Posts Tagged ‘Hitler’

The enduring legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Today is the seventieth anniversary of the execution of the German Lutheran pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Along with Bonhoeffer, six other members of the German resistance, including Hans Oster, Karl Sack, and Wilhelm Canaris, were killed by the Nazis at the Flossenbürg concentration camp on April 9th, 1945. Although seventy years have passed, Bonhoeffer’s Read more

The Holocaust just got more shocking

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe. What they have found so far has shocked even scholars steeped in the history of the Holocaust. The researchers have cataloged some Read more

Notre Dame faculty call for Bishop’s resignation

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Following an IRS complaint by a secularist group and a wealth of other criticism, 95 members of the University of Notre Dame faculty have called on Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria to resign from the University’s board. The call comes in response to Jenky’s homily in which he denounced President Obama’s “radical, pro-abortion and extreme Read more

Diocese clarifies Bishop’s comments comparing Obama to Hitler and Stalin

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria has clarified comments by Bishop Daniel Jenky by saying the bishop was giving current events a historical context and had been taken out of context. Bishop Jenky has come under fire for comparing President Barack Obama to being on “a similar path” as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. In Read more