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We stand on the shoulders of giants and flawed, sinful people...

When my old grandmother visited Virginia in the late 1960s, it was her first trip back since her family had migrated to the Midwest...

Corrected history: Authors debunk myths tied to church controversies

VATICAN CITY — The Inquisition, the Crusades, the trial of the Knights Templar, the condemnation of Galileo Galilei and the role of Pope Pius...

Historic St. Patrick’s Chapel in Pilottstown focus of new video

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has released a new video tour of historic St. Patrick’s Chapel in Pilottstown (Conowingo), Md. The chapel was built...

Vatican Letter — From marshy to manicured: Gardens’ gruesome past grows...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Today’s lush and immaculately manicured Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy...

Morning homily: Being Christian means belonging to the church, going to...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Being a Christian means belonging to the church, remembering with others all God’s saving actions and celebrating the covenant...

Tracing religious orders through church history

"The Lord as Their Portion: The Story of the Religious Orders and How They Shaped Our World" by Elizabeth Rapley. Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing...

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