Every year the Vatican publishes their directory book, the Annuario Pontificio, containing statistics from the Vatican Central Office for Church Statistics.
In the midst of the tumultuous 4th century, God raised up a smart and holy priest from the church of Alexandria, Athanasius. Near the beginning of his long career of defending the orthodoxy of the Church, he wrote a little book, On the Incarnation, vigorously defending the core truths of the Gospel: the divinity of Christ, the humanity of Christ, the logic of the cross, the historicity of the resurrection, etc.
Nearly 55 years ago, Tolkien offered a prophetic message on having unwavering belief despite grave scandal in the clergy: a beautiful hymn on the Faith and Eucharist, a sorrowful lament on scandal and sin.
In the ancient Catholic Church, the punishments for clergy who sexually preyed on victims were not as relatively urbane as these modern approaches.
Of the 3 major monotheistic faiths of the world - Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, only Christians consume pork, while the others consider it "unclean" or "haram"
If you were to ask the average Catholic what the largest church in the world is, they might say Saint Peter's in Rome, or...
Who set the Calendar? Why is New Year's Day on January 1? Why are there leaps years? Where does April Fool's Day come from? Thank the Catholic Church and Pope Gregory XIII's Papal Bull "Inter Gravissimas".
If we’re just sitting around assuming that we are destined for reward when we’re not, the best thing we can encounter is a bit of that old fashioned cynicism.
We’re avoiding the difficult yet necessary duty of conforming ourselves to what God requires of us and, instead, trying to conform our religion to our pre-existing preferences.
If we all have the desire to do the right thing, but aren’t necessarily always willing to, does that mean that our desires to do the right thing translate into high moral inventory?