It is easy to overlook the extraordinary enlightenment that Catholicism has brought to the world. Much of our university system, art, music, legal tradition, charity and even much of our science have come from Catholic civilisation and Catholic minds. While whole libraries would be required to explore these topics in detail, but here are a few of the contributions outlined.
The Opus Maius (1267) of the Franciscan Roger Bacon, written at the request of Pope Clement IV, largely initiated the tradition of optics in the Latin world. Read more
Catholic civilisation has made a remarkable contribution to the scientific investigation & mapping of the earth producing great explorers such as Marco Polo. Read more
Perhaps the greatest single contribution to education to emerge from Catholic civilisation was the development of the university system. Read more
Elements of the Catholic faith have been the founding principles of extraordinary Catholic contributions to art and architecture.Read more
The centrality of Greek and Latin to Catholicism has greatly facilitated popular literacy. Spread by Catholic missions and exploration, the Latin alphabet is...Read more
Methods for recording chant led to the invention of musical notion, of incalculable benefit for the recording of music. Read more