Category Archives: roman catholic history

The Council Of Constance

For a while now, I’ve known that the Council of Constance played a part in ending the Great Schism that separated the Roman Catholic Church, but it was only when I started digging into the life of Alfonso De Borja … Continue reading

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St Peter ~ Fact vs Faith

St Peter as Pope by Rubens Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend and eating lots of chocolate. Given the theme of the day and my love of Papal history, I thought I’d do a piece … Continue reading

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The Pope Resigned? He’s Not The First!

A few days ago it was announced that our current Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, will be retiring at the end of this month. As I’m sure you’re all aware, I have a huge interest in the history of the Roman … Continue reading

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Review – The Bad Popes by Russell Chamberlin

Each of the Popes considered in this book, from the gentle hermit pope Celestine V to the degenerate Rodrigo Borgia and the emperor pope Boniface VIII shared one heavy burden. They were not only the spiritual leaders of Europe but, … Continue reading

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