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RIP: Gordon Zahn (1923 – 9 Dec 2007)

December 13, 2007

Gordon ZahnGordon Zahn, a longtime leader in the American Catholic peace movement, died this past Sunday. Zahn was co-founder of Pax Christi and played a key role in the drafting of the US bishops’ landmark 1983 pastoral on The Challenge of Peace. Zahn’s 1964 biography of Franz Jägerstätter, In Solitary Witness, brought the almost completely forgotten Austrian martyr to public awareness, which led eventually to Jägerstätter’s beatification in October.

There is a beautiful obituary on Whispers in the Loggia, and a more detailed tribute to Zahn’s career on the Catholic Peace Fellowship website.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. h j permalink
    January 7, 2008 8:25 pm

    a time to realize -nazie was a aryan -not a catholic event

    thus some of the so called peace should accept

    who owns them

  2. January 21, 2011 9:07 am

    Very good post! Your post could not be more appreciated.

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