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World War II

The Wartime Ghost Boom

Having faced death, society had the supernatural close at hand

Armenian Memories

The Armenians determined never to let the genocide of 1915 pass Into oblivion.

Lessons From Dietrich von Hildebrand

Here was a Hildebrand I’d never met before.

Will Francis Fast-Track A Canonization for Pope Pius XII?

At conference, clergy and scholars commemorate the anniversary of Pius's death

The Glorious Journey of Edith Stein from Atheist to Patron Saint of Europe

On August 9, 1942, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was martyred in a gas chamber at Auschwitz. Her legacy remains.

What Happens When You See the Results of a Good Deed You’ve Done

The moment Nicholas Winton realized he was surrounded by the children he had saved.

What Two Popes Did at Yad Vashem

Francis is no papal powder puff.

The Black Legend of Pius XII

Can a sober assessment of history rehabilitate the WWII pontiff?

What’s Keeping St. John XXIII From Being Declared “Righteous Among the Nations”?

Everyone agrees he was a great friend of the Jewish people and saved many lives. So what’s the hold-up?