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7 Ridiculous Catholic Facts About the Moon Landing (and Astronomy) that are Totally True

As we arrive at the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, it’s a good time to take a look at how the part that Catholics have played in learning about outer space! Copernicus dedicated his most famous work to Pope Paul III Born Catholic and raised by his bishop uncle from age twelve on, Copernicus …

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Even More Reasons to Pilgrimage to Pittsburgh, PA!

Pittsburgh is truly one of the great American cities and that’s reflected in its cultural diversity. This diversity is reflected most beautifully and sweepingly in its Catholic churches and awesome eateries. But there’s just so much depth and beauty in Pittsburgh, that one article isn’t able to cover it all. Here are even more churches …

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Archaeological Finds Reveal the Horrific Reality of Crucifixion

In 2007, a skeleton of a crucifixion victim from the Roman era was discovered during an excavation for a pipeline that was being placed. Romans used crucifixion as a popular form of torturous death. But what many of us don’t realize is that we have only found two skeletons in quality to even allow study. …

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5 Facts About Saint Brigid That You’ll Want to Tell Everyone

Brigid of Ireland (also known as Brigid of Kildare), was one of those saints who was known in her lifetime for her great holiness. Possessing all seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, she actively dedicated her life to providing many of the ten corporal acts of mercy to whoever needed them. She is the patron saint …

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18th Century Priest Used Jesus Statue as World’s Oldest Time Capsule

SPAIN – In the 18th century, a Spanish priest placed a time capsule in the most unlikely hiding places – the rear end of a hollow statue of Christ. His message remained hidden for over 250 years until the statue was removed from the church of Santa Águeda in Sotillo de la Ribera for a restoration …

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Catacombs

7 Things You Need to Know About the Underground Catacombs

Some of us might know the catacombs as the ancient initial burial places for Christians– but they are so much more! Fr. James Spencer Northcote details the catacombs and their uses in his book The Roman Catacombs: A History of the Christian City Beneath Pagan Rome. Here are 7 cool catacomb facts you need to …

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