More history from The TOF Spot: Among the usual cris de coeur about Western Civilization are the Crusades, a series ofunprovoked and dastardly aggressions against the Religion of Peace.™ These were, in this view, holy wars led by power-mad popes and fought by uncouth religious
Two hundred and thirty-five years ago the War of Independence officially ended with the ratification of the Treaty of Paris by Congress. Nine states were needed under the Articles of Confederation to ratify the treaty and with the rough
Orestes A. Brownson, a Catholic convert, was the greatest Catholic writer of mid-Nineteenth Century America. He published Brownson’s Quarterly Journal, an influential and popular magazine which examined the political, cultural and literary scene of the America of its
Consisted of: undue insistence on interior initiative in the spiritual life, as leading to disobedience attacks on religious vows, and disparagement of the value of religious orders in the modern world minimizing Catholic doctrine minimizing the importance of spiritual direction.