October 22nd, 2012Pope Pius XII: Martyred by Mendacityby Joseph Pearce

The great Pope Pius XII has been an inspiration to me ever since I read Pollock's Mind of Pius XII many years ago. Inspired by Pius' defence of social justice against the iniquities of communism, fascism and hedonistic capitalism, I continued to learn and explore the wisdom of Catholic social teaching on my journey to eventual conversion. The great pope is, therefore, one of the figures to whom I'm deeply indebted for bringing me to Christ and His Church. More recently, Pius XII has been the victim of a smear campaign based on lies, damned lies and propaganda. Much maligned by the enemies of truth, he has been martyred by mendacity. This being so, I was delighted to see an article in defence of Pius by Father Rutler in today's Crisis Magazine:

 

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/the-tragic-heroism-of-pope-pius-xii

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