Catholic Heroes – so many we need to learn about who changed the world and continue to do so!
Please pray for us all Blessed Aloysius Stepinac!
The Trial of Blessed Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac:
– Hailed by Pope Pius XII as the “most important priest in the Catholic Church.”
– Beatified by Pope John Paul II
– So hated by the Nazis that they demanded Pope Pius XII remove him (Pius refused)
– Imprisoned by the Communists
– Laid down his life for those most persecuted during and after World War II
– Died of complications from his imprisonment for defending the rights of Christ the King
– Denounced Martin Luther as a “False Prophet”
– Blamed Protestantism for the “hell in which human society suffers today”
– Would not have made a very good ecumenist.
– Would have been excommunicated from the ‘Church of Accompaniment’
History always balances its accounts. For years the Communists endeavored to separate Croatian Catholics from the Pope. They used all means to sever Church unity: vain pledges and threats; bribery and murder; trickery and torture.
The focal point in that artificial conglomeration…
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