Florida Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Church in U.S.

Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios, St. Augustine, Florida

In May 2014, an archaeological dig in St. Augustine, Florida, uncovered what experts believe may be the foundation of a 17th century church and friary, the oldest in the United States.The discovery on the grounds of the historic Mission Nombre de Dios ("Name of God") dates back to the 1670s, when the Spanish governor of Florida ordered a church to be erected near the site of a fort which was under construction at the time, the Castillo de San Marcos.The excavation was part of an ongoing … [Read more...]

Was George Washington a Christian? Read His Letter to Roman Catholics, Then You Decide

Was George Washington a Christian?Some historians have claimed that Washington was a Deist--that is, one who believed that reason and observation of the natural world were sufficient to prove existence of a Creator, but that one need not belong to an organized religion.David L. Holmes, author of The Faiths of the Founding Fathers, categorized him as a "Christian deist" because of his frequent references to Providence, which resemble strict deist terminology and yet add the Christian d … [Read more...]

Columbus’ Ship, Just Discovered Near Haiti, Was Dedicated to the Immaculate Conception

Exciting news for underwater explorers:Underwater archeological explorer Brandon Clifford believes that he has discovered the remains of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, off the northern coast of Haiti.  The ship rests on a reef, just 10 to 15 feet below the water's surface.If it does turn out that the discovery is the Santa Maria, it will be one of the most significant underwater archeological discoveries in history.The Santa Maria was the largest of Columbus' three … [Read more...]