This was what you said. I disagreed with that, as it very much is saying ALL, which is what I disagree with. I know no other way to understand the word “all” other than to mean all… You can see my confusion.
But we do seem to agree that it’s an institutional issue.
Yes, as a historian, I am well aware of this, as well as the long history of anti-catholic sentiment… as I noted above. I have even seen it in my own family, though that’s also mixed up in the politics of race, too.
But again, we agree it seems on the problems of the institution, I just objected to the language that maligned all priests.
It’s only a “controversy” in the usual right-wing sense of making up another side from whole cloth to defend the indefensible. To pretend that he didn’t know what was going on and didn’t have any ability to influence things is an insult to everyone’s intelligence.
Moreover, this letter demonstrates that Pius XII was aware that Germany was specifically engaging in mass murder.
Quite a number of organizations have attempted to diminish the power of the Catholic Church. Only a few of those organizations had genocide as their primary aim.