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"
Nearly 55 years ago, Tolkien offered a prophetic message on having unwavering belief despite grave scandal in the clergy: a beautiful hymn on the Faith and Eucharist, a sorrowful lament on scandal and sin.
In the ancient Catholic Church, the punishments for clergy who sexually preyed on victims were not as relatively urbane as these modern approaches.
If you were to ask the average Catholic what the largest church in the world is, they might say Saint Peter's in Rome, or...
Who set the Calendar? Why is New Year's Day on January 1? Why are there leaps years? Where does April Fool's Day come from? Thank the Catholic Church and Pope Gregory XIII's Papal Bull "Inter Gravissimas".
Scholars have long disputed where to place Eden on a map of today, but the Book of Genesis gives some clues.
There are more constructive ways to address the crisis than the cycle of blame we seem to be caught in.
Is withholding belief in werewolves the same as withholding belief in God?