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Matthew E. Bunson
In the bestselling interview with Vittorio Messori, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger expressed his great admiration for a 16th-century cardinal and...
Robert P. Lockwood
On the Wednesday after Election Day, November 1960, I was at the front of a line marching up the stairs at Christ the King grammar school in...
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...
Robert P. Lockwood
Last fall, a macabre news item made for squeamish reading: At an auction in England in November, more than $11,000 was paid for a 17th-century...
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...
Robert P. Lockwood
In 1846 in the city of Pittsburgh, a handful of the Sisters of Mercy announced that they were going to open a hospital, the first in the city,...
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...
Robert P. Lockwood
Let’s have a Catholic urban legend with a twist. This one dates from before the Reformation and its sources are therefore entirely Catholic....