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Bartolomé de las Casas and the Popes

January 6, 2023


Bartolomé de las Casas and the Popes The recent passing of Pope Benedict, his memorials, and burial earlier in January 2023, brought to mind another Catholic prelate, hardly known in the twenty first century. He was however an iconic figure of his age in the sixteenth century, a man of Christian wisdom and strength, someone […]

Travels to Spain

December 2, 2018


Long ago, in some old history textbook, I probably saw the name of Cadiz in Spain first mentioned. It didn’t quite resonate with me as much as other European cities I was learning about as I wandered through school. Berlin, London, Rome they all stuck out as places where big–often bad but sometimes stellar–history was […]