A few problems worth mentioning: Judaic ‘convert’ Gregory Baum’s proclamation at a B’nai B’rith conference that Christians rather than Jews should be converted, was avoided; the crucial role of the descendant of Sephardic bankers, Malachi Martin is entirely erased from Mr. Connelly’s record.
These blanks are likely due to the problems certain facts cause to the book’s thesis which the data is couched within: essentially, prior to Vatican II, Catholics were so blindly channeled within traditions of ‘Jew’ hate that it was only by the ‘heroic’ efforts of Judaic ‘converts to Catholicism’ that ‘necessary changes’ could have happened.
Elsewhere, we’ve documented how Vatican II player, Rabbi Abraham Heschel explained that he attacked Christians’ souls through dialogue by imparting to them the message, “You are Nazis” without stating it explicitly (another glaring omission from Connelly’s book). Mr. Connelly’s thesis is an extension of this attack and the only possible framework within which the data would be allowed to be published today.
Without the commentary and thesis and with a few missing points of data filled in, From Enemy to Brother would better support my thesis than Mr. Connelly’s. By now, I believe it’s safe to assume that astute readers will have long ago tired of the end-justifies-the-means Purimspiel hasbara, “the poor ‘Jews’ had to _____ (in this case, subvert a Church council) because they were threatened with annihilation otherwise.”
A minor quibble, Mr. Connelly’s title, ... Enemy to Brother is anachronistic. The updated appellation for ‘The Jews’ as per Pope Benedict XVI, is Fathers in the Faith. Perhaps, “From Enemy to Father” would have been a more difficult sell.
From Enemy to Brother is important for the data it collects, but not as important or forthright as Spiritual Radical, (by Edward Kaplan), This likely is due to the respective audiences the books are intended for.