A journalist, a martyr, and now on his way to beatification and canonization: Fritz Michael Gerlich.
Being a Catholic journalist and native Bavarian myself, this guy is my new role model – an unsung hero who bravely stood up against Hitler, pouring scorn and ridicule on the Nazis in his own newspaper – right in the middle of 1930s Munich. Till they came to arrest him, beat him up, incarcerate and finally after an ordeal in jail (the cell is still used by police in Munich today!) took him to Dachau concentration camp where he was shot in 1934. Sources in the Munich Archdiocese have now confirmed that he is likely on the way to beatification.
He is also closely linked to the controversial mystic and stigmatic Therese Neumann aka “Resl of Konnersreuth”.