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“For over half of the twentieth century, across nearly half the globe, the Catholic Faith was repressed, restricted, or outright illegal,” reports Kristen Van Uden in her upcoming book When the Sickle Swings. “From secret Masses in the prisons of Cuba, to clandestine clergy in the catacombs of Bratislava, to showdowns with Soviet tanks on the streets of Brno, Catholics resisted communist persecution in every way they could. Like their ancestors before them, they risked it all for their Faith. Kristen is the editor of Catholic Exchange and author spokesperson at Sophia Institute Press. Her first book, When the Sickle Swings: Stories of Catholics Who Survived Communist Oppression, will be available from Sophia Institute Press on November 21, 2023. She has been featured on a wide range of media platforms including Coast to Coast AM, First Things, and Sensus Fidelium. Book information, original articles, and links to interviews can be found at her Substack, On the Wheel.
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