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Tim Staples
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches this about purgatory: “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified,...
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
Conventional wisdom tells us that science and religion are incompatible.The physicist who first proposed the “Big Bang” theory disagreed—one...
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
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,...
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....
Pete Vere
Excommunication is a term that gets a lot of press these days. Most Catholics, however—and certainly the secular press—have only a tenuous g....
Robert P. Lockwood
When it comes to Catholic urban legends, the granddaddy of them all is the Spanish Inquisition. From sixteenth-century Elizabethan England to...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
"Catholics are idolaters." "Catholic feasts have pagan origins." For 21 centuries, a variety of camps have slapped the “pagan” label on the...
Robert P. Lockwood
Catholic urban legends are myths of history created in the fervor of anti-Catholic passions. Unfortunately, they long ago became part of our...