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The Jubilee Year of 1750 and the peace that was not to be

The Feast of Saint Peter Claver (United States) In the late spring of 1749 the Catholic world seemed to be at peace.  The fervor of the Protestant revolt a quarter of a millennium earlier had worn thin and the disasters … Continue reading

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The context of Pope Pius VII’s claim of a great conspiracy to destroy the teaching of Jesus Christ

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary What was the context of Pope Pius VII’s claim?  What was the situation of the Church and the teaching that seemed so precarious to his mind? There were plenty of things to be … Continue reading

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Is it real? Could it possibly be true?

The Feast of Saint Gregory the Great, 2015 The purpose of this blog is to examine the above claim made by Pope Pius VII in his encyclical Diu Satis more than two hundred years ago that a great conspiracy had been … Continue reading

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