Things I Like: Cardinal Wolsey (The Tudors)

Flawed morally as he was, I did like Cardinal Thomas Wolsey on The Tudors. The 2nd highest ranking Catholic, Wolsey was pretty much King Henry VIII’s right-hand man on many issues of state. Unlike many Catholics, Wolsey was deeply loyal to the King and ignored many of his faults. But part of that stemmed from…

Fun Fact: Difference Between Catholic and Protestant Bible

In modern times, most Protestant Bibles differ from Catholic ones. The New Testament is virtually the same but on the Old Testament, the books Sirach, Wisdom, Tobit, 1 Macabess are generally absent. Also there is more in Esther and Daniel in the Catholic Bible.

Fun Fact: World’s Smallest Country

While many incorrectly consider it part of Italy, Vatican City is an independent state which qualifies it as an actual nation. It’s the smallest nation in the world in both size and population.

(Not So) Fun Fact: When The Catholic Church Forced Galileo To Recant

Galileo Galilei was one the main scientists responsible for proving that the Earth revolves around the Sun, and not the other way around. The Catholic Church found his research to be against what’s said in scripture and forced Galileo to say his findings were false even though they were scientific fact.