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  • Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

    Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

    • Oct 6, 2017

    On All Soul’s Day, November 2, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at a cemetery where more than 7,800 members of the U.S. military are buried. Many of the soldiers died in 1943 during Operation Husky, the Allies’ campaign to liberate the island of Sicily from the Axis powers.

  • How Low Sunday became Divine Mercy Sunday

    How Low Sunday became Divine Mercy Sunday

    • Apr 23, 2017

    The Sunday after Easter was once called Low Sunday, but now we celebrate it as Divine Mercy Sunday. The reason is that after a long 20th century, the human family is in tremendous need of healing and hope, of both receiving mercy and sharing compassion with one another.

  • Actor embraced pacifism after Europe’s 20th-century war experiences

    Actor embraced pacifism after Europe’s 20th-century war experiences

    • Apr 10, 2017

    Actor Daniel Bruhl, part German and part Spanish, has now played a Nazi in a movie for the second time. He says he understands the gravity of the role from discussions with his grandparents who lived through the second world war, and he wonders if he could have made the heroic decisions that some had to make at that time to save lives in the face of such great danger.

  • Croats try to persuade Serbs there’s no smoking gun on Stepinac

    Croats try to persuade Serbs there’s no smoking gun on Stepinac

    • Feb 17, 2017

    As a joint working group between Serbs and Croats studies the life of the wartime Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, the Croats are starting to wonder what it’s going to take to persuade the Serbs that there are no hidden secrets or new facts waiting to emerge which would tarnish Stepinac’s legacy.

  • The astonishing secret history of the Pope who fought Hitler

    The astonishing secret history of the Pope who fought Hitler

    • Dec 19, 2016

    Much has been said about Pope Pius XII’s efforts to counter the third Reich during WWII, but a new book by historian Mark Riebling, “Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler,” sheds light on the covert action and secret support of the Church to overthrow Adolf Hitler.

  • BBC owes us the truth on the Church and the Nazis

    BBC owes us the truth on the Church and the Nazis

    • Dec 11, 2016

    The BBC reporter stated as fact that, “Silence was the response of the Catholic Church when Nazi Germany demonized Jewish people and then attempted to eradicate Jews from Europe.” Lord Alton demands that the BBC report the actual facts about Pius XII.

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