Tag: history

Senatus Populusque Americae?

Readers of this blog may know the following things about me: I’m not a fan of George W. Bush I’ve compared the U.S.A. to the Roman Empire I believe in a strict interpretation of the just war doctrine that proscribes war in most cases. I didn’t agree with the invasion of Iraq. In fact, I …

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Neutering Christmas

” The attempts to de-Christianize Christmas are as absurd as they are relentless. The United States today is the most tolerant and diverse society in history. It celebrates all faiths with an open heart and open-mindedness that, compared to even the most advanced countries in Europe, are unique.” “Yet more than 80 percent of Americans …

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Life Is Worth Living

The title of this post was the name of a TV show hosted by Archbishop Fulton Sheen. It was so popular that it got better ratings than Milton Berle. Sheen, so far as I can tell, was a very holy man and was responsible for leading a lot of people into the Church. There’s apparently …

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This Old Church

It seems there may be some good news for St. Nicholas. It may become a national shrine or cultural center for the Croatian community.

Validity of Councils

Why/how are post-schism councils valid? I thought all the sees had to be represented in order for councils to make infallible statements. Since the Orthodox still have valid orders, there are apostolic sees that have not participated in councils with the West for nearly a millennium. What am I missing?