In 1950, Pope Pius XII
debunked Teilhard's errors in his great encyclical Humani Generis: "Some impudently and indiscreetly hold that evolution, which has not been fully proved in the domain of natural sciences, explains the origin of all things, and audaciously support the monistic and pantheistic opinion that the world is in continual evolution .
Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII
, by Robert A.
NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF) has posted on its website surprising documents showing that Pope Pius XII
was instrumental in the establishment of the modern state of Israel.
1952: Pope Pius XII
declared that television was a threat to family life.
Coppa, author of numerous studies on Pope Pius XII
, made the point that the published works on the Pacelli papacy far outnumbered those dedicated to all his predecessors.
Ever since the appearance of Rolf Hochhuth's play, "The Deputy," in 1963, the Catholic Church and Pope Pius XII
have been excoriated for their silence before the horrors of the Holocaust.
The war years have caused the most controversy over Pope Pius XII
1952: Pope Pius XII
declared TV was a threat to family life.
Cardinal Kurt Koch, who heads the Vatican's Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, drew criticism for comments made during a talk at Seton Hall University in which he claimed many Jews support the canonization of Pope Pius XII
, despite his failure to speak out against the Holocaust, and that Jews should see the cross as "the permanent and universal Yore Kippur" and a symbol of reconciliation.
London, July 7 (ANI): Dr Michael Hesemann, an academic carrying out research in the Vatican Archives for a US-based interfaith group 'Pave the Way Foundation', has claimed that Pope Pius XII
, the controversial wartime pontiff, may have saved thousands of Jews by secretly securing visas so they could escape from Nazis in Germany.
Moves to canonize Pope Pius XII
will ensure continued debate on the Vatican's relations with Fascism and Nazism in the World War II era.
Thank you so very much for Selwyn Duke's article about the late Pope Pius XII
("Pope Pius XII
: Hero in the Unmaking," March 15 issue)