Catholic history

  • Cuomo Unveils Statue of Mother Cabrini

    Governor Andrew Cuomo got the jump on Mayor Bill de Blasio to place a statue honoring the first American to be canonized. Cabrini's name was not on the city's first list of women to be honored with statues, angering many Italian American New Yorkers.

  • The Story Behind Amy Coney Barrett’s Little-Known Christian Group People Of Praise

    Massimo Faggioli, a church historian and theologian at Villanova University, a Catholic school, studies these lay-led movements — also called “renewal” groups — that began popping up since Vatican II. While some are a source of spiritual energy, they may also reflect militance and untransparent leadership. 

  • Black History Month has a little known Catholic history as well

    by Shannen Dee Williams

    In 1949, famed Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes celebrated Negro History Week (the precursor to Black History Month) with members of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and their students at the all black and Catholic St. Alphonsus School.