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Catholic Connection – August 23, 2022 – Hour 2

Michael Hesemann talks about his new book, “The Pope and the Holocaust.” Tom Nash asks how we should respond when God’s leaders fail.


Segment 1 – Intro and News

Segment 2 & 3 – The Pope and the Holocaust: Pius XII and the Vatican Secret Archives
“For over two decades, Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII, has been blasted in the public square as “Hitler’s Pope”, accused by bestselling authors of cowardice in the face of the Nazi regime. Some have even said that the pope was complicit in Hitler’s grab for power, privately fueled by a hatred for the Jewish people. And if they are right, who would not join in condemning a leader like this, especially one who claims to represent all Christians? But what if this image of Pius XII is completely backward?” Michael Hesemann joins us.

Michael Hesemann studied history and cultural anthropology at the University of Göttingen, Germany. His forty-four books have been published in sixteen languages. He has participated in archaeological excavations in the Holy Land and has helped to date a number of discoveries and relics, including in Nazareth. He has advised and appeared in programs for the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and EWTN.

The book: The Pope and the Holocaust: Pius XII and the Vatican Secret Archives


Segment 4 – When God’s Leaders Fail, How Should We Respond?

Tom Nash is a Contributing Apologist and Speaker for Catholic Answers, as well as a Contributor for both the National Catholic Register and Catholic World Report. He has served the Church professionally for more than 30 years, including eight as a Theology Advisor at EWTN. He is the author of The Biblical Roots of the Mass (Sophia Institute Press) and What Did Jesus Do: The Biblical Roots of the Catholic Church (Catholic Answers Press), and 20 Answers: The Rosary (published Catholic Answers Press).

When God’s Leaders Fail, How Should We Respond?


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