Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Fact That I Die As A Martyr For The St. Ignatius Of Loyola, Is Truly A Joke

The C in the CDU has its origins in the common opposition of Catholics and Protestants against National Socialism. The resisters discovered that their confessional differences were overcome in the prison of Tegel. They said therefore, that these differences should be overcome after the war ended in German politics. Helmuth James Graf von Moltke wrote after his conviction by the People's Court: "The fact that I die as a martyr for the St. Ignatius of Loyola, is truly a joke, and I already tremble before the wrath of Dad, who was so anti-Catholic."

Link (here) to the full op-ed piece by Fr. Klaus Mertes, S.J. in the German language newspaper Der Taggespiegel (The Daily Mirror)

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