The Church and the University

[Continuing prepping for next school year by doing a chapter by chapter summary of Thomas E. Woods’s How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.] Chapter 4: The Church and the University Intro Woods begins the chapter by telling the reader that the Middle Ages was not an age of “ignorance, superstition, and intellectual repression” (47).  Instead, … Read more

How the Monks Saved Civilization

[Continuing prepping for next school year by doing a chapter by chapter summary of Thomas E. Woods’s How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.] Summary of Chapter 3 “How Monks Saved Civilization” Woods writes that the “history of monks” can be summarized in “Christ’s words: ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all these … Read more

A Light in the Darkness

[I am doing brief Summaries of “How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization” by Thomas  E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D.   There isn’t much to the first chapter, so I am starting with Chapter two.] How the Catholic Church built Western Civilization Chapter 2 Summary “A light in the Darkness” The author begins this chapter explicitly stating that … Read more

The Jewish Council of Jamnia and the Christian Canon: Fail

Some non-Catholics, in an attempt to disprove the canonical nature of the Catholic old testament and specifically the deutroconical books, will commonly appeal to the Jewish council of Jamnia, which is said to have happen in the year 90 A.D.  Rabbis met at the council of Jamnia, so the story goes, to set the canon … Read more

Not Another Anti-Catholic Movie

That’s right. Another Anti-Catholic movie is in pre-production. The bases of the movie: the myth of Pope Joan. Luckily it is being made in Germany, so it will likely be ignored in the US. The funny thing is that there is no historical evidence for the existence of a woman masquerading as a man who … Read more