Pope Pius XII

Pius XII, Francis, and the Media

By William Kilpatrick, The Catholic Thing, December 14, 2019 [ Our Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon on October 11, 2019 featured William Kilpatrick. The subject of his talk was "Catholics, Islam, and the Risks of Complacency."--Ed.] John Cornwell’s 1999 smear of Pius XII, Hitler’s Pope,... read more

History’s Answer to Modern Despair

BY ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT, O.F.M. CAP., NOVEMBER 18, 2019  “Having trivialized the past by equating it with outmoded . . . fashions and attitudes, people today resent anyone who draws on the past in serious discussions of contemporary conditions or attempts to use the past as a... read more
Pope Pius XII

History’s Answer to Modern Despair

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. “Having trivialized the past by equating it with outmoded . . . fashions and attitudes, people today resent anyone who draws on the past in serious discussions of contemporary conditions or attempts to use the past as a standard by which to judge the... read more

Pope Pius XII: “His tiara turned into a crown of thorns,” says Historian

CatholicWorldReport, March 4, 2019 Editor’s note: This interview was first posted on October 26, 2018, and is reposted today in light of the news that the Vatican will open its archives on the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. Pius XII was never “Hitler’s Pope,” as some have argued, but was... read more

Another Vatican Diplomatic Blunder

By George Weigel, September 20, 2018 On the 85th anniversary of the Reichskonkordat, no less Eighty-five years ago, on July 20, 1933, a concordat defining the legal position of the Catholic Church in the Third Reich was signed by Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope... read more

Sowers of the Current Chaos

By Paul Kengor, September 5, 2018 For keen insight into some of the malevolent forces at work in the Church right now, an unexpected source is a fascinating book by Father Charles Theodore Murr, titled, The Godmother: Madre Pascalina. Published in May 2017, for the centenary of Fatima, it is one... read more

De Mattei: The Death of Paul VI (August 6, 1978). An anniversary.

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, August 15, 2018 This month of August sees the fortieth anniversary of the death of Giovanni Battista Montini - Pope Paul VI from 1963 to 1978. His pontificate changed the life of the Church in the twentieth century. Giovanni Battista Montini was... read more

Pope Pius XII and Mary’s August Mysteries

“The Most Blessed Virgin is queen not only because she is Mother of God, but also because, as the new Eve, she was associated with the new Adam.” Stephanie Mann Blog, August 15, 2018 On Nov. 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith in the apostolic... read more

The Benedict experiment

by Damian Thompson, Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 Five years on, his resignation is still shocking On the morning of February 11, 2013, cardinals gathered in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace were shifting in their seats, waiting for Pope Benedict XVI to conclude the relatively mundane business of... read more

Brilliant Prophetic Document to Begin October for Victory

One of the greatest Marian popes of all time speaking of calamities and family unraveling showed in a simple, powerful way the only answer for our cataclysmic time. By Joseph Pronechen Did Venerable Pius XII get a glimpse into our future too as he spoke of his times in the encyclical... read more

What the Popes Have to Say About Socialism

By Gustavo Solimeo,  February 24, 2010 | Anyone who examines the ideology of socialism will see the contrast between the socialist doctrine and the doctrine of the Church.All the same, it is not out of place to review the condemnation of the popes starting with Pius IX and ending with Benedict... read more