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800,000 Saved by Pius XIIs Silence

The 1963 play, "The Deputy" by Rolf Hochhuth, which presents Pope Pius XIIs silence during the holocaust as criminal, inhuman and cowardly, almost certainly generated the largest controversy in the history of drama.

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Abortion and Logic

John Irving is a well-known novelist and short story writer. In his latest book, My Movie Business: A Memoir (Knopf, 1999), he presents his view on abortion and his attitude toward Right-to-Life advocates. This passage is quite remarkable in that it contains well over a dozen logical fallacies within a relatively brief span of words.

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Father Pro: A Mexican Hero

Miguel Pro and the other Mexican martyrs provided millions of people with inspiration to resist the most anti-Catholic government ever seen in the Americas.

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Blessed Jakob Gapp

The Nazis gave various reasons for imprisoning these clergymen: stirring up the masses, spying, aiding prisoners, suspicion of treason, behavior unfriendly to Germany, support of Jews, insulting the Fuhrer or National Socialism, or sometimes no reason at all.

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Terror in Ukraine

Bishop Romzha was only one of many brave believers who paid the ultimate price for their loyalty to the faith in Ukraine. As horrible as their experiences were, their commitment bore rich dividends.

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Archbishop Romero and Latin American Martyrs

On Monday, March 24, 1980, at 6:25 p.m. in the chapel of the Divina Providencia Cancer Hospital, where he lived in a small house, Oscar Arnulfo Romero, archbishop of San Salvador, the capital of the Central American nation El Salvador, was killed during his homily by a gunman who fired one, well-placed bullet through his heart.

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Albania: The First Atheist State

Albania is a small country that prides itself on its fierce national identity and long Christian history. But after the communist takeover 1946 tens of thousands of common people perished for religious reasons.

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The Spirit in Vietnam

As World War II ended, Vietnam began to suffer the same types of persecution and martyrdoms that Communism brought to China and Korea. But at that very moment a spiritual story was unfolding that shows how grace operates even in the most terrible circumstances.

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