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This is the webpage of Controversies in Church History, a podcast for Catholics who want to be historically informed about the Catholic faith.

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Latest in Crisis Mag: On “Backwardism”

I have a new article up on Crisis Magazine’s website. This time, I try to explain what Pope Francis means by using the term “backwardism.” Here’s a snippet: But the question remains: Why? What was so awful about the pre-Vatican II Church that its memory needs to be obliterated and those who hold to doctrines … Continue reading Latest in Crisis Mag: On “Backwardism”

New in Crisis Magazine: The Rise of Bureaugamy

Hello everyone. I have a new article published in Crisis Magazine. In this article, I take a look at some of the data from the recent midterm elections in the United States and draw some conclusions for social and religious conservatives. Here is a taste: Read the rest over at Crisis. Continue reading New in Crisis Magazine: The Rise of Bureaugamy

Church Musings: Douthat on Vatican II, and Diocesan Mergers [Update: JP II Institute]

Hello everyone. It has been a busy but rewarding semester, and I should be returning to podcasting in the spring, barring any unforeseen events. However, I did want to make a few comments on a couple of items in the news regarding the Catholic Church recently. Let’s begin, shall we? —Ross Douthat on Vatican II: … Continue reading Church Musings: Douthat on Vatican II, and Diocesan Mergers [Update: JP II Institute]


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