World War I

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Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Irish archbishop: The sacrifice of Protestants and Catholics in WWI should unite us

Irish Protestants and Catholics should see the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day as an opportunity to build peace and reconciliation,... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis marks World War I centenary with message of peace

The bells of St. Peter’s Basilica rang out in unison with thousands of other church bells around the world Sunday... Read more

World War I.

After 100 years, US Catholicism still bears the stamp of World War I

A century after the close of World War I, the war has faded from living memory. But its effects endure.  Read more

The RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine, May 7, 1915.

How did the Vatican respond to the sinking of the Lusitania during WWI?

The 1915 torpedoing of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania, which galvanized anti-German sentiment in the US during World War I,... Read more

Benedict XV, circa 1915. Photo courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.

The 'Unknown Pope' – how Benedict XV is relevant today

Despite a biography title labeling him the “Unknown Pope,”  Benedict XV had a tremendous impact on life of the Church,... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewburgy preaches at St. Columba's in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the... Read more

WWI Battle of the Hindenburg Line.

Materialism, 'rejection' of Christianity factors in World War I

Scholar and author George Weigel proposed that World War I was caused and prolonged not only by political struggles and... Read more