POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Security v. Morality?

"Communism is intrinsically wrong and no one who would save Christian civilization may collaborate with it in any undertaking whatsoever."*

In these plain-spoken words, the late Pope Pius XI defined the Roman Catholic Church's implacable stand against the modern world's biggest heresy. Last week, the Vatican's newspaper advocated compromise with Soviet Russia, widely regarded as Communism's headquarters.

The front-page editorial in L'Osservatore Romano, which rarely escapes the eye of Pope Pius XII, sounded as though it had been written by Henry Wallace instead of Editor Count Giuseppe Dalla Torre. It declared that the U.S. and Soviet Russia must learn to live together...

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