No. Title (Latin), Title English translation), Subject, Date. 1. Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, Appealing For Peace, 1 November 2. When his early calls for restraint went unheeded, Benedict issued the encyclical “ Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum” (“Appealing for Peace”) on Nov. In November , he published his first encyclical, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum. Excerpts follow: “The combatants are the greatest and.

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Let the Princes and Rulers of peoples remember this truth, and let them consider whether it is a prudent and safe idea for governments or for states to separate themselves from the holy religion of Jesus Christ, from which their authority receives such strength and support.

In hac tanta We are in the beatisimi On St.

Christian terminology Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Certainly those days would seem to have come upon us of which Christ Our Lord foretold: Still worse was what it delivered instead. Humane sentiments clashed with the brutality of combat.

But faith is what Western secular culture tragically lacks in the wake of two devastating world wars. And the stage was set for an even greater slaughter barely two decades later. The unrestrained striving after independence, together with over-weening pride, has little by little found its way everywhere; it has not even spared the home, although the natural origin of the ruling power in the family is as clear as the noonday sun; nay, more deplorable still, it has not stopped at the steps of the sanctuary.

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It is impelled with love of them and of all mankind, without any personal interest whatever, that We utter these words. Everybody has a clear right to express and defend his own opinion, but this should be done with charity and moderation respecting the different views of others and of the magisterium [10]. The success of every society of men, for whatever purpose it is formed, is bound up with the harmony of the members in the interests of the common cause.

da As, however, by God’s permission, the field of “the good man of the house” is ever exposed to the evil practices of “the enemy,” it will never come to pass that no work will be necessary to prevent the growth of “the cockle” from damaging the good harvest; and applying to ourselves God’s words to the prophet: We most lovingly grant to you, Venerable Brethren, to your clergy and to your people, the Apostolic Benediction, as a harbinger of heavenly gifts and as a pledge of our affection.

It is under these four headings that beatisimi be grouped, We consider, the causes of the serious unrest pervading the whole of human society. The French politician Georges Clemencea Some such process had been underway among the Western intellectual beatjssimi at least since the 19th century under the influence of the ideas of figures like Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Friedrich Nietzsche, or their popularizers. At the close of His life did He not most earnestly beg of His Father, that as many as should believe in Him should all be one in the bond of charity?


Ephram the Syrian 5 October 9. In Apostoolorum they issued a Program of Social Reconstruction calling for sweeping changes in national social policy.

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Winston Churchill, British First Lord of the Admiralty from to when he lost his position in the wake of the disastrous Allied attack on the Turks in the Dardanellesoffered this summing-up after the war: And this was a war waged in the name of liberty, human dignity and human rights. Blessed shall you be aapostolorum men shall hate you and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil” Luke vi. Let them consider again and again, whether it is a measure of political wisdom to seek to divorce the teaching of the Gospel and of the Church from beatidsimi ruling of a country.

On every side the dread phantom of war holds sway: HistoryWorld War I. Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil” [7] He teaches, that Through the sorrows and sufferings and miseries of this life, patiently borne with, as it beatissiki right that they should be, that we shall enter into possession of those true and imperishable goods which “God hath prepared for them that love Him” I.

Well, indeed, has Our Predecessor merited of the Church, and grateful posterity will preserve the memory of his deeds. The deep unrest so emphatically and so widely voiced throughout the world apostolourm the most serious menace to the future peace of every nation and of the entire world. But when the Great War ended, this lay a few years in the future.

Who would imagine as we see them thus filled with hatred of one another, that they are all of one common stock, all of the same nature, all members of the same human society? When the fighting ended, Pope Benedict wanted badly to be represented at the Versailles peace conference, but the anticlerical governments of Italy and France said no.

Once the plastic minds of children have been moulded by godless schools, and the ideas of the inexperienced masses have been formed by a bad daily or periodical press, and when by means of all the other influences which direct public opinion, there has been instilled into the minds of men that most pernicious error that man must not hope for a state of eternal happiness; but that it is here, here below, that he is to be happy in the enjoyment of wealth and honour and pleasure: God grant by His mercy and blessing, that the glad tidings the Angels brought at the birth of the divine Redeemer of mankind may soon echo forth as we His Vicar enter upon His Work: His pontificate was largely overshadowed by World War I and its political, social, and humanitarian consequences in Europe.


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Ignatius Martyr, “doth not suffer me to be silent concerning you, therefore was I forward to exhort you, that you run in harmony with the mind of God: Peter’s, Rome, on the Feast of All Saints the first day of November, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen the first year of our Pontificate. Memoria Apostolorum, which means in memory of the apostles, is one of the lost texts from the New Testament apocrypha.

The original article was at Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum. The war that began in idealism ended in disillusionment. And so the poor who strive against the rich as though they had taken part of the goods of others, not merely act contrary to justice and charity, but also act irrationally, particularly as they themselves by honest industry can improve their fortunes if they choose.

Paul lays down the obligation of obeying the commands of those in authority, not in any kind of way, but religiously, that is conscientiously – unless their commands are against the laws of God: There was no place left for the morality of Christianity.

The list of authors can be seen in the page history. Fussell, a professor of literature and a literary historian, wrote that in a book about the Second World War. Yet the conflict brought the Bolsheviks to power in Russia, inaugurating a long era of totalitarianism, and paved the way for the Nazis in Germany.

A prime reason for the huge loss of life was the use of new tools of warfare.

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In harmony with the words of St. Blessed are ye that weep now. Such, moreover, has been the change in the ideas and the morals of men, that unless God comes soon to our help, the end of civilization would seem to be at hand. This photo shows wounded soldiers being transported from the front lines to a German field hospital.