Holocaust Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Blessed Engelmar Unzeitig: A Patron at the Time of an Outbreak

While volunteers in times of medical emergency do not have an obvious patron saint, they might very well find one in Blessed Engelmar Unzeitig, known as the “Angel of Dachau.”

Auschwitz and “Intrinsic Evil”

The lethal reality of what happened at Auschwitz-Birkenau stands in contradiction to the claim by some Catholic moral theologians—once thought marginalized but now back in business—that there are no “intrinsically evil acts.”

Salvation Is From the Jews

The Holocaust is the single greatest moral catastrophe of the modern West.  But its lessons seem too easily forgotten.

Heroism and Priesthood, Dachau and Amazonia

The heroes of Dachau’s priest-barracks found a way to keep sacramental life alive, in full fidelity to the Church’s tradition. Is that impossible in Amazonia? Or elsewhere?

Memory, Identity, and Patriotism

National identity is a precious thing, but it can only lead to a true civic patriotism if it deals with history honestly.