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Books of the Bible
History of the Church

Disputed Books of the Bible? A Quick Guide to a Big Topic (With Resources)!

Catholics have 73 books of the Bible; Protestants have 66. Christians are sometimes wholly unaware that this difference exists, completely…

Patristic Fathers of the Church St. John Damascene
History of the Church

Who Are the 36 Doctors of the Church? (Part 2: The 8 Patristic Era Doctors)

Recently, we brought you Part 1 of our series on the Doctors of the Church, having begun our list with…

Doctors of the Church St. Augustine
History of the Church

Who Are the 36 Doctors of the Church (and Why You Should Care)?

Part 1: The 8 Ecumenical Fathers Ever since I became Catholic, I’ve heard the title “Doctor of the Church” tossed…

The Baptism of Christ (c. 1690), Antoine Coypel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art / public domain
Gospels

Lost in the Crowd, Found in the Baptismal Font (Gospel Reflection)

Gospel Reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus   “This fear of death is like a constant winter.”…

Apologetics

Did You Know That the Middle Ages Were in Fact “Brilliant”? 8 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Many believe that the Middles Ages were Dark Ages, a black abyss that divided the classical Greek and Roman antiquity…

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
History of the Church

Special Agent of the Sacred Heart: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

October 16th and 17th (in the post- and pre-conciliar liturgical calendars, respectively) mark the feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque….

Maronite
History of the Church

What’s a Maronite Catholic? One Woman’s Experience in the Eastern Rites

“Marie, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!” In my family, we often speak to each other with…

Da Vinci Code
History of the Church

Can You Decode the Da Vinci Code? (Quiz)

A popular fictional book and movie, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown follows a Harvard symbologist through a series…

Catholic Church

Beautiful, Ancient Holy Saturday Homily

“What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence…

G.K. Chesterton

St. Peter’s Imperfection: Why the Church was founded on a weak man

When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, He chose for its cornerstone neither the brilliant Paul…