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Church History

These 7 Catholic women were real life superheroes

They sometimes had to fight -- literally -- for truth, justice and honor.

The Botafumeiro: An incense burner so large it needs a whole church to swing

The tradition of swinging the gigantic thurible comes from the 11th century.

Rome’s Pantheon, a place of Christian worship for the past 1,400 years

The ancient pagan temple turned church is remarkably well preserved -- it boasts the oldest unsupported concrete dome in the world.

ChurchFathers.org asks: What did the Fathers say about it?

A new website gets at the heart of the teachings of Christianity's earliest preachers and teachers.

Mission San Xavier del Bac, one of the oldest Catholic sites in North America

Built in 1626 by a multi-talented Jesuit priest it stands as one of the finest examples of Spanish mission architecture

Exclusive Photos: Exploring the oldest church in the world

An archaeologist's hunch led to an incredible discovery.

Where did the word “holiday” come from?

The word is distinctively Christian in origin.

Was St. Brendan the first to celebrate a thanksgiving Mass in America?

And were the Irish the first to bring Christianity to South Carolina?

The underwater ruins of Nicaea: The birthplace of the Creed

Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the Council that met in 325.