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Consensus and controversy : defending Pope Pius XII
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Marchione, Margherita.
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New York : Paulist Press, [2002]

©2002
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x, 389 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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English
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9780809140831
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Sister Margherita provides a vast wealth of new evidence for the work of Pope Pius XII in fighting against the violent anti-Semitic policies of the Nazis and seeking the rescue of the Jewish people from under their control, especially during the years of the Second World War itself. She has compiled a vast number of letters, newspaper articles, and recognition of the Pope's work at the time in order to refute the often rash and baseless charges that have been circulated claiming the Pope was silent on the unfolding tragedy, or was morally culpable, or even was himself anti-Semitic. This is an important work that follows up on her two previous works with Paulist Press: Yours Is a Precious Witness: Memoirs of Jews and Catholics in Wartime Italy, giving evidence of the Pope's rescue efforts; and Pope Pius XII: Architect for Peace, which documents for the first time in English the Vatican's own archival records of the war years. Together they give a fuller picture of the Pope's tireless efforts to do whatever he could, and analyzes and critiques many of the modern misunderstandings and ideological attacks from a variety of sources. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Sister Margherita Marchione is a member of the Religious Sisters Filippini and professor emerita of Italian language and literature at Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Table of Contents

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Ph.D.Ralph M. Cestone
Forewordp. 1
Presentationp. 3
Part I Prologue
Chapter I The Consensus and the Controversy
1. Education Neededp. 7
2. The Unknown Storyp. 9
3. Seeking the Sourcesp. 11
4. Speaking Outp. 12
5. Giovanni Miccolip. 14
6. Conclusionp. 15
Chapter II The Career of Pope Pius XII
1. Early Yearsp. 18
2. Diplomatic Servicep. 19
3. Secretary of Statep. 20
4. Papal Electionp. 22
5. World War IIp. 23
6. Detractorsp. 28
7. The Jewish Communityp. 31
8. Documents of the Holy Seep. 33
9. Letters to the Bishopsp. 35
10. Conclusionp. 41
Part II Remembering the Truth
Chapter III Defense of the Pope
1. The Nazi Race-Mythp. 45
2. Opere et caritatep. 46
3. Books: Pro and Conp. 51
4. A Righteous Gentilep. 60
5. German Eyewitnessp. 62
6. Zenit News Agencyp. 63
7. The Recordp. 66
8. Eichmann's Trialp. 69
9. Jews Speak Outp. 74
10. Warsaw Ghettop. 78
Chapter IV Church Leaders versus Tyrant
1. Six Churchmen Defy Hitlerp. 82
2. Bishop von Galen of Germanyp. 83
3. Bishop Berggrav of Norwayp. 86
4. Archbishop de Jong of Hollandp. 89
5. Patriarch Gavrilo of Yugoslaviap. 91
6. Cardinal van Roey of Belgiump. 93
7. Karl Barth of Switzerlandp. 96
Chapter V Survivors' Testimonials
1. Stefanie Hoffmanp. 99
2. Dr. Zofia Szymanskap. 101
3. Leone Pontecorvop. 105
4. The Nightmare of the Swastikap. 105
5. Vox populi, Vox Dei!p. 105
Chapter VI Meeting the Challenge
1. "Be not afraid..."p. 107
2. Rabbi Israel Zollip. 108
3. Sir Martin Gilbertp. 109
4. Information Officep. 110
5. The Catholic Leaguep. 114
Part III The Media
Chapter VII The New York Times
1. Encyclicalsp. 123
2. Pius XII Speaks Outp. 125
3. Editorials (1940)p. 131
4. Pastoral Letter (1942)p. 134
5. War on Christianityp. 141
6. Persecutions (1943)p. 150
7. Nazi Attacksp. 154
8. Soviet Accusationsp. 156
9. Fulton J. Sheen Respondsp. 157
10. Marxist Attacksp. 162
11. Conclusionp. 166
Chapter VIII The Vatican Radio
1. Technological Revolutionp. 173
2. Transnational Broadcastingp. 175
3. Propagating the Faithp. 176
4. Pius XII's Electionp. 177
5. Persecutions in Polandp. 178
6. The Church in Polandp. 180
7. Arrests and Killingsp. 182
8. Vatican Information Officep. 183
9. Catholic Resistancep. 185
10. Pius XII's Directivesp. 187
11. Allied Propagandap. 188
12. Mystici Corporis Christip. 191
Chapter IX L'Osservatore Romano
1. Vatican Newspaperp. 196
2. Circulationp. 198
3. Teaching the Truthp. 200
Part IV The Discussion Continues
Chapter X Feeding the Controversy
1. The Controversyp. 213
2. The Crusadesp. 214
3. Martin Lutherp. 215
4. The Concordatp. 216
5. Criticsp. 219
6. Fosse Ardeatinep. 219
7. Nikolaus Kunkelp. 221
8. The Spin Masterp. 222
9. Cornwell Ignores Factsp. 224
10. Notesp. 225
11. Propagandap. 229
12. Constantine's Swordp. 230
13. Pack of Thievesp. 231
14. Robert S. Wistrichp. 232
15. Opinionsp. 234
16. Among the Heroesp. 235
17. Architect for Peacep. 236
18. Vatican Documentsp. 237
19. Father Gumpel Speaksp. 239
20. In Defense of Pius XIIp. 241
21. Rabbi Eric Yoffiep. 241
Chapter XI The New Commission and Its Questions
1. Judeo-Catholic Commissionp. 245
2. Commentaryp. 259
3. Researchp. 261
4. Some Reflections on the Shortcomings of the Forty-seven Questionsp. 267
Chapter XII Pope John Paul II
1. The Efforts of John Paul IIp. 274
2. Vatican Updatep. 283
Part V Conclusion
Chapter XIII The Catholic Church
1. The Church and the Holocaustp. 289
2. Franz Werfelp. 294
3. Four Hundred Visas for Jewsp. 295
4. Pope Pius XIIp. 297
5. Opposition to Revisionistsp. 298
Part VI Appendices
1. Documentsp. 305
2. Bibliographyp. 342
3. Additional Referencesp. 347
4. Pope Pius XII: Selected Documentsp. 349
Part VII Notes
1. Prologuep. 353
2. Remembering the Truthp. 355
3. The Mediap. 357
4. The Discussion Continuesp. 363
5. Conclusionp. 369
Part VIII Index
Indexp. 373
Books by Margherita Marchionep. 387

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