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Church History

The beautiful and ancient custom of blessing fields on Rogation Days

These days of supplication recognize the providential care God has over creation.

The Gesù: When art came to the rescue

Lessons from the Counter-Reformation in how Beauty speaks to Truth

The day an Irish worker discovered an ancient manuscript, linking Irish church to Egypt

The conservator called the finding miraculous: “We never before had to deal with a manuscript recovered from a bog."

Care to see what the Holy Mass looked like in the 15th century?

A historical reenactment of the liturgy in the 1400s, on video

Catherine of Siena: Doctor of the Church and Unforgettable Fire

A woman wielding power, influence and wisdom to which most moderns can only aspire

Magdala, the Home Town of Mary Magdalene, Is Being Resurrected

The Galilee is now an extra-special place to visit, especially for women

Stalin as the Anti-Christ: The Catholic Roots of the Red Scare

Communism was viewed as pure evil among believers.

The Forgotten First Eastern Christians

History has neglected these early Christians outside Europe and the Mediterranean

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