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  • Pope: Why didn’t Allies bomb railway lines to Auschwitz?

    06/21/2015 9:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    Francis laments that world powers did nothing to save Jewish, Christian, gays from Nazi death camps.ROME — Pope Francis on Sunday denounced what he called the “great powers” of the world for failing to act when there was intelligence indicating Jews, Christians, homosexuals and others were being transported to death camps in Europe during World War II. He also decried the deaths of Christians in concentration camps in Russia under the Stalin dictatorship, which followed the war....
  • Social Justice According to Pius XI

    01/01/2013 2:03:44 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    hprweb ^ | DECEMBER 26, 2012 | THOMAS STORCK
    The term “social justice”… is the key term and concept of Catholic social teaching … with all the other aspects of the Church’s social doctrine—the principle of subsidiarity, the just wage or the right to private property—are related to, and rely, on the existence of social justice. The term “social justice,” though common enough today, is little understood by most of those who use it—whether they consider themselves friends and practitioners of social justice, or they regard it as a suspect term of probably socialist origin. But the term does have a precise meaning. That meaning and the significance of...
  • Pius XI Deplores Fascist Hostility in Christmas Message (12/25/38)

    12/25/2008 6:59:46 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 50 replies · 707+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 12/25/38 | Arnaldo Cortesi
    The Text of Pope Pius’s Address
  • Excerpts from Pope Pius XI's 'Quas Primas' (On the Kingship of Christ)

    11/05/2008 7:53:22 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies · 410+ views
    [Image of Christ the King, taken from Pius XI: The Kingship of Christ] [Taken from QUAS PRIMAS (On the Feast of Christ the King)] In the first Encyclical Letter which We addressed at the beginning of Our Pontificate to the Bishops of the universal Church, We referred to the chief causes of the difficulties under which mankind was laboring. And We remember saying that these manifold evils in the world were due to the fact that the majority of men had thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of their lives; that these had no place either in private...
  • Raptim Transit… A Gunslinger Pope (Pope Pius XI)

    11/21/2007 7:33:27 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 34+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 11/20/2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    This is marvelous. Biretta tip to FA o{]:¬) The blog on L’espresso by Sandro Magister has a great item, which I offer in my translation: In the curriculum of Pius XI there is a certificate for being a first-rate shot In L’Osservatore Romano for 20 November, ... there stands out in the cultural page a bizarre headline: "the librarian with the pistol". We are not dealing with just any librarian, but with Achille Ratti, who became Pope with the name Pius XI. And the gun? Here’s the explanation of this oddity. When he was prefect of the Ambrosian Library in...
  • Vatican to Release Files on Pope Pius XI

    06/30/2006 7:43:26 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 253+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 6/30/2006 | n/a
    Vatican to release files on Pope Pius XI VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Friday it will release from its secret archives years of files on Pope Pius XI, whose pontificate spanned most of the period between the world wars. The files cover the period from Feb. 6, 1922, to Feb. 10, 1939. Researchers will be allowed to access the files beginning Sept. 18. In 2003, the Vatican began making available to scholars millions of Vatican documents from the years leading up to World War II, making them available ahead of schedule at the request of Pope John Paul II....
  • Assisi and the Neo-Catholic Defense

    12/27/2004 4:49:51 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 59 replies · 628+ views
    Lumen Genteleman ^ | 2003 | Jacob Michael
    To read this encyclical [Mortalium Animos] is to read a point-by-point condemnation of Assisi, and one gets the eerie feeling that Pope Pius XI was prophesying and simultaneously condemning with remarkable accuracy... One supreme pontiff engaged in an act that was explicitly and in all points condemned by a previous supreme pontiff...Pope Pius XI condemned Assisi before it even happened - and why did he condemn it? Because Assisi is one of those events that is "founded... on that false opinion," namely, the false opinion that all religions are "more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different...