By Paul O’Shea (auth.)
The papacy of Pius XII (1939-1958) has been a resource of near-constant feedback and debate on the grounds that his demise, relatively due to his alleged silence throughout the Holocaust. Paul O'Shea examines his little-studied pre-papal existence to illustrate that Pius was once neither an anti-Semitic villain nor a 'lamb with no stain.'
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In reply, “the Jews” answered that Abraham was their father and they had never been the slaves of anyone. Jesus expanded his original statement by saying that the freedom he spoke of was freedom from sin. And if “the Jews” understood this, they would not be trying to kill him. 44, 47). Those who heard Jesus’s word, and believed, were the true children of God. Through their communion with God, they would overcome the hatred of the world and come to the fullness of the truth. It becomes clear that “the Jews” are not among the true children of God.
61 At the same time, popes were quick to enforce the restrictive laws if they believed the occasion warranted it. By far the most common rescript from Rome was concerned with usury. 63 Papal decrees were issued in response to events that affected Jews across Christian Europe. They provide us with a window into the slowly changing nature of feudal society. Between 1010 and 1012, rumors of Jews killing Christians in the Holy Land prompted an outbreak of violence in France and the Rhineland. Millennial fever erupted across Europe toward the end of the tenth century.
Judaising had been a threat to Christianity since the beginning of the Church. Many potential converts, and even some who had accepted baptism, could not reconcile the claims of the New Israel when the Old Israel still existed in substantial form. True, the Temple and Jerusalem had gone, but Judaism survived. Did this not prove God’s promises were still valid? If this were true, then why stop at a Christian “half-way” house? Would it not be better to become Jews and be more fully like Jesus and the early disciples?
A Cross Too Heavy: Pope Pius XII and the Jews of Europe by Paul O’Shea (auth.)