Thursday, June 15, 2017

"The Enemy is to Be Found Everywhere" H.H. Pius XII

"Do not ask who is the enemy? or how is he dressed? It is to be found everywhere and among everyone; it can be both violent and astute. In these last centuries, it has attempted to disintegrate the intellectual, moral, and social unity in the mysterious organism of Christ. It has sought nature without grace, reason without faith, freedom without authority, and, at times, authority without freedom. It is an “enemy” that has become more and more apparent with an absence of scruples that still surprises: CHRIST YES; THE CHURCH NO! AFTERWARDS: GOD YES; CHRIST NO! FINALLY THE IMPIOUS SHOUT: GOD IS DEAD AND, EVEN, GOD NEVER EXISTED! And behold now the attempt to build the structure of the world on foundations which we do not hesitate to indicate as the main causes of the threat that hangs over humanity: ECONOMY WITHOUT GOD, POLITICS WITHOUT GOD. The enemy has committed himself and is determined to MAKE CHRIST A STRANGER IN THE UNIVERSITIES, IN THE SCHOOL, IN THE FAMILY, IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, IN LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY AND IN THE INTELLIGENCE AMONG PEOPLES, WHERE PEACE OR WAR IS DETERMINED."

(Pius XII to the men of Catholic Action 12-10-1952)