Pope Pius XII ordered monks to shelter Jews to save them from persecution by the Nazis. I want to keep this link handy in case someone brings up this subject on the Sephardic Geneology list I read. From time to time, this subject comes up and other topics which end up turning to some Catholic bashing. Last week, someone posted a link to a Chick Track and another horribly anti-Christian link.
This is just a email list for talking about and tracing Sephardic ancestry, it's not a religious list. Yet, inevitably, someone finds a way to prostelyze or bring up religion. Often Catholicism gets the majority of bashing, most often from other "Christians" than the Jewish members of the list.
It does get a bit frustrating sometimes that people can't play in the sandbox together.
Don't know what prompted me to this post.
In related news, two very nicely dressed young men showed up on my parents' doorstep preaching the Good News. Dad answered the door but didn't say if they were Mormon missionaries or Jehovah Witnesses. What ever Dad said they didn't stay long enough to engage them in conversation. I saw them walking down the street after visiting a house. It must take a lot of guts or faith to go door-to-door spreading the Good News.