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 their peoples be they religious or not, sponsored breakthrough
science, introduced universities to the world, gave the world some of the most beautiful works of art and architecture, inspired medical research, promoted philosophical debate and moved forward
from ancient sages such as Socrates, pushed for the rights of women in society and becoming the greatest source of charity and financial support to poor people's throughout the world.
One word to describe The Catholic Church, and that is 'civilization', modern science was born in The Catholic Church, Catholic priests developed the idea of free-market economies five hundred years before Adam Smith, The Catholic Church invented the university, Western law grew out of The Catholic Church's canon law, and The Catholic Church humanized the west by insisting on the sacredness of human life. No institution has done more to shape western civilization than the two-thousand year old Catholic Church.