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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...
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Counselor, diplomat, prodigious writer, mystic, ascetic, Dominican, Doctor of the Church—all of these and more describe Catarina Benincasa, the...
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In a compromised age, rulers whose public policies align with their cherished beliefs are regarded with contempt. But nine centuries ago, one...
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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...
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St. Gregory the Great: pope, doctor of the church, man of letters, liturgist, theologian—storyteller? Little known among this great man’s many...
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Cell phones, iPads, Twitter, and broadband access: We’re the most plugged-in civilization in all of history. But the cost of all that...
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Nero burning Christians to light his nighttime spectacles; men, women, and children torn to pieces by wild beasts before cheering crowds: These...
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The persecution of the Catholic faith is as old as the faith itself. But few Americans are aware of the scourge visited on the faithful in...
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Most Catholics know the story of the Maid of Orléans. Few, however, have all the facts about the remarkable role she played in the history of...
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Prince Henry had been destined for the priesthood until his older brother, Arthur, died. As a young monarch, he argued against Martin Luther...