Category: Church History

Meet Four Saintly Politicians

Few politicians have a reputation for holiness, but there are four Italians of that dirty trade for whom sainthood causes are underway. Desmond O’Grady introduces the four politicians of ethics. What do Luigi Sturzo, ...

Stonyhurst College Yields Its Mysteries

By Jonathan Luxmoore – When Stonyhurst College was founded at Saint-Omer in the Spanish Netherlands by the recusant Jesuit Father Robert Persons in 1593, persecuted Catholic priests faced a mandatory death sentence if caught ministering...

Is This the Holy Grail?

Legends have surrounded the Holy Grail, the chalice of the Last Supper. Now a researcher claims to have proven the Holy Chalice of Valencia as the true Holy Grail. Can this really be so,...

Dioceses’ Spat Over Sheen’s Bones Ends

Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois, announced “with great joy” that the New York Supreme Court ruled that the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen should be transferred from New York to his diocese. The...

The Worst-Ever Pope?

Pope Francis, the American Facebook commenter pronounced with a certainty that permitted no dissent, “is the worst pope of all time”. Obviously that person is not a fan of the Holy Father. Personally, I...