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Catholic history

Have you visited these Catholic pilgrimage sites in the American South?

Most people don't realize that the South is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful Catholic churches and sites in the United States.

Irish island with ancient monastic ruins up for auction

On a clear day, it looks like paradise.

The life of Christ to be topic of new History Channel miniseries

The script was written with the help of faith leaders and biblical scholars.

Church in Italy preserves the remains of a saintly dragon slayer … and the dragon he slayed

Little is known about the actual life of St. Donatus, but legends abound.

British lawmaker takes aim at statue of the anti-Catholic Oliver Cromwell

The "Lord Protector" has been blamed for devastation in Ireland and the deaths of thousands of Catholics.

Take this tour and visit northern England’s Catholic past

From Durham Cathedral to York’s “Bar Convent,” the north part of England is a treasure trove of Catholics sites.

12 Different kinds of crosses (and their meanings)

Not all crosses are the same and neither are their meanings.

Catholic Emancipation in Britain opened up a second spring for the faith, 190 years ago

A spirit of martyrdom was answered by a flowering of Catholicism in Victorian England.

How many times has the Bible been translated?

If Aramaic was good enough for Jesus … oh, wait.

Why didn’t medieval artists sign their work?

Signatures might be important, but they are not essential. Even today.

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