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Here is the Feb. 18 speech given by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at the St. Anselm Institute, University of Virginia in Charlottesville. * * * It’s a pleasure to be here tonight, and I’m grateful to Dr. Kromkowski and the institute community for inviting me. I also look forward to your questions a...read more
Articles from section "History"
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
The visitation of Saint Peter's Basilica, which takes place this week as part of the annual station church pilgrimage through Rome, holds special significance in these days as Catholics …read more
The history of conclaves is a fascinating one, although not always very edifying, particularly when popes were closely tied to temporal power. Tales of skulduggery, corruption and bribery …read more