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Stephanie Stern


The New York Times, an American daily newspaper founded and continually published in New York City since 1851, is owned by a Jewish family, the Sulzbergers. Since 1896, four generations of the Sulzbergers have overseen The New York Times through its reporting on the Roman Catholic Church, and the transformations the Church has set in motion by the Second Vatican Council. This paper will examine how The Times portrays the relationship between the papacies of the Church and the events of the Holocaust. In addition to examining The Times, this paper will explore the ways in which Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews by James Carroll, as well as articles from Catholic journals, write from different angles about Pope Pius XII’s actions during the Holocaust and Pope John Paul II’s reconciliatory efforts.