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. Regions and topics include the Calvary of Romania, the death of Edith Stein, Miguel Pro and the Mexican tragedy, Soviet Russia, and China.
Robert Royal is president of the Faith & Reason Institute in Washington, DC. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Catholic University of America. He has written, edited or translated over a dozen books, and he lectures frequently on ethics, culture, religion and politics.
- Michael Novak