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The beautiful Catholic church inside the walls of a New York maximum security prison

Gangster gangster “Lucky” Luciano (1897-1962) was an inmate at Clinton Correctional Facility in the 1930s and donated red oak for the pews of the Church of St. Dismas.

5 Gorgeous holy places dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The devotion became widespread after St. Margaret Mary Alocoque testified that she had received apparitions of Jesus requesting to be honored under the figure of His heart.

One of the most beloved Catholic sites in Italy is on a tiny lake island

The Island of Saint Julius is home to a Benedictine monastery that seems to be stuck in time.

Did you know it was once illegal to be a Catholic priest in NYC?

You might not know this dark -- and strange -- chapter of American history.

Fulton Sheen’s body to be removed from New York

Archdiocese of New York confirms it will cooperate with Illinois diocese in wake of legal dispute

For kids: What was life like for medieval monks?

English Heritage's educational video series engages children in discussion.

Belgian monks prepare to brew a 220-year-old recipe for beer

The brewing technique was discovered in an old tome which was saved from a fire during the French Revolution.

Before the terrorist attack, Sri Lankan Catholics were remembered for their beautiful religious art

Five hundred years ago, the Christian converts of Sri Lanka earned considerable respect from the Portuguese missionaries. This was partly due to their enthusiasm for the new faith, but mostly because …

In the Middle Ages every Christian who could afford one had a Book of Hours

The Metropolitan Museum of Art calls the devotional a “medieval bestseller.”

Who wrote the four Gospels?

Ancient ideas on "authorship" and "inspiration" might be different from ours.

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