Lighting a candle in toxic air.
August 8: Eating God
Quam singulari (1910): Christian Communion It was on this date, August 8, 1910, that "Quam singulari," a decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Sacraments, specified the age at which children are to be admitted to first Communion in the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic Encyclopedia, the authority on the subject, says that conditions for […]
March 21: Benito Juárez
It was the atheist Benito Juárez who said, “Among individuals, as among nations, peace is the respect of others' rights."
December 2: Hernando Cortes
In his Christian conquest, Cortes committed perhaps the greatest crime to history: he nearly obliterated the Aztec culture in his zeal. So when Cortes died, on this date in 1547, he died a good Catholic, if not a good man.
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