Thanks to Seminarian Matthew for sharing this video.  Also read this post of his about the much-maligned pope.

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In the past, as much as I may have hated the Catholic Church, I never bought into the whole “Hitler’s Pope” myth.  I heard it plenty of times, and my response was always: “For cryin’ out loud, people, put yourself in his shoes for half a second, and then tell me you could have done better!”  It’s awfully easy to be smug and sling mud decades after the fact.

I hope to see Pope Pius XII canonized one day soon.