Hear My Voice” is a well-written, readable novel that traces the lives of three women born during World War II and the Holocaust.
Novel reflects author’s broad knowledge of Christian-Jewish relations
Couple’s story captures courage of a French village in World War II
“Love in a Time of Hate” tells the story of the Trocmes and others in Le Chambon who courageously and cleverly put their faith into action to hide Jews.
World War II tale about English village choir hits all the right notes
Letters and journals are used to tell the story,“The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir,” which is set in a small village in England in the early days of World War II, when many of the men have left to join the war effort.
Bishop’s memories of World War II Army service in Italy still vivid
Sgt. Louis DeSimone, a 22-year-old translator of Italian attached to the headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Army experienced all the tragedies of WW II to become a priest and then bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Historic Iowa ballroom is setting for story of romance, plot twists
“Stars Over Clear Lake” gives readers a nostalgic glimpse of life in small-town America in the 1940s when ballrooms existed in many towns throughout the country.
Paper’s 1941 war edition expressed faith, patriotism of island Catholics
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Letters show brotherly love, developing thinking on moral challenges
Imagine St. Paul, Isaiah or Jeremiah — any key prophetic figure — with a brother or close companion, one who could be a support and encouragement at times when life got rough. Whether or not you see Phil and Dan Berrigan, one who was a Josephite priest and later married and the other a Jesuit priest, as prophetic against the politics of war in the last half of the 20th century or not, watching their relationship and lives unfold through their letters to each other shows two men trying to be faithful to the Gospel and to each other.
World War II chaplain’s remains identified, will be returned to Iowa
There was nothing yet infamous about Dec. 7, 1941, when Father Aloysius Schmitt woke up aboard the battleship the USS Oklahoma to celebrate Mass that Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor. But just minutes after the liturgy ended, a surprise Japanese attack was underway, and Father Schmitt would lose his life while helping save the lives of 12 others, becoming the first U.S. chaplain to die during World War II.