Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Pius XI and his encyclical on Christ the King: the trigger for the "silent apostasy"

The great and venerable Pius XI
Many have squirmed uncomfortably with Pope Francis' re-affirmation of  Leo XIII and Pius XI's treatment of economic issues. Evasive, Liberal "Catholics" teetering on the verge of apostasy have tried to equivocate over these issues. 

Well, lest we sit back and congratulate ourselves that we are not apostates, let us re-read other Magisterial teachings that have been buried from the moment they were published. Quas Primas comes to mind. Do the following words distress you, are you going to try to "explain" them away? Are you a Liberal and/or a subscriber to what Leo XIII called "Americanism"?  Read this encyclical, meditate upon it, accept it: be Catholic! Do not, dear reader commit "silent" apostasy. Commitment to this great encyclical - without evasion -distinguishes the Catholic from the apostate. 

. ..It would be a grave error, on the other hand, to say that Christ has no authority whatever in civil affairs, since, by virtue of the absolute empire over all creatures committed to him by the Father, all things are in his power... 

Thus the empire of our Redeemer embraces all men. To use the words of Our immortal predecessor, Pope Leo XIII: "His empire includes not only Catholic nations, not only baptized persons who, though of right belonging to the Church, have been led astray by error, or have been cut off from her by schism, but also all those who are outside the Christian faith; so that truly the whole of mankind is subject to the power of Jesus Christ."...With God and Jesus Christ," we said, "excluded from political life, with authority derived not from God but from man, the very basis of that authority has been taken away, because the chief reason of the distinction between ruler and subject has been eliminated. The result is that human society is tottering to its fall, because it has no longer a secure and solid foundation."

19. When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony.

...This evil spirit, as you are well aware, Venerable Brethren, has not come into being in one day; it has long lurked beneath the surface. The empire of Christ over all nations was rejected. The right which the Church has from Christ himself, to teach mankind, to make laws, to govern peoples in all that pertains to their eternal salvation, that right was denied. Then gradually the religion of Christ came to be likened to false religions and to be placed ignominiously on the same level with them....


Freyr said...

The ones equivocating and trying to label Pope Francis a communist in sheep's clothing and a closet Marxist are not liberal Catholics.

Barona said...

They are "L"iberal Catholics, in the classic definition of the term: followers of Locke et al., the new jurisprudence that Leo XIII denounced.