Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Pius XII and Vatican Files

The folks at the Society That Thinks Pope Pius XII Rules have given us the text of a story about the status quaestionis in re Pope Pius XII and the Vatican records regarding his Pontificate. Read it here.

2 comments:

Paul Halsall said...

These attacks on Pius XII have been wrongheaded from the beginning. Almost noone knew Pacelli better than Paul VI, and he faced down all the attacks - most of which began with a German play by Rolf Hochhuth in 1963.

Peter Hebblethwaite was both an ex-Jesuit and a well-known liberal Catholic. His biography on Paul VI - Paul VI: The First Modern Pope - really does address this issue as well as anyone.

Scott Carson said...

I haven't seen the Hebblethwaite book, but I'll have a look at it--it sounds encouraging.