Books on Pius XII?


#1

Dear All,

I was wondering if you guys could recommend really good books on Pius XII from both sides. This is for a school assignment I need books proclaiming his innocence and accusing him.

Internet articles would also be helpful.

Please give me some help on this matter.

In Christ,
Seraph


#2

Not that no one here wants to help you, but as a student you should do your own research, yes? :wink:

Try a google or ask search to see what you find. I’m sure you’ll find articles and books both pro and con.

And, if you don’t mind my asking, :slight_smile: is this for a secular class? If so, were you assigned this topic or did you choose it yourself?


#3

One. I have compiled tremendous amounts of research, ranging from articles from years back in various journals to apologetic material and sources from experts, this is just some of what I have gotten together. I have scoured the internet and the largest library in my area, I photocopied what would amount to a small novel for sources, but they are few and far between.

Two. There are heaps of books to choose from, I have a limited budget and because of where I live I must buy these books, as such I do not want to waste time and money buying books that are near useless. Therefore I have asked here. I have books down on my list, but without access to them properly, I don’t know just how good they are. So I thought of asking here before shelling out a lot of money.

Just to make it clear, I’m not asking anyone to write an article for me, but I am asking if people here have read any good books on the subject which could aid a student. So the titles of books (and articles) and what one would expect to find in it concerning the topic would be great. I wish I had an infinite amount of money to ship books here, but I don’t.

In Christ,
Seraph


#4

I would recommend “The Defamation of Pius XII” by Ralph McInerny for a solid Catholic perspective.

I would also recommend “The Myth of Hitler’s Pope” by Rabbi David G. Dalin for a good Jewish perspective.

Catholics United for the Faith also have a “Faith Fact” on the subject: Friend in Word and Deed: Pius XII and the Jews. This is a nice short summary of the major points from a solid Catholic perspective (and it’s free!).


#5

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