Adolf Hitler

Revenge of the Neo-Jacobins

Some mock America’s statue-smashers as ignoramuses who do not know what they are doing or why. But there are very good reasons why we see monuments cast down all over the West, including the United States. Let’s not wave this off as mindless stupidity. The radical rule is that the more you destroy, the more [...]

The Plot to Kill Hitler and the Vindication of Pius XII

During the debates leading up to the 1983 pastoral letter of the bishops of the United States on nuclear weapons, “The Challenge of Peace,” the great churchman Archbishop Philip Hannan of New Orleans said that many of the bishops were uninformed. I paraphrase, because the archbishop himself used much more colorful language, honed by years of [...]

Paging Major Toht…

A historian at the Italian Montevergine monastery says that Adolf Hitler's interest in religious artifacts apparently extended to the Shroud of Turin: Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler hatched a plot to steal the Shroud of Turin but was thwarted by a handful of plucky Benedictine monks, it was reported today. Hitler dispatched aides to swipe the [...]

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

The beatitude teaches us, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Mt 5:3).   The gospel calls us to a paradox in its teaching on poverty. First, it bids us recognize in the face of the poor the face of Christ. Our culture is resistant to this idea and [...]

Time for Pre-Canine Counseling

  My girlfriend and I are getting serious. We've been involved, on and off, at long and short distances, for several years and have begun to feel the tug of the inevitable -- the beckoning warmth of a common hearth, the prospect of bearing each other's burdens as helpmates, of building up together our own [...]

Why Hitler Stole the Art of Europe

    Adolf Hitler aspired to be a painter, and he became a tyrant. As a painter he was mediocre, but his understanding of art's power was second to none. Hitler knew that conquering Europe would require more than war; it would call for a complete domination of the culture, especially its art and architecture. [...]

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