Tag: World War II

German church leaders recall end of WWII, urge commitment to peace

German church leaders recall end of WWII, urge commitment to peace

In a joint service marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Christian churches in Germany issued a call for a commitment to work for peace, reported the German Catholic news agency, KNA.

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Federal appeals court now says Florida Latin cross can stay

Federal appeals court now says Florida Latin cross can stay

| Carol Zimmermann | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Reversing its previous decision, a federal appeals court ruled Feb. 19 that a World War II-era cross can remain standing in a park in Pensacola, Florida, based on the Supreme Court’s decision last year about a similar cross on public property in Maryland.

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WWII bomber pilot credits St. Therese of Lisieux for survival

WWII bomber pilot credits St. Therese of Lisieux for survival

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A German Messerschmitt fighter plane was bearing down on Don Stoliel’s B-17 bomber as he flew a mission during World War II.

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‘Nationalistic tendencies’ threaten world peace, pope tells diplomats

‘Nationalistic tendencies’ threaten world peace, pope tells diplomats

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

As it did prior to the Second World War, the rise of nationalism in the world poses a threat to peace and constructive dialogue among nations, Pope Francis said.

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After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning of mission, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Simon Velasquez of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul can’t tell you off the top of his head how tall he is. But, he can say this: He was small enough to fit neatly inside a ball turret on a B-17 bomber during World War II.

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Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will commemorate all those who have died in war by celebrating Mass at an Italian cemetery where thousands of American soldiers killed during World War II are buried.

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When is it a sin to make a referral?

When is it a sin to make a referral?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | October 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

During World War II, if a contractor had been asked to construct a building knowing that it would serve as a gas chamber in Auschwitz, it goes without saying that he ought not agree to do it. By laying the foundation and supervising the plumbing, electrical and duct work, he would be contributing to, or enabling, the subsequent commission of atrocities against prisoners in the concentration camp.

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French priest reveals ‘forgotten’ Holocaust victims at Twin Cities event

French priest reveals ‘forgotten’ Holocaust victims at Twin Cities event

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since 2004, Father Patrick Desbois has investigated hidden mass graves in Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Belarus, and has found tens of thousands of human remains from the Holocaust buried in fields.

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John Glenn, American ‘icon,’ astronaut, former U.S. senator, dies at 95

John Glenn, American ‘icon,’ astronaut, former U.S. senator, dies at 95

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Astronaut legend and decorated World War II pilot John H. Glenn, who served for 24 years in the U.S. Senate and inspired young people to pursue careers in sciences and engineering, died Dec. 8. He was 95.

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Veterans get hero’s welcome after visit to war memorials in Washington

Veterans get hero’s welcome after visit to war memorials in Washington

| Tom Tracy | November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Minnesota native and Key West retiree Raymond Blazevic vividly remembers being drafted into the U.S. Navy and joining 70,000 other recruits at a boot camp just south of the Canadian border during World War II.

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Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

| Joseph McAleer | November 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

A committed Seventh-day Adventist and World War II conscientious objector, Doss was unwilling to take lives but anxious to save them.

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