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  • Pope Pius XII: Vindication

    03/03/2017 9:42:31 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | March 2017 | Mary McWay Seaman
    The decades-long controversy over whether Pope Pius XII failed to do and say enough to thwart Nazi atrocities has been dubbed the “Pius Wars.” Mark Riebling has struck a firm blow for Pius’s defenders by using recently unsealed transcripts and files to turn the oft-repeated narrative on its head. Riebling builds his case around Bavarian lawyer Josef Müller, whom the Nazis called “the best agent of the Vatican Intelligence in Germany.” The Nazis eventually arrested Müller for protecting Jews and conspiring to kill Hitler and accused him of “using the spy service of the Catholic clergy.” A war hero and...
  • The Pontificate of Pius XII

    07/11/2016 8:00:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    The endless and vulgar showcasing of Papa Bergoglio demonstrates how inherently dangerous this cult of personality really is. Turning the Servus servorum Dei into a cosmopolitan celeb obscures, rather than expresses, his true place in the Church Militant. Even Pio Nono did not consider that his Primacy (which he was indeed so anxious to get defined) required him to gad around the world showing it off like a girl with an engagement ring.
  • The Pope Wanted Hitler Dead: The Secret Story of the Vatican’s War to Kill the Nazi Despot

    10/17/2015 1:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | SATURDAY, OCT 17, 2015 | MARK RIEBLING
    History hasn't looked kindly on the Catholic Church during WW II. The conventional narrative is not the whole storyAt six in the morning on Sunday, 12 March, a procession snaked toward the bronze doors of St. Peter’s. Swiss Guards led the line, followed by barefoot friars with belts of rope. Pius took his place at the end, borne on a portable throne. Ostrich plumes stirred silently to either side, like quotation marks. Pius entered the basilica to a blare of silver trumpets and a burst of applause. Through pillars of incense he blessed the faces. At the High Altar, attendants...
  • Pope: Why didn’t Allies bomb railway lines to Auschwitz?

    06/21/2015 9:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    Francis laments that world powers did nothing to save Jewish, Christian, gays from Nazi death camps.ROME — Pope Francis on Sunday denounced what he called the “great powers” of the world for failing to act when there was intelligence indicating Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during World War II. He also decried the deaths of Christians in concentration camps in Russia under the Stalin dictatorship, which followed the war....
  • Pope Pius XII - Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. with Sr. Margherita Marchione

    01/12/2015 11:56:11 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    EWTN ^ | 6 October 2010 | Sr. Marcherita Marchione
    EWTN Global Catholic Television Network: EWTN Live - Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. - Sr. Margherita Marchione - Pope Pius XII
  • BRITAIN BARS TRAVEL TO IRELAND (3/13/44)

    03/13/2014 10:35:24 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/13/44 | James MacDonald, John MacCormac, Robert Trumbull, Daniel T. Brigham, Frederick Graham, more
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  • EISENHOWER NAMED COMMANDER FOR INVASION; 3,000 PLANES SMASH FRENCH COAST; BERLIN HIT (12/25/43)

    12/25/2013 5:44:51 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 21 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/25/43 | James B. Reston, David Anderson, Milton Bracker
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  • ALLIES TAKE RANDAZZO, SWEEP ON FOR MESSINA; AMERICANS BOMB ROME, RAF AGAIN OVER ITALY (8/14/43)

    08/14/2013 4:18:48 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/14/43 | Milton Bracker, Foster Hailey, Will Lissner, David Anderson, Frederick Graham, Allison Danzig, more
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  • FOE FLEES NORTHEAST IN SICILY; RUSSIANS ARE 8 MILES FROM OREL (7/22/43)

    07/22/2013 5:35:45 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/22/43 | Herbert L. Matthews, Paul Kern Lee, Daniel T. Brigham, Tillman Durdin, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Under the Roman Sky (film details heroic efforts of Pius XII to save Jews of Rome from the Nazis)

    06/15/2013 4:03:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 113 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | Donald R. McClarey
    A new film, Under the Roman Sky, starring James Cromwell as Pius XII, details the heroic efforts of Pius XII to save the Jews of Rome from the Nazis, after Rome came under Nazi occupation subsequent to the fall of Mussolini following the Allied invasion of southern Italy in 1943.Rabbi David G. Dalin, in his review of a Moral Reckoning, a tome by Daniel Goldhagen which sought to blame Catholicism for the Holocaust, details the efforts of the Pope to save the Jews of Rome:Goldhagen’s centerpiece is the outrageous allegation that Pius XII “did not lift a finger to forfend...
  • [Pope] Francis 'Will Open Files on Hitler's Pope', Says Friend

    04/19/2013 9:17:41 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/19/13 | By John Bingham
    Decades of doubt over the role played by "Hitler's Pope" under the Fascist regimes in Italy and Germany during the 1930s and 1940s may be answered if Pope Francis, as a close friend has suggested, opens the Vatican archives. Rabbi Abraham Skorka, who has known the Argentine former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio for 20 years, said he had discussed the role of Pius XII – the man long dubbed as "Hitler's Pope" – at length with the new pontiff. The Rabbi, who recently co-authored On Heaven and Earth, a book of interviews with his friend, said he had made clear...
  • RUSSIAN LINES SWAY ALONG DONETS; ALLIES CONSOLIDATE TUNISIAN GAINS (3/21/43)

    03/21/2013 4:41:07 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/21/43 | Ray Brock, Drew Middleton, Camille M. Cianfarra, F. Tillman Durdin, Sidney Shalett
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  • ROMMEL FLEES KASSERINE REGION; U.S. FLIERS RAID WILHELMSHAVEN (2/27/43)

    02/27/2013 4:25:52 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/27/43 | Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Gladwin Hill, Walter Cronkite, Harold Callender
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  • Social Justice According to Pius XI

    01/01/2013 2:03:44 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    hprweb ^ | DECEMBER 26, 2012 | THOMAS STORCK
    The term “social justice”… is the key term and concept of Catholic social teaching … with all the other aspects of the Church’s social doctrine—the principle of subsidiarity, the just wage or the right to private property—are related to, and rely, on the existence of social justice. The term “social justice,” though common enough today, is little understood by most of those who use it—whether they consider themselves friends and practitioners of social justice, or they regard it as a suspect term of probably socialist origin. But the term does have a precise meaning. That meaning and the significance of...
  • DARLAN SHOT DEAD BY FRENCHMAN IN ALGIERS; RUSSIANS OPEN FOURTH OFFENSIVE, IN CAUCASUS (12/25/42)

    12/25/2012 6:59:10 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/25/42 | Drew Middleton, Ralph Parker, F. Tillman Durdin, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • ROOSEVELT FREEZES WAGES, RENTS, FARM PRICES; U.S. TROOPS MOVE OUT TO A NEW ALEUTIAN BASE (10/4/42)

    10/04/2012 5:35:30 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 10/4/42 | C.P. Trussell, Bertram D. Hulen, Byron Darnton, F. Tillman Durdin, Daniel T. Brigham, more
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  • STALINGRAD IS MENACED FROM SOUTH AS GERMANS ADVANCE IN PINCER MOVE (8/6/42)

    08/06/2012 6:19:05 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/6/42 | Ralph Parker, Raymond Daniell, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Holocaust museum praised for corrections to Pius XII exhibit

    07/06/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | July 5, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    Pope Pius XII. Jerusalem, Israel, Jul 5, 2012 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has made changes to a controversial exhibit on Pope Pius XII, presenting a more balanced view of his actions toward the Nazis and their Jewish victims. Pave the Way Foundation President Gary Krupp, a prominent Jewish defender of Pope Pius XII, said his inter-religious group was “very pleased” with Yad Vashem's change of position, which “should show the world that it is truly an institution based on facts and truth.” “The black legend against Pope Pius XII is being bleached white...
  • NAZIS DRIVE RUSSIANS BACK IN CRIMEA; SOVIET OPENS AN ATTACK ON KHARKOV (5/14/42)

    05/14/2012 4:22:15 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/14/42 | Daniel T. Brigham, Ralph Parker
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  • 'Hitler's Pope' praised for preventing their deportations to death camps

    03/02/2012 8:35:33 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 2, 2012 | Nick Squires
    Pius XII, who was elected in 1939, has been accused of turning a blind eye to the Nazis’ extermination of the Jews in Europe, including a round-up by the Gestapo of 2,000 Italian Jews in Rome’s Ghetto area in 1943. They were sent to concentration camps, including Auschwitz, and only a handful survived the war. The Vatican has until now refused to release any documents from Pius’s papacy, despite calls for them to be made available by Jewish groups and historians, who in the past have dubbed the Italian pontiff “Hitler’s Pope” and accused him of being anti-Semitic. But...