Alojzije Cardinal Stepinac was born on May 8,1898 in Brezarić, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary to a wealthy Croatian family. He was the 5th of 9 children. His mother was a devout Catholic and prayed constantly that young Alojzije would enter the priesthood. … Continue reading Alojzije Cardinal Stepinac: Croatian Catholic prelate and patriot
Fulton J. Sheen was born Peter John Sheen on May 8,1895 in El Paso, Illinois. He was the oldest of four sons. The son of Newton and Delia Sheen. His first role in the Catholic Church was when he served … Continue reading Fulton Sheen: Life is Worth Living
Before the Holocaust was perpetrated by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich when Nazi bureaucrats met at the Wannsee Conference on January 20,1942 to decide the fate of Europe’s Jews. Almost 3 decades earlier, there was another Holocaust known as … Continue reading The Armenian Genocide: 103 years later. The Holocaust against Christians.
Everyone has heard of Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), the world-renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and published author. His birth date, January 8, marked the 300th anniversary of the Christian astronomer Galileo Galilei‘s death. Hawking passed away a few days ago on March … Continue reading What Kind of Man Was Stephen Hawking?
Count Clemens August von Galen was born March 16,1878 at Dinklage Castle in Dinklage, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Germany to one of the oldest and most distinguished Catholic noble families of Westphalia. He was the eleventh of thirteen children, the … Continue reading Count Clemens August Cardinal von Galen, The Lion of Münster
Pope Pius XII was born Eugenio Pacelli on March 2,1876 in Rome, Italy to Filippo Pacelli and Virginia Graziosi. His family was devoutly Catholic and had ties to the Catholic Church. His grandfather, Marcantonio Pacelli, had been Under-Secretary in the Papal Ministry … Continue reading Pope Pius XII, The Hero and Rescuer of World War II
Father Thomas Byles was born on February 24,1870 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK to Reverend Alfred Holden Byles, a Congregationalist minister and Louisa Davids. His family was a devout Congregationalist family and young Thomas was religious his entire life. Between … Continue reading Father Thomas Byles, Hero of the RMS Titanic
February 2018, it’s finally that time again – the Winter Olympics, this year being held in Pyeongchang. This is a time of international unity, healthy competition, celebrating accomplishment, and overcoming the odds. We were able to gain enough trust in … Continue reading Dear Gus, You’re No Johnny
Father Basil W. Maturin was born on February 15,1847 in Dublin, Ireland to William Maturin and Jane Cook, who were members of the Church of Ireland. He was also the grandson of Charles Maturin, a writer. As a young man, … Continue reading Father Basil Maturin, Hero and Martyr of the Lusitania sinking
As you may read in an essay I wrote last year, during Spanish Civil War (1936-39) socialist and communist participated in a lot of episodes of religious persecution against Catholics. Some 6,832 religious were murdered between 1936 and 1939 – … Continue reading Reporting Spanish Civil War Religious Persecution Could Be A Prosecution Reason