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Sacrifice of Titanic's Catholic Priests Recalled on 100th Anniversary

Last edited 17th April 2012

Three Catholic priests, including one hailed by Pope Saint Pius X as a martyr for the faith, were among the victims of the Titanic disaster remembered during its 100th anniversary on April 14-15. All three of the European-born priests – Father Juozas Montvila of Lithuania, Father Josef Peruschitz, O.S.B. of Bavaria, and English rector Father Thomas Byles – are said to have declined lifeboats in order to offer spiritual aid to travelers who perished in the shipwreck, which claimed 1503 lives.

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100 Years Later: A Snapshot of Life on the Titanic

Last edited 5th April 2012

When the famous ship hit the infamous iceberg nearly 100 years ago on April 15, 1912, the Titanic didn’t just send hundreds of its passengers to the bottom of the ocean—it also took all the evidence of what life was like on board for the ill-fated travelers. Or at least it would have, were it not for Father Francis Browne.

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The Secret Nazi Program that Killed Thousands of Disabled People

Last edited 2nd April 2012

This letter was signed by Hitler himself, with it, the madness of the Nazi ideology soon materialized. The letter approves a program called Aktion T4. Its goal was to cut spending by reducing the number of hospitalized patients, by any means necessary, which of course meant death. Under the program, hospital directors listed patients who, according to this program, didn't have a "right to live". It included mental patients, the disabled and those who couldn't defend themselves.

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Pius XII Letters Reveal How He Helped Jews in WWII

Last edited 6th March 2012

Gary Krupp, a Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life’s work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII, is welcoming the first public display of letters from the Vatican Archives that suggest the wartime pontiff helped many Jews escape Nazi persecution. The archived letters are featured as part of the “Lux in Arcana” exhibition, which opened last week in Rome. It showcases 100 articles from the Vatican’s Secret Archives to celebrate its 400th anniversary.

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The Life and Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last edited 16th January 2012

On Monday 16 January 2012, Americans celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, recalling the astonishing legacy he left, showing us what it means to be committed to God’s justice and truth. We cannot fail to note how different things are in the world, because of the struggle that he, and so many others undertook, to end the horrifying, embarrassing, and painful legacy of racism and segregation. Such dramatic change came at great cost, as Dr. King and others suffered arrest, death threats, hatred, disrespect and endless other hideous outrages.

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Researcher Reveals Pius XII’s ‘Remarkable’ Aid for Jewish Refugees

Last edited 10th January 2012

Pope Pius XII helped a group of 500 Jewish refugees escape death at the hands of the Nazis and made a touching public tribute to the Jewishness of the man seeking their deliverance, new research shows.

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Jesus in Film

Last edited 15th December 2011

This short documentary surveys eight movies whose stories and images have told the story of the Son of God and the birth of Christianity.

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Fr. Barron Comments on "The Advent Revolution"

Last edited 11th December 2011

One temptation we should avoid, is to reduce Advent and Christmas to a 'cosy' sentimental season. As Fr. Barron explains in this video, this season is revolutionary - it is one of action, change and energy. Watch this reflection to find out how we can take back the real meaning of Christmas... and start an 'Advent Revolution'.

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Website Reveals the Lives of Early Christians

Last edited 14th November 2013

The website earlychristians.org is a place to learn about the first Christians. It was originally started by a group of university students in Spain and is now celebrating it's fifth year. The website explains the spread of Christianity from the 12 apostles to the Roman Christian Empire. Watch this video to find out more!

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The Sacrifice Of One: A Reflection for Remembrance Day

Last edited 10th November 2011

On 11 November every year, the world pauses to reflect on those who have died in war, serving their country. Behind each sacrifice, lies a person who gave up their special moments in life so that we could enjoy ours. Watch this video for a touching story of sacrifice, and remembrance. Lest we forget!

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