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Priest martyrs and confessors embrace a further conformity to the sacrifice of Christ in the Mass in making this same sacrifice present in the gift of their very lives.

Dr. R. Jared Staudt, Catholic World Report, May 12, 2022

Dr. R. Jared Staudt, PhD, serves as Associate Superintendent for Mission and Formation for the Archdiocese of Denver and Visiting Associate Professor for the Augustine Institute. …

The evils of the 20th century hold a strange fascination. We cannot help but read and reread accounts of totalitarian oppression, such as Elie Wiesel’s Night, Anne Frank’s Diary, Viktor Frankl’s profound Man’s Search for Meaning, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago. Something about these experiences, primarily relating to the horrors of Naziism and Communism, speaks deeply to the resiliency of the human spirit that cannot be crushed even by the most brutal regimes. …

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