From presidential speeches to role-playing games, the crusades are depicted as a deplorably violent episode in which thuggish Westerners trundled off, unprovoked, to murder and pillage peace-loving, sophisticated Muslims. Paul Crawford from the Education Resource Centre, tackles four common myths about the Crusades in this article!
On 29 June, we celebrate the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul! This short clip is a preview from Fr. Robert Barron's ‘Catholicism’ Project on the life of Saints Peter and Paul – “The Indispensable Men”. This video documents the spread of Christianity by following in the footsteps of Paul and Peter.
The journalist Stefano Campanella has investigated the case against Padre Pio. His book “Oboedientia et pax,” offers new clues to understanding the relationship between Pope John XXIII with the saint of the stigmata.
On Sunday 27 March, Pope Benedict XVI paid homage to the 335 Italians who were massacred in 1944 by the occupying Nazi forces at Fosse Ardeatine on the outskirts of Rome, which he called an "offense against God." The Pope made a private visit to the commemorative monument to mark the 67th anniversary of the March 24 Ardeatine massacre, which was a reprisal for a March 23, 1944, attack on occupying German forces.
The Shroud of Turin - is it Icon or hoax? For many the Shroud is absolute proof of the Resurrection. Join Pedro as he examines the Shroud, what is said about it and what it means in terms of our Faith.
Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the personal secretary of Pope John Paul II, recently gave a Krakow cultural center the cassock he wore when Ali Agca tried to assassinate him on May 13, 1981. The public will be able to view the cassock on display after the May 1 beatification of JPII.
Pope Benedict XVI received an audience with Olafur Grimsson, the President of Iceland. The president brought with him a statue of the Icelandic woman Gudridur, who lived 1000 years ago. She visited the New World of America on a religious journey and is considered one of the great heroes of Icelandic culture.
The meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev took place on December 1, 1989, just days after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Watch this video to listen to the sound of the first transmission in Vatican Radio's history! With words spoken in Latin, Pope Pius XI greeted listeners all over the world on February 12, 1931, 80 years ago.
In 2002, the Diocese of Richmond opened the cause for the canonization of the Spanish Jesuit Martyrs of Virginia. In 1571, Fr. Segura and his seven companions were killed by hostile tribesmen at the St. Mary's mission sited on Virginia's Lower Peninsula, near the Chesapeake Bay - close to the spot where the English would permanently settle just thirty years later. Watch this video for more!
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