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Socialists Want to Destroy the Base of Society

In order to warn our readers about the horrors of Socialism, we bring their attention to some texts of papal teachings previous to Vatican II on this matter.

This seems to be particularly opportune in an year in which Catholics in the United States will go to the polls to vote for President. We should all be able to examine the platforms of the candidates to see who is pro or against Socialism.

The following short text by Leo XIII clearly states the danger.


Pope Leo XIII

When the fear of God and the respect due to His divine laws is suppressed, the respect for the authority of Rulers despised, the mania for revolution is given free course and stimulated, and the popular passions urged on to lawlessness with no restraints save that of punishment, then a universal revolution and the ruin of all institutions will necessarily follow. This is, in truth, the deliberated and explicit goal put forward by many communist and socialist associations.

Leo XIII, Encyclical Humanum genus, of April 20, 1884,
Petropolis: Vozes, 1955, § 23, pp. 20-21
Posted July 2, 2016