January 2, 2007

ANOTHER BLOW TO THE GRASSY KNOLL BUNCH:

Pontiff-to-be helped rescue thousands of Hungary's Jews (Jay Bushinsky, January 2, 2007, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Newly discovered records document the role of Monsignor Angelo Roncalli, a Vatican diplomat in Istanbul during World War II who later became Pope John XXIII, in helping rescue thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust.

They also lend weight to arguments that Pope Pius XII, who was pontiff during the war, failed to do all he could to prevent the systematic massacre of millions of Jews.

The memoirs, documents and letters stashed away in the private collection of a Jewish associate of Monsignor Roncalli describe frequent late-night meetings in the Vatican compound in the heart of Istanbul.

What makes the conspiracy to slander the popes and denigrate the role of the Church during WWII so peculiar is not just that it's so clearly wrong--after all, most of the Left's attacks on religion are lies--but that they are the exact opposite of the truth. Ronald Rychlak does a particularly good job of showing that not only is Pope Pius XII undeserving of the criticism he's received from axe-grinding hacks like John Cornwell, Garry Wills, James Carroll, and Daniel Goldhagen but deserves his earlier reputation as a righteous gentile.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 2, 2007 8:24 AM
Comments

Testing, uno, dos, tres...

Posted by: Dave W at January 2, 2007 9:24 AM

Test. Test. Test.

Posted by: Dave W at January 2, 2007 10:48 PM

Hello?

Posted by: Dave W at January 3, 2007 10:19 AM
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