The opening of Pope Pius XII’s archives sheds new light on his relations with the Third Reich and his attitude toward the “Jewish problem.”
His medical school had a special diploma for Jewish students.
For both Jews and Catholics.
To embrace such a development will require them to put aside centuries of theological doctrine. Will they prove able to do so? Should they?
Jews have made heroic efforts to help their own—and also to condemn violence against Christians.
Recent popes have indeed been friendlier to Jews than any before. But realizing the full implications of that friendship could take generations.
Yitzḥak Halevi Herzog and the hidden children.
His father’s pleas to FDR accomplished little.
Pope Francis should step in on their behalf.
A mentally disabled woman has been deemed unfit to reproduce.
After decades, Pius XII’s files will be revealed.
And a new proposal won’t stop same-sex couples from adopting.