The Catholic Response to Today’s Political State

News: Government
by Michael Voris, S.T.B.  •  •  July 4, 2016   

Separation of Church and State?

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In 1906, Pope St. Pius X issued his encyclical "Vehementer Nos" clarifying the Church's position on involvement in government and politics. "Hence the Roman Pontiffs have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State," he insisted. And quoting Pope Leo XIII, he went on, "As for the Church, which has God Himself for its author, to exclude Her from the active life of the nation, from the laws, the education of the young, the family, is to commit a great and pernicious error."
How did separation of Church and State become enshrined in America's judicial and political system, and how should Catholics address it? Michael Voris examines this thoroughly un-Catholic notion in this 2015 talk given in Colorado.


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