Nearly 77 years ago, the first screening of the Walt Disney feature film Fantasia took place in the Broadway Theatre of New York. Since its opening night, it has gone down as a pinnacle of animation. It's final segment includes a beautiful animated prayer to Our Lady.
In 1992, David Bowie performed at an AIDS benefit concert in memory of the late Freddie Mercury, the artist recited the "Our Father" in front of 72,000 fans
The sacramental practice in the Catholic Church of expelling demons from the body of a person who is possessed is termed exorcism. Most don't know that both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI reportedly performed exorcisms inside the Vatican.
A complete and easy guide to learning and following the fasting and dietary rules and more for Lent
This is the oldest known footage of a Pope in existence. This film of Pope Leo XIII was created in 1896.
These maps give an insight into the religious lives of the inhabitants of Europe. Where are the adherents of different religions located? Which countries are more religious, and which ones are more secular?
As Catholics, we commonly have religious items blessed, whether it be by a priest or bishop. However, over time statues and rosaries may become broken from use, or palm may naturally degrade. How do we properly dispose of them when they become damaged?
In the midst of the tumultuous 4th century, God raised up a smart and holy priest from the church of Alexandria, Athanasius. Near the beginning of his long career of defending the orthodoxy of the Church, he wrote a little book, On the Incarnation, vigorously defending the core truths of the Gospel: the divinity of Christ, the humanity of Christ, the logic of the cross, the historicity of the resurrection, etc.
Every year the Vatican publishes their annual directory book, the Annuario Pontificio, which contains statistics compiled by the Vatican Central Office for Church Statistics.
Of the 3 major monotheistic faiths of the world - Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, only Christians consume pork, while the others consider it "unclean" or "haram"