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Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Pilgrimage to Hell

by Jim Forest “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions…” — Primo Levi, survivor of Auschwitz, If This is a Man No one is certain how many died at Auschwitz. Most prisoners were […]

The Challenge of a 20th Century Saint, Maria Skobtsova

by Jim Forest Mother Maria Skobtsova — now recognized as Saint Maria of Paris — died in a German concentration camp on the 30th of March 1945. Although perishing in a gas chamber, Mother Maria did not perish in the Church’s memory. Those who had known her would again and again draw attention to the […]