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Historic Visit Scheduled Between Pope and Vietnam Communist Leader
Last edited 21st January 2013

In a move that surprised many, Benedict XVI will receive the secretary general of Vietnam's Communist Party on Tuesday. Nguyen Phu Trong will stop by the Vatican during a tour of European capitals.


Vatican II - The Greatest Meeting of All Time: A Commentary by Fr. Barron
Last edited 30th November 2012

On 11 October 2012 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Vatican II. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron reflects on the significance of Vatican II, an event which has been described as "the greatest meeting of all time". What is the mark of the Church from that moment? What did we learn? Listen to this commentary for more...


Here’s How the Fake Papyrus on Jesus’ “Wife” was Created
Last edited 11th November 2012

According to English academic Andrew Bernhard, the discovery of the 4th century papyrus fragment containing a reference to Jesus' wife in Coptic is a big fat forgery.

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Documentary on Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko: A Martyr who Fought Against Communism
Last edited 31st October 2012

During the 1970's when the communist regime was in full swing in Poland, a priest decided to speak out for freedom, democracy and human rights. He became a sort of spiritual director for many workers and eventually became one of the leaders of a workers union called 'Solidarity.' He was so outspoken that his homilies were even transmitted on a radio station that opposed the communist regime. His name was Jerzy Popieluszko.


Early Christianity: A Tough Gig
Last edited 14th November 2013

The Catholic Church has just started a “year of faith” and launched a program for re-evangelising countries where the fire of Christianity seems to have burnt itself out. But is it possible to make a comeback? To assess the chances of reChristianising the West, MercatorNet interviewed Mike Aquilina, an expert in the early history of Christianity, about the challenges of its first three centuries.

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The Triumph of Christianity and What it Means Roughly 2,000 Years Later
Last edited 28th October 2012

October 28th marks a special anniversary. It was on that day, 1,700 years ago that Emperor Constantine won the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. That victory, opened a new chapter for Christianity, since the night before, it's said that Constantine had a vision. Watch this video for more!


Raoul Wallenberg: He Saved Thousands of Jews, But His Fate Remains Unknown
Last edited 2nd October 2012

This man says he owes his life to a man named Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in Budapest during World War II. Wallenberg was arrested by the Russian army and was never heard from again. For years now, his family and those he helped save, have desperately seeked answers.

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Stop the Press! Jesus was Married! Oh No!
Last edited 19th September 2012

Actually no, Jesus was not married, just to clear that up. The Da Vinci Code may have come and gone, but the same dubious "scholarship", breathless "gotcha!" tactics, and general, sloppy silliness lives on - in the New York Times and the Sydney Morning Herald:

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Vatican to Release Documentary with Unseen Footage from Vatican II
Last edited 18th September 2012

This October marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. But few people truly understand the impact this council had on the Catholic Church. So to get the message out, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications will launch an HD documentary on October 11th. It will include never before seen images, interviews and expert analysis.


Eleven Years After September 11: America Reflects
Last edited 11th September 2012

September 11, 2001 changed the United States of America. On this eleventh anniversary we should remember and honour the memory of the 3000 innocent people whose lives taken by the evil actions of men who had the intention of killing as many innocent people as possible. We were inspired by the courageous response of the men and women who risked their lives to save others. Every year since September 11, 2001, we are reminded of who we can be as a good and free people. The heroes of Ground Zero were lights in an age of hungry darkness.

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