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Robert P. Lockwood
It was an ill-fated conspiracy with disastrous consequences. On November 5, 1605, a small group of fanatic Catholics in England planned to blow...
Karl Keating
At weekday Masses in the Catholic Answers chapel, Communion is by intinction and thus under both kinds. On Sundays, at my parish, I receive...
Ralph Woodrow
This Protestant pastor once wrote a book arguing that Church rites and beliefs had their origin in paganism. Now he tells This Rock why he took...
Joseph Pearce
In order to understand history, we must know what people believed when they did the things that they did in order to know why they acted as...
Steve Ray
Some Protestants claim that the Jews had a closed canon of Scripture in the first century that the early Christians accepted. Did the members...
Jimmy Akin
Last month we explored techniques that ancient historical writers—including the biblical authors—employed in their craft. This month we’ll look...
Jimmy Akin
Much of the Bible consists of historical books. History is foundational to both testaments of the Bible, as can be seen by the fact that in...
Karl Keating
I have been reading a pair of recent books presenting "alternative history." The contributors imagine "what might have been" if, say, Socrates...
Matthew A.C. Newsome
It’s an oft-repeated canard that the Church executed William Tyndale for translating the Bible into English. The real story is far less...
Fr. Arthur B. Klyber C.Ss.R.
On February 17, 1945, Israel Zolli, the Chief Rabbi of Rome, and his wife were baptized in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels by Msgr....