Friday, April 20, 2007
Quotations: Pope Pius XII

"Bodily pain affects man as a whole down to the deepest layers of his moral being. It forces him to face again the fundamental questions of his fate, of his attitude toward God and fellow man, of his individual and collective responsibility and of the sense of his pilgrimage on earth."

"Labor is not merely the fatigue of body without sense or value; nor is it merely a humiliating servitude. It is a service of God, a gift of God, the vigor and fullness of human life, the gauge of eternal rest" (Message for Labor Day, Guideposts Sep 1955)

People continue to criticize Pope Pius XII claiming that he supported Nazism and did nothing to stop the Holocaust. That is completely false.

2 comment(s):

del_button April 20, 2007 at 10:16 AM
Anonymous said...

Amen! It really upsets me when people bash Pope Pius XII. But what can I say, the righteous will be persecuted for their fidelity! I pray he will be beatified and then canonized fairly soon! TODAY WOULD BE A NICE ONE. NO RAIN!

del_button April 20, 2007 at 2:24 PM
Matthew said...

I also hope for a canonization for Pope Pius XII soon!

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