Historic mission bell removed from California college

Historic mission bell removed from California college

CNA—A university in California removed a bell last week after a Native American group claimed the historic piece was disrespectful to their heritage.  Catholic Business Journal wonders what this or that group’s “offense” and “disrespect” have to do with objective historic fact and feat at all. History is, well, just that, history — an objective…
History Matters: The Fall of Constantinople: May 29, 1453

History Matters: The Fall of Constantinople: May 29, 1453

You and I grew up learning that Istanbul as the capital of Turkey. We don’t give it a second thought. But Istanbul used to be called Constantinople, once a fortress of Christianity thanks to the remarkable and radical faith conversion of the Emperor Constantine the Great. Famed for its massive and complex defenses, including a…
Lawsuit calls for POW Bible to be removed from VA hospital display

Lawsuit calls for POW Bible to be removed from VA hospital display

CNA—A Bible once carried by a World War II prisoner of war is the center of a legal fight at a veterans’ medical center in New Hampshire. The Bible was part of a “Missing Man” table display, honoring prisoners of war and missing soldiers, placed at the entrance of the Manchester Veterans’ Administration Medical Center.…
More Wondrous than the latest Royal Birth: What Prince George can do that no English monarch has done for 350 YEARS

More Wondrous than the latest Royal Birth: What Prince George can do that no English monarch has done for 350 YEARS

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan on the birth of their first child, now named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, as congratulations are in order for any couple welcoming a child into the world!  What we found especially delightful amid our current deadly age of abortion “rights” and legalized infanticide is the utter joy of Prince Harry…
This Week in History: April 18, 1506—Pope Julius II

This Week in History: April 18, 1506—Pope Julius II

In April 18, 1506, Pope Julius II laid the cornerstone for a new basilica church over the burial place of St. Peter the Apostle in the Vatican. A great lover of the arts and a patron of artists, Pope Julius hoped to accomplish what Pope Nicholas V had begun fifty years before; namely, to replace…