The 17th Century "Blood Countess" - Known as the Most Evil Woman in History
Although one may wish that she was pure myth, Erzsébet Báthory, better known as Elizabeth, was a real person outrivaled in her bloodthirst only by Count Dracula. via Pocket
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Conan: The Black Colossus » John C. Wright's Journal
The fourth published tale in the Conan canon, appearing in the June 1933 issue of Weird Tales, is The Black Colossus. Some have dismissed this as a minor entry in the canon. via Pocket
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Der Spiegel heavily criticises Francis’s papacy in 19-page report | CatholicHerald.co.uk
Prominent German magazine Der Spiegel has published a 19-page report criticising Pope Francis’s leadership of the Catholic Church and accusing him of ignoring abuse survivors in Argentina. via Pocket
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Thoughts on the Instrumentum Laboris | Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. | First Things
Over the past several months, I’ve received scores of emails and letters from laypeople, clergy, theologians, and other scholars, young and old, with their thoughts regarding the October synod of bishops in Rome focused on young people. Nearly all note the importance of the subject matter. via Pocket
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Understanding the Catechism Revision on the Death Penalty | Catholic Answers
On August 1, Cardinal Luis Ladaria issued a letter to the bishops of the world announcing that Pope Francis had approved a change to the section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church dealing with the death penalty. What does the Catechism now say? via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Alternative Facts: Domitian’s Persecution of Christians - Biblical Archaeology Society
As I revisited a critical biography of the Roman emperor Domitian by the scholar Brian W. Jones recently,1 I was reminded that “alternative facts” and “fake news” are not just a contemporary phenomenon. On occasion ancient writers similarly tried to spin their version of the truth. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Domitian and the Persecution That Didn’t Happen
Once we detach Revelation from the idea of a non-existent, lethal persecution under Domitian, so much falls into place. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Legacy of Eugenics and Racism Can’t Be Ignored | Religion Dispatches
After Bishop Michael Bruce Curry delivered his sermon at today’s wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, many observers around the world wondered, as one headline put it, “Who was the Jesuit priest mentioned during the Royal Wedding sermon?” On Twitter, many of those familiar with the w via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
600 priests reject law on seal of confession
A group of 600 Catholic priests from all states and territories has rejected new laws announced in South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and Western Australia requiring them to break the seal of confession.
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june 2018
How Dagger John Saved New York’s Irish | City Journal
We are not the first generation of New Yorkers puzzled by what to do about the underclass. via Pocket
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may 2018
The 18th-Century Lady Mathematician Who Loved Calculus and God | Science | Smithsonian
In her groundbreaking textbook, Maria Gaetana Agnesi treated calculus as an intellectual pursuit that was valuable for its own sake The witch of Agnesi, you may be disappointed to know, is a curve that math students generally learn about in calculus class. via Pocket
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may 2018
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may 2018
The Sharp Sting of the ‘Babylon Bee’
One of the most successful new media outlets in America does nothing but publish fake news. If that seems like a bad thing, it should be noted that the website in question is even more dedicated to spreading the Good News. via Pocket
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