Popes

The Endless Crusades: How the Papacy Dealt With Its Most Stubborn Opponents

The Holy Land Crusades Most US school children are taught about the Christian crusades to the Holy Land at some point in their education. The term crusade is derived from the Latin word crux, meaning cross. Those events occurred in the what is known as the High Middle Ages (roughly the 11th to 14th centuries). […]

Origin of the Gregorian Calendar

Reading Time: About 4 minutes Most of us aren’t aware of the fascinating history of something we use every day—the Gregorian calendar. Pope Gregory XIII introduced it in 1582 to modify the inaccurate Julian calendar that was devised in 46 BC. Julius Caesar had introduced the Julian calendar to replace Rome’s ten-month calendar from 750 […]