• 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   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 »

  • Helping children deal with disaster

    March 18th, 2011

    Photo from   Barbara Curtis, frequent blogger at Faith and Family Live, tells us in her March 13, 2011 blog “Explaining Earthquakes: helping kids make sense of tragedy” why shielding our children from the images of sorrow and loss from Japan’s recent disaster may not be the best approach to helping our children deal with devastation. &… read more »

  • Front-Line Chaplain

    March 14th, 2011

    Front-Line Chaplain July 1944, page 67 Photo from   The Second World War had profound effects on Catholic Digest  — as it did on the whole country and on the millions of service personnel and their families. The magazine operated short-staffed as many of its key lay employees enlisted in the military. Paper was in equally … read more »

  • Heroes Till Death

    March 1st, 2011

    Heroes Till Death September 1937, page 93 Photo from   Few people today give much thought to the Spanish Civil War, but it was a huge event at the time Catholic Digest was born. A Spanish republican government with strong socialist leanings had outlawed the monarchy and, among other reforms, legislated a strict separation between church and… read more »

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