Category Archives: History

A Christmastide Roundup

For a variety of reasons, I’m not much for gifts at Christmas*. But I can generally count on receiving one or two and, in spite of myself, I get pretty excited about that. This year proved no different. The latest … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light! Creation and Physics

Et vidit Deus lucem quod esset bona et divisit lucem ac tenebras. As a Catholic I feel no conflict between faith and science. I’m no more a fideist than I am a rationalist. So when someone says, “The universe was … Continue reading

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The Gun, by C. J. Chivers

The Gun, by C. J. Chivers Simon & Schuster, 2010. 496 pages. If you’ve any doubt a biography of a firearm is worthwhile, Chivers will shortly banish it. The Gun tells the story of the rise of the AK-47* and … Continue reading

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Zenit: Church of Rome is Linked to Books, Says Pope

Affirms That Library Is Place to Seek Supreme Truth Benedict XVI is emphasizing the importance of books in the history of the Church of Rome, and that the library is a place for all who seek truth. The Pope affirmed … Continue reading

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Happy Lepanto Day!

In honor of the anniversary of Lepanto, let’s all read Chesterton’s masterful poem. White founts falling in the Courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that … Continue reading

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