- Aug 12, 2020
A joint working group between the Vatican and the Serbian Orthodox Church recently had its first meeting to examine the role of Croatian Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac before, during and after World War II, and it’s time for the Serbian side to put their cards on the table in terms of why they believe this process is necessary.
[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the web site of the Unione Cristiani Cattolici Razionali, the “Union of Rational Christian Catholics,” in Italy, and appears here in a Crux translation.] From 1917 to the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was governed by a regime that sought to combat
Anyone who has even the slightest insight into how a canonization process works at the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints knows the path is rarely uncomplicated. Even by that standard, however, there’s a cause from Croatia that has had more than its fair share of ups and downs:
“The Ninth Day” is newly available on North American DVD via Ignatius Press. It comes with a 16-page full-color booklet with my 2004 review of the film and my interview with the director, Volker Schlöndorff. “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days” is available on Blu-ray/DVD. In the cultural upheaval following the
“The Train” was re-released earlier this year in a new DVD edition from Kino Lorber; it is also available via Amazon Instant and other services. Recent news that two men in Poland claimed to have found a legendary Nazi cargo train allegedly loaded with plundered artwork — as well as
ROME — Marking the 70th anniversary of the use of nuclear bombs by the United States in Japan at the close of World War II, Pope Francis reiterated the Vatican’s long-standing call for a total ban on nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction. The pontiff called nuclear weapons