Most people remember Mother Teresa as a tiny, frail, Catholic nun in a white habit; her weathered face lined with deep creases. She was always seen tending to the poor, sick and dying in India, or other Third World countries, usually with an impossibly warm smile on her face. But there was so much more to this determined, faith-driven woman than just that singular image.
In 1633, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was the Stephen Hawking of his day – a famous & respected professor of astronomy. Nonetheless, he was ordered by the Pope in Rome to stand trial before the Italian Inquisition. Known for its brutal interrogations by torture, the Inquisition was the most feared and notorious court in allContinue reading “Podcast: Galileo Faced Science Deniers in the Catholic Church”
Poland’s Solidarity [Solidarnosc] labor union was nothing less than Revolutionary, the 1st crack in the Soviet Union’s Iron Curtain, leading to its ultimate demise. Since the mid-1970s, Poland’s Communist economy was spiraling downward — production had plummeted, wages stagnated, and shortages were everywhere. In 1979, the new Polish Pope John Paul II famously visited Warsaw,Continue reading “Poland’s SOLIDARITY Movement was the 1st Crack in Communism”