Fun Fact: When the Catholic Church Had Two Popes

In 1378, the Catholic church saw a great divide that lasted until 1417. Instead of a debate over the Bible or God in general, the split was more based on power. For a number of years, the Pope lived in Avignon, France. When the next Pope moved back to Rome, there was a huge worryContinue reading “Fun Fact: When the Catholic Church Had Two Popes”

Fun Fact: The Tragedy of Dirk Willems

Dirk Willems was a Dutch anabaptist in the 16th century. He was imprisoned by the Catholic church but he escaped his confinement by running on an icy pond. One of the prison guards chased after him, and he fell in the frozen water. Willems turned back to save him, but he was recaptured because ofContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Tragedy of Dirk Willems”