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Stop the Press! Jesus was Married! Oh No!

Last edited 19th September 2012

Actually no, Jesus was not married, just to clear that up. The Da Vinci Code may have come and gone, but the same dubious "scholarship", breathless "gotcha!" tactics, and general, sloppy silliness lives on - in the New York Times and the Sydney Morning Herald:


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Eleven Years After September 11: America Reflects

Last edited 11th September 2012

September 11, 2001 changed the United States of America. On this eleventh anniversary we should remember and honour the memory of the 3000 innocent people whose lives taken by the evil actions of men who had the intention of killing as many innocent people as possible. We were inspired by the courageous response of the men and women who risked their lives to save others. Every year since September 11, 2001, we are reminded of who we can be as a good and free people. The heroes of Ground Zero were lights in an age of hungry darkness.


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Cardinal Remembers Pope Pius XII as Wartime Hero, Saint

Last edited 2nd August 2012

He's now 96-years-old, but during World War II, Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini was a young priest in a Roman parish who first came face-to-face with Pope Pius XII in the aftermath of an Allied air raid.


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Crash Course on the Crusades

Last edited 26th July 2012

The Crusades are one of the most misunderstood events in Western and Church history. The very word “crusades” conjures negative images in our modern world of bloodthirsty and greedy European nobles embarked on a conquest of peaceful Muslims. The Crusades are considered by many to be one of the “sins” the Christian Faith has committed against humanity and with the Inquisition are the go-to cudgels for bashing the Church. It is worth our time to be versed in the facts and especially to recall the tremendous faith, sacrifice, and courage that inspired the vast majority of the Crusaders to act in defense of Christendom.

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Holocaust Museum Praised for Corrections to Pius XII Exhibit

Last edited 6th July 2012

Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has made changes to a controversial exhibit on Pope Pius XII, presenting a more balanced view of his actions toward the Nazis and their Jewish victims.


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Decades Later, A Fallen Soldier's Family Still Remembers

Last edited 28th May 2012

The yellowed newsprint was unfolded carefully. Its creases spoke of being handled many times over the years since it had been printed in the 1940s after the allies had claimed victory in the “war to end all wars.” Sgt. Carl Stadelbacher wouldn’t be home that spring or summer or any other time until his body was returned to his home in Cobden, Ill. where he would be buried at St. Joseph Church.


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The Dangers of Capital Punishment: Wrong Man Was Executed in Texas in 1989

Last edited 16th May 2012

He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989.


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An Anzac Day Reflection

Last edited 24th April 2012

On 25 April, the people of Australia and New Zealand stop to remember all those who have died in battle, defending our nations. Known as 'ANZAC' day, we honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.


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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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