Category Archives: Not so trivial Catholic trivia

One of the Earliest Pictographic Catechisms

A pictographic catechism of the Franciscan friar Pedro de Gante evidently influenced by Aztec writings. This catechism not of words, caused quite a stir in Europe at a time when Calvinistic iconoclasm was attacking the Catholic modes of transmitting the … Continue reading

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Plea for our times

Arise,  O God, judge thy own cause. Image of a 16th century shield of the Spanish Inquisition.  The duty of the Inquisition was to safeguard the deposit of the Faith entrusted to the Church by our Lord Himself.  The Latin … Continue reading

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She Before Whom the Devils Tremble

Estandarte que usó  Hernán Cortés en la conquista de México y que se conserva en el castillo de Chapultepec.  Este pendón, llevado al frente de las conquistas, intenta ser un signo de la creencia religiosa de los conquistadores, que refleja … Continue reading

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