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Matthew E. Bunson
Catholics and non-Catholics alike were served up a mountain of lies and untruths in Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. Of particular interest...
Matthew E. Bunson
The great Italian humanist and poet Petrarch wrote of the popes during the so-called Avignon Papacy:Now I am living in France, in the Babylon...
Matthew E. Bunson
For most people the words “Germany” and “tyranny” instantly evoke the Führer and Nazism. But 60 years before Hitler’s rise, Catholics in...
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...
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
On May 1, 1991, Pope John Paul II issued Centesimus Annus, his second social encyclical and his ninth encyclical overall, in which he announced...
Matthew E. Bunson
On April 27, 2005, only a few weeks after his election as successor to Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI held his first General Audience in...