Was There a Catholic Conspiracy to Kill Abraham Lincoln?
With President's Day approaching, explore this interesting story with your students around the assassination of our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln.
Catholic Colleges in March Madness 2022
Have your students learn about the history and missions of several Catholic colleges.
Celebrate Black Catholic Americans
February is Black History Month in the United States, which is an opportunity to focus on Black American Catholics. (Another opportunity is Black Catholic History Month in November.)Recently, several Catholic high school theology teachers…
100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions at Fatima
Will you offer yourselves to God, and bear all the sufferings He sends you? In atonement for all the sins that offend Him? And for the conversion of sinners?“Oh, we will, we will!”Then you will have a great deal to suffer, but the…
St. Mary Magdalene
Pope Francis has raised the liturgical memorial of St. Mary Magdalene, the woman from the Gospels who, according to the pope, "so loved Christ and was so greatly loved by Christ, to a feast day.
Annual Fortnight for Religious Freedom Announced
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the dates for the annual Fornight for Freedom, an occasion to pray, promote, and work for religious liberty. The year, the Fornight for Freedom will be held from June 21--the Feasts of…
Black History Month: Fr. Augustus Tolton
The child of slaves, Fr. Augustus Tolton (1854-1897) was the first African American priest ordained to serve the Church in the United States.
The Congregation of Holy Cross Celebrates Two Anniversaries in 2015
As the days and weeks of 2015 near the end, you might consider joining with the city of South Bend, Indiana, the nearby home of Ave Maria Press, on the celebration of the city's 150 year anniversary. Similarly, 2015 is the 150 year anniversary…
Canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra
This post contains resources about Blessed Junipero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan missionary who evangelized Indians and established twenty-one missions in California. Serra will be canonized by Pope Francis on his trip to the United States later…
Lessons on Religious Liberty for the Theology Classroom
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the watershed Vatican II declaration on religious freedom Dignitatis Humanae: On the Right of the Person and of Communities to Social and Civil Freedom in Matters Religious, promulgated by Blessed…