If Socialism, like all errors, contains some truth (which, moreover, the Supreme Pontiffs have never denied), it is based nevertheless on a theory of human society peculiar to itself and irreconcilable with true Christianity. Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true […]
Pope Pius XI Quotes
Whether considered as a doctrine, or as an historical fact, or as a movement, socialism, if it really remains socialism, cannot be brought into harmony with the dogmas of the Catholic church… Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are expressions implying a contradiction in terms.
When there is a question of saving souls, or preventing greater harm to souls, We feel the courage to treat with the devil in person.
Communism teaches and seeks two objectives: unrelenting class warfare and the complete eradication of private ownership.
It is incumbent on the rich to help the poor. Those who give of their substance to Christ in the person of His poor will receive a most bountiful reward when He shall come to judge the world. Those who act to the contrary will pay the penalty.
However we may pity the mother whose health and even life is imperiled by the performance of her natural duty, there yet remains no sufficient reason for condoning the direct murder of the innocent.