Is the culprit Elizabeth I’s ghost, trying to make sure every last symbol of her cousin’s Catholic faith gets destroyed, once and for all?
Aztec peoples considered human sacrifice an integral, life-sustaining ritual, and the sacrificial skulls were prominently displayed.
Architects had previously suggested replacing Notre-Dame Cathedral's famed spire with a rooftop pool, a greenhouse, or a giant sculpture of golden flames.
It all started as a reminder about which relatives the Catholic Church prohibited you from marrying.
One obscure ritual for fighting pandemics before coronavirus involved holding massive weddings in graveyards.
After a remorseful Judas returned his payment for betraying Jesus, the high priests used it to buy the very first potter’s field.
After telling tourists to stay away from Stonehenge on the summer solstice, English Heritage has announced it will be livestreaming the event for the first time in the landmark's history.
Belleville, Pennsylvania, has a large Amish and Mennonite population, and a new coronavirus testing drive-thru is accommodating horses and buggies.
The coincidence that Corona happens to be the patron saint of epidemics or infectious diseases seems a little fishy.
Ash Wednesday's surprisingly eco-friendly ash stash comes from another Christian observance known as Palm Sunday.
The Catholic Church chose its first Christmas song before it even chose a day to celebrate the holiday on.
The Harry Potter series frequently tops lists of banned books, but not always for such a literal reason.
This spring, visitors to the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery can see art and artifacts inspired by Catholic beliefs about the afterlife.
Del Hall, an employee at Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, is taking a cue from Bavarian monks and consuming only beer for Lent this year.
Christians around the world will observe Ash Wednesday on February 17, 2021. From unusual traditions to new practices, here's what you should know about the first day of Lent.
The Vatican's Swiss Guard has worn the same metal helmets since the 1500s. Now, after centuries of neck pain and burns from the Sun, they've switched to 3D-printed plastic.
Claude des Armoises earned cash and gifts while fooling the King of France himself—until it all came crashing down.
McDonald's' Filet-O-Fish sandwich was introduced as an alternative for Catholics avoiding meat on Fridays during Lent—and it almost lost its spot on the menu to a pineapple burger.
Galileo Galilei, the father of modern astronomy, probably never dropped anything off the leaning tower of Pisa, and he didn't actually invent the telescope. But he did change history with his discoveries about the cosmos.