Mark Valeri

Anniversary Reflections on the Last Days of King Louis XVI

Early on the morning of January 21, 1793, King Louis XVI heard his last Mass. Following Mass, the king was taken from his prison to the Palace Louis XV, where he would suffer the same fate on the same date as Agnes of Rome, the ancient martyr commemorated in the Mass of the day. This [...]

Historian says market economy is a cultural creation

A particular kind of market-driven capitalism is at the root of America's success as a world economy and it was shaped and promoted by Puritans in Boston, according to church historian, Mark Valeri.Valeri's new book, Heavenly Merchandize is an attempt to answer the question of how a people "who loathed market principles birthed a modern [...]

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