- Jun 1, 2020
As Liverpool prepares to host a national Eucharistic Congress, people are looking at the last such event to take place in England: The 1908 International Eucharistic Congress in London.
Catholic priests, brothers and seminarians, along with clergy from other denominations, were sent to Dachau because they posed a threat to the Nazi regime.
The Capuchin Crypt (Kapuzinergruft) lies beneath a tiny Franciscan church in Vienna. Beneath the simple wood-furnished church is a vast labyrinth of tunnels and chambers, filled with elaborate metal sarcophagi. The coffins hold the remains of 150 royal family members of the Habsburg dynasty.
The Big Easy is celebrating a big birthday this year: 300 years since New Orleans was founded.
By 1900, atheists and agnostics were becoming more prominent in the United States. Anxious Protestant religious leaders started to argue in favor of a united Christianity to stop the spread of these ideas. For this group, unity meant more than cooperation or mutual understanding. It meant the actual reunion of Protestantism and Catholicism.
Many practices associated with Halloween have origins in the pre-Christian, or pagan, religion of the Celts, the original inhabitants of the British Isles, as well as parts of France and Spain. Because the Celtic harvest festival Samhain led into the cold, fruitless and dark days of winter, the feast was also an opportunity to contemplate death and to remember those who had gone before.