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The Lion of Munster

The Bishop Who Roared Against The Nazis

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Written in English

424 pages

The dear God placed me in a position in which I had a duty to call black 'black' and white 'white'. These words were spoken by Cardinal Clemens August von Galen, the bishop of the diocese of Münster in Germany from 1933 to 1946. In so doing, he risked death at the hands of the Nazis, one Gestapo leader even urging that he be publicly hanged. Joseph Goebbels and others in the Nazi leadership, knowing the bishop s popularity, advised waiting, subscribing to the adage that revenge is a dish best served cold.

In this, the definitive English language biography of the great Lion of Münster, readers will encounter the young von Galen as he learns the Catholic faith and love of the fatherland from his family, members of the German aristocracy. A nobleman, a prince of his people and of his Church, the boy grew into a man, a six-and-a-half-foot tall giant of a man, who, though he loved his homeland, loved God, His Church and His law even more; for he knew that calling his homeland back to the ways of God is the one way in which a bishop can best demonstrate that love for the people under his spiritual care. And so, in three magnificent sermons and countless other speeches, communiques and gestures, the Lion roared.

This story of his life and his stirring words provides readers with an indispensable glimpse into the confrontation between Church and State in Hitler s Germany and will serve as a reminder to all men and women of good will of the duty to call black black and white white.

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The Lion of Munster

The Bishop Who Roared Against The Nazis

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The dear God placed me in a position in which I had a duty to call black 'black' and white 'white'. These words were spoken by Cardinal Clemens August von Galen, the bishop of the diocese of Münster in Germany from 1933 to 1946. In so doing, he risked death at the hands of the Nazis, one Gestapo leader even urging that he be publicly hanged. Joseph Goebbels and others in the Nazi leadership, knowing the bishop s popularity, advised waiting, subscribing to the adage that revenge is a dish best served cold.

In this, the definitive English language biography of the great Lion of Münster, readers will encounter the young von Galen as he learns the Catholic faith and love of the fatherland from his family, members of the German aristocracy. A nobleman, a prince of his people and of his Church, the boy grew into a man, a six-and-a-half-foot tall giant of a man, who, though he loved his homeland, loved God, His Church and His law even more; for he knew that calling his homeland back to the ways of God is the one way in which a bishop can best demonstrate that love for the people under his spiritual care. And so, in three magnificent sermons and countless other speeches, communiques and gestures, the Lion roared.

This story of his life and his stirring words provides readers with an indispensable glimpse into the confrontation between Church and State in Hitler s Germany and will serve as a reminder to all men and women of good will of the duty to call black black and white white.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Glorious Homecoming
1. I and My House Will Serve the Lord
2. Priesthood
3. New leader, New Bishop
4. Neither Praises nor Fear
5. Opening Shots Against the New Paganism
6. No Reflection on the Fuhrer
7. The Great Procession
8. Battle Tactics
9. Fresh Graves in German Lands
10. Battle for the Cross
11. With Burning Anxiety
12. If That Is the National Socialist Worldview
13. Catholic Schools Under Attack
14. Nights of Broken Glass
15. To Be or Not to Be
16. Does the Fuhrer Know?
17. "I Lift Up My Voice"
18. We Are the Anvil, Not the Hammer
19. The Destruction of "Worthless Lives"
20. Jesus Weeps
21. Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Cold
22. Finis Germaniae
23. Under Occupation
24. Cardinal
25. Two Homecomings
Acknowledgements
Appendix: On the Trail of a Mysterious Document
Bibliography
Index
Gallery

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Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
424
Dimensions
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
Weight
2.6 pounds

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OL26246325M
ISBN 13
9781618907646

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