Additional Resources

Author’s Note by Stephen Unwin (PDF)

“The Bishop Who Took on the Führer.” by Sohrab Ahmari (The Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2017) (PDF)

Homily at the Beatification of Bl. Clemens von Galen.


American Experience: The Eugenics Crusade (PBS)

This documentary tells the story of the campaign to breed a “better” human race, tracing the rise of the movement that turned the fledgling science of hereditary into a powerful instrument of social control. 

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005; sub-titled)

This Academy Award nominated drama chronicles the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the World War II, anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.


Mit Brennender Sorge (With Burning Concern) Encyclical issued by Pope Pius XI (1937).

Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) Encyclical issued by Saint John Paul II (1995).

“Systematically Exterminating the Disabled.” by Joseph Pearce (The National Catholic Register, February 27, 2019).

“The Devastating Fallout from Prenatal Testing.” by Mary O”Callaghan (Church Life Journal, February 15, 2019)

“Special Catholics: Parishioners With Down Syndrome Bless the Church With Their Gifts.” by Susan Klemond (The National Catholic Register, March 24, 2019).

News Reports 

Disappearing Down (CBS News) January 18, 2018

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