Thursday, February 07, 2008

Pius XII and his encyclical to Americans...


Here we see, in the Vatican Museums, the 1929 Graham Paige (made in America) from the papal motor fleet of Pius XI. This is the same automobile in which Pius XII raced across Rome in on July 14, 1943 to reach the bombed population of the university zone of San Lorenzo.

Read this dynamite encyclical here:



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you find that photo of the painting of Pope Pius XII?
-Al

JPSonnen said...

Sure, here it is again as a post for today...

Anonymous said...

19. Thence arise immoderate and blind egoists, that thirst for pleasure, the vice of drunkenness, immodest and costly styles in dress, the prevalence of crime even among minors, the lust for power, neglect of the poor, base craving for ill-gotten wealth, the flight from the land, levity in entering into marriage, divorce, the break-up of the family, the cooling of mutual affection between parents and children, birth control, the enfeeblement of the race, the weakening of respect for authority, or obsequiousness, or rebellion, neglect of duty towards one's country and towards mankind.

20. We raise Our voice in strong, albeit paternal, complaint that in so many schools of your land Christ often is despised or ignored, the explanation of the universe and mankind is forced within the narrow limits of materialism or of rationalism, and new educational systems are sought after which cannot but produce a sorrowful harvest in the intellectual and moral life of the nation.