Meet the Catholics Who Shaped Our Country, including Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet, SJ, Friend of “Sitting Bull”

Meet the Catholics Who Shaped Our Country, including Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet, SJ, Friend of “Sitting Bull”

On the cover of the history textbook The American Venture, students will see a picture of Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. (featured photo in this article).  Outside the Catholic Church, not many people have heard of him. And even among Catholic students and laity, few have heard of him.  Yet Fr. De Smet played a…

Catholic Textbook Project Announces Winners of their Annual History Essay Contest

Catholic Textbook Project Announces Winners of their Annual History Essay Contest

Winners of Catholic Textbook Project’s annual history essay contest for Catholic schools were announced this week. “Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s history essay contest. We received many excellent entries from parochial, private, and home schools. Choosing the winners is never easy, and it wasn’t this year, either!,” announced Michael Van Hecke, founder and…

This Week in History: German Government Surrenders to the Allies: May 7, 1945

This Week in History: German Government Surrenders to the Allies: May 7, 1945

This week in history — Though the Allies had driven the Germans from France, they bogged down along the fortifications that guarded the German fatherland. By mid-October 1944, the allies had taken Aachen, Metz, and Strasbourg; in November and early December, fierce German resistance halted their advance into the Saar region. For fear of unconditional…

Coronation of King Charles III: A guide to the Christian and Catholic symbols in the coronation

Coronation of King Charles III: A guide to the Christian and Catholic symbols in the coronation

CNA—King Charles III will be crowned on Saturday in Westminster Abbey in the first royal coronation since that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, 70 years ago. The coronation will be a Christian service, centered on the celebration of holy communion in an Anglican (Church of England) liturgy. Originally centered on the Catholic Eucharist But…

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