History Archives - Crux



  • Korea exhibit at Vatican shares history, peace through art

    Korea exhibit at Vatican shares history, peace through art

    An exhibit at the Vatican, called “Come in cielo cosi in terra” (“On earth as it is in heaven”), is the first-ever collaboration between the Vatican Museums and the Seoul archdiocese. It is also sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the South Korean embassy to the Holy See. The exhibit outlines, chronologically, the history of Catholicism in Korea from its start through the present time. It includes religious books and objects, as well as Korean religious art.

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  • Catholics tangled with KKK during Klan’s 1920s resurgence

    Catholics tangled with KKK during Klan’s 1920s resurgence

    The intersection of the KKK with Catholics came to an ugly head in the 1920s, when the second version of the Klan was making inroads not just in the South but throughout the nation. In the 1920s, the Klan mushroomed in membership. Estimates put its number at between 3 million and 5 million — staggering numbers when the total U.S. population in 1920 was 106,021,537.

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  • Haunted by its history, Berlin debates restoring kaiser’s gilded cross

    Haunted by its history, Berlin debates restoring kaiser’s gilded cross

    Catholic Archbishop Heiner Koch said the cross was “the sign of the good news of the Christian faith for all people” and should not become a political football. “By putting the cross on the cupola, its builders showed they had a special responsibility to be rulers accountable to God,” he said. “Even today, recalling this attitude would mean a lot for Berlin.”

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