Religion: Humani Generis

For the second time this year, Pope Pius XII issued an encyclical letter warning the world's Roman Catholics of danger to their church. The first, in March, called attention to such external threats as atheism and Communism. The second, published last week and directed at dangers from within, dealt with "some false opinions which threaten to undermine the foundations of Catholic doctrine."

Titled, like all such letters, from its first two Latin words, Humani Generis (Of Mankind), the encyclical cracked down hard on Roman Catholic teachers, priests and philosophers who for various reasons are drifting away from the dogmas of the church...

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