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Tagged: history

The story of the suppression of the Jesuits

Dear readers, Merry Christmas! I hope you had a peaceful and restful Christmas Day on Sunday. This week, posting on Where Peter Is will be light, but I’ll try to point you to interesting content nonetheless. I just watched this...

The story of the suppression of the Jesuits

A snapshot of the world of Vatican II

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first session of the Second Vatican Council, here is a snapshot of the world before, during and after the Council. One cannot understand Vatican II without understanding the Church...

A snapshot of the world of Vatican II

Pachamama 1.0

Before the much-publicized uproar over the Amazon Synod, and before white Catholics were scandalized about perceived pagan imagery and idolatrous devotion creeping into the faith, there was another controversial figure in European Catholic circles – Our Lady of Guadalupe, the...

Pachamama 1.0

Advent: Remembering Our Past and Moving Forward

Two weeks into Advent and the oft-repeated words of George Santayana are—again—coming true. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it!”. While the Scriptures continuously reinforce the theme the preparation—“The days are coming” (Jeremiah 33), “Be vigilant”...

Advent: Remembering Our Past and Moving Forward

The History of Liturgical Reform

In light of the debate over Traditiones Custodes, I’ve been doing some research into the history of the Church’s liturgical reform. A lot of historical claims have been made on social media about the state of the liturgy prior to...

The History of Liturgical Reform

Francis: A providential father

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview of Dr. Rodrigo Guerra by Miroslava López originally appeared in Vida Nueva Digital. This is WPI’s translation of the original Spanish. It has been translated and published with permission. —ML]   As we celebrate the eighth anniversary of the...

Francis: A providential father

The Pandora’s Box of Catholic Antisemitism

My great-grandfather, Pawel Turowsky, came to the United States from the Russian Empire in 1907. Two years before, the failed Russian Revolution of 1905—harbinger of the successful Revolution twelve years later—had been brutally crushed by the Tsar’s forces. A wave...

The Pandora’s Box of Catholic Antisemitism