• Is a 16th century friar the ‘inventor’ of papal history?

    Is a 16th century friar the ‘inventor’ of papal history?

    • Jun 10, 2020

    Many of the fundamental historical questions surrounding the Protestant Reformation remain open, and one little-known 16th century Italian scholar might be a key to finding answers. Onofrio Panvinio was an Augustinian friar who traveled across Italy to search out the documentation surrounding the history of the papacy.

  • Vatican issues stamp featuring Martin Luther for Reformation anniversary

    Vatican issues stamp featuring Martin Luther for Reformation anniversary

    • Nov 26, 2017

    In another sign of the Vatican’s positive approach to marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant reformation, the Vatican’s Philatelic and Numismatic Office on Nov. 23 released a postage stamp featuring Martin Luther and one of his closest collaborators. The stamp features Luther and Philip Melanchthon, considered the first systematic

  • Scottish lessons for the Church in the United States

    Scottish lessons for the Church in the United States

    • Aug 8, 2017

    At a recent meeting of priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, spoke about what lessons could be learned in the United States from the Church in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. He also said the Church in America has reason to hope, because the people in the pews haven’t wavered in their faith.