Tag Archives: Lord Acton

The Rise and Fall of Ultramontanism

  In Against the Murderous, Thieving Horde of Peasants, Martin Luther made the revolutionary set of statements that Romans 13: 1 – 7 has inherent within it the idea that Political Might Makes Right: “For a prince and lord must remember … Continue reading

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How the End of Papal Military Might Strengthened Catholicism

  On September 20 of 1870, the Aurelian Walls in Rome were breached by heavy cannon fire from an Italian Army loyal to King Victor Emmanuel II.  All in a moment, the radically outnumbered Swiss Guards and papal military volunteers … Continue reading

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The Dedication

Greetings, readers.  I am dedicating this blog to the two original Catholic populists — the newly beatified Cardinal St. John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890) and the statesman and historian Lord John Emerich Edward Dahlberg Acton (1837 – 1869). Obviously populism, … Continue reading

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