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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"
Those participating in this week's Lenten station church pilgrimage would have visited the basilica of Sant'Apollinare, an ancient Roman church with ties to the Jesuit order. Pope Francis, …read more
Here is a brief chronology of Conclaves in recent centuries along with interesting facts that occurred during each, provided by the Vatican Information Service. In the entire history of the …read more
The intense media interest in what is going on in the Vatican during the lead-up to the selection of a new pope provides a useful reminder of just how important the Church is in today's …read more
A student of the history of the Roman Curia, in particular the office called the Apostolic Camera, will find that, as early as the 11th century, the term "camera thesauraria" (treasure …read more
This week's annual Lenten station church pilgrimage led pilgrims to Santa Maria in Trastevere, the heart of what was one of Rome's earliest Christian communities. The pilgrimage is organized …read more