“I will save mankind from superstition.”
Are Dead Popes Still Hit on the Head With a Hammer?
The camerlengo verifies the passing of the pope after the doctor has pronounced his death.
The Adventures of Callistus I, The Pope Who Did Hard Time
A slave who lost the Church’s money, ran away and was captured, was flogged and sentenced to hard labor for starting a fight in a synagogue, faced harsh criticism from some of the leading minds of the early church, endured the first schism, and saw his story written by one of his bitterest enemies.
The online collections of great museums are a treasure, and the Victoria & Albert is no exception. Dig around in there long enough and weird things always pop out, such as … Ecclesiastical dolls! The V&A has a set of fifty dolls dressed in the habits of the orders prominent in France, Germany, and the…
“The Last Pope” Is Junk History
History Channel is running an original documentary called The Last Pope, and it’s two hours of hot garbage. Amidst endless padding relieved only by commercials, the documentary attempts to address the alleged prophecies of St. Malachy, and how they predict that Francis will be the last pope before the end of the world. Except… St. Malachy almost…
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