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.
Pope Francis signed a decree approving the beatification of Takayama Ukon (高山右近), a Japanese Samurai who is considered a Martyr.
Rievaulx Abbey was once one of the most important Catholic abbeys in England before it was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell in 1538.
For 53 years, "Don" Justo Gallego has been building a cathedral by hand out of garbage and recycled material.
The Parthenon stands as a shining example of Greek architecture. Throughout history, it has been used for many purposes, such as a temple and a gunpowder magazine. However, most don't know that for nearly a thousand years the Parthenon stood as a Catholic Church.
If you’ve ever been to the Vatican, or even looked through books of sacred art, you’ll notice that there is quite a bit of nudity. But that hasn’t always been the case.
The first edible olive tree was cultivated during the Bronze Age, and has become a cultural and agricultural centerpiece since. During His Agony in the Garden, Jesus came to an olive garden to pray. Could these olive trees that sheltered our Lord still be standing today?
It seems that the “dysfunctional family” is the “normal family”. Here's how it can be reversed and replaced by good, holy family structures.
Long before rising to the papacy, John Paul II was Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, a prominent rising member of the Church known for being well-traveled. Why did Pope Saint John Paul II choose Cleveland for his first visit to America?
The commonly accepted story for the origin of the pretzel begins around A.D. 610, when Italian monks presented their young students with treats of baked dough twisted in the shape of crossed arms (then a common prayer posture). They called them...