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Mass held outside the ruins of Urakami Cathedral after the bombing of Nagasaki

Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Nagasaki

Immaculate Conception Cathedral stands over the site of both centuries of persecutory practices and the previous cathedral, which was destroyed by the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Prime Matters
Jul 8, 2021
The remote island of Skellig Michael, off the coast of Ireland

Skellig Michael

The Irish island of Skellig Michael provided a remote and penitential setting for an ancient monastic community that sought a life of solitude, prayer, and self-sacrifice.

Prime Matters
Jun 10, 2021
Baltimore Basilica at Night

To the Next 200 Years

The Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore presents the story of Catholicism in America in a way words alone never could.

Jun 3, 2021
Marie Ellenrieder's "Baptism of Lydia"

The Baptism of Lydia

One man's quiet obedience to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and one woman's open heart initiated the world-transforming spread of Christianity throughout the European continent.

Prime Matters
May 13, 2021
The Monastery of Mar Saba

The Monastery of Mar Saba

Like all things genuinely Christian, the ancient Monastery of Mar Saba has been no stranger to conflict and controversy as it has borne witness to the Gospel throughout the ages.

Prime Matters
May 6, 2021
Sunlight pouring into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Face of Christ

In the third chapter of "Letters to a Young Catholic," Weigel explores two places that confront us with the reality of Christ: a monastery on Mt. Sinai and the Holy Sepulchre.

Dr. Ann Brodeur
Apr 15, 2021
Versailles, France

Engaging the Enlightenment: A Symposium

What is the Enlightenment, and how does it relate to Christianity? Drs. Blum and Stuart explore the Enlightenment and its implications for Christian thought and culture.

Dr. Christopher Blum
Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Apr 15, 2021
A Lone Hiker at Sunrise

Resolution for a New Year

It is time to take stock, assessing the year that has passed and re-focusing the mind and spirit for what is to come, preparing to see all things through Christian eyes.

Prime Matters
Jan 28, 2021
The Abbey of Cluny

The Abbey of Cluny

The Abbey of Cluny once vied with Rome in its influence, and its church was the largest in Christendom before the rebuilding of St. Peter's Basilica in the sixteenth century.

Prime Matters
Jan 21, 2021
St. Peter's Square

The Scavi

Encounter St. Peter (and his bones) in the excavations of the Vatican Necropolis (or "Scavi") beneath St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Rev. Paul Hoesing
Jan 14, 2021