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CITIES URGED TO ERECT CRECHES
November 26th, 2000 | Catalyst Online, Features

The Catholic League has written to the executive directors of the National League of Cities urging them to inform mayors and other municipal offices about the permissibility of erecting créches on public property during the Christmas season.  All fifty states were contacted. “Every December,” we said, “the Catholic League erects a créche in... [Read more...]


THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE HOLOCAUST, 1930-1965
November 26th, 2000 | Book Review, Catalyst Online

By Michael Phayer, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis (2000) Reviewed by Robert P. Lockwood Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) faced Nazi Germany, as Secretary of State to Pius XI and as pope, with a remarkable consistency. The Nazis considered him an implacable foe, and he was hailed both during and after World War II as the strongest voice... [Read more...]


A Response to The Vatican and the Holocaust: A Preliminary Report by the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission

by Ronald Rychlak (11/2000) A Response to: The Vatican and the Holocaust: A Preliminary Report by the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission By Professor Ronald J. Rychlak, author of Hitler, the War and the Pope(Our Sunday Visitor, 2000) In October 2000, the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission released to great publicity... [Read more...]


MARILYN MANSON FIRES AT CATHOLICISM
November 21st, 2000 | Latest News Releases

Marilyn Manson’s new CD, “Holy Wood,” is replete with assaults on religion and celebratory comments on violence.  On the cover is a picture of Manson on a crucifix with his jawbone removed; both Circuit City and Best Buy have required Interscope Records to put an alternative cover on the CD. The new single from the album is called “Disposable... [Read more...]


Michael Phayer: The Catholic Church and the Holocaust 1935-1960

By Michael Phayer Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis (2000)    Pope Pius XII (1939-1958), as Secretary of State to Pius XI and as pope, faced Nazi Germany with a remarkable consistency. The Nazis considered him an implacable foe,1 and he was hailed both during and after World War II as the strongest voice – often the only voice... [Read more...]


POPE PIUS XII AND THE HOLOCAUST
June 26th, 2000 | Catalyst Online, Essay

For nearly 20 years after World War II, Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) was honored by the world for his actions in saving countless Jewish lives in the face of the Nazi Holocaust. His death on October 9, 1958 brought a moment of silence from Leonard Bernstein while he conducted at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Golda Meir, future Israeli Prime Minister and... [Read more...]


Deconstructing The Deputy

by Robert P. Lockwood (Catalyst 6/2000) For nearly 20 years after World War II, Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) was honored by the world for his actions in saving countless Jewish lives in the face of the Nazi Holocaust. His death on October 9, 1958 brought a moment of silence from Leonard Bernstein while he conducted at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Golda... [Read more...]


Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

Catalyst, June 2000 For nearly 20 years after World War II, Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) was honored by the world for his actions in saving countless Jewish lives in the face of the Nazi Holocaust. His death on October 9, 1958 brought a moment of silence from Leonard Bernstein while he conducted at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Golda Meir, future Israeli... [Read more...]


QUOTABLE
May 26th, 2000 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

NBC’s “Today Show” (3/21/00) DR. DONOHUE: …I think the Catholics have to own up to the fact that they didn’t do enough during the Holocaust. The is a grand collective act of contrition. On the other hand, you know, Catholics are not a punching bag. And there are some people who want to keep upping the ante. It’s like it’s never... [Read more...]


FAQ about Pius XII and the Holocaust

by Robert P. Lockwood April, 2000 The general charge against Pope Pius XII is that he maintained a “continued attitude of silence” in the face of Nazism and the horror of the Holocaust. Was the Pope silent? Pope Pius XII was not silent in the face of Nazism, either before he was elected pope in 1939 or during the war years. As Golda Meir, future... [Read more...]