“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Holy Father Defends Pius XII

Our Holy Father spoke out today in defense of Pope Pius XII's actions to save our Jewish brethren during World War II:

"Benedict said during a meeting with a U.S.-based interfaith group that he wanted any prejudice against [Pius XII] to be overcome, praising what he called Pius's "courageous and paternal dedication" in trying to save Jews.

"Wherever possible he spared no effort in intervening in their favor either directly or through instructions given to other individuals or to institutions of the Catholic Church," Benedict said.

...Benedict said that Pius' many interventions were "made secretly and silently, precisely because, given the concrete situation of that difficult historical moment, only in this way was it possible to avoid the worst and save the greatest number of Jews."

Benedict is a very gentle shepherd who will speak the truth regardless of the backlash.

For those who are not aware of the overwhelming praise that Pius XII received from the Jewish community for all his assistance during the darkest days of the Holocaust, please click here.
Despite all attempts at revisionist history the truth remains the truth.

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