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Yawn- “Heard” about another book

11 Jun

She likes to make sure everyone always knows she’s reading something, “interesting” you know, kinda like Johnny Depp, who for years has been known for being a book worm. Long before Amber Heard was a newly formed sperm. It doesn’t surprise anyone that she would duplicate this. There’s no way she can be well read, because when she opens her mouth in interviews it all goes to hell.

So what’s new this week? Oh a revisionst account of a POPE that isn’t convincing at all. That’s the latest book Amber Heard is reading. The book is entitled ‘Hitler’s Pope’ by John Cornwell. Amber is pictured on the set of the Adderall Diaries reading this book. Basically this book is…. “Was Pope Pius Xll a good Pope or a bad Pope?” Amber is often seen reading something against religion or God in general, since she’s an atheist, so if the book speaks of how those in religion didn’t do their job, or “calls them out” she’s going to read about it. BUT comprehension is a different story, and making sure that the author is credible is also important.

I personally could care less whether Pope Pius XII was a good pope or a bad pope. Anyone who knows Vatican history knows that there have been both kinds of popes in the history of the Church… and it’s certainly possible that Pius XII was the callous, immoral fraud that Cornwell depicts him as being. But there are two things that have always troubled me about this denunciation of Pius XII plainly also despise the Catholic Church for other reasons; and, more significantly, (2) the people who actually LIVED through World War II (including the former Chief Rabbi of Rome) had only PRAISE for Pius XII’s courage when dealing with the Nazis (who were, by the way, stationed with tanks about 100 yards from where the pope slept!). Cornwell fails utterly to explain why, if Pius XII was so bad…

1. Golda Meir, the former prime minister of Israel, said upon Pius XII’s death that ” During the ten years of Nazi terror, when our people passed through the horrors of martyrdom, the Pope raised his voice to condemn the persecutors and to commiserate with their victims.”

2. Elio Toaff, the Chief Rabbi of Rome during the Nazi terror, said, “More than anyone else, we have had the opportunity to appreciate the great kindness, filled with compassion and magnanimity, that the Pope displayed during the terrible years of persecution and terror.”

3. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, said that, “with special gratitude we remember all he has done for the persecuted Jews during one of the darkest periods in their entire history.”

4. The Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Isaac Herzog, sent the Pius XII a personal message of thanks on February 28, 1944, in Holiness and his illustrious delegates, inspired by the eternal principles of religion which form the very foundations of true civilization, are doing for us unfortunate brothers and sisters in the most tragic hour of our history, which is living proof of divine Providence in this world.”

5. The New York Times, in its Christmas editorial of 1941, said of Pius would be expected to express in time of war. Yet his words sound strange and bold in the Europe of today, and we comprehend the complete submergence and enslavement of great nations, the very sources of our civilization, as we realize that he is about the only ruler left on the Continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice at all.”

6. Former Israeli diplomat and now Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Pinchas Lapide stated that Pius XI “had good reason to make Pacelli the architect of his anti-Nazi policy. Of the forty-four speeches which the Nuncio Pacelli had made on German soil between 1917 and 1929, at least forty contained attacks on Nazism or condemnations of Hitler’s doctrines. . . . Pacelli, who never met the F├╝hrer, called it `neo-Paganism.’ ”

7. Lapide, in his book “Three Popes and the Jews,” insisted that the Catholic Church saved more Jewish lives than all other relief efforts (such as those of the International Red Cross, the Haganah, and American Jewish organizations) Catholic Church had been the instrument is thus at least 700,000 souls, but in all probability it is much closer to . . . 860,000.”

8. Albert Einstein, again someone who fled Hitler personally and lived through the the Hitlerian onslaught on liberty.

In conclusion, it is plainly obvious that Pius XII didn’t do enough to save Jewish refugees in Europe — anyone who has visited Dachau or Yad veh-Shem, as I have, knows that — as it is obvious that the Allied Forces, the International Red Cross, and American Jewish groups in the U.S. didn’t do enough. No one did enough. Eleven million people were murdered in cold blood. But why is the Catholic Church in general, and Pius XII in particular, singled out for attacks? For Cornwell and other critics of Pius XII to be credible, they have to explain, once again, why SO MANY people (including the most prominent Jews who survived) heaped PRAISE on Pius XII for his efforts on behalf of the Jews. Until Cornwell CAN explain this, his book will appear to be yet another screed against the Vatican by a former Catholic. It is scholarship in the service of rage, a sad waste of talent and time. END

So Amber, did you get all that? My apologies about that, I went to the professional writer in me, instead of the angry gossip blogger. Take note.


I hope this doesn’t piss her off…they say she can trailer park really quick

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