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The pilgrims didn’t actually leave England because of religious persecution. They left because they were staunch Puritan conservatives and didn’t think the church was strict enough.

Motives for migration to and from Britain – religion and ideas Ulster Plantations, Pilgrim Fathers and the migration of Huguenots Looking West The 16th and 17th centuries were periods of tremendous change in Britain and Europe. Christianity was still the dominant intellectual force but it had been strongly influenced by the cultural Renaissance of the …

The pilgrims didn’t actually leave England because of religious persecution. They left because they were staunch Puritan conservatives and didn’t think the church was strict enough. Read More »

How Did Latin Help a Reporter Break the Story of Pope Benedict’s Resignation?

We always hear the phrase Latin is dead. While it is true that Latin is now considered a dead language, it is still used today. But how did knowing Latin help a reporter get the scoop on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation? Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February 2013. He announced his resignation in Latin. While all the …

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Martin Luther King Sr was also a civil rights activist who lived until 1984

Martin Luther King Sr. Martin Luther King Sr. (born Michael King; December 19, 1899 – November 11, 1984) was an African American Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the father and namesake of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Biography Martin Luther King Sr. was born …

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During the second Vatican Council, a Cardinal from Belgium shouted “Why are we even discussing the future of the Church when half the Church is not even here?” Referring to the lack of women religious on the Council. 23 women were then appointed as auditors

Second Vatican Council Part of a series on Ecumenical councils of the Catholic Church Renaissance depiction of the Council of Trent Antiquity (c. 50 – 451) Jerusalem Nicaea I Constantinople I Ephesus Chalcedon Rome Early Middle Ages (553–870) Constantinople II Constantinople III Nicaea II Constantinople IV High and Late Middle Ages (1122–1517) Lateran I Lateran …

During the second Vatican Council, a Cardinal from Belgium shouted “Why are we even discussing the future of the Church when half the Church is not even here?” Referring to the lack of women religious on the Council. 23 women were then appointed as auditors Read More »

During the Danish Colonization of Greenland, missionary Hans Egede found that local Inuit had no concept for what bread was and so he changed the Lord’s Prayer to say “Give us this day our daily seal”.

Hans Egede Statue of Hans Egede by August Saabye, outside Frederik’s Church (the Marmorkirken) in Copenhagen Hans Poulsen Egede (31 January 1686 – 5 November 1758) was a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, which led him to be styled the Apostle of Greenland. He established a successful mission among the Inuit …

During the Danish Colonization of Greenland, missionary Hans Egede found that local Inuit had no concept for what bread was and so he changed the Lord’s Prayer to say “Give us this day our daily seal”. Read More »

Habsburg Emperor Joseph II tried to reform Austria into “ideal Enlightened state”. He abolished serfdom, removed restrictions against Jews, gave religious freedom to Protestants and Orthodox and tried to weaken power of Catholic church. But as soon he died all his reforms were abolished

Josephinism “Josephists” redirects here. For the medieval heretics, see Josephines. For other uses, see Josephites. Joseph II by Anton von Maron, 1775 Josephinism was the collective domestic policies of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1765–1790). During the ten years in which Joseph was the sole ruler of the Habsburg Monarchy (1780–1790), he attempted to legislate …

Habsburg Emperor Joseph II tried to reform Austria into “ideal Enlightened state”. He abolished serfdom, removed restrictions against Jews, gave religious freedom to Protestants and Orthodox and tried to weaken power of Catholic church. But as soon he died all his reforms were abolished Read More »

An Indonesian man became an instant millionaire after a meteorite worth 1.8 million dollars crashed through his roof. It was enough money for the man, previously working as a coffin maker, to retire and have a new church built for his village.

Indonesian man becomes instant millionaire after meteorite crashes through roof Also in this package A humble coffin maker in Indonesia became an instant millionaire – when a meteorite which was recently sold for $1.8 million (Dh6,611,760) crashed through his roof. According news reports, 33-year-old Josua Hutagalung was working next to his house when the space …

An Indonesian man became an instant millionaire after a meteorite worth 1.8 million dollars crashed through his roof. It was enough money for the man, previously working as a coffin maker, to retire and have a new church built for his village. Read More »

Black Mormons couldn’t become priests until 1978 when their Prophet had an unprecedented revelation that the “time had come” to allow it, after which black people thanked him for his “many hours” begging God to permit it.

Black Mormons and the Priesthood In June 1978, the priesthood in the Mormon Church was made available to all worthy male members, whereas up until that time, black Mormons of African descent had been denied the priesthood. The decision to extend the reach of the priesthood was made after much pleading to the Lord from …

Black Mormons couldn’t become priests until 1978 when their Prophet had an unprecedented revelation that the “time had come” to allow it, after which black people thanked him for his “many hours” begging God to permit it. Read More »

Meet Operation London Bridge, which is the plan for what will happen in the UK following the death of Queen Elizabeth. It is expected that the phrase “London Bridge is Down” will be used to communicate the death of the queen to set the plan in motion

Operation London Bridge Operation London Bridge (more commonly known by its announcement code London Bridge is Down) is the plan for what will happen in the United Kingdom after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The plan was originally devised in the 1960s and is updated several times each year. It involves planning from government …

Meet Operation London Bridge, which is the plan for what will happen in the UK following the death of Queen Elizabeth. It is expected that the phrase “London Bridge is Down” will be used to communicate the death of the queen to set the plan in motion Read More »

The sauna is such a deeply igrained part of the Finnish culture, that finns will even build them in war. Custom dictates no titles or hierarchies are allowed in the sauna, including military ranks in saunas built and used by soldiers.

Finnish sauna Saunas are an integral part of the way of life in Finland. They are found on the shores of Finland’s numerous lakes, in private apartments, corporate headquarters, at the Parliament House and even at the depth of 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) in Pyhäsalmi Mine. The sauna is an important part of the national …

The sauna is such a deeply igrained part of the Finnish culture, that finns will even build them in war. Custom dictates no titles or hierarchies are allowed in the sauna, including military ranks in saunas built and used by soldiers. Read More »