World War II

Thumbnail hacksaw ridge 01 A matter of faith and conviction

If ever there was a war film more frighteningly violent than Stephen Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan,” it is Mel Gibson's “Hacksaw Ridge.” The...

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A few weeks back I woke up one morning to the news that 200 U.S. troops were participating in war games with the Egyptian army. My immediate,...

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Thumbnail jakob salvati and eduardo verastegui star in little boy courtesy of metanoia films cna 4 24 15 For filmmakers, 'Little Boy' moved mountains of its own

A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but to strengthen the faith of...

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Thumbnail ukrainian priest credit bogdan mendrun shutterstock cna In a grandmother’s dress, the hidden story of a Ukrainian priest’s martyrdom

Dr. George Isajiw, the grandson of a slain Ukrainian priest, always knew that his grandfather was martyred by the Soviet secret police, amidst the...

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In 1942, the U.S. government ordered more than 120,000 men, women and children from their homes and detained them indefinitely in 10 isolated,...

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Thumbnail douglas macarthur signs formal surrender cna On WWII anniversary, Pope says 'never again' to war, condemns arms trafficking

Pope Francis remembered the official end of the Second World War on Wednesday with the plea: “never again,” and he decried similar horrors from...

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Thumbnail troops of company e 16th infantry 1st infantry division wade onto the fox green section of omaha beach on june 6 1944 credit chief robert f sargent us coast guard cna 6 Pope Francis honors each of the soldiers of D-Day

In a letter sent Friday to French bishops, Pope Francis paid homage to the men who fought in the D-Day invasion of Normandy 70 years ago, which was...

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Thumbnail fr francis sampson who was known as the parachute padre gives last rites to paratroopers killed in action during the d day invasion of normandy credit us navy cna 6 6 Recalling D-Day, 70 Years Ago

Men and women across the United States and Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the events of that fateful day, June 6, 1944,...

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Thumbnail josearturocastellanos wikipediadominiopublico 270717 The El Salvadoran who helped rescue 40,000 Jews from the Holocaust

José Arturo Castellanos was a Catholic from El Salvador who during the Second World War was sent as a diplomat to the city of Geneva, Switzerland....

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Thumbnail roman catholic cathedral on a hill in nagasaki ca circa 1945 77 aec 52 4459 credit archivesgov cna 8 6 15 Tough lessons to learn from Hiroshima and Nagasaki: just war, nuclear disarmament

The 70th anniversary of the US atomic strikes on Japan has prompted reflection, commemoration, and debate about the ethics of war and the world’s...

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Thumbnail castel gandolfo When the pope’s palace became a refugee center and neonatal unit

Because Pope Francis isn’t using the traditional papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, and apparently has no plans ever to do so, beginning...

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