27 July 2009

Still Relevant for Our Times

"A Christianity which keeps a grip on itself, refuses every compromise with the world, takes the commands of God and the Church seriously, preserves its love of God and of men in all its freshness, such a Christianity can be, and will be, a model and a guide to a world which is sick to death and clamors for directions, unless it be condemned to a catastrophe that would baffle the imagination."

--Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, 1937

1 comment:

StGuyFawkes said...

"With Burning Concern" was written to support a German Church under siege by the Nazis. The ghost author of course has long be thought to be the much vilified and very holy Pius XII.