If we’re just sitting around assuming that we are destined for reward when we’re not, the best thing we can encounter is a bit of that old fashioned cynicism.
Less than a decade after publishing his infamous 95 Theses, Martin Luther wrote a letter criticizing the radical heresies and sectarianism of Protestantism.
Do we know how tall each member of the Holy Family was? Absent from the Gospel, pious Church tradition and ancient writings offer insights.
Pope Francis called selective abortion following a prenatal diagnosis an "expression of an inhuman eugenic mentality," saying it is "never the answer."
The Cristo Velato is such a masterful depiction of the veiled and scourged Christ in marble that it became the subject of legend, supposedly made by alchemy.
Saint Bartholomew Flayed depicts the martyrdom of the apostle, holding his own skin with each bone, muscle, and tendon set in stone.
Notre Dame, and other buildings like it, are left over from an age that believed something fundamentally different about art and design.
The dark night of the soul: a purification through spiritual separation from God, some saint's endured for nearly their whole lives.
In his landmark encylical Humanae vitae, Pope Saint Paul VI discusses the consequences of contraception that some would argue are manifest today.
There are endless varieties of flavored blends and brews available, but all tea is actually secretly named after a Catholic priest.