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Pope Recognizes Italian Martyr for Helping Jews During the Holocaust

Last edited 19th June 2012

Odoardo Focherini was an Italian newspaper editor and a father of seven. During World War II, he helped hundreds of Jews escape Nazi persecution by giving them false documents to cross the Swiss border to safety. He was eventually arrested and deported to the camp of Hersbruck where he died of an infection in December 1944. On May 10, Benedict XVI announced that Focherini would become a Blessed in recognition of his martyrdom. Watch this video for his story!

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Spanish Production Company Launches Movie on a Priest and His Unexpected Journey

Last edited 30th April 2012

This is the trailer for a movie called "Alba.” It tells the story of a priest who is making his way to a parish to celebrate Mass, when suddenly, he sees a group of young people who just suffered a car crash.

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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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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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Inter-Religious Meeting in Assisi: What was John Paul II Thinking?

Last edited 26th October 2011

On October 27, Benedict XVI will travel to Assisi to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the meeting for world peace. The historic event that was created by John Paul II was attended by representatives from the world's other major religions. The first meeting in 1986 was a huge step forward in Catholic relations with other Christian and non-Christian churches. Watch this video to learn more!

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180 Movie - Powerful Short Film

Last edited 20th October 2011

An Award-Winning Documentary 33 minutes that will change your world!

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Medjugorje: Documents Show How Communist Government Repressed Visionaries

Last edited 8th September 2011

New documents have been revealed showing how the communist regime of Yugoslavia tried to suppress the movement behind the apparitions of Medjugorje. In the book “The Mystery of Medjugorje,” the Croatian journalist Žarko Ivkovi? explains how the government would spy, blackmail, and even threaten Church officials, particularly the Franciscan friar Jozo Zovko, who was the spiritual director of the visionaries. Watch this video to find out more.

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