Aristocrats Who Guarded the Pope

By Evan Wing Did you know that, until 1970, the Holy See had its own cavalry corps?   The Pontifical Noble Guard was a regiment of heavy cavalry created by Pope Pius VII in 1801 to defend the Papal States. Much like knightly companies of the medieval and renaissance periods, members of the regiment were … Read more

When England Was Catholic

In the years before the Protestant Reformation, huge sums of money were raised to rebuild, enlarge and beautify parish churches.  In England today, large medieval churches can be found even in some of the smallest villages or settlements. By Patrick Martin Five hundred years ago, a visitor to an English village would have stepped into … Read more

In Hoc Signo Vinces

October 27 and 28 In Hoc Signo Vinces (By this sign you will conquer) October 28 marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (AD 312) at which Constantine the Great defeated the usurper Maxentius who had set himself up as emperor in Rome. Son of the emperor Maximian Herculius, Maxentius claimed the same … Read more

The Once and Present Crisis: Ancient Heretics and Modern Arians

By Sean Kater   “The very crisis of the Church in our days consists in the ever growing phenomenon that those who don’t fully believe and profess the integrity of the Catholic faith frequently occupy strategic positions in the life of the Church, such as professors of theology, educators in seminaries, religious superiors, parish priests … Read more

Rome in Eye of A Storm

Is there a “Reign Of Terror” Inside the Vatican? Interview by Beverly Stevens, Editor He is a veteran Vatican-watcher, the Rome reporter for the USA’s National Catholic Register. He’s also that rarity among journalists – a practicing Catholic. He sees Rome in Eye of A Storm. He’s a real pro, too.  In 2014 Edward Pentin’s … Read more

Faith Under Fire

How Roy Campbell Saved the Writings of St John of the Cross From the Bonfires of the Spanish Civil War by Meghan Ferrara PHOTO CREDITS: Teresa Limjoco It may seem improbable to consider that St. John of the Cross, the Spanish Civil War, and JRR Tolkien have anything in common. However, all three share one … Read more

The Real Thanksgiving Story

by Meghan Ferrara  Although it is commonly believed that the first Thanksgiving occurred in 1621 when the English Puritans gave thanks and shared a meal with Native Americans who had helped them survive the harsh New England winter, this is not the historical reality. How Squanto was able to communicate with the Pilgrim Fathers is a … Read more

EWTN’s Daniel Rabourdin Tells Of The War In The Vendee

I Will Build It. They Will Come. Updated August 2016 Sorbonne graduate, EWTN alumnus and film-maker Daniel Rabourdin is determined to expose the hidden horror of 140,000 French Catholic martyrs killed in 1796. If this means sleeping in a tent outside his own home – rented to raise money for the film – that’s what … Read more

The Unknown Catholic Genocide

Jim Morlino, Catholic film-maker and president of innovative Connecticut-based Navis Pictures, talks with Regina Magazine’s Meghan Ferrara about his movie The War of the Vendée. By Meghan Ferrara “A friend suggested ‘Why don’t you do the War of the Vendée?’ Jim Morlino recounts. “And I said, ‘The what?’ I’d never heard the word; I had … Read more

Why the Christmas Tree Is Christian

A Story of Old England and Germany By Michael Durnan Christmas is the darkest time of year in Northern Europe and North America. In these frigid lands, the Christmas tree is a potent Christian symbol, a light shining in the winter darkness. Its evergreen foliage enlivens our bleak and barren winter landscapes at a time … Read more