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The Lion of Münster - The Bishop Who Roared Against the Nazis-logo

The Lion of Münster - The Bishop Who Roared Against the Nazis

Fr. Daniel Utrecht

"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, listeners 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, communiqués and gestures, the Lion roared. This story of his life and his stirring words provides listeners 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".

"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, listeners 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, communiqués and gestures, the Lion roared. This story of his life and his stirring words provides listeners 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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History

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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, listeners 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, communiqués and gestures, the Lion roared. This story of his life and his stirring words provides listeners 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".

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin F. Spalding

Length:

12h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

47:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

39:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

51:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

48:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

50:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

42:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

46:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:38