What Was Actually Inside The Ark of the Covenant?

The Ark of the Covenant is perhaps the most famous biblical relic of all. Most people know it held the tablets of the 10 Commandments, but what else was actually placed inside it?

Is The Upcoming Solar Eclipse Foretold In A Prophecy From The...

On April 8, a solar eclipse be visible across the entire United States. For those lucky enough to be in the path of totality, a total solar eclipse will turn day into night. Is the upcoming solar eclipse a sign for a prophecy as foretold in the Book of Revelation?

Why Do Catholic Priests Take a Vow of Celibacy?

For the first thousand or so years of the Chirch, priests would commonly marry and have children. The first pope himself, Saint Peter, had a wife and most likely children. How did the priestly vow of celibacy evolve to be such an ingrained part of Catholic tradition?

How Seismology, The Study Of Earthquakes, Became Known As The Jesuit...

Science historians crediting medieval Catholic mathematicians and philosophers as the founders of modern science. Historically, no scientific field has benefitted more from members of the Faith than seismology. How did seismology become known as the Jesuit science?

The Scottish Catholic Monk That Invented The Electric Motor

The electric motor is one of the most significant inventions ever created by man and is paramount in the backbone of our modern society. Most don't know that the earliest form of an electric motor was actually invented by a Scottish monk almost 300 years ago.

Regular Church Attendance Linked to Lowered Risk of Suicide

In a study that was published in August of last year, a link between regularly attending church and a lower risk for suicide was found. This trend goes against the sad reality of an increasing rate of suicide in the United States across men and women of all backgrounds.

The Civil War Priest Who Absolved 530 Men at The Battle...

The Battle of Gettysburg was the single worst battle of the Civil War with 50,000 casualties with many tales of bravery abound it. One of these heroic tales is that of Father William Corby, who gave general absolution to 530 men before marching into the throes of battle.

Why Do We Have Pews in Church?

It might sound strange, but pews are a relatively recent phenomenon in Church history. Years ago, parishioners would remain standing for the entire celebration of Mass. What changed to make pews commonplace in churches across the globe?

The Catholic Origin of Crossing Your Fingers

We cross our fingers or say "fingers crossed" for good luck. As children, we may have crossed our fingers behind our back when telling a white lie to our parents, or when we were making a promise to a friend we didn't intend to keep. How did we come to start crossing our fingers?

When Mass Was Celebrated in the Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock is one of the world's most well known and oldest displays of Islamic architecture. While today it functions as an Islamic shrine with limited access to non-Muslims, most don't know that long ago the Dome of the Rock used to be a Catholic church.