Religion: Who Strikes

Catholic Action is the name of the organization by which Catholic laymen, under the guidance of their bishops, take part in the Church's work. Years ago the late Pope Pius XI exclaimed: "Whoever strikes at the Catholic Action associations strikes at the Pope, and whoever strikes at the Pope dies." Vexed was Pius XI because, after seven years of struggle, compromise and more struggle, Fascists were still trying to hog-tie Catholic Action. Anticlerical Fascists, led by Roberto Farinacci, Il Duce's Councilor of State, have long held that Catholic Action, which is the only...

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