Friday, October 31, 2008

Isn't This What A Shepherd Is SUPPOSE To Do?
Pope Pius XII, Ora Pro Nobis

How many members of the USCCB do you think would risk imprisonment in a death camp, or even death itself, to defend innocent life? I think we all know the answer to that.

When you read this, remember that many of us, even though we were probably babies, were alive during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII.

In one generation, we've gone from someone who talked little but did much, to those who talk much, but do little. In one generation, we've gone from a cleric who would risk torture and death, to clerics who don't even have the backbone to PERSONALLY refuse Holy Communion to baby-killing politicians.

In just one generation...

Here's just a little from the article from Forbes.com; Rehabilitating Pope Pius XII

...One-third of the Catholic clergy were killed during the war. The pope himself was manifestly under threat. As top German official Albrecht von Kessel said about the planned deportation of Roman Jewry: "If the pope were to oppose this measure, there was even a possibility that he would be killed while trying to escape." Yet he did oppose it, but he did so through diplomatic back-channels, as he did much else--because he had to.
Keep in mind that Pope Pius XII knew fully well that the Nazis had the following planned out and almost set into motion (from The Weekly Standard via Columbia University; Pius XII and the Jews

Still, Pius XII was "ready to let himself be deported to a concentration camp, rather than do anything against his conscience," Mussolini's foreign minister railed. Hitler spoke openly of entering the Vatican to "pack up that whole whoring rabble," and
Pius knew of the various Nazi plans to kidnap him.

Again, the most eloquent testimony is the Nazis' own. Fascist documents published in 1998 (and summarized in Marchione's Pope Pius XII) speak of a German plan, dubbed "Rabat-Fohn," to be executed in January 1944. The plan called for the eighth division of the SS cavalry, disguised as Italians, to seize St. Peter's and "massacre Pius XII with the entire Vatican”—and specifically names "the papal protest in favor of the Jews" as the cause.
In just one generation. When did we get such wimps as leaders?

2 Comments:

Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

liberals trying to destroy the Church plain and simple.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

liberals trying to destroy the Church plain and simple.

Exactly the point made by Rabbi David Dalin in his book The Myth of Hitler's Pope: that liberals within the Church have hijacked the Holocaust as part of their bid to remake the Catholic Church in their own image.

And while we're on the subject of Pope Pius XII, I wish we'd get busy and venerate him already. If the opponents of his cause for sainthood could go back in time and personally witness this Pope intervening on behalf of the Jews, they still wouldn't be satisfied or convinced, so who cares what they think?

5:40 PM  

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