Monday, March 28, 2011

Pope Pius IX and President Jefferson Davis

"Why did this pope who is a Venerable of the Church — the very one who promulgated the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, published to the world the famous Syllabus of Errors, and presided over the Vatican Council that solemnly defined the dogma of papal infallibility — seek to comfort Davis, who was not a Catholic?" asks, and answers, Gary Potter, in just one section of his fascinating essay — Catholicism and the Old South.

[link via The New Beginning]

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Blogger T said...

Fascinating article; thanks for posting it.

It makes me ill when I think about how thoroughly I was propagandized by the school system.

2:18 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I'm glad you liked it. We're all in the process of deprogramming ourselves, or should be.

6:58 AM  

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