A Millennium of
Challenge and Grace


The Autumn of Christendom


The Suppression of the Knights Templar


The Avignon Papacy


Pope John XXII


Back to Rome


Pedro de Luna


Council of Constance


Alternative Ecclesiologies


At the Center


Reformers not from Wittenberg U.


Luther


Indulgences


Henry Cleaves the Church to Catch a Wife


The Battle of Britain


Calvin


Charles V


The Schmalkaltic War


Council of Trent


Catholic Reform and Counter-Reform


A Great Wave of Saints


Cross and Crescent


The Battle of Lepanto


Bloody Christendom: Wars of Religion


Life in 1648: Leviathan


The Lesser Gods of Philosophy and Science


The Lesser God of the Diests


Philosophers of Reason


Jansenism: Holier Than Thou


Saint Sulpice and the Saints of the 17th Century


Schools, Missions and Saints


Saint Vincent de Paul


Catholic Missions of the 17th and 18th Centuries


Parish Life in Old France


Aristocratic Bishop and the French Revolution


The French Revolution


The French Revolution Turns Radical


Two Pius Popes and a Bunch of Revolutionaries


The Parallel Lives of Saint John Vianney and Prince Talleyrand


France in the Nineteenth Century


Louis Napoleon's France


Lourdes


Liberalism and Modernism


A Tübingen Seed named Möhler


Protestants Grapple with Liberalism and Secularization


Vatican I


The Industrial Revolution Challenges the Church


Rerum Novarum


A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Leo, Newman, and John Bosco


The Catholic Church Becomes a Global Church I


The Catholic Church Becomes a Global Church II


Pius X


Benedict XV and the Great War


Fatima


Two Pius Popes and a Bunch of Fascists


Hitler and National Socialism


Hitler's Culture of Death: Terror, Euthanasia, Holocaust


War and Remembrances


Pius XII and Holocaust Historiography


The Other Pius XII: Theologian, Pontiff, and the Father of Vatican II


The Calling of the Second Vatican Council


Gaudium et Spes in the Post War Era


Life After the Big Bang


Post-War France and Eastern Europe


Stalin's Nuclear Russia


The Iron Hand Behind the Iron Curtain


Khrushchev and the Showdown in Cuba


Christianity in the People Republics of Eastern Europe


Brezhnev and Communism in Crisis


The Mouse that Roared: Pacem in Terris


The End of the Cold War: Gorbachev, Reagan, and John Paul II


How the State of Israel Came to Be


Israel in Palestine


Israel in Palestine: The Sequel


Vatican Foreign Policy in the Middle East


Vatican Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Sequel


Islam, Pakistan, and Wahabism


Jihadists in Afghanistan


The Challenge of Islamic Fundamentalism


Jihadists and Nuclear Nightmares


The Threshold of Hope