Benedict XVI Was the Second Pope to Abdicate the Papacy, but...

Before Celestine V abdicated the papacy, popes didn't have the authority to resign. He formally decreed the right of resignation and promptly exercised it.

Did You Know? Why Cardinals Owe Their Name to the Church

Their distinctive, bright red plumage is reminiscent of a cardinal's cassock - it's no coincidence they share a name.

Three Black Holy Ones Everyone Should Know About

A Black Catholic’s Reflections On Three Black Holy Ones Everyone Should Know About

How a Saint That Died Almost 800 Years Ago Became the...

Why was Saint Clare of Assisi, who lived nearly 800 years ago, named the patron saint of television by Pope Venerable Pius XII in 1957?

20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Catholic

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Jacqueline Burkepile, editor of Church POP, to discuss superstar Catholic celebrities and the role of faith in Hollywood and media.

The Index Librorum Prohibitorum: When the Church Had a List of...

Texts on the "List of Prohibited Books" were deemed heretical or contrary to morality, and thus a Catholic had to ask for permission to read them.

7 Secrets Catholic Exorcists Want You To Know

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Charles Fraune, author of the book “Slaying Dragons”, to discuss exorcism, demons, blessed and cursed items, and other secrets that Exorcists want everyone to know.

Did You Know? Groundhog Day Has a Catholic Candlemas Origin

Ever notice that Groundhog day and Candlemas fall on the same day? It's no coincidence: the weather folklore day has a Catholic origin.

Catholic History: Why Do We Receive Ashes on Wednesday?

"You are dust, and to dust you shall return" - ashes symbolize our mortality and sinfulness. How did the tradition of the imposition of ashes begin?

Catholic History: The Earliest Sources for How the Eucharist Was Celebrated

Is our celebration of the Eucharist the same today as it was in the earliest days of the Church?