During Lent, The Church calls Catholics to a spirit of penance, above all fasting, prayer and almsgiving, "which express conversion in relation to oneself, to God, and to others
Seen as one of the most important events in the history of the world, the invention of the printing press changed the world with the first ever printed book: the Bible.
Distinctly absent from the four Gospels or any book of the New Testament are descriptions of Jesus in any detail. Nevertheless, Catholic tradition has...
Should the lay faithful join the priest in the orans posture, hands up and outstretched with elbows at sides, during the prayer of the Our Father?
Throughout the Bible, there is very little knowledge of Saint Peter's personal life before meeting Jesus Christ. However, passages point to him having a wife, with historical texts saying he had children. Did Saint Peter have a family and children?
Changchung Cathedral is the only Catholic church in all of North Korea, located in the capital of Pyongyang. However, no regular confessions, baptisms or other sacraments ever occur within the church as there are no Catholic priests in all of North Korea
There’s this narrative out there that says that science arose in Christian Europe in spite of the antagonism of the religious authorities against reason. It portrays the scientific revolution as the inevitable triumph of reason over superstition.
Spotting a colorful ladybug is a sure sign that the cold of winter is gone and the warmth of summer has been ushered in. But have you ever wondered just how the tiny beetle got its name? It might surprise you that the ladybug actually takes its name after the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Every year the Vatican publishes their annual directory book, the Annuario Pontificio, which contains statistics compiled by the Vatican Central Office for Church Statistics.
Scholars have long disputed where to place Eden on a map of today, but the Book of Genesis gives some clues.