MEXICO: Socialism: Mortal Sin

Of importance in Mexican politics was a grave pronouncement at Mexico City last week in which the Catholic Church reviewed and re-emphasized its abhorrence of what the Church defines as Socialism.

"Venerable Brothers and Beloved Sons," began last week's Pastoral Letter, signed by Archbishop Pascual Diaz and all Catholic archbishops and bishops in Mexico. Its point: "No Catholic can be a Socialist, understanding by socialism the philosophical, economic or social system which, in one form or another, does not recognize the rights of God and the Church, nor the natural right of...

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