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The Sensational Sorcerer of Samaria

In early Christianity, a common scapegoat was someone called Simon Magus. He was identified as the founder of Gnosticism, a false Messiah, and sometimes even the father of all heresies. So who was Simon Magus really? It’s a bit difficult … Continue reading

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Every Time I Look in Your Eyes, I See St. Peter Wave

I was originally thinking of writing a general overview of the history of the papacy this week, but I decided that was too much for one post, so for now I’m just going to stick to the first person regarded … Continue reading

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