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Church History

Israeli archaeologists find an ancient Christian site described in the book of Acts

The 1500-year-old Byzantine pool might have been built in the place Philip baptized the Ethiopian eunuch mentioned in Acts 8.

3 Things you didn’t know about monastic beer

Northern European monasteries were the first ones brewing beer, unlike their peers from the south.

God only knows how much we need … Latin?

Yep, Latin, at least that's what the head of the Pontifical Academy dedicated to this ancient (dead) language is claiming. His reasons are interesting.

HBO’s ‘Gunpowder’ reveals the anti-Catholic persecution behind the Guy Fawkes plot

“Such things were done, to Catholics, for such reasons, in such a way.” Note: SPOILERS AHEAD

If you had to tell about something you love using 100 objects, what would you choose?

This father-daughter team chose Church History, and the objects that tell its story are as random as they are fascinating.

How a Roman woman who had visited Jerusalem influenced the way we celebrate Christmas

Pope Sixtus III was inspired to celebrate Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve after hearing about what she had seen.

Remains of a 1500-year-old monastery found in Israel

Exceptional mosaic work reveals the building had a special importance among early Christians

The 3 great pillars of Chinese Catholicism

Chinese intellectuals were eager to hear from the priest-missionaries who came their way.

Archaeological find in Laodicea, a city from the Book of Revelation

Mosaics in the dirt led researchers to find an ancient Roman gymnasium.

Her father sneered, “What can a woman do?”

Mother Xavier Ross' whole life and legacy is a fine response to that question.

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