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Church History

The early Christian martyr who inspired Catholics during the plague

When the plague hit the Italian town of Este in 1630, its citizens prayed St. Thecla for help 

Get to know the Church Fathers: A reading list to deepen your faith

Some of these early Christians actually knew the Apostles.

The Vatican may be closed, but now you can take a free online tour

A faithful, educational way to spend your time in isolation.

When was the last time churches in the U.S. were closed?

It's difficult to find a precedent for the current suspension of public Masses, but St. Louis experienced this in 1918.

How Leap Day can bring us closer to God

This special day every four years reminds us of God’s dominion over time, creation, and every part of our lives.

Why St. Blaise is the patron of veterinarians

The legends of St. Blaise and his love of animals rival that of St. Francis of Assisi!

Watch this Georgian Orthodox priest’s chant move Pope Francis

Father Seraphim leads his choir to chant in the ancient Aramaic language, the same spoken by Jesus Christ.

Rare burial site of priest discovered under English cathedral

50 graves were discovered under the Lincoln Cathedral, but they have yet to be identified.

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.

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