Middle Ages

We’ve come a long way

But the shortcomings of Latin were only the tip of the iceberg. The anonymous priest devoted an entire essay to the insufficiency of Catholic school education precisely at a time when there was a great boom in the construction of new Catholic schools and churches. “Indeed, the sisters, who represent …

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Ray Buursma: Thoughts on Afghanistan

2,300 more lives lost. 2,300 other American families in mourning. Twenty years at a cost of $ 2.5 trillion. Why? US forces have been sent to Afghanistan to deny Al Qaeda’s hideouts and exploitation platforms. It’s rather ironic, since Osama bin Laden was found and killed in Pakistan. Of course, …

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Travel: Day trip from Paris: Notre-Dame de Chartres

Attracting pilgrims since the Middle Ages and still one of France’s most revered monuments, the World Heritage-listed Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral kicks off our day trip from Paris. Almost every hour, direct trains run between Montparnasse station and old Chartres. The regional service sweeps us southwest through 80 kilometers of …

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US withdrawal from Afghanistan benefits China and Russia

People standing on a vehicle hold Taliban flags as people gather near the Friendship Gate crossing point in the Pakistani-Afghan border town of Chaman, Pakistan, July 14, 2021. REUTERS / Abdul Khaliq Achakzai The US exit from Afghanistan created a power vacuum. the quartet China, Russia, Pakistan and Iran stand …

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