Divini Redemptoris: On Atheistic Communism

Pope Pius XI s message Divini Redemptoris Latin for Of the Divine Redeemer is addressed to the Church s leadership worldwide Pius XI states that bolshevistic and atheistic Communism threatens Christian civilization everywhere and promises a new barbarism worse than that of Jesus time It aims at upsetting the social order and undermining Christianity s foundatiPope Pius XI s message Divini Redemptoris Latin for Of the Divine Redeemer is addressed to the Church s leadership worldwide Pius XI states that bolshevistic and atheistic Communism threatens Christian civilization everywhere and promises a new barbarism worse than that of Jesus time It aims at upsetting the social order and undermining Christianity s foundations He states that the Church cannot remain silent and must defend truth and justice.Pius XI had already condemned communism in five encyclicals beginning in 1924 when he wrote the 1937 encyclical In this encyclical, he relates how as early as 1846, Pius IX had condemned communism, and Leo XIII labeled it a fatal plague However, from its center in Moscow, communism continues to struggle against Christian civilization Bishops also have spoken out against communism, but the pope says that clever agitators and their subversive ideas only grow in influence In the encyclical, he states that he will present communism s most corrosive ideas, uncover its method of action, and refute its claims with the truth of the Church.
Divini Redemptoris On Atheistic Communism Pope Pius XI s message Divini Redemptoris Latin for Of the Divine Redeemer is addressed to the Church s leadership worldwide Pius XI states that bolshevistic and atheistic Communism threatens Christia

  • Title: Divini Redemptoris: On Atheistic Communism
  • Author: Pope Pius XI
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  • Page: 290
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    1. A vehement condemnation of the evils of Communism by Pope Pius XI, published in 1937. As the selected quotes below indicate, the Pope was truly terrified of many aspects of Communism equality and fraternity evolution rejection of hierarchy emancipation of women religion as the "the opiate of the people."LMW COMMENT: This fear of Communist ideas ultimately led the Church into a pact with Hitler as the best defender against Communism, ignoring the political realities (1) that Communism was ne [...]

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