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What We Learned - September 11

Last edited 17th February 2012

On September 11, 2001, the unthinkable happened. That day and the days that followed are forever etched in our memories. During that time, we learned so many things we wish we could forget. But even in the darkest moments, light emerged, and we began to learn some powerful truths.


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An Insight into 6th Century Roman Life

Last edited 5th August 2011

On a street corner, just a few feet away from downtown Rome, stands one of the city's newest museums. Recently the Roman National Museum launched and new and exhibit, with an insight into the lives of Romans in the 6th century. Watch this video to take a look at some of the sites!

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Exhibit Displays Shirt Worn By John Paul II on Day He Was Shot

Last edited 11th July 2011

In this church of Rome's Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul a special new relic is on display. It's the shirt that John Paul II wore the day he was shot in St. Peter's Square on May 13, 1981. Watch this video for more!

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Vatican Announces it will Unveil Secret Archives of World War II in Special Exhibit

Last edited 6th July 2011

Starting in February 2012, the Vatican's Secret Archives won't just be seen by experts. For the first time, more than 100 original documents will leave the Vatican as they head to Rome's Capitoline Museums. The documents of Galileo Galilei's trial will be shown, as well as documents relating to World War II. There will also be a letter written by American Indians on an actual piece of tree bark that was sent to Pope Leo XIII.

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Music in Concentration Camps: Replaying Songs from the Holocaust

Last edited 5th July 2011

This music isn't just about melody, it's a window into history. They're songs that were both composed and played in concentration camps by those in captivity. Watch this video to find out more!

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Vatican Archeologists Reveal 3rd Century Paintings Hidden Beneath Rome

Last edited 16th June 2011

The Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology is the Vatican body responsible for the care of ancient cemeteries and other artifacts from the early Christian centuries. They recently unveiled this 3rd century hypogeum, or underground burial chamber, that belonged to the Aurelia family of Rome.

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The Life and Success of Early Christians

Last edited 18th November 2013

After the resurrection of Jesus, the group of disciples was very small. It included a few dozen people led by St. Peter and other apostles. But three and a half centuries later, Christianity  became the official religion of the Roman Empire. According to historians, a key factor in all this was the way early Christians lived. Watch this video for more!

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The First Palm Sunday

Last edited 21st April 2011

Here is a re-enactment of the very first Palm Sunday, showing Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. This clip is from the movie "The Gospel of John".


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Peter and Paul - The Indispensable Men

Last edited 2nd October 2015

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.

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Book Reveals the Keys to the Trial of Padre Pio

Last edited 3rd April 2011

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. 

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