Fr. Kevin Spicer, C.S.C. author of Hitler's Priests: Catholic Clergy and National Socialism will examine the role of some Catholic priests who openly embraced the National Socialist state, especially in the context of the persecution and murder of European Jews. What aspects of Catholicism encouraged priests to publicly work with National Socialism? How did Christian anti-semitism play a role in supporting the ideology of National Socialism? Fr. Spicer will provide a general overview of the period and the situation of the Catholic clergy under the Third Reich together with brief individual case studies to help the audience understand the response of the Catholic Church to National Socialism. This lecture will be taking place Tue. Nov. 4, 4:30pm - 6:30pm at Regis College
Fr. Spicer is the James J. Kenneally Distinguished Professor of History at Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts. His research centres on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the German state under National Socialism.
Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. For further directions click here. The venue is accessible.
This program is generously sponsored by The Sara & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and the UJA Federation of Greater Ontario.
Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto and a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology.
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