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The Pope Pius XII Controversy

By |2017-03-20T17:56:42+00:00August 31st, 2002|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

A Review-Article By Kenneth D. Whitehead (The Political Science Reviewer, Volume XXXI, 2002) I. One of the most remarkable of phenomena in recent years has been the revival of the controversy over the role of Pope Pius XII during the Second World War, and, specifically, over that pontiff's stance with regard to Hitler's effort to exterminate [...]

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War on Pius XII Hits a New Low

By |2017-03-20T17:56:58+00:00November 1st, 2001|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

William Donohue, Ph.D. Catalyst, November 2001 The war on Pius XII hit a new low when Commentary magazine published a piece by Kevin Madigan in its October issue. In the article, "What the Vatican Knew About the Holocaust, and When," Madigan argues, "The Vicar of Christ knew enough, but did not care enough, to speak more forcefully or [...]

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The Campaign Behind the Attacks on Pope Pius XII

By |2017-03-20T17:57:09+00:00May 1st, 2001|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

Robert P. Lockwood Catalyst, May 2001 Over the last two years, there have been a series of books that have dealt both directly and indirectly with the accusation that Pope Pius XII bore responsibility for the Holocaust in World War II. Beginning with John Cornwell’s "Hitler’s Pope," through Garry Wills’ "Papal Sin" and concluding with James [...]

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The League’s April 10, 2001 ad on Pius XII in the New York Times.

By |2011-08-31T18:49:53+00:00April 10th, 2001|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

The League's April 10, 2001 ad on Pius XII in the New York Times. Here’s what the New York Times said about Pius XII during the war: "If the Pope in his Christmas message had intended to condemn Hitler's system, he could not have done it more effectively than by describing the 'moral order' which must govern human [...]

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A Righteous Gentile: Pope Pius XII and the Jews

By |2017-03-20T17:57:11+00:00February 26th, 2001|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

By Rabbi David Dalin About The Author Rabbi David G. Dalin, a widely-published scholar of American Judaism and the history of Christian-Jewish Relations, is the author or co-author of five books, including Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience, published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 1997 and, most recently, The President of [...]

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Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

By |2017-03-20T17:57:26+00:00June 1st, 2000|Categories: 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 [...]

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“60 Minutes” on Pius XII

By |2017-03-20T17:57:27+00:00May 1st, 2000|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

Ronald Rychlak Catalyst, May 2000 The March 19 broadcast of CBS Television’s "60 Minutes" profiled Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII, by John Cornwell (Viking Press, 1999). As the title suggests, that book presents a very cynical portrait of Pope Pius XII. Like many print reviews, "60 Minutes" started by discussing Cornwell’s claim that he [...]

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FAQ about Pius XII and the Holocaust

By |2017-03-20T17:57:27+00:00April 30th, 2000|Categories: Pope 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 [...]

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Pius XII and the Jews: The War Years As Reported by the New York Times

By |2017-03-20T17:57:28+00:00March 31st, 2000|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

By Msgr. Stephen DiGiovanni, H.E.D.http://catholicleague.org/pius/piusnyt/bio.htm Copyright © 1997-2011 by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. *Material from this website may be reprinted and disseminated with accompanying attribution.  

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

By |2017-03-20T17:57:28+00:00March 30th, 2000|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

By Ronald Rychlak, Ph.D. (Our Sunday Visitor, 2000) In October 2000, the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission released to great publicity a “preliminary report” of its investigation into the actions of Pope Pius XII and the role of the Vatican in responding to the horror of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. The committee‘s report was [...]

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