RESTORING PIUS XII’S GOOD NAME

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Members may recall that last November we ran an article in Catalyst, “Religious Intolerance in Education,” that explained how National History Day had inserted a negative comment about Pope Pius XII into a flier regarding a student contest. We protested that it is slanderous to assume that it is historically true that Pius XII failed to oppose Hitler. It is a credit to the group that they listened and corrected the record.

Unfortunately, National History Day did not correct this misleading remark on its website. So we wrote to them again. We are happy to report that once again the officials in charge of this worthy enterprise made the necessary changes to clear the good name of Pope Pius XII.

The Catholic League extends our thanks to Thomas A. Horkan, Jr. and Peter A. Crowdrey, Jr. for bringing this latest matter to our attention.


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