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How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization Science was born in the Catholic Church · How Catholic priests developed the idea of free-market economics five hundred years before Adam Smith · How the Catholic Church invented the university · Why what you know about the Galileo affair is wrong · How Western law grew out of Church canon law · How the Church humanized the West by insisting on the sacredness of all human life No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church—and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known.the Catholic Church invented hospitals and Universities. It invented the seven-note musical scale. More moon craters are named after Jesuit priests than any other group. The US Constitution is based on Roman Catholic doctrine rehashed to exclude Catholicism. The Catholic Church first introduced the notion that all men are equal under God, introduced the legal rights of nation states and the