The Power of Three Simple Words: We Want God

Modern political discourse is in a sad state today. Ideas are now crafted in sound bites, tweets and slogans to appeal to a world absorbed by the frenetic intemperance of instant messaging. Speech has become dominated by empty rhetoric and … Continue reading

The Epic Spirit

We need to define what we mean by epopee and the epic spirit well. Epopee is the marvelous, not only the aesthetic marvelous but the marvelous placed in battle array and exposed to risk, even imminent risk. Epopee is the … Continue reading

St. Louis IX Crusader and Statesman

August 25 is the feast of Saint Louis IX, King, Confessor of the Faith, Crusader and model of a Catholic head of state. There are two different ways people picture Saint Louis IX. One is as he truly was, the … Continue reading

Dispelling Myths About the Crusades

The TFP’s Crusade Magazine recently did an interview with accomplished medieval historian Professor Thomas Madden of Saint Louis University, to dispel some common myths concerning the Crusades. The text of this interview is transcribed below. 1. Some authors contend the … Continue reading