Tuesday, 29 November 2016

ChurchPOP: 5 Reasons the Church Condemns Communism as “Intrinsically Wrong”

ChurchPOP: 5 Reasons the Church Condemns Communism as “Intrinsically Wrong”

“See to it, Venerable Brethren,” Pope Pius XI warned in his 1937 encyclical Divini Redemptoris, “that the Faithful do not allow themselves to be deceived! Communism is intrinsically wrong, and no one who would save Christian civilization may collaborate with it in any undertaking whatsoever. Those who permit themselves to be deceived into lending their aid towards the triumph of Communism in their own country, will be the first to fall victims of their error.”

Pius XI was simply reiterating what the Church had taught about communism since the 19th century: it was full of errors, contrary to the good of the social order, and incompatible with the Christian religion.

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