EPISODE #6-Saint of auschwitz

Ron McIntire joins the podcast to discuss Saint of Auschwitz, a biography of Catholic saint Maximilian Kolbe, who sacrificed himself in a Nazi concentration camp. Despite John’s initial trepidation due to his rejection of Catholicism, the pair enjoy and interesting conversation about Kolbe’s inspiring sacrifice.

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Show notes

0:00 - A lengthy, but heartfelt introduction

8:51 - Ron brings a 2015 Wycombe Chamberson
http://www.wycombevineyards.com/

10:35 - Kolbe’s background and his religious vision
15:32 - The most biased biography John’s ever read
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_Kolbe

19:00 - The ROTC for Jesus
22:19 - The SuperCatholic Kolbe Family and the Steve Jobs of friars
29:32 - Hitler spoils all the fun
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland

32:25 - Free media/Religion vs Totalitarian states, but first, more wine!
38:48 - #16670
https://www.amazon.com/Night-Elie-Wiesel/dp/0374500010

40:28 - Collective punishment in world history
http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-56-kings-of-kings/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_punishment

43:30 - Sainthood
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint

46:00 - “I would like to take this man’s place”
47:45 - The martyrdom debate
50:25 - Starvation and sacrifice
55:00 - The ultimate good guy, the ultimate modern day Saint
57:38 - A first ballot Sainthood Hall of Famer
1:00:10 - John’s childhood memory fails him miserably
1:02:53 - Secular martyrs?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_of_Socrates
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Mahatma_Gandhi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Martin_Luther_King_Jr.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Benazir_Bhutto
1:09:45 - Pat...if there is a Pat.
1:10:12 - Wrap up