- Apr 17, 2021
Early 20th century-era Catholic leader Erich Klausener holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Berlin’s Catholics.
In new book, Helen Fry documents not only how the United Kingdom’s embassy to the Holy See coordinated rescue efforts in the Italian theatre of the war, but how top-ranking Vatican officials assisted in these efforts.
Researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum have found a cache of letters from Americans objecting to JFK’s embrace of cocktails at White House events.
Father Augustus Tolton, who in 1886 became the first identified Black priest ordained for the United States, challenged the status quo to bring about social change.
The 160-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence. After the country’s 1975-1990 civil war, it took 20 years of careful restoration for the family to bring the palace back to its former glory.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester, Virginia, rose from the ashes of the Civil War in a rural market town that saw six battles and changed hands more than 70 times during the war years of 1861-1865.
The history of Black Catholics in the U.S. is a dramatic mix of struggles and breakthroughs, but it has been largely ignored in the curriculum of Catholic schools. That may soon change.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to join hundreds of worshippers Friday for the first Muslim prayers at the Hagia Sophia in 86 years, after a controversial high court ruling paved the way for the landmark monument to be turned back into a mosque.