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Pope Pius X: “the chief strength of the wicked”

6 August 2017

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“In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men.  … All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics. Oh! if I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: What are these wounds in the midst of Thy hands? The answer would not be doubtful: With these was I wounded in the house of them that loved Me. I was wounded by My friends, who did nothing to defend Me, and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of My adversaries. And to this reproach, which can be levelled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries, a great number of French Catholics lay themselves open.”

Pope Pius X, December 13, 1908, at the Beatification of Joan of Arc

 

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