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Church History

The fascinating history of Australia’s first Mass, and the priest who celebrated it

Fr. James Dixon, himself a convict, brought the Eucharist to a country where Catholicism was illegal.

The great abbey of St. Augustine marked the rebirth of Christianity in England

It functioned as a Benedictine monastery from its foundation in 598 until the English Reformation.

The Catholic Church in Hawaii: A faithful traveler’s guide

The combination of its stunning natural beauty and fascinating Catholic history makes Hawaii and unforgettable place to make a pilgrimage.

The first Newman Center helped Catholic culture flourish at Oxford

Tolkien, Chesterton, Belloc, and Hopkins were among the many literary giants who were involved with the first Newman Center.

The Romans built the Rotunda of St. George to last

Erected in the 4th century, this ancient church still functions.

What is the difference between a synod and a council?

Synods and councils have been part of the Catholic Church since the beginning, but have many differences.

What is the Vulgate and why is it important?

For many centuries the Roman Church exclusively used this ancient translation of the Bible.

There are still knights and dames who protect the Holy Land

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is one of the last "chivalric" orders, and is very active around the world.

The Washington Monument and the stone that was rejected

Anti-Catholic sentiment almost doomed the construction of a tribute to the first president of the United States.

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