History

Thumbnail pope francis greets pilgrims during the wednesday general audience on april 23 2014 credit kyle burkhart cna 3 cna 4 23 14 1 A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

Pope Francis reflected in his daily Mass on how the apostles evangelized by first telling the history of God’s people, explaining that it’s...

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Thumbnail the past as pilgrimage book cover cna 10 16 14 A historical faith – studying history through a Catholic lens

The study of history is an opportunity to unite faith and reason and to recover a distinctly Catholic perspective that sees God acting in the past,...

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Thumbnail orpheus 2 inside the catacombs of st callixtus in rome italy on june 19 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 6 19 15 Catacomb frescoes in Rome restored using lasers

Rome, Italy, Jun 5, 2017 / 01:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Adorning the crypts hidden among Rome’s catacombs are frescoes which reveal 1,600 year-old...

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Thumbnail georgetown reconciliation service 2017 credit addie mena 4 cna Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave...

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Thumbnail christmas letter to enver hoxha credit gjergj ndoci catholic news agency Girl's Christmas letter to atheist dictator shows plea for peace

A little girl’s Christmas letter asking Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha to pray for peace, not knowing of his repressive and murderous atheistic...

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Thumbnail family tree research credit ed phillips shutterstock cna Looking for family history? Boston archdiocese is digitizing Catholic records

Boston, Mass., Jan 12, 2017 / 03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If you've been wanting to learn more about your family tree, a new online database is...

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Thumbnail manzanar war relocation center Manzanar

In 1942, the U.S. government ordered more than 120,000 men, women and children from their homes and detained them indefinitely in 10 isolated,...

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Thumbnail ancient biblical texts from the verbum domini ii bible exhibit credit andreas dueren cna cna New Bible exhibit evangelizes through history of scripture

Featuring ancient biblical artifacts from all over the world, the Verbum Domini II exhibition has officially opened at the Vatican, and is...

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Thumbnail cua research trip to to urmia van and mosul courtesy of the catholic university of america 1 cna Saving ancient Christian cultures…one story at a time

Washington D.C., Jun 16, 2017 / 03:12 am (CNA).- Ancient artifacts. Centuries-old legends. Prayers dating back to the time of Christ. An enemy...

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