William Doino Jr. is a contributor to Inside the Vatican magazine, among many other publications, and writes often about religion, history and politics. He contributed an extensive bibliography of works on Pius XII to The Pius War: Responses to the Critics of Pius XII.
William Doino Jr.
Edmund Adamus, director of Pastoral Affairs for the archdiocese of Westminster, recently “did not reflect the archbishop’s opinions.” Fair enough. Let’s let Mr. Adamus speak for himself. In an interview with Zenit on the importance of Christian marriage , Adamus lamented the . . . . Continue Reading »
As Pope Benedict prepares for his visit to the United Kingdom, speculation abounds as to what he might say. Perhaps clues can be found in a previous speech he delivered, which has been surprisingly overlooked. In 1988, the-then Cardinal Ratzinger, travelled to England to give the annual . . . . Continue Reading »
Edmund Burke once said that he did not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people, but in the case of Germany, that claim has been sorely tested. Ever since the horrors of the death camps were exposed, the world has been asking how such barbarism could have taken . . . . Continue Reading »
Among the destructive myths of modernity is the idea that Christianity caused the Holocaust. Though refuted many times, it continues to circulate. Among its chief recent proponents is James Carroll, whose 2001 book, Constantines Sword , was a mammoth effort to breathe new life into the old . . . . Continue Reading »
Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of France, recently raised a commotion by trying to educate his country’s youth: Every fifth grader, he said, should adopt the story of one of France’s 11,000 Jewish children killed during the Holocaust, in order to teach them about prejudice and the evils . . . . Continue Reading »
Tomorrow, on October 26, the Catholic hero Franz Jägerstätter will be beatified in Linz, Austria.Executed in 1943 for refusing to serve in Hitler’s army, Jägerstätter was once known only to his relatives and neighbors¯many of whom considered him mad. Born out of . . . . Continue Reading »
In the world of Holocaust scholarship, Saul Friedlander is a major presence. A professor of history at UCLA, he is among the most widely cited authorities on the Holocaust. Having just completed his life’s work¯a massive, two-volume history entitled Nazi Germany and the Jews ¯he is . . . . Continue Reading »
Sacred Causes by Michael Burleigh HarperCollins, 557 pages, $27.95 One of Britain’s leading and most popular historians, Michael Burleigh made his mark producing award-winning documentaries and books on Nazi euthanasia. In 2000 he published The Third Reich: A New History , which quickly won . . . . Continue Reading »
Inside the Vatican of Pius XII: The Memoir of an American Diplomat During World War II By Harold H. Tittmann, Jr. Image. 224 pp. $13.95 Critics of Pius XII have long claimed that the Allies were bitterly frustrated by the pontiff’s official neutrality during World War II. Among the evidence for . . . . Continue Reading »