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.
0:00 - A lengthy, but heartfelt introduction
8:51 - Ron brings a 2015 Wycombe Chamberson
10:35 - Kolbe’s background and his religious vision
15:32 - The most biased biography John’s ever read
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
32:25 - Free media/Religion vs Totalitarian states, but first, more wine!
38:48 - #16670
40:28 - Collective punishment in world history
43:30 - Sainthood
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?
1:09:45 - Pat...if there is a Pat.
1:10:12 - Wrap up