75th Anniversary

  • Marriage: Life's Bear Trap?

    May 9th, 2011

    May 1940, page 81 Photo from Photos.com   In 1940, when Elsie Robinson wrote this article, there were over 270,000 divorces granted in the United States. Last year there were well over a million. Marriage isn’t getting any easier these days, which makes the strong language Ms. Robinson uses here seem all the more appropriate. Marriage… read more »

  • Chaplain Courageous

    April 26th, 2011

    August 1945, page 39 Photo Credit: U.S. Navy Photo, National Archives   Early on the morning of March 19, 1945, some 50 miles off the coast of Japan, the U.S. aircraft carrier Franklin had just launched planes for an attack on Kobe and was preparing to launch more when a Japanese plane got through the carrier’s defensive cover and dropped its bombs. The … read more »

  • To Kiss or Not To Kiss

    April 11th, 2011

    June 1945, page 16 Photo from Photos.com   In a recent article about what kind of flowers a guy should give to his girlfriend, our sister publication Tobias divided young women into three categories: bookworms, tomboys, and princesses. In this classic article from Catholic Digest’s June 1945 issue, writer Florence Pfister has her own … read more »

  • Pope Benedict XVI congratulates Catholic Digest on 75 years!

    March 31st, 2011

    This March, editor Dan Connors received a very special letter in the mail.  The letter marked “From the Vatican, 4 March 2011” was from Archbishop Fernando Filoni, Substitute for the General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, expressing congratulations from Pope Benedict XVI on our 75th Anniversary.   Click here to view a … read more »

  • Shot at Dawn

    March 28th, 2011

    Shot at Dawn March 1945, page 19 Photo from Photos.com   Somewhere in Europe, in the last years of the Second World War, a young Canadian soldier hiding in the undergrowth watches helplessly as a British patrol walks into a German trap. He could have warned them, but not without jeopardizing his own mission. All he can do is watch as the Germans … read more »

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