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Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Pope Benedict’s gesture to Anglicans seeking a way into the Catholic Church has raised hopes for Catholics and Anglicans who have long prayed...
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...
Karl Keating
Among the early Protestant leaders in England, John Wesley might be the most attractive or interesting. He almost certainly was the most...
Christopher Check
We all know the story from school: In 1588, the plucky English navy took on the supposedly superior military might of the Spanish Armada—and...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
You’ve probably met a believer whose faith is modeled on that practiced by the “early Christians”—a simple, unstructured church that, according...
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...
Catherine Brown Tkacz
Susanna could quote King David in her legal defense. St. Macrina taught two Church Fathers—her brothers. St. Catherine of Siena counseled popes...
Christopher Check
Prince Henry had been destined for the priesthood until his older brother, Arthur, died. As a young monarch, he argued against Martin Luther...