclopedia ("Mexico"): "In the history of the nations of ancient Mexico the coming of Quetzalcoatl marks a distinct era. He was said to have come from the Province of Pánuco, a …