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Church History

Orestes Brownson: “Catholic American’s first great lay intellectual”

Long before smartphones, he warned: "The greatest danger to American society is that we are rapidly becoming a nation of isolated individuals."

St. Kinga’s Chapel in Wieliczka, Poland – the world’s biggest church built underground!

A unique church, which is at the same time a veritable art gallery, can be found over a hundred meters underground.

Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev has a warning for the West

"Before 1917 nobody ever proposed that the collapse of a centuries-old Christian empire would happen..."

10 Common words of Catholic origin

Most people don't realize that that when they're ordering coffee or wearing pants, they're touching Catholic history.

“On Earth as it is in Heaven”: History of Korea’s Catholics on Vatican exhibit

When the first priest came to Korea from China, in 1795, he found a land already evangelized by lay people.

The little known treasures buried beneath St. Peter’s Basilica

Tourists who visit St. Peter's often miss out on the archaeological finds under the Basilica.

Hildegard of Bingen: A woman who reproached both popes and kings

Benedict XVI proclaimed her Doctor of the Church in 2012.

Do you know the place where Jesus wept?

In Jerusalem, on the Mount of Olives, there’s a church built on the spot where Jesus wept while riding toward the city.

What you need to know about the Orthodox-Catholic split and hopes for reunification

When, why and how did it happen? And when will it come to an end?

When St. Michael crushed a very Pope-ish looking devil

The face in the painting looked very familiar…

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