Book Launch and Signing for "Soldiers of a Different Cloth"

Author: Kathryn Pitts

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New York Times best-selling author and military historian John Wukovits (ND '67) will give a short presentation on his newly published book Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II. He will also be available to answer questions and sign books.


"John Wukovits shines light on a previously little-known aspect of World War II: the vital role that chaplains—especially those from Notre Dame—played in providing spiritual comfort during times of great stress, and in aiding the sick, wounded, and others 'at the hour of their deaths.' " —Flint Whitlock, author and editor of WWII Quarterly magazine


“On the front lines, in ships under attack, in prisoner-of-war camps, in medical care facilities, these stalwart men and women brought a devoted ministry of sacramental participation, counsel, and care for the grieving. Their collective story has now been told by John Wukovits with full appreciation for the dedication, courage, and deep commitment that it entailed." —Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame


Soldiers of a Different Cloth is distinct from other historical accounts of World War II because it focuses on the extraordinary contributions of chaplains and missionaries from the University of Notre Dame. According to John Wukovits, "World War II books have a tendency to focus on men who fought the land and sea battles." He goes on to say, "In reading this book about an overlooked group who went into battle, unarmed, and who tended to fallen men while shells exploded everywhere, you will learn that the human spirit can rise above the most horrid carnage."


John Wukovits is available for interviews.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

4:30PM – 6:00PM

Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

Second Floor

Admission is Free

Open to the Public


For more information, contact:, call 574.631.3267