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Dead Sea Scrolls Going Digital

Last edited 20th October 2010

Anyone with an Internet connection will now be able to take a new look into the Biblical past through an online archive of high-resolution images of the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls!

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Secularity vs Secularism: An Enlightening Distinction

Last edited 13th October 2010

Do you know who invented the secular state? A professor of religious philosophy from the Sorbonne gives a surprising answer in this article from Mercatornet...

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Feast of the Triumph of the Cross - 14 September

Last edited 15th September 2010

The Feast of the "Triumph of the Cross" (also known as the "Exaltation of the Holy Cross") has been celebrated since the early days of the Catholic Church. Learn more about the fascinating history of this celebration in this article...

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Shroud of Turin Scholars Gather in Peru

Last edited 9th March 2011

The origin of the Shroud of Turin, the cloth believed to have wrapped Christ in the tomb, is one of the biggest mysteries of our time... Is it real?

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UN Chief Visits Nagasaki Cathedral

Last edited 9th August 2010

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to the victims of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack after meeting survivors and visiting the city’s Urakami Cathedral.

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Bearing the Burden of the Past

Last edited 26th July 2010

How should we react to wrongs of our forebears? Should white Americans feel guilty for the disappearance of Native Americans or for black slavery? Should contemporary Germans feel guilty for Nazi atrocities? Should the British feel guilty for massacring Sikhs at Amritsar?

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The Controversy Over the Identity of Mary Magdalene

Last edited 29th July 2010

The controversy over the identity of St Mary Magdalene has continued since the early Church. In the Gospels there are three particular "characters"  involved in the controversy: Mary Magdalene, a follower of Our Lord (John20:11-18); the anonymous penitent woman (Luke 7:36-50); and Mary of Bethany, the sister of Martha and Lazarus (Luke 10:38-42). In the West, particularly since the time of Pope St Gregory the Great, the three characters have all been identified as St Mary Magdalene. But is this the truth?

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Discovered: The World’s Oldest Illustrated Gospels

Last edited 8th July 2010

The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which located it at a remote Ethiopian monastery. The incredible Garima Gospels are named after a monk who arrived in the African country in the fifth century and is said to have copied them out in just one day.

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'Hitler's Pope' Saved Thousands of Jewish Lives

Last edited 7th July 2010

Pope Pius XII, often mistakenly referred to as 'Hitler's Pope', saved thousands of Jews by secretly securing visas so they could escape Nazi Germany, a historian has claimed.

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St. Paul's Damascus and Damascus Today

Last edited 6th July 2010

Though Christianity in Damascus traces its roots all the way back to before St. Paul, the little community today is struggling to subsist. This is because the Church is such a small minority in a Muslim land that individual Christians are lost to the cultural norm, explained Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus.

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