Category Archives: World history

YOUR SINS WILL FIND YOU OUT, EVEN IF IT IS DECADES OR CENTURIES LATER.

The past wrongdoing of the Jesuits is coming back to bite them. The Jesuits, the Society of Jesus, have been linked to all kinds of crimes, also were, I understand, the largest slave-owners in Maryland. Their famous university, Georgetown, is … Continue reading

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What’s planned for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation?

What has been planned for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation? What is happening in Europe and what is happening in Canada and the United States? I am not sure, this spot, for instance, declares that it is a … Continue reading

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Lincoln Scholar cannot back up position with evidence?

On February 11, this year, the New York Times reported, “Harold Holzer, a Lincoln scholar who recently announced his retirement as a public affairs executive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been awarded the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, … Continue reading

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150 years today, some of the Lincoln conspirators were executed.

Today is the sesquicentennial of the hanging of four of the people who conspired to murder Abraham Lincoln and other high-ranking US government officials. They included Mary Surratt, the first woman ever executed by the federal government. The executions took … Continue reading

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Declaring Saints in Canada

On the 3rd of this month, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has welcomed the news that two Canadians have been declared to be saints. His website states: “Today, I welcome the very exciting news from the Vatican that His Holiness … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Camelot and other darkness

As part of  research I was doing in regards to a dispute with someone in the news media, I came across a book entitled “The Dark Side of Camelot”. I have heard uncomplimentary things about the Kennedy family . Even … Continue reading

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New documentary, old problems for the Church of Rome?

Recently, I viewed the “Secrets of the Vatican” (2014), on PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secrets-of-the-vatican/.  It is a new documentary that, according to its subtitle, is: “A report on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to step down voluntarily in 600 … Continue reading

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Bible and Evolution

It is quite strange that religious organizations that profess to be Christian, such as the Roman Catholic Church, also declare their belief in evolution. Especially since the Bible makes it clear that God created the world and the universe in … Continue reading

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Black Elites and the Draft Riots

So last week marked the 150th anniversary of the New York City Draft Riots. These cataclysmic events however went unnoticed generally, which is too bad. I was curious about what would be said but I should have know that the … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties from Lincoln to now

With the tragic bombing of the recent Boston marathon, there is talk of curtailing civil liberties in the U.S. Prominent people have called for the remaining bomber to be treated as an enemy combatant. However Yahoo News has reported that: … Continue reading

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