Religion: Political Catholicism

In Nazi Germany's war on the Roman Catholic Church, Catholicism's most experienced critic of Nazi ideology is Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber, Archbishop of Munich. In practical dealings with Nazis no German prelate is more adroit than the noble Bishop of M√ľnster, the Most Rev. Clemens August Count von Galen. Example: When Bishop Galen lately preached in his cathedral on the Church's role in the education of youth, a uniformed Nazi leaped up to shout: "How can anybody talk about youth if he himself has neither wife nor child?"

Quick as a flash the bishop...

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