6 months ago
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Seventy years ago today, August 4th 1941, Clemens August von Galen, the Catholic Bishop of Munster, delivered his famous sermon against Acton T4 the Nazi euthanasia program. This was the last stage of a Eugenics program to rid Germany of persons with genetic disabilities. It set the stage for the large scale exterminations of able bodied persons because of their ethnic, notional, or religious background. The publicity forced the Nazi's to officially stop the program though it continued unofficially. Three of his priests were killed in retaliation and von Galen was only spared to prevent him from becoming a martyr.
I previously posted the main part of this sermon. Click here
But a sermon is meant to heard not read. A representation of the sermon
Jesus Weeps for Us
Starts at 4 mintes.
And continues here
Change a few names for context and this sermon could (and should) be delivered in many places today.