Friday, June 16, 2023
3:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT
Catholic Information Center
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Washington, DC 20005 United States
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
We invite you to join us and our co-sponsor, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, on Friday, June 16th (3:00-5:00pm) for a presentation, interview, and book signing of József Cardinal Mindszenty’s Memoirs with author Daniel J. Mahoney at the Victims of Communism Museum.
PLEASE NOTE: This event WILL NOT take place at the CIC, but rather at the VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM MUSEUM located at 900 15TH STREET NW, WASHINGTON, DC.
The event will include a presentation by Dr. Mahoney on Cardinal Mindszenty (1892-1975), who was one of the anti-totalitarian titans of the twentieth century. The Hungarian Cardinal, now named Venerable by the Catholic Church, tenaciously defended human dignity and religious freedom against the totalitarian movements and regimes that subjugated east-central Europe during the worst years of the twentieth century. As the late Cardinal George Pell has testified, “The memoirs of Cardinal Mindszenty are enthralling, evidence of a terrible time, to be set with Solzhenitsyn’s tales of the Gulag.” But like Solzhenitsyn’s work, Mindszenty’s Memoirs also provide a witness to fidelity and hope.
The book includes a foreword by Joseph Pearce and an introduction by Dr. Mahoney. These moving Memoirs reveal the full story of the legendary hero-priest who has come to be regarded as a symbol of Christian and national resistance to communism.
Dr. Mahoney’s presentation will be followed by an interview, including a Q&A period. The event will conclude with a book signing.
Please register to attend through the Victims of Communism registration page!
“The memoirs of Cardinal Mindszenty are enthralling, evidence of a terrible time, to be set with Solzhenitsyn’s tales of the Gulag. The Cardinal was a hero for me as a teenager. He still is.”
George Cardinal Pell
Emeritus Archbishop, Sydney, Australia; Author, Prison Journal
“Cardinal József Mindszenty’s memoirs are among the great Catholic testimonies of the twentieth century, as the great Hungarian martyr-confessor was one of the century’s great Catholic witnesses.”
Distinguished Senior Fellow and Chair in Catholic Studies, Ethics & Public Policy Center
“A precious and deeply moving testimony of a true Catholic hero and martyr bishop, Hungary’s greatest primate, Cardinal Mindszenty. He was a shining example of a shepherd who did not flee from the wolves but resisted, standing firmly on the ground of his faith and embracing the cross. A must-read!”
Michael Hesemann, Ph.D.
Historian and Author, The Pope and the Holocaust
“Cardinal Mindszenty was one of the heroes of the Cold War. His memoirs present a valuable picture of an era too easily forgotten as well as a moving self-portrait by a brave, uncompromising leader of the Church of Silence that struggled for survival behind the Iron Curtain.”
Author, Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity
“If bishops worldwide were given a week-long sabbatical to read, pray, and weep over this masterpiece of spiritual heroism, the long wintertime of the Catholic Church would end. Cardinal Mindszenty’s startling memoirs expose what the Church’s greatest martyrs have done down the ages: give over their bodies to beatings, imprisonment, and barbarism rather than betray Jesus Christ and the people they shepherd. Memoirs is a must read for every clergy member you know.”
Author, Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Life of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz
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