Unheeded warnings from Thucydides and Pope Pius XII

In 07 Observations on 2011/08/11 at 7:00 AM

“Theories that today are put forth rather covertly by some, now without cautions and distinctions, tomorrow are openly and without moderation proclaimed by other more audacious.”

Pope Pius XII wrote these prophetic words in 1950 in his encyclical HUMANI GENERIS   The Pope was warning against errors threatening the Catholic faith, and some people at the time thought the Pope was exaggerating the dangers.  Now, 60 years later, every one of the errors he warned about is prevalent in Catholic circles.

Religious and moral depravity in a nation, no less than in an individual, leads tardily and maybe remotely, but by ultimate and inevitable consequence, to failure and degradation. Thucydides (450 BC-C.395 BC)


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