World War Ii

October 16, 2013

Historian: Catholic Church Played Pivotal Role in Rescue of Roman Jews

A new book contends that the Church was the ‘only organizing force’ committed to saving Jews in Rome during World War II.

August 5, 2013

Mission Accomplished: Iwo Jima Veteran Who Became a Franciscan Missionary Comes Home

At the age of 91, Father Bede Fitzpatrick is retiring after 55 years of priestly service in Japan.

November 28, 2012

Yad Vashem Honors Italian Cardinal Who Rescued Jews

Cardinal Elia Dalla Costa is declared ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ for his help in rescuing hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution.

July 11, 2012

Holocaust Memorial Alters Wording on the Wartime Role of Pope Pius XII

Current scholarship contends that the Pope did exert his influence to save Jewish people from the ‘Final Solution.’

April 14, 2012

The Vatican and War

Saturday Book Pick: How two popes named Pius took different approaches to powers threatening peace in Europe.

August 10, 2011

Things Not Said by St. Lawrence, Nun Survives Atomic Bomb, a Stave Church, and much more!

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June 28, 2011

Support Given to Israeli Ambassador for Praise of Pius XII

Expert says discussion reflects 'greater openness' toward wartime Pope.

June 2, 2011

General MacCarthur Encouraged Japanese to Convert, Verastegui Opens Pro-Life Center, and much more!

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June 2, 2011

St. Sixtus II, Post-Post-Modernism, Can't Name Guardian Angel, Clarity with Charity, and more!

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May 30, 2011

Thank You. That's all. Just ... Thank You.

May 11, 2011

New Light on Pius XII Cause?

August 8, 2010

Commemorating a Major U.S. War Crime

March 5, 2010

Poland's Dark Night: Why You Should See Katyn

February 23, 2010

Remembering a World War II Death Trap — and a Miraculous Rescue

September 19, 2009

Tinker, Tailor, Hobbit, Spy