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By Larry Peterson “The president is dead.” For those of us who can remember those words from 50 years ago, they were seared into our brains like letters sand-blasted into a granite headstone forever: clear, succinct, and unmistakable in meaning. How could this be? Things like this did not happen, especially in t...read more
Articles from section "History"
The Yad Vashem Museum of the Holocaust of Jerusalem conferred upon Mother Josephine Biviglia, abbess of the Sisters of Saint Quirico in Assisi during the World War II years, the title of “ …read more
Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg, South Africa, will celebrate Mass this Sunday at Westminster Cathedral, in observance of World Mission Sunday. Bishop Dowling, 69, isrenowned for his …read more
As the deaths in Syria and conflicts in Egypt capture the world’s attention, we rightly focus on the plight of the thousands of victims of violence. In particular the Christian residents of …read more
Here is a translation of a letter Francis wrote to Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, archbishop of Mexico City, on the occasion of the Jubilee for the 200th anniversary of the conclusion of …read more
A new encyclopedia of US Catholic history details the role that American Catholics have had in shaping the nation. With over 2,000 entries, "Encyclopedia of US Catholic History" is authored …read more