24 March 2018


It is mind boggling how many people actually believe that His Holiness Pope Urban woke up one day and thought, 'Hey, I feel violent today. Let's declare a Crusade on those peaceful Muslims. DEUS VULT!' 


  1. That is something that I never learned in the public schools that I attended in the 1960s and 1970s. It was only through reading "outside sources" (many of which, unfortunately, are out of pring). I am so greatful that TAN Books and Catholic Treasures (re-)printed some of the works by Hilaire Belloc; otherwise, I'd have been clueless.

    1. I'm a bit older than you, having graduated grade 12 in 1965, but I learned none of this either. However, I think it was because no one was worried about Islam. They had not read Belloc, and after the defeat of the Caliph in the 1914-1918 War, it looked like the threat was gone for good. How wrong they were!


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