Pope Francis to Abusers: “Turn Yourselves in” and “Prepare for Divine...

In his strongest statement on the sex abuse scandal yet, Pope Francis directly addressed abusers within the clergy, telling them to turn themselves in and face justice.

For Christmas, Pope Francis Opens Free Medical Clinic for the Poor...

In the spirit of Christmas giving, Pope Francis opened a new medical center in Saint Peter's Square for pilgrims and the poor who find themselves in need of care.

Do You Believe in Aliens? Meet the Medieval Cardinal Who Proposed...

"Truth cannot contradict truth" - if evidence was found, would you say you believe in aliens? Meet the medieval cardinal who certainly did, inventing the idea of extraterrestrial life.

Wear Glasses? You Can Thank This Medieval Catholic Friar for Them

Almost a billion and half people worldwide require glasses or some other form of vision correction to see. If you wear glasses, you have medieval friar Blessed Jordan of Pisa to thank. 

Did You Know? “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” Came From a Medieval...

Presumed innocence forms the bedrock of our modern society. Did you know that the idea of "innocent until proven guilty" was first expressed by a Medieval Catholic Cardinal?

The Pope’s Elephant: The Story of the Papal Elephant Buried Underneath...

In 1962, Vatican workers digging in the Belvedere courtyard unearthed elephant bones, bones that would tell the story of the pope's pet elephant, Hanno.

Saint Teresa of Avila’s Terrifying Vision of Hell: “On Fire, and...

Hell is a very real place where souls suffer in eternal fire. Saint Teresa of Avila, renowned mystic, affirmed this truth with a terrifying vision of hell.

Did You Know? Why Saint Joseph Is the Patron Saint of...

Chosen by God to be spouse of Mary and the foster father of Jesus Christ, here's why Saint Joseph is the patron saint of a happy death.

The Orans Posture: How You Should You Hold Your Hands During...

Should the lay faithful join the priest in the orans posture, hands up and outstretched with elbows at sides, during the prayer of the Our Father?

This “Miraculous” Staircase Is Said to Have Been Built by Saint...

The spiral staircase of the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, Mexico is shrowded in mystery, traditionally said to have been built by Saint Joseph himself.

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