writer: Paolo Damossa

Father Placido Cortese: The Courage of Silence

June 4, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Father Placido Cortese was an unexpected hero in Italy during World War II. He could have chosen a simpler ministry of praying safely behind the walls of his church, remaining oblivious to the rising Nazi regime. Had he done this, his name would not be remembered today and the hundreds of men and [...]


February 6, 2007

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Cottolengo" is a beautiful portrayal of relying on God and keeping faith. It focuses on the true story of Joseph Benedict Cottolengo and his compassion for others. Cottolengo becomes a priest and helps the sick during a Typhoid epidemic in Turin, Italy, in the mid-nineteenth century. He travels to [...]