"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Sunday, March 29, 2020
We remember Cardinal Mindszenty (1892-1975)
Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty was born on this day in 1892 and died in 1975. Along with Pope John Paul II, the late Cardinal is one of my Catholic and anti-communist heroes.
Both men stood up to Hitler and the Soviet Union, the two great evils of the 20th century.
Back in 1949, the new communist Hungary regime convicted him of treason and life imprisonment. He was released in 1956 by the reformist government and granted asylum at the US Embassy in Budapest. Unfortunately, Warsaw Pact tanks crushed the reforms and The Cardinal was force to stay in the embassy grounds until 1971. He was eventually released for poor health and died in the Vienna in 1975. His remains were returned to Hungary in 1991.
Cardinal Mindszenty’s life was just amazing. The Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation continues to be a great source of information about defending the unborn and many family issues.