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Hitler, the War, and the Pope

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Perhaps no modern-day leader of the Church has sparked as much controversy as Pope Pius XII, the Bishop of Rome during World War II.Some claim that he was indifferent to Nazi atrocities and even accuse him of being an anti-Semite Nazi sympathizer.Others call him a lonely voice of sanity in an insane world and consider him one of the true saints of the modern world.Discover ...more
Hardcover, 621 pages
Published March 31st 2010 by Our Sunday Visitor (IN) (first published August 1st 2000)
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I believe that like many others, I was drawn to this book in light of the recent attempts to rewrite history from the perspective that Pope Pius XII was somehow "Hitler's Pope." With a mixture of excellent scholarly research, an avalanche of unbiased data from around the globe and good old fashioned sound arguments, the author takes the aforementioned attempts and renders them preposterous. Time and again we are shown that the pope was unquestionably praised for the humanitarian work he did thro ...more
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Professor Ronald J. Rychlak is the Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada Lecturer and Professor of Law. He has been on the faculty since 1987. He currently serves as the university’s Faculty Athletic Representative, and he is the former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He is a graduate of Wabash College (BA, cum laude) and Vanderbilt University (JD, Order of the Coif). Prior to joining the ...more
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