As Catholics, we venerate the relics of saints to show reverence for their pious lives. Most people don't know of the centuries old tradition of preserving the hearts of deceased popes as relics, and that one church has over twenty hearts of the pontiffs of years past.
In an a recent interview, Pope Francis listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life
Charles II was a beloved king of England, often called the Merry Monarch. Despite his friendly sentiments towards Catholics, his reign saw no end to the penal laws and martyrdom of priests. However, most don't know of his secret deathbed conversion to Catholicism.
As Catholics, we venerate saints to show the proper reverence and respect for the pious lives they led before entering into Heaven. But just how many saints are there? The answer is surprisingly complicated.
Halloween's origins are, in fact, very Christian. Halloween falls on October 31 because of a Pope, and its observances are the result of medieval Catholic piety.
We fired some questions at the walking encyclopedia that is Father Steve Grunow, and this is what he fired back: Everything you ever wanted to know about Catholicism and Halloween, and more.
If you can't live without your morning cup of coffee, what you probably love most about fall is pumpkin spice coffee. And if you can't get enough of pumpkin spice coffee, the Carmelite brothers at Mystic Monk Coffee have you covered!
Phantoms and poltergeists, spirits and specters. Ghosts by many a name, the souls of the dead trying to communicate with the living. Do Catholics really believe in ghosts, and what does the Church have to say on the matter?
The Lord's Prayer, also known as the Our Father or the Pater Noster, is one of the oldest Catholic prayers that was given to the faithful by Jesus Christ Himself. 65 years ago, the oldest known written copy of the Our Father was discovered in the sands of Egypt.
The favorite food of many and consumed in the billions of slices each year all around the globe. However, despite the dishes popularity, most don't know that the name pizza stems back to the first ever pizza delivery and party to a Catholic Bishop in the 10th century.