Taking the Reins: The Nobility’s Patronage of Monastic Life

The development of monastic life from 900 to 1100 is one of the most vital aspects of the reform movement within the Church, and one of the most notable aspects of the construction and maintaining of monasteries was the role that the lay nobility played in developing this massive network of monastic communities. Through examples … Continue reading Taking the Reins: The Nobility’s Patronage of Monastic Life

Thoughts On Columbus Day

The second Monday in October is typically a day that is more politically frought than most throughout the United States of America, often divided between opposing thoughts on celebrating Christopher Columbus, an explorer and colonist who traveled between Europe and the Americas four times between 1492 to 1503. He encountered what would later be called … Continue reading Thoughts On Columbus Day

The Meaning of “Fredo” and Italian-American Discrimination

On August 11, 2019 as CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was traveling with his family, two men approached the man and called him "Fredo" sparking a rant which most people with internet access are now undoubtedly familiar with. Cuomo said that the term was an ethnic slur against Italian-Americans, and when the man who initially confronted … Continue reading The Meaning of “Fredo” and Italian-American Discrimination