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This Incredible New Book Chronicles the Heroes and Villains of the Discovery of America and West Indies

I admit, I’ve never heard of Bartolomé de las Casas and I probably never would have if I didn’t pick up this book. He was a 16th-century Spanish colonist who acted as a historian and social reformer before becoming a Dominican friar. He was appointed as the resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed “Protector of the Indians”. If …

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If Middle Earth Races Were Actually Religious Orders

From the immortal spirits of Ainur, to the race of Woses, Middle Earth is richly peopled. Although each of the principle races, Elves, Hobbits, Men, Dwarves, Ents and Orcs interact heavily in Tolkien’s tales, the various peoples of Middle Earth have a distinctiveness to them. Where one race is earthy and concerned more with the roots of a garden …

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Wanna Take Down Satan? Try These 11 Weapons to Use Against Him

Satan is a big butthead, we all know this. But sometimes he feels like an insurmountable enemy, like the bullies Butch and Woim from The Little Rascals. Every evil has a downfall, though. The downfall of Satan hinges on the Eucharist and Intercessory prayer. “Intercessory prayer?” you may ask. Yes! Fr. Venatius Oforka calls intercessors …

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These Ridiculous Misconceptions About the Catholic Church Are Finally Explained

You’ve probably heard at least one of them at some point. Catholics worship Mary! The Eucharist is cannibalism! And so many others. We as Catholics know they’re false, but do we know why or how to explain them? Maybe not. Archbishop Patrick John Ryan explained five of these anti-Catholic myths in a lecture he gave …

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A Catholic Scientist Explains How God Made Earth Our Home

We are told in the beginning God created everything out of nothing. For thousands of years of the creation story being handed down, retold and finally written by Moses, the people accepted that God created everything. Then, people started questioning and studying the how everything was created. Science thought they had the more scientific answer …

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