Pontius Pilate, the larger-than-life character, the Roman prefect ruling over Judea who found Christ guilty of no crimes but allowed Him to be carried to His death regardless. Besides Gospel accounts in the New Testament, what evidence do we have for his existence?
Most everyone in grade school learns the history of his involvement with resistance against the government, his time spent with Buffalo Bill, and his unfortunate death. What most people don't know about Chief Sitting Bull, however, is that Sitting Bull wore a crucifix. Here's why...
A testament to the Faith and Word of God is seen in the enduring and everlasting strength of the Church. While the oldest institution today is the Catholic Church, could you believe that the oldest surviving country today was also founded by a Catholic Saint almost 1,700 years ago?
In 1863, a new cocaine-infused wine claiming to heal whatever ailed you and provide the energy boost needed to get through a day's honest work was invented and took the United States and Europe by storm. Among the elixirs biggest fans were Thomas Edison, Ulysses S. Grant, Queen Victoria, and yes - even the Pope.
Following Christ's Ascension, the twelve apostles followed the Great Commission and became the primary teachers of the Gospel. But have you ever wondered what exactly happened to them? Here's the meaning behind each of the Twelve Apostles names, how they died, and where their remains can be found today.
It is no secret that wine has played an integral part in Christianity, being made into the blood of the New Covenant. From the earliest celebrations of the Lord's Supper, the drink was used in celebration of the Eucharist. However, not all wines are acceptable for use. What kind of wine can be used for consecration?
Spotting a colorful ladybug is a sure sign that the cold of winter is gone and the warmth of summer has been ushered in. But have you ever wondered just how the tiny beetle got its name? It might surprise you that the ladybug actually takes its name after the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The sacramental practice in the Catholic Church of expelling demons from the body of a person who is possessed is termed exorcism. Most don't know that both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI reportedly performed exorcisms inside the Vatican.
Historical attitudes and beliefs about the religion of Islam are not the same as we know them today. You might be surprised to learn that Medieval Christendom actually condemned Islam as a Christian heresy, a thought still surviving today.
Our Church's good relationship with alcohol has produced some of the world's best wines, spirits, and brews, particularly arising from the Catholic monastic tradition. One sublime invention arising from monasticism is Scotch Whisky, and if you ever enjoyed the drink - you have a Catholic monk to thank for it.