Pius XII: The Hound of Hitler Gerard Noel Pius XII The Hound of Hitler A thoughtful and provocative biography of the controversial Pope who led the Catholic Church during World War II There is a claim that Hitler s rise to power was left unchallenged by the inaction of P
  • Title: Pius XII: The Hound of Hitler
  • Author: Gerard Noel
  • ISBN: 9781847063557
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
Pius XII: The Hound of Hitler Gerard NoelA thoughtful and provocative biography of the controversial Pope who led the Catholic Church during World War II There is a claim that Hitler s rise to power was left unchallenged by the inaction of Pope Pius XII In contrast, Gerard Noel s Pius XII The Hound of Hitler is a highly original study of the exercise of political and religious power, of realpolitik and the exteA thoughtful and provocative biography of the controversial Pope who led the Catholic Church during World War II There is a claim that Hitler s rise to power was left unchallenged by the inaction of Pope Pius XII In contrast, Gerard Noel s Pius XII The Hound of Hitler is a highly original study of the exercise of political and religious power, of realpolitik and the extent to which politics is always the art of the possible.This book also offers an intimate portrait of a man at the pinnacle of the Catholic church Noel contends that Pius XII was mother fixated and dominated by a German nun, Sister Pasqualina, who became the real power behind the throne and who was ultimately liberal and anti Nazi than the Pope himself Indeed, he says, it was Pasqualina who did most to shelter the Jewish population of Rome As time advanced, Pius XII became and aloof and rigid in his views By 1950 he promulgated the Doctrine of The Assumption, the ultimate expression of autocratic power, as infallible.Today there is a movement to canonize Pius XII which is predictably resisted by many influential people, and for this reason alone Pius XII continues to command much attention, debate, and controversy Pius XII The Hound of Hitler is neither a demolition job nor a piece of hagiography, as Gerard Noel explores the fatal effect of the Vatican s concord with Hitler and Pius XII s failure to condemn Hitler s attempt to exterminate the Jews.
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  1. There are two aspects to this book, worth considering separately first it offers an account of the life an papacy of Pius XII second, a moral appraisal The former, one may judge according to standards of history The latter offers little to a non Catholic other than not particularly edifying instance of circular moral reasoning.Noel s work is openly dependent upon the writings of others, most notably, John Cornwell s Hitler s Pope the Secret History of Pius XII The Secret History of Pius XII and [...]

  2. In Pius XII The Hound of Hitler, Gerard Noel seeks not to justify, but to explain this most infamous of popes, whose silence contributed to the Holocaust After much research and careful consideration, I m not sure he s done much of either Noel gives us an insider s view of the life of Eugenio Pacelli and the papacy of Pius XII in a way few scholars have However, this insider s view is somehow both less complete and ambiguous than the mixed criticism and praise presented by so many others We jou [...]

  3. A fascinating examination of the life and actions of Pius XII, Pope from 1939 1958 Gerard Noel avoids the two extreme views of Pius as Saint or as servant of Hitler He examines the psychological aspects of the man, from his early childhood through his career as canon lawyer, Secretary of State and ultimately Pope, seeking an understanding of the motives behind Pius apparently contradictory actions Noel skilfully brings out Pius asceticism, his loathing of Communism and determination to protect C [...]

  4. What a destiny to be caught as Pope at a time which was so damned difficult impressed by the courage and determination as well as her total dedication of Sister Pasqualina to His Holiness as the person representing Jesus on earth complete blind faith in his person and totally devoted to Mother Church some of the Cardinals do not come through as totally or anywhere equal in stature to this nun or to his holiness what a wicked end for her what a painful living death

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