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Hitler, the War, and the Pope Hardcover – May 28, 2010
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He also takes on all the various charges against Pius XII from John Cornwell, James Carroll, Susan Zuccotti, and others. No serious charge is left unrebutted.
Mr. Rychlak is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Mr. Rychlak has received three medals from the Holy See for his diplomatic service, and he advises the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. His most recent book is Righteous Gentiles: How Pius XII and the Catholic Church Saved Half a Million Jews from the Nazis.
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Ron is a member of the committee appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to revise that state's criminal code, on the editorial board of The Gaming Law Review, and a member of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. He also serves as the university's Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA/SEC.
Ron is the author or co-author of seven books, including Real and Demonstrative Evidence: Applications and Theory (1995, 2nd ed., 2003). Lawyers Weekly USA called that book "a very valuable resource for lawyers looking to stay on top of their changing world." Crisis magazine called his book, Hitler, the War, and the Pope "the magisterial volume on the subject." He has been published in Notre Dame Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Environmental Law (Lewis & Clark Law School), The Stanford Environmental Law Journal, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and several other periodicals and journals. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
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Rychlak agrees that a great injustice has been done in our time to Pius XII by recent books which have attacked his character and his actions. It is significant that many of these books are authored by Catholics or by former Catholics-none by Jews. Rychlak, as an expert trial lawyer, has skillfully collected a massive body of evidence to vindicate the memory of Pius XII, leaving the reader free to make final judgment upon his character and integrety.
Rychlak points out that the real quarrel of "disaffected Catholics" is with the "Catholic theological principle of papal authority in matters of faith and morals." In the epilogue, he critiques a book written by a former Catholic, John Cornwell, who gave it the vile title of "Hitler's Pope," a book which spreads half-truths and insinuations that tarnish Pius XII's name and record.
Cornwell uses dubious material, like a play called "The Deputy" (1963), to portray the pope as "silent" in the face of the Holocaust; as an anti-Semite, and as a Nazi sympathizer. In effect,Cornwell's anti-Catholic bigotry becomes part of a larger effort to weaken the moral and cultural influence of the Catholic Church by undermining the credibility of the papacy. In the afterward, professor Robert P.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought it as a gift for my husband and he said he likes it, very historical and accurate. Thank you.Published 5 months ago by Yakaly
Comprehensive. Broad in scope. Fascinating. Profoundly revealing. These are but a few of the words that describe this timely and well researched book about Pope Pius the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by barbara bechard
This a balanced view of the relationship of Pope XII and the Jews. Pius rescued many Jews in Rome and it is important to set the record straight on this score. Read morePublished 14 months ago by JPB
Very informative! Alot of detail to follow the harrowing experiences of the Jewish peoplePublished 19 months ago by Kathleen Flandrau
This book was informative. The author tackled some rumors, issues, and misinformation that have become prominent in holocaust literature that discuss Pope Pius X I IPublished 22 months ago by Kathie Punturiero
Author Ronald Rychlak wrote in the Preface of this 2000 book, "This project began several years ago when a friend of mine accused Pope Pius XII of having been a Nazi... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steven H Propp