Rules For Lent

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

Did You Know? The Bible Was the First Ever Printed Book

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.

The Oldest Surviving Images of Jesus Christ

Distinctly absent from the four Gospels or any book of the New Testament are descriptions of Jesus in any detail. Nevertheless, Catholic tradition has...

The Orans Posture: How You Should You Hold Your Hands During...

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?

Did Saint Peter Have a Daughter?

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?

Inside The Only Catholic Church In North Korea

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
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How Christianity Led to Science

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.

Did You Know? Ladybugs Are Named for the Virgin Mary

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.

The 10 Countries With The Most Catholics

Every year the Vatican publishes their annual directory book, the Annuario Pontificio, which contains statistics compiled by the Vatican Central Office for Church Statistics.

Where Exactly Was The “Garden of Eden”?

Scholars have long disputed where to place Eden on a map of today, but the Book of Genesis gives some clues.

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