• U.S. officials return stolen Columbus letter back to Vatican Library

    U.S. officials return stolen Columbus letter back to Vatican Library

    • Jun 14, 2018

    With the help of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a 15th-century copy of a letter Christopher Columbus sent to his royal patrons describing the riches of the New World has been returned to its rightful owner — the Vatican.

  • Debate over Columbus statues heats up in New York

    Debate over Columbus statues heats up in New York

    • Oct 9, 2017

    The deadly events of Charlottesville this past August has prompted a national debate over monuments and statues in the United States. While many Americans view Columbus Day as a celebration of Italian-American heritage, with particular significance to U.S. Catholics, there is also a growing push to remove both the holiday bearing his name and statues of Columbus throughout the country.

  • Survey shows most Americans support celebrating Columbus Day

    Survey shows most Americans support celebrating Columbus Day

    • Oct 7, 2017

    Overall, a new poll found that Americans support Columbus and the observance of Columbus Day by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. Despite controversy about the historical implications of Columbus’s journey in 1492, the holiday continues to be supported by a majority of Americans.