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Church History

10 Stunning places with deeply religious meaning in the UK

US intelligence agency creates map of Europe's holy places, and here are just 10 out of the total 20,808 locations.

The heart of Catholic India is in the state of Goa

Goa became Catholic by way of Portuguese missionaries, but it also has a Christian history stretching back to Apostolic times.

Distraction was a problem for medievals too. How did they deal with it?

Did monks conjure up sexual images to keep their minds focused?

The medieval Church ordered a truce during Advent

The Peace of God and the Truce of God might not have succeeded, but they transformed European society.

Catacomb art in Malta provides testimony to life of early Christians

Hal Resqun tomb was covered and neglected for many years.

Bishop Barron on ‘The Crown’ and the primacy of grace

The plot line with Prince Philip has a lot to teach us about Pelagianism and grace.

Top 10 biblical destinations in Jordan

From Petra to Mount Nebo, Jordanian proverbial hospitality and its rich history make this country a perfect pilgrimage and adventure destination.

It’s time to find the Holy Grail — again!

What could this icon of legends possibly mean for a 21st-century believer (or non-believer)? Actually, a lot.

How Gregorian chant was born

Christian chant has a long history that begins in the Gospels themselves. And Pope Gregory I compiled it.

Was America’s first Mass in Kansas?

In the mid-1500s a Spanish missionary priest ended up in Kansas and celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving after he arrived.

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