The Church in the Third Millennium

An excerpt from The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular History, by Cynthia Stewart that discusses background on the Church in the Third Millennium.


Strengthening the Papacy: Vatican I

A book excerpt from The Catholic Church: A Brief Popular History by Cynthia Stewart about strengthening the papacy during Vatican I.


Litany Promises Promises

Rev. John P. Mack Jr. discusses the rite of ordination, including the litany and the promise to obedience that priests make. He also talks about the challenges that priests face, and questions that he is often asked by high school …


Central Characteristics of Roman Catholicism

Catholicism is a remarkably rich religion, characterized by a complex tapestry of beliefs, practices, values, rituals, traditions, and more. When viewed "from the outside"--that is, by those who do not share its communal life--Catholicism is probably most frequently identified by …

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