Since the earliest days of the written word, students and scholars have pleaded for help from higher powers, a sure sign that writing and frustration always have – and always will – go hand in hand.
Many religions have been used to prop up nationalism, and Catholicism is no exception, as a Jesuit priest and scholar explains.
The Irish government recently declared a national holiday for St. Brigid. A medieval historian explains her fascinating life and history.
Environmentalism may seem like a new mindset, especially in the Church. But care for creation has been woven into Catholicism for centuries.
Many saints are venerated for specific reasons, professions or even nations. There are saints who are believed to provide assistance in selling a property.