Category: Church History

I Like a Touch of Gothic

  One of my hobbies is to research the links between the scholastic frame of mind and architecture. It goes back to my varsity days when I had to study the history of architecture....

The Pope Who Inspired Romero and Hurley

Two giants in the struggle for justice studied at the same time in Rome and took inspiration from the pope at the time, explains PADDY KEARNEY. Archbishops Óscar Romero of San Salvador and Denis Hurley...

St Joseph’s Scholasticate’s 75 years!

By Denis Ekwerike MDP – Cardinal Wilfrid Napier presided over the 75th anniversary Mass of St Joseph’s Theological Institute in Cedara, Pietermaritzburg. Started 75 years ago as a scholasticate for South African Missionary Oblates...

Ok, What Does Humanae Vitae Actually Say?

Meaning: Humanae Vitae: Of Human Life Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae vitae upholds the Catholic Church’s long-standing teaching that it is immoral for married couples to use artificial contraception. At 7000 words, the...

How the Church Changed After World War I

World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning...

St Peter’s Cathedral in Cologne

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage...