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Music in Concentration Camps: Replaying Songs from the Holocaust

Last edited 5th July 2011

This music isn't just about melody, it's a window into history. They're songs that were both composed and played in concentration camps by those in captivity. Watch this video to find out more!

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Vatican Archeologists Reveal 3rd Century Paintings Hidden Beneath Rome

Last edited 16th June 2011

The Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology is the Vatican body responsible for the care of ancient cemeteries and other artifacts from the early Christian centuries. They recently unveiled this 3rd century hypogeum, or underground burial chamber, that belonged to the Aurelia family of Rome.

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Benedict XVI Remembers Dark Times Under Nazi Power

Last edited 31st May 2011

Benedict XVI enjoyed memories of his youth when he was visited Saturday by members of a German Marian group that he joined as a teenager. The Pope addressed the Marianische Männer-Congregation "Mariä Verkündung" (the Sodality of Our Lady), of Regensburg. As he noted, the Holy Father joined the group when he was in minor seminary.

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The Life and Success of Early Christians

Last edited 18th November 2013

After the resurrection of Jesus, the group of disciples was very small. It included a few dozen people led by St. Peter and other apostles. But three and a half centuries later, Christianity  became the official religion of the Roman Empire. According to historians, a key factor in all this was the way early Christians lived. Watch this video for more!

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Italian Priest Honored for Sheltering Jews During WWII

Last edited 12th May 2011

An Italian priest was posthumously awarded with a top honor for protecting a Jewish family from Nazi persecution in World War II. Father Martino Michelone, who died in 1979, was declared “Righteous Among Nations” by Jewish leaders on May 8 for hiding four members of a family for nearly two years. Visit this article to read more.

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We Make the Future, Not the Other Way Around

Last edited 10th May 2011

We live more and more in a cocoon of knowledge-class opinion and prediction which is often wildly wrong. The tools of social science that undergird so much of modern expert opinion have great descriptive but not predictive value.

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National Geographic Documentary Examines Relics of Third-Century Saints

Last edited 19th April 2011

Two skeletons attributed to two married martyrs from the third century could be authentic, say researchers taking part in a new National Geographic Society documentary. “All of the evidence we have gathered points toward the relics having belonged to Chrysanthus and Daria,” said investigation leader Ezio Fulcheri of the University of Genoa. “This has been a very rare opportunity to be able to study bones and other relics that relate directly back to a legend that has been passed on for almost 2,000 years. The completeness of the skeletons is also rare for martyrs of this era, implying that these relics were protected and venerated in their entirety at a very early point in history.”

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The First Palm Sunday

Last edited 21st April 2011

Here is a re-enactment of the very first Palm Sunday, showing Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. This clip is from the movie "The Gospel of John".

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Four Myths About the Crusades

Last edited 14th April 2011

From presidential speeches to role-playing games, the crusades are depicted as a deplorably violent episode in which thuggish Westerners trundled off, unprovoked, to murder and pillage peace-loving, sophisticated Muslims. Paul Crawford from the Education Resource Centre, tackles four common myths about the Crusades in this article!

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Peter and Paul - The Indispensable Men

Last edited 2nd October 2015

On 29 June, we celebrate the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul! This short clip is a preview from Fr. Robert Barron's ‘Catholicism’ Project on the life of Saints Peter and Paul – “The Indispensable Men”. This video documents the spread of Christianity by following in the footsteps of Paul and Peter.

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