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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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New Episode: Mass of the Ages & Conspiracy Theories

Orestes Brownson

The Latest from the Blog

Primary Sources on the Liturgical Reform Online

A commenter on the “Mass of the Ages and Conspiracy Theories” on YouTube asked for some primary sources on the liturgical reformers of the 1960s. Below is a small list of books and journals you can find on the internet, mostly via the ever helpful Internet Archive. It is surprising how much is actually available. … Continue reading Primary Sources on the Liturgical Reform Online

Latest in Crisis Magazine: The Forgotten Founder of Modern Catholicism

Hello everyone. I forgot to post this the other day, but please do check out my latest article in Crisis Magazine. “The Forgotten Founder of Modern Catholicism” takes a look at the life and work of Hugues-Felicity Robert de Lamennais, whom we featured in our series on Catholic Liberalism. Cheers! Continue reading Latest in Crisis Magazine: The Forgotten Founder of Modern Catholicism

New Crisis Article: America and Guns

Crisis Magazine has kindly published an article of mine on a non-Catholic related (but definitely controversial) political issue. Please go over to their website and read it for yourself. Here’s a snippet: The subject of firearms has come up yet again for discussion because an eighteen-year-old boy murdered nineteen people, most of them young children, … Continue reading New Crisis Article: America and Guns


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