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The Vatican, Israel, and the American Catholic Church: A Case Study in Cold War Catholic Trans-Nationalism

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While much scholarly attention has been paid to the Vatican’s actions, or lack thereof, during the Holocaust, relatively little is known of Rome’s post-war policies on Israel and the wider Israeli-Palestinian struggle. A growing scholarship has begun to examine the role played by the Holy See in its attempts to shape the post-war international system, with particular attention paid to the Vatican’s policies on the Cold War ideological divide. Central to an understanding of the Holy See’s Cold War diplomacy was the de-centralization of its policymaking process, reflective of shifting power relationships after 1945. The American Catholic Church, in particular, played a central role in the advocacy of Rome’s visions for a post-war world.
My paper examines the evolution of Vatican attitudes and policies on Israel and Palestine in the early postwar years, illuminating the means and methods of papal diplomacy in the region. It specifically examines the role of the American Church as the political and diplomatic `hammer` of Rome on the question of Israel, highlighting both the de-centralization of Vatican `power` in the postwar years, and the effects of the internationalization of the curia in the same years. From the episcopate to lay organizations, American Catholics were at the forefront of Rome`s efforts to shape both American and United Nations policies on Israel and the wider Middle East, reflecting the diffusion of the Holy See`s `power` in the postwar years, and reflective of the new realities for the increasingly global Roman Catholic Church. The relationship between the Holy See and specific national churches, in particular the American Catholic Church, is central to an understanding of the evolution of the Vatican`s political and diplomatic mission in the post war era. As such, it addresses rather broadly the issue of church and state relations in postwar America, and the extent to which the Roman Catholic Church influenced and shaped Washington’s policies, despite constitutionally entrenched divisions between faith and politics.
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Name: Seventeenth International Conference of the Council for European Studies
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Ciani, Adrian. "The Vatican, Israel, and the American Catholic Church: A Case Study in Cold War Catholic Trans-Nationalism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Seventeenth International Conference of the Council for European Studies, Grand Plaza, Montreal, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p400264_index.html>

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Ciani, A. "The Vatican, Israel, and the American Catholic Church: A Case Study in Cold War Catholic Trans-Nationalism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Seventeenth International Conference of the Council for European Studies, Grand Plaza, Montreal, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p400264_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: While much scholarly attention has been paid to the Vatican’s actions, or lack thereof, during the Holocaust, relatively little is known of Rome’s post-war policies on Israel and the wider Israeli-Palestinian struggle. A growing scholarship has begun to examine the role played by the Holy See in its attempts to shape the post-war international system, with particular attention paid to the Vatican’s policies on the Cold War ideological divide. Central to an understanding of the Holy See’s Cold War diplomacy was the de-centralization of its policymaking process, reflective of shifting power relationships after 1945. The American Catholic Church, in particular, played a central role in the advocacy of Rome’s visions for a post-war world.
My paper examines the evolution of Vatican attitudes and policies on Israel and Palestine in the early postwar years, illuminating the means and methods of papal diplomacy in the region. It specifically examines the role of the American Church as the political and diplomatic `hammer` of Rome on the question of Israel, highlighting both the de-centralization of Vatican `power` in the postwar years, and the effects of the internationalization of the curia in the same years. From the episcopate to lay organizations, American Catholics were at the forefront of Rome`s efforts to shape both American and United Nations policies on Israel and the wider Middle East, reflecting the diffusion of the Holy See`s `power` in the postwar years, and reflective of the new realities for the increasingly global Roman Catholic Church. The relationship between the Holy See and specific national churches, in particular the American Catholic Church, is central to an understanding of the evolution of the Vatican`s political and diplomatic mission in the post war era. As such, it addresses rather broadly the issue of church and state relations in postwar America, and the extent to which the Roman Catholic Church influenced and shaped Washington’s policies, despite constitutionally entrenched divisions between faith and politics.


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