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Christopher Check
The concept seems peculiar to the modern mind: a religious order whose members fight in battle, often to the death. But at a time when all...
Michael Schrauzer
Incipit from the Gospel of John, Lindisfarne Gospels, probably 710 to 725. Located in the British Library, London. What is the most important...
Margaret Bunson
Among the most politically correct opinions today is that the Catholic Church was committed to Europe’s “conquest” of the New World—meaning...
Christopher Check
Counselor, diplomat, prodigious writer, mystic, ascetic, Dominican, Doctor of the Church—all of these and more describe Catarina Benincasa, the...
Anthony E. Clark
Who was Matteo Ricci? In China he is justly honored as a scholar, diplomat, and man of science, a Renaissance man who lived as a Chinese in...
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,...
Paul Thigpen
When the newly baptized Juanillo took a second wife, Fray Pedro admonished him to live the Christian life he professed. The next morning, the...
Matthew E. Bunson
On January 26, 1957, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan was the site of a new opera by noted French Catholic composer François Poulenc. Le Dialogue...
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...