The Oldest Known Copy of the Our Father

The Lord's Prayer, also known as the Our Father or the Pater Noster, is one of the oldest Catholic prayers that was given to the faithful by Jesus Christ Himself. 71 years ago, the oldest known written copy of the Our Father was discovered in the sands of Egypt.

How Do You Properly Dispose of Broken Rosaries and Other Blessed...

As Catholics, we commonly have religious items blessed, whether it be by a priest or bishop. However, over time statues and rosaries may become broken from use, or palm may naturally degrade. How do we properly dispose of them when they become damaged?

Why Do Popes Change Their Names?

No Church doctrine exists requiring a pope to take on a new name after their election. Today, a papal conclave will ask of the new pope "By which name will you be known?" However, if taking on a papal name is not a requirement, why do they change their names?

The Secret Tunnel Under The Vatican

The Passetto di Borgo is a secret hidden passageway used by popes in the past as an emergency escape route when they faced imminent danger.

The Secret Cardinals Known Only to the Pope

While there are currently 220 Cardinals that have publicly appointed, its possible there are many more privately appointed unbeknownst to anyone but the pope. This is thanks to a special power of the Pope to make secret Cardinals "in pectore," in the heart.

Was Jesus Really a Carpenter?

Images of Christ as a carpenter are seen from children's books illustrations to paintings by great artists, in religious texts and even the Bible. With all the evidence, it might seem silly to ask: was Jesus really a carpenter?

Who Divided The Bible Into Chapters And Verses?

How did the Bible become divided into its chapters and verses?

What Do Angels Really Look Like According to Bible? (It’s Probably...

You probably think of angels as beautiful human-like figures with wings, wearing a white robe. What do angels really look like according to the Bible?

The Catholic Nun Who Helped Found Alcoholics Anonymous

Since its founding in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous has helped hundreds of thousands around the world work towards maintaining sobriety and combating the sin of drunkenness as we are called to by the Church. Most people don't know that a key founder of the program was a Catholic Nun by the name of Sister Mary Ignatia.

Is This the House Where Jesus and Saint Peter Lived?

The Bible makes little reference to suggest where Jesus and the disciplines lived in the village of Capernaum, but its most likely that He lived with Saint Peter. Have archaeologists discovered the ancient home of Jesus and Saint Peter?