The Reconquista

  A good history of the Reconquista, thus far down to the end of the Thirteenth Century.  A fascinating epic that stretched over eight centuries, the Reconquista is badly chronicled by English language historians.  When I am reading about it,

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Donald R. McClarey

Pope Leo XIII on Columbus

    No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Savior, if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service. Christopher Columbus The official observance of Columbus Day this year

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Edwin of Northumbria

To which the chief of his priests, Coifi, immediately answered: ―O king, consider what this is which is now preached to us; for truly I declare to you that thereligion which we have hitherto professed has, as far as I

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Just a Man

Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, a 95 year old atheist, has made quite a stir with the report that he has had an interview with Jesus Christ.  According to Scalfari, Christ said in that interview that Pope Francis was just a

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Donald R. McClarey

The Sand Pebbles

  It is said there will be no more war. We must pretend to believe that. But when war comes, it is we who will take the first shock and buy time with our lives. It is we who keep

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