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Joanna Bogle
In 19th-century Uganda, over 40 young Christian converts—mostly teenage boys—were brutally put to death.Their crime? Their beliefs would not...
Matthew E. Bunson
On November 30, 1799, 34 cardinals from across Europe gathered in a conclave to elect a successor to Pope Pius VI. The papal election, however...
Matthew E. Bunson
Indonesia,Africa, Iraq.The news reports are alarming: Christian communities in largely Muslim lands are facing oppression, persecution, even...
Icons have long fascinated me, and I have often heard how they are written and not drawn, and how they require spiritual discipline to produce...
Matthew E. Bunson
A group of twenty-six Christians gave their lives for Christ on a hill near Nagasaki, Japan, on February 5, 1597. They are noteworthy not only...
Christopher Check
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...
Christopher Check
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...
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...
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...
Matthew E. Bunson
Catholics are often asked why the Church honors and venerates the early Christians with such enthusiasm. After all, we hear, these people died...