Pope Pius XII (Dedicated to Christian Rosario)

This post is dedicated to my brother-in-arms and a very good friend of mine, Christian Rosario with the Crusade of Pope Pius XII:

https://crusadepiusxii.wordpress.com/ 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpbABwHxHvWuaggkklpuDkg/videos

He has a great love for Pope Pius XII, his favorite Pope, and dedicated his Crusade to him. Christian is dedicated to fighting Modernism in the Church and he is doing a most excellent job of it. Taking seriously his duty to fight as a member of the Church Militant, I consider him a fearless warrior, one who is very rare for one so young.  So, Christian, when you read this, keep up the good work, brother! Our Lord and Our Lady will bless you for it because you defended your Holy Mother, the Church, during Her most bitter and painful Passion. You spoke up when very few would. You were an Apostle of the Latter Days, one of those Our Lady of LaSalette called upon in these words: “Fight, children of light, you, the few who can see. For now is the time of all times, the end of all ends.”

Please pray for Christian, as he discerns a vocation to the Holy Priesthood.


These are videos of live footage of Pope Pius XII:

The glory of Rome:

On the current crisis engulfing the Church, Cardinal Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, said:

“I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul…. I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject her ornaments and make her feel remorse for her historical past.

A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, “Where have they taken Him?”

This is indisputable proof that Pope Pius XII read the Third Secret of Fatima and that it referred to the dismantling of the Sacred Chapel – Here is the Third Secret of Fatima…

Various quotes of Pope Pius XII on the Holy Mass, the Church and the Priesthood:

“For nothing more glorious, nothing nobler, nothing surely more honorable can be imagined than to belong to the One, Holy Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church, in which we become members of one Body as venerable as it is unique; are guided by one supreme Head; are filled with one divine Spirit; are nourished during our earthly exile by one doctrine and one heavenly Bread, until at last we enter into the one, unending blessedness of heaven.”

“The Catholic Church herself is an historic fact. Like a great mountain-range she bestrides the history of the past two thousand years. Whatever may be the attitude adopted towards her, it is impossible to escape her.” 

“God has given to His Church a living teaching authority to elucidate and explain what is contained in the deposit of faith only obscurely and implicitly. This deposit of faith our divine Redeemer has given for authentic interpretation not to each of the faithful, not even to theologians, but only to the teaching authority of the Church.” 

“God at the beginning of time endowed man’s body with most ample power to subject all creatures to himself, and to increase and multiply and fill the earth, so at the beginning of the Christian era, He supplied the Church with the means necessary to overcome the countless dangers and to fill not only the whole world but the realms of heaven as well.” 

“True Christianity today is not different from primitive Christianity … She remains what she has been since her foundation: always the same.”  

“What is the road which opens for us the way to Jesus Christ? … The answer, valid yesterday as it is today and for all time to come, is: the Church.”   

“Our Savior Himself sustains in a divine manner the society which He founded… He so sustains the Church, and so in a certain sense lives in the Church, that she is, as it were, another Christ. The Doctor of the Gentiles, in his letter to the Corinthians, affirms this when, without further qualification, he calls the Church ‘Christ,’ following no doubt the example of his Master who called out to him from on high when he was attacking the Church: ‘Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”

“As He hung on the Cross, Christ Jesus not only appeased the justice of the Eternal Father which had been violated, but He also won for us, His brethren, an ineffable flow of graces. It was possible for Him of Himself to impart these graces to mankind directly; but He willed to do so only through a visible Church made up of men, so that through her all might cooperate with Him in dispensing the graces of Redemption. As the Word of God willed to make use of our nature, when in excruciating agony He would redeem mankind, so in the same way throughout the centuries He makes use of the Church that the work begun might endure.”

“Certainly this teaching authority of the Church, not by any merely human effort but under the protection of the Spirit of Truth, and therefore absolutely without error, carries out the commission entrusted to it, that of preserving the revealed truths pure and entire throughout every age, in such a way that it presents them undefiled, adding nothing to them and taking nothing away from them. For, as the First Vatican Council teaches, ‘the Holy Spirit was not promised to the successors of Peter in such a way that, by his revelation, they might manifest new doctrine, but so that, by his assistance, they might guard as sacred and might faithfully propose the revelation delivered through the apostles, or the deposit of faith.”

“We cannot refrain from again and again exhorting all to love holy Mother Church with a devoted and active love. If we have really at heart the salvation of the whole human family, purchased by the precious Blood, we must offer every day to the Eternal Father our prayers, works and sufferings, for her safety and for her continued and ever more fruitful increase. And while the skies are heavy with storm clouds, and exceeding great dangers threaten the whole of human Society and the Church herself, let us commit ourselves and all that we have to the Father of Mercies, crying out: ‘Look down, we beseech Thee, Lord, on this Thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ did not hesitate to be betrayed into the hands of evil men and to undergo the torment of the Cross.”

“The Church which He founded by His Blood, He strengthened on the day of Pentecost by a special power, given from heaven. For, having solemnly installed in his exalted office him whom He had already nominated as His Vicar, He had ascended into Heaven; and sitting now at the right hand of the Father He wished to make known and proclaim His Spouse through the visible coming of the Holy Spirit with the sound of a mighty wind and tongues of fire. For just as He Himself when He began to preach was made known by His Eternal Father through the Holy Spirit descending and remaining on Him in the form of a dove, so likewise, as the Apostles were about to enter upon their ministry of preaching, Christ our Lord sent the Holy Spirit down from Heaven, to touch them with tongues of fire and to point out, as by the finger of God, the supernatural mission and office of the Church.”

“In the same way, actually that baptism is the distinctive mark of all Christians, and serves to differentiate them from those who have not been cleansed in this purifying stream and consequently are not members of Christ, the sacrament of Holy Orders sets the priest apart from the rest of the faithful who have not received this consecration. For they alone, in answer to an inward supernatural call, have entered the august ministry, where they are assigned to service in the sanctuary and become, as it were, the instruments God uses to communicate supernatural life from on high to the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ. Add to this…the fact that they alone have been marked with the indelible sign ‘conforming’ them to Christ the Priest, and that their hands alone have been consecrated ‘in order that whatever they bless may be blessed, whatever they consecrate may become sacred and holy, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ’ Let all, then, who would live in Christ flock to their priests. By them they will be supplied with the comforts and food of the spiritual life. From them they will procure the medicine of salvation assuring their cure and happy recovery from the fatal sickness of their sins. The priest, finally, will bless their homes, consecrate their families and help them, as they breathe their last, across the threshold of eternal happiness.”

“They, therefore, err from the path of truth who do not want to have Masses celebrated unless the faithful communicate; and those are still more in error who, in holding that it is altogether necessary for the faithful to receive Holy Communion as well as the priest, put forward the captious argument that here there is a question not of a sacrifice merely, but of a sacrifice and a supper of brotherly union, and consider the general communion of all present as the culminating point of the whole celebration.”

“The august Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Altar is, as it were, the supreme instrument whereby the merits won by the divine Redeemer upon the cross are distributed to the faithful: ‘as often as this commemorative Eucharistic Sacrifice is offered, there is wrought the work of our Redemption.’ This, however, so far from lessening the dignity of the actual sacrifice on Calvary, rather proclaims and renders more manifest its greatness and its necessity, as the Council of Trent declares. Its daily immolation reminds us that there is no salvation except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ and that God Himself wishes that there should be a continuation of [Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross] ‘from the rising of the sun till the going down thereof’ (Mal. 1:11), so that there may be no cessation of the hymn of praise and thanksgiving which man owes to God, seeing that he required His help continually and has need of the Blood of the Redeemer to remit sin which challenges God’s justice.”

“The worship rendered by the Church to God must be, in its entirety, interior as well as exterior… But the chief element of divine worship must be interior.”

“While we stand before the altar, then, it is our duty so to transform our hearts, that every trace of sin may be completely blotted out, while whatever promotes supernatural life through Christ may be zealously fostered and strengthened even to the extent that, in union with the immaculate Victim Christ, we become a victim acceptable to the eternal Father. The prescriptions in fact of the sacred liturgy aim, by every means at their disposal, at helping the Church to bring about this most holy purpose in the most suitable manner possible. This is the object not only of readings, homilies and other sermons given by priests, as also the whole cycle of mysteries which are proposed for our commemoration in the course of the year, but it is also the purpose of vestments, of sacred rites and their external splendor. All these things aim at enhancing the majesty of this great Eucharistic Sacrifice, and raising the minds of the faithful by means of these visible signs of religion and piety, to the contemplation of the sublime truths contained in this Eucharistic Sacrifice.”

“The Mass is the chief act of divine worship; it should also be the source and center of Christian piety.”

“The mystery of the most Holy Eucharist which Christ, the High Priest instituted, and which He commands to be continually renewed in the Church by His ministers, is the culmination and center, as it were, of the Christian religion.”

“It is an unquestionable fact that the work of our redemption is continued, and that its fruits are imparted to us, during the celebration of the liturgy, notable in the august Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Altar. Christ acts each day to save us, in the sacraments and in His holy Eucharistic Sacrifice. By means of them He is constantly atoning for the sins of mankind, constantly consecrating it to God. Sacraments and [the Eucharistic Sacrifice] do, then, possess that ‘objective’ power to make us really and personally sharers in the divine life of Jesus Christ. Not from any ability of our own, but by the power of God, are they endowed with the capacity to unite the piety of members with that of the head.”

All of Pope Pius XII’s beautiful Encyclicals can be found here:

http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius12/

Pope Pius XII was a truly Catholic Pope. May be intercede for the Church in crisis and for Christian Rosario. May he bless and protect Christian’s work for the Church.

~Damsel of the Faith

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4 thoughts on “Pope Pius XII (Dedicated to Christian Rosario)

  1. newenglandsun

    You should take a look at the book, The Myth of Hitler’s Pope written by a Jew which defends Pope Pius XII’s actions in WWII. I have no clue who spawned the idea that he didn’t do “enough” to help the Jews. It’s one thing that’s prevented him from being canonized.

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    1. damselofthefaith Post author

      Yes, Pope Pius XII did all in his power to save the Jews. The chief Rabbi of Rome, Israel Zolli, took refuge at the Vatican. After the war he converted to the Catholic Faith and took as his baptismal name “Eugenio” after Pope Pius XII.

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      1. newenglandsun

        I have been very influenced by Pope Pius XII’s definition of the dogma of the assumption of Mary. It leans very eastward in its theology affirming her death and resurrection. She followed Our Lord in his mission and submitted to death as did he and was, like him, resurrected on the third day.

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