St. Maximilian Kolbe and Euthanasia

During morning Mass on August 14th, the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, I listened to the priest recount the story of his death at Auschwitz.  I knew the story well, but on hearing it this time I realized just how important his intercession is against assisted suicide and euthanasia. As a “poorly behaved” child,…

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Saint Edith Stein, Christmas, and Redemptive Suffering

This excerpt is from The Mystery of Christmas, a lecture she gave to a group of academics.  This is even more powerful when one considers her eventual martyrdom in an Auschwitz gas chamber. Though we know that the vast majority of people seeking assisted suicide are not physically suffering and are still far off from…

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