Tag: "history"

Joyce Kilmer - from Last Civilian Portrait, 1917.
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Memorial Day 2017: Joyce Kilmer

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The poet died in battle during the Great War.

Remembrance Day and Our Dying Christian Heritage
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Remembrance Day and Our Dying Christian Heritage

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School children rose from their desks to stand for two minutes silence in memory of soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in two World Wars. We children stood tight-lipped and gazed at the Red Ensign flag at the front of the classroom. Every creak, children shuffling and even slight noises from the school’s ventilation system […]

Fight for the Right - Churchill
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Fight for the Right

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He would know.

Dominican - Black Friar
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Western Civ in the Crosshairs

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Students are enmeshed with a secular worldview.

The Endless Ages of Purim
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The Endless Ages of Purim

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Every age carries within it the seeds of its ruin.

Little Lies, Big Lies, and Narratives
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Little Lies, Big Lies, and Narratives

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Recently I read a collection of essays by various Catholic historians published in a book entitled Catholicism and Historical Narrative, edited by Kevin Schmiesing. As Schmiesing says in his introduction to the book, the fundamental job of historians is to “uncover the truth about the past.” “Yet,” he reminds us, “most historical debate occurs not […]

Vatican II Quinquagenary
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Fiftieth Anniversary of Vatican II Closing

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Beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving … But Not to God
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Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving … But Not to God

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This is historical fraud, forgery, perjury.

Presidents and Thanksgiving
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Presidents and Thanksgiving

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America has been abundantly blessed.

All Saints Icon (detail)
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Is Praying to the Saints Idolatrous?

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Praying to the Saints is the opposite of idolatry.

All Saints Icon (detail)
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Does Scripture Teach Us to Pray for the Departed, and to Pray to the Saints?

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Answer: Yes.

Bl. John Henry Newman, 1880
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Cathedra Sempiterna

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Cardinal Newman’s 170th Anniversary

The American Constitution: Why It Endures
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The American Constitution: Why It Endures

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September 17th is Constitution Day.

A Godly Meditation
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A Godly Meditation

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Give me Thy grace, good Lord….

Historic Prayer for the United States
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Historic Prayer for the United States

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For the welfare of the Republic.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia
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John Adams and American Independence

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Adams’s approach to political leadership is refreshing.

Detail from Fourth Page of Lincoln's Manuscript
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Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

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The One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary

A Persian Slave by Emile Bayard (1837-1891)
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European Colonialism is the Only Thing That Modernized Islam

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ISIS believes it’s on the right side of history.

Marines, Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945
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Remembering Iwo Jima

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“It Was a Real Killing Field”

President James Madison's 1812 War Proclamation
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Presidents Day Reflections

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The War of 1812 had many significant consequences.

Martin Luther King Jr. - Berlin - September 13, 1964
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Martin Luther King and the Berlin Wall

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A speech that has slipped through the cracks of time.

The Great War at 100
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The Great War at 100

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The lamps are lit again and Europe is at peace; but it is the peace of senescence.

Thanksgiving Day Among the Puritan Fathers in New England, Harper's Weekly, December 3, 1870
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Three Historic American Proclamations of Thanksgiving Day

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Continental Congress, Pres. Washington, Pres. Lincoln

Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg (Bliss Copy)
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150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

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Dedication Day 2013

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