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Matthew E. Bunson
On February 18, 1946, 32 bishops and archbishops from around the world gathered in Rome to receive from Pope Pius XII the red hat—the...
Matthew E. Bunson
Catholics and non-Catholics alike were served up a mountain of lies and untruths in Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. Of particular interest...
Matthew E. Bunson
The great Italian humanist and poet Petrarch wrote of the popes during the so-called Avignon Papacy:Now I am living in France, in the Babylon...
Matthew E. Bunson
The history of Colonial England in America is one of great irony: The same Protestant groups who fled England in pursuit of toleration and...
Matthew E. Bunson
In the bestselling interview with Vittorio Messori, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger expressed his great admiration for a 16th-century cardinal and...
Matthew E. Bunson
On the night of October 4, 1582, the citizens of Spain and its colonies, Portugal, Poland, and most of Italy went to bed and woke up 10 days...
Matthew E. Bunson
On November 30, 1799, 34 cardinals from across Europe gathered in a conclave to elect a successor to Pope Pius VI. The papal election, however...
Matthew E. Bunson
At the end of December, A.D. 406, a massive host of Germanic tribes, including the Vandals, Alans, and Suevi, poured across the frozen Rhine...
Matthew E. Bunson
On May 1, 1991, Pope John Paul II issued Centesimus Annus, his second social encyclical and his ninth encyclical overall, in which he announced...
Matthew E. Bunson
A group of twenty-six Christians gave their lives for Christ on a hill near Nagasaki, Japan, on February 5, 1597. They are noteworthy not only...