World History.

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World History (by country): 

Austria- When conscientious objection was unthinkable, Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter in World War II refuses to fight for the Third Reich.  Photographs. Video.

France- Through her writings, the life and death of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), a French Carmelite nun. Photographs. Video. St. Joan of Arc, France’s Warrior-Maid, in Art and Literature.

“Notre Dame is on Fire!”: a look at the inferno that devastated the world-famous Gothic cathedral in Paris, its immediate aftermath, and what could be ahead.

Germany- German resister to the Nazi regime, Alfred Delp, S.J., is a Ph.D. social scientist and Catholic priest who is imprisoned and executed during World War II– but not before his writings are smuggled out. Photographs. Video.

Ireland- Profiles of 14 Irish rebels executed during the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. Photographs.

St. Francis of Assisi and his annual 800-year-old one-day plenary indulgence. 

The story of Titus Brandsma, O.Carm. who was murdered in Dachau concentration camp in 1942.

Scotland- The story of the Battle of Flodden Field (1513) where King James IV of Scotland (1473-1513) was killed leaving the throne empty for a generation. Illustrations.

United States- A visit to Mount St. Helens, Washington State, U.S.A. just months after it reopened as a National Volcanic Monument following a devastating May 18, 1980 eruption. Photographs. RFK’s politics in 1968-Fifty Years Later.  Kennedy’s 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and Trump’s 2017 North Korean Crisis. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and superdelegates in the 2016 Democratic primaries for president of the United States.  U.S. gun ownership –data and analysis. Quotes of legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite on the role of the media. Photographs.  St. Michael Church (1852) in Chicago’s Old Town survives the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Photographs. PART 1 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement: Coming to Chicago. Photographs. PART 2 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement: Starting the Campaign. Photographs.  PART 3 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement: the march on Marquette Park. Photographs.