BTW, did you read post #26? Wow.
I feel the same way after reading some of your posts, actually.
Romulus ... about Mary Ball Martinez (Vatican Press Corps '73-'88 and Wanderer contributor). Can you comment on the article I've linked here? I find it unsettling.
"Wow. I feel the same way after reading some of your posts, actually."
That's a pretty strong statement. If you would just speak plainly and directly, perhaps we could get to the bottom of my so-called inconsistencies (more likely yours). Instead, you always seem to spot a killer rabbit in my arguments and run away. Undaunted, I keep challenging you, but you always demure or muddy the waters with your esoteric meanderings. Do you really intend to spend your entire time writing endless words but never making a point?
As for the Martinez article, there was far more going on in the Catholic Church at that time re: the Jews than her article would imply. I will have to pull a few books off the shelf to do the subject justice. But you didn't answer my question, did you read her book?
I'm working on a point by point reply to your Mary Ball Martinez query. It's complicated, since I don't want to dismiss her outright. She has a grudge against Pacelli because she links him to an alleged masonic conspiracy to overthrow the Church from the inside, dating to the beginning of the last century. That's a hell of a stretch IMO. This is not to say that the Church doesn't have enemies on the inside, but Popes are not infallible in their every prudential act, so I consider it unfair and a bit nutty to pounce on every real and alleged misstep as smoking-gun evidence of elaborate plots.
In some respects MBM's just factually wrong. Elsewhere she reports facts that are true but incomplete or out of context. Note that not even her most startling claims are footnoted.
If you google up MBM, you'll get a good idea of the circles that have embraced her.
I expect to have something more to say about this after I check my reference library tonight.