No. Title (Latin), Title English translation), Subject, Date. 1. Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, Appealing For Peace, 1 November 2. When his early calls for restraint went unheeded, Benedict issued the encyclical “ Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum” (“Appealing for Peace”) on Nov. In November , he published his first encyclical, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum. Excerpts follow: “The combatants are the greatest and.

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Once the plastic minds of children have been moulded by godless schools, and the ideas of the inexperienced masses have been formed by a bad daily or periodical press, and when by means of all the other influences which direct public opinion, there has been instilled into the minds of men that most pernicious error that man must not hope for a state of eternal happiness; but that it is here, here below, that he is to be happy in the enjoyment of wealth and honour and pleasure: There remains one matter which must not be passed over in silence, and that is, to remind the priests of the whole world, as Our most dear sons, how absolutely necessary it is, for their own salvation, and for the fruitfulness of their sacred ministry, that they should be most closely united with their Bishop and most loyal to him.

According to a variety of sources, the total number of combat-related deaths in World War I was, conservatively, some 7 million, with another 3 million military personnel dying from disease or while prisoners of war.

Men fell from the air in flames or were smothered slowly in the dark recesses of the sea. His pontificate was largely overshadowed by World War I and its political, social, and humanitarian consequences in Europe.

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When the fighting ended, Pope Benedict wanted badly to be represented at the Versailles peace conference, but the anticlerical governments of Italy and France said no. Moved by these great evils, we thought it our duty, at the very outset of our Supreme Pontificate, to recall the last words of our Predecessor of illustrious and holy memory, bestissimi by repeating them once more to begin our own Apostolic Ministry; and we implored Kings and rulers to consider the floods of tears and of blood already poured out, and to hasten to restore to the nations the blessings of peace.


Member feedback about Ad beatissimi Apostolorum: Estimates of the number of dead range from a low of 20 million to a high of million, far more than the number who died in the fighting.

In the midst of the adversities whereby God tests their perseverance in His service, let them often think of the reward that is prepared for them if victorious in the trial: Let them consider again and again, whether it is a measure of political wisdom to seek to divorce the teaching of apostoolrum Gospel and of the Church from the ruling of a country and from the public education of the young.

The Germans believed they ought to have won the war and thought their defeat due to a stab in the back — no doubt delivered by Jews. Quoting what Vatican II had said, he declared: But tell us, O tell us, is this tenement gangster with a sub-machine gun in one hand really the Superman your jealous eyes imagined?

Various extremist movements built themselves on this continuing aspiration, both communist and fascist Humane sentiments clashed with the brutality of combat. Such, moreover, has been the change in the ideas and the morals of men, that unless God comes soon to our help, the end of civilization would seem to be at hand.

Kallistos Ware, a Greek Orthodox bishop, has expressed During the war, the Holy See labored bravely to relieve the suffering. Let them remember that if, as we have seen, those who resist any legitimate authority, resist God, much more impiously do they act who refuse to obey the Bishop, whom God has consecrated with a special character by the exercise of His power. Peter’s, Rome, on the Feast of All Saints the first day of November, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen the first year of our Pontificate.

The success of every society of men, for whatever purpose it is formed, is bound up with the harmony of the members in the interests of the common cause. Planning and understanding the Catholic funeral 7 ways to say ‘thanks’ to God Young people are leaving the faith. It is under these four headings that may be grouped, We consider, the causes of the serious unrest pervading the whole of human society. World War I was a sharp break with the past — an experience of discontinuity of historic proportions.

Changes in our economic and political systems will have only partial and feeble efficiency if they be not reinforced by the Christian view of work and wealth.


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He used every kind of argument to bring about that effect. Whatever power then is exercised amongst men, whether that of the King or that of an inferior authority, it has its origin from God.

Confessions of a Catholic Dad Editor’s Notebook. From which principle the Apostle of the Gentiles infers that he who contumaciously resists the legitimate exercise of human authority, resists God and is preparing for himself eternal punishment: The fighting ended with machine guns, tanks, air battles, zeppelins and planes dropping bombs on civilian targets, and the introduction of what we now call weapons of mass destruction: Benedict described the combatants as the greatest and wealthiest nations of the earth; they are well apostoloruum with the most awful weapons modern military science has devised, they strive to destroy one another with refinements of horror.

In the Catholic Church so Benedict, is room for divergent opinions. Dispersion of the Apostles Lat. Infatuated and carried away by a lofty idea of the human intellect, by which God’s good gift has certainly made incredible progress in apostlorum study of nature, confident in their own judgment, and contemptuous of the authority of the Church, they have reached such a degree of rashness as not to hesitate to measure by the standard of their own mind even the hidden things of God and all that God has revealed to men.

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Poison gas in many forms stifled or seared the soldiers. Before the war was over, more than 16 million soldiers and civilians had died and many more had been wounded. Private revelation topic The Sacred Heart of Jesus revealed to Margaret Mary Alacoque Private revelation is, in Christian theology, a message from God which can come in a variety of types.

He bids us be brothers one to another, and calls us His brethren: All know to whom the aplstolorum authority of the Church has been given by God: