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  • ISBN 0824518462
  • ISBN13 978-0824518462
  • Language English
  • Author Robert Royal
  • Publisher Crossroad General Interest; 1st Edition edition (June 25, 2000)
  • Pages 429
  • Formats lrf mbr lrf txt
  • Category History
  • Subcategory World
  • Size ePub 1287 kb
  • Size Fb2 1611 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 253

Provides a global account of the heroic men and women martyred for the faith in the twentieth century.

The 20th century had more martyrs than any other century in history

The 20th century had more martyrs than any other century in history. in St Petersburg after a Sunday Mass" (p 47). The reports of those who lived through the Gulag and the deaths they saw there are terrifying

Robert Royal’s book, Catholic Martyrs of the 20th Century (New York: Crossroads, 2000), is not about them.

Robert Royal’s book, Catholic Martyrs of the 20th Century (New York: Crossroads, 2000), is not about them. In contrast, almost all of this book describes what real bishops, real priests, as real Catholics did during the persecutions in Mexico, Spain, France, Ukraine, Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, Albania, Romania, China, Africa, Korea, Eastern and Central Europe, Sudan and any Islamic country. To read The Catholic Martyrs of the 20th Century is to be embarrassed and mortified. The incredible heroism and faithfulness makes one shrink to minuteness

Acclaimed as a masterpiece, Robert Royal's book tells their heroic and inspiring stories. Martyrdom is the ultimate test of faith, and in the 20th century, more Catholics around the globe were persecuted, tortured, and martyred for their faith than in any previous century

Acclaimed as a masterpiece, Robert Royal's book tells their heroic and inspiring stories. The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History (9780824524142) by Robert Royal. Martyrdom is the ultimate test of faith, and in the 20th century, more Catholics around the globe were persecuted, tortured, and martyred for their faith than in any previous century. Acclaimed as a masterpiece, Robert Royal's book tells their heroic and inspiring stories.

The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive Global History, 2000. The Pope's Army: 500 Years of the Papal Swiss Guard, 2006. The God that Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West, 2006

The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive Global History, 2000. The God that Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West, 2006. A Deeper Vision: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Twentieth Century, 2015.

In his study Robert Royal, president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, . shows how heroic were the sufferings of members of the Catholic Church during the twentieth century. Taking a cue from Pope John Paul lI's encyclical, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, this survey covers the victims of persecutions in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In that one century, millions were martyred, perhaps more than in all the previous centuries combined. In Europe, the central focus of the work, Royal deals with both the West and East. The Russian Revolution and.

Robert Royal is president of the Faith and Reason institute and author of the bestselling The Pope's Army and numerous other books. He lives in Washington DC.

From the Catholic martyrs at Auschwitz to Oscar Romero; from Ita Ford and her companions to the recent murders of Christians in India, it is estimated that more than one million Christians died for their faith in the "century of progress" we have just experienced. In The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century, Robert Royal presents a wide-ranging history of these martyrs. The book traces the specific situation of each incident and studies the political system and the reason for confrontation.

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From the Catholic martyrs at Auschwitz to Oscar Romero; from Ita Ford and her companions to the recent murders of Christians in India, it is estimated that more than one million Christians died for their faith in the century of progress we have just experienced

From the Catholic martyrs at Auschwitz to Oscar Romero; from Ita Ford and her companions to the recent murders of Christians in India, it is estimated that more than one million Christians died for their faith in the century of progress we have just experienced.

A few years ago, Robert Royal wrote The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History, and that it is. He talks about the witness of the martyrs and our Christian lives today. Kathryn Jean Lopez: You write, It is worth noting that martyrs are real human beings, human beings like ourselves who were fearful when they were placed in extraordinary circumstances and yet managed to act in extraordinary ways. Why is this important to point out?

Talk about The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History


Moronydit
The book's goal is to educate the reader on the many Catholic martyrs of the 20th century and it succeeds in its goal. I found the book to be well-written and informative. I want to say it was entertaining, but I worry that may give the wrong impression. The book keeps one's interest, and while not flinching at revealing the horror of these martyrs' last hours it puts their suffering into the larger context of being witnesses to the Christian faith.

I have two main complaints about this book:

The bigger of the two complaints is that the author relied almost exclusively on secondary sources. It would have been much more valuable a book had the author actually listed the primary source documents that support the accounts he related. Since the author used mostly secondary sources anyone who might actually want to do more research into these martyrdoms will first have to hunt down these secondary sources and then find out what their sources were before actually arriving at the original documents.

The second complaint is more stylistic. The author is repetitive. He used the same phrases again and again. He did not shy away from cliches and he apparently refused to use a thesaurus when writing this book. But despite these shortcomings the stories are riveting enough to overpower the author's personal writing weaknesses.
Granijurus
This was very good. He explains what takes place to make the things happen that do Sometimes a bit wordy, he is. But good book.
Weernis
well packed, as described, would deal with again A+++
Humin
extremely inspirational.
fightnight
In-depth and informative
Lamranilv
Excellent book, thoroughly readable and an eye opener. Royal does his homework,the research is careful and accurate--no hearsay. The focus is, of course, on the lives of the martyrs, but this book also provides a sweeping history of the twentieth century with all its horrors. I've read it twice, it is a powerful and remarkable book. Well worth reading. Highly recommended.
Arcanescar
useful
There have always been Catholics willing to die for the faith. Yet most of the world assumes the age of martyrs is long past, perhaps even that it was mostly over when Rome fell.

Wrong. The 20th century had more martyrs than any other century in history. They range from Mexico, where Catholics priests were hunted down for saying the Mass, and then executed, like Father Pro.

The numbers of those murdered under Soviet Russia can only be guessed at, ranging from the 13,000 Catholics who "paraded down to the headquarters of the Cheka...in St Petersburg after a Sunday Mass" (p 47).

The reports of those who lived through the Gulag and the deaths they saw there are terrifying. Yet some, like Bishop Charnetskyi who "was tortured terribly for many days...bore it with such courage and obvious sanctity that..." (p 79) one of his tormentors begged his forgiveness.

In Spain, the communists took nuns from convents and shot them. Crucifixions were actually reported, along with all the other bloody murders of priests and Catholics that took place. Again, the numbers can only be guessed at.

The Nazis killed practically every priest in Poland, and the future Pope John Paul only escaped by a miracle. Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe were among those martyred in the camps.

And I have only scratched the surface of this book. It's a must have for your library.