Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty was born on this day in 1892 and died in 1975. Along with Pope John Paul II, the late Cardinal is one of my Catholic and anti-communist heroes.
Both men stood up to Hitler and the Soviet Union, the two great evils of the 20th century.
Back in 1949, communist Hungary convicted him of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released in 1956 by the reformist government and granted asylum at the US Embassy in Budapest. He lived in the embassy grounds until 1971 when he was released for poor health. He died in the Vatican in 1975.
Cardinal Mindszenty’s life was just amazing. The Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation continues to be a great source of information about defending the unborn and many family issues.