Friday, February 4, 2011

Catholics and Socialism

Here are some politically incorrect quotes from various popes. In the words of St. Pius X:
“But stranger still, alarming and saddening at the same time, are the audacity and frivolity of men who call themselves Catholics and dream of re-shaping society under such conditions, and of establishing on earth, over and beyond the pale of the Catholic Church, ‘the reign of love and justice’ ... What are they going to produce? ... A mere verbal and chimerical construction in which we shall see, glowing in a jumble, and in seductive confusion, the words Liberty, Justice, Fraternity, Love, Equality, and human exultation, all resting upon an ill-understood human dignity. It will be a tumultuous agitation, sterile for the end proposed, but which will benefit the less Utopian exploiters of the people. Yes, we can truly say that the Sillon, its eyes fixed on a chimera, brings Socialism in its train.”
(Apostolic Letter Notre Charge Apostolique ["Our Apostolic Mandate"] to the French Bishops, August 15, 1910, condemning the movement Le Sillon)
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4 comments:

Brian Edward Miles said...

Wow, brilliantly put by St. Pius X! One might think he had just read Trianon given that he describes precisely what you chronicle in your book.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Brian. It was vice versa, as you can imagine. I read St. Pius!

Julie Robison said...

I love it! He definitely hit the nail, on the head of Catholics who prefer to preach the by-products and not the doctrines of Christianity.

elena maria vidal said...

I agree, Julie!