This Week in Catholic History

On September 1, 1772, Mission San Luis Obispo was founded. More

Spotlight: Catholicism in Texas

Fifty years ago this July, the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, was created. It was the eighth of what would be fifteen dioceses in the rapidly growing Lone Star State—the most of any U.S. state. Texas Catholicism today is the mixture of a diverse array of new parishioners and descendants of Catholics who have been present in the region for more than four hundred years. Read More...


Catholic History News

T. Rosica, "In Lead-Up to Pope's Visit, A Reflection on Nation's First Bishop"

New book P. Samway, The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton  

Dominican "Settlers of Ohio" commemoration set for November

Daughters of Charity hospital, founded 1858, to sever ties to Catholicism in California sale

New find: Founding father of Jamestown colony was Catholic?

Obit: Cardinal William Baum, 88

Texas Missions Named World Heritage Sites

Historic "Badin Bible" comes to Notre Dame

New book M.A. Anderson, The Singing Irish: A History of the Notre Dame Glee Club

New bookP. Mitchell, The Coup at Catholic University: The 1968 Revolution in American Catholic Education 

New bookP, Samway, The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton 

D. Alquist, "New Light on a Tragic Tale in American History" (Msgr. Ravoux and the Sioux)

Serra canonization set for September

...Pope Francis homily: "a tireless missionary"

...Panelists address controversy

New book C. Shannon and C. Blum, The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History

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