People often wonder why did we build all these expensive and grandiose buildings? The reason is that we’re drawn to beauty. We find beauty alluring and are called to create it and find it in our lives. The good, true, and beautiful go together, and we yearn for each of them. Listen below to the full discussion.
Traditional Architecture Lesson| History of the Pantheon and St. Peter’s
I've wanted to do a deep dive into the history of architectural landmarks, and recently got the chance. Frank Cunha, who I've been talking to via Twitter, offered to talk about some of the buildings that changed how we look at architecture. So, I took him up on his offer. This lesson on traditional architecture will take a look at the Pantheon and St. Peter's to see how Christendom adopted Roman architecture. You can also find out more about Frank at his website or follow him on Twitter.
184. Crazy Elections in America’s Past
This year's election is no doubt one of the most interesting we've had, and certainly unique. Trump's presidency was notable in many ways, and that continued through the 2020 election. With all the chaos and confusion around this election, I thought it would be good to take a look at some crazy elections in the past. That way, we can use lessons from history and apply them to our current circumstance. So, I sat down with Kenny Ryan from the Abridged Presidential Histories Podcast to dive into a few insane elections. If you'd like to learn more about his podcast, you can check that out here.
164. Dispelling Common Catholic History Myths
There are so many Catholic history myths out there that are so ingrained in our minds that we just believe them. But, are these stories we know for sure about our history really true? Brendan Lane from the Catholic History Show joined me to explain why our understanding of history is mistaken. The Catholic History... Continue Reading →
159. Book Review | Jefferson’s Great Gamble by Charles Cerami [A look at the Louisiana Purchase]
One president and two future presidents worked together on the Louisiana Purchase. This book dives into the story of how they did that, and what it took to coordinate the deal with Napoleon Bonaparte's France. If you don't know this story, I recommend you listen to this book review. So, listen below to learn why you need to know this story.
139. Book Review | Art of War by Sun Tzu
If you're looking for a quick, easy read that is packed with wisdom, then check out Art of War. The short excerpts of wisdom are in an easily digestible format and are packed with a lot to contemplate.
137. Book Review | Villains of the Early Church by Mike Aquilina
Wonder how the Church has addressed issues as they arise? If you want to learn more about the early heretics and persecutors the early Christians faced, this is an easy book to read.
132. Is America Worth Defending?
Is America even worth defending anymore? Or, is it simply an evil, racist, fascist country? We'll see whether America is evil or a force for good, and what that means for upholding its traditions.
117. Book Review | Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius was an Emperor of Rome. He was also a wise, Stoic philosopher. He might be more remembered for his writings than what he did as a political and military leader. Learn more about his writings here.
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103. Irish Influence in America
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, is like to take a look at what the Irish have done in America, beyond just building the railroad. Also, well look at a bit you can do to prepare (and stay prepared) for the Wu Flu.
75. Glossing Over The Good- Rewriting History As Racist
Today we discuss why America's history is not a story of racism, but one of triumph over racism, though it could have been faster to do so.
59. Lessons Of History And The Loss Of Notre Dame
In light of the loss of Notre Dame, at least as it has been through history, I wanted to speak on what I've found in visiting these historic sights, and what we can take away from the ones that still stand.