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Chronology of Christianity star[offsite link]
A chronological listing of the development of the Christian faith, dated back to 1 AD.

Church History: Dark Ages – Part 1 star
This article begins a series on Church history. First up: the fifth and sixth centuries of the Dark Ages.

Church History: Dark Ages – Part 2 star
Our look into the Church happenings during the fifth and sixth centuries continues…

Early Church on the Papacy star[offsite link]
Read quotes from early Christians about their beliefs concerning the papacy.

Eucharist in the Early Church star[offsite link]
Sample writings from the early fathers of the church that describe the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. For the first 800 years of Christianity, this doctrine wasn’t even disputed.

Fathers of the Church star[offsite link]
Read about the fathers of our church in this comprehensive article from The Catholic Encyclopedia.

How do we know The Catholic Church is the Church Which Jesus Christ Founded? star[offsite link]
This is an excellent and very detailed article that answers the above question, written by Bob Stanley.

Teaching of St. Augustine of Hippo star[offsite link]
This article focuses on the teachings and influence of St. Augustine in church history.

The Importance of ApostolicTradition star
As Catholic Christians we are not only blessed with Sacred Scripture but also the richness that comes from Sacred Tradition as well. Just what is this Tradition, and why is it so important?

The Importance of Tradition star
Written by your host. We are not only blessed with Sacred Scripture but also the richness that comes from Sacred Tradition. Just what is this Tradition, and why is it so important?

The United States Catholic Historical Society star[offsite link]
Founded by John Gilmary Shea in 1884 for “the appreciation and preservation of American Catholic Heritage.” The society publishes the U.S. Catholic Historian, a journal of the church in America, as well as other scholarly works on American Catholicism history.

Vatican Splendors Exhibition star
Experience 2,000 years of Vatican art and history in one of the largest Vatican collections to tour the USA.

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