Tag Archives: Pope Pius XI

Cardinal Tagle, Cardinal Sin and the Dilemma of the Philippine Catholic Church

On Jun 21, 2018 members of the clergy appeal to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to stand up to President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks against the Catholic Church. Father Robert Reyes also calls on the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the … Continue reading

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Pope Pius XI, Pope Pius XII and Two Different Responses to Hitler’s Anti-Jewish Laws

Recently I watched Amen, a Costa-Gavras film about an SS officer and a Jesuit priest trying to get the Vatican to denounce the Holocaust.  It was very critical of the Pope for his feeble response to the atrocities being committed against … Continue reading

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Papal Encyclicals and Economic Justice

Thomas Bokenkotter wrote in his book “Church and Revolution: Catholics in the Struggle for Democracy and Social Justice”: “This book deals with an interesting historical question: How did the Catholic Church- which, on the morrow of the French Revolution, was … Continue reading

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