Good King Bad King
How Christian was the king whose name is almost always associated with the Bible?
Deck the halls with boughs of pagan signifigance, falalalala, lalalala.
Christianity and the Olympic Games were once competitors, but at other times have been on the same team.
Out with the Old?
As rumors of Pope John Paul II's retirement circulate, it's worth remembering the story of the last pope to resign
Revive Us Again
Two recently translated books recount searches for recapturing Pentecost.
'Kill Them All'
The medieval church was deadly serious about eliminating heretical Cathars.
Jan Hus's ideas seem normal now, but in his age they were revolutionary enough to merit death.
The Politicians' Patron
As the Roman Catholic patron saint of politicians, Thomas More is not quite a model for all seasons.
Donne on Death
Donne's morbid tendencies were neither unfounded nor without an attendant hope.