Tag Archives: Pius XII

Did Pius XII “go undercover” to save Jews?

From CNA:
Rome, Italy, Nov 4, 2011 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life’s work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII of being anti-Semitic believes the wartime pontiff actually went undercover … Continue reading

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Universae Ecclesiae 28, the Eucharistic Fast, and You.

I had a post about Univerae Ecclesiae 28 and how the derogation in that paragraph makes it clear that the provisions of Summorum Pontificum exclude female service at the altar in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
The reason for … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: May black vestments be use in the Ordinary Form?

From a reader:
May a priest wear black vestments for a funeral mass in the Novus Ordo?
Yes!  Without question, yes!
Black is a legitimate liturgical color and may be used for Masses for the Dead, All Souls, funerals, graveside services, etc.   The … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 100: Benedict XVI, Pius XII, Justin Martyr and Fr. Z rants about liturgical abuse

Here is PODCAzT 100.  I wasn’t feeling very creative today, so I set out with the intention of simply reading to you about St. Justin Martyr (+165).  A selection of his 1st Apology is in the Liturgy of the Hours … Continue reading

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HAARETZ: Editorial in defense of Ven. Pius XII

I saw this on the site of HAARETZ.
My emphases and comments.
22 Jan 2010
Much-maligned pontiff
 By Dimitri Cavalli   Some things never go away. The controversy over Pope Pius XII’s actions during World War II was recently reignited when Pope Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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Perhaps a miracle for Venerable Pope Pius XII?

This is really going to get the roller-coaster running.
From CNA:
Vatican investigating miracle attributed to Pius XII
Vatican City, Jan 18, 2010 / 02:40 pm (CNA).- The Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, … Continue reading

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NYTimes editorials on Pius XII from 1941 and 1942

These are posted on the site of the Catholic League.  They are editorials from the New York Times in 1941 and 1942:
On Christmas Day, 1941, the New York Times, commenting on Pius XII’s Christmas … Continue reading

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NY Daily News article on Pius XII (POLL ALERT)

You knew that as soon as the ball started rolling again in the cause of Pope Pius XII, as Pope Benedict XVI did today, the naysayers would resume their detraction.
What always astonishes me is how the earlier lies so … Continue reading

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VENERABLE John Paul II and… by the way…. PIUS XII!!

The title of "Venerable" is given to those whom Holy Church determined within a reasonable doubt lived a heroic life of virtue.   The Congregation for Causes of Saints examines the documentation presented to make the case that the Servant of … Continue reading

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