Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence? Surely not from God and His Church!

A Pope Saint Pius X Independence Day Thought

That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him…. [T]his thesis inflicts great injury on society itself, for it cannot either prosper or last long when due place is not left for religion, which is the supreme rule and the sovereign mistress in all questions touching the rights and the duties of men. Hence the Roman Pontiffs have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State.

Religious people should have religious governments and religious schools, according to their deepest convictions. Why should our states be ruled by ideas which are foreign to us? We need to declare independence from relativism and secularism and openly confess and promote our faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. That is one lesson we should learn from both our Jihad and our homosexualist enemies. Jesus Christ is Lord! He is King. He, and He alone must be the supreme ruler of our lands, if we would live in peace. He alone is the Prince of Peace.
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