TUESDAY
April 25, 2000
volume 11, no. 81
To print out entire text
of This weekend's issue, go to
SECTION ONE
SECTION TWO
SECTION THREE

NEWS & VIEWS     Acknowledgments
Articles provided through Catholic World News and Church News at Noticias Eclesiales and International Dossiers, Daily Dispatches and Features at ZENIT International News Agency. CWN, NE and ZENIT are not affiliated with the Daily CATHOLIC but provide this service via e-mail to the Daily CATHOLIC Monday through Friday.

EDITH STEIN ALERTED PIUS XI ABOUT NAZISM

    ROME, APR 23 (ZENIT.org).- A very distressing letter from Edith Stein (St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross) about the dangers of Hitler's ideology might have been the origin of Pope Pius XI's encyclical "Mit brennender Sorge." The pontifical document was published on March 14, 1937. It denounced the incompatibility between Nazism's racist, pagan propositions and Catholicism.

    Philosopher Edith Stein, of Jewish origin, a convert to Catholicism and a Carmelite nun, wrote a letter to the Pontiff as soon as the racial persecutions began, in which she foresaw all the consequences of Hitler's fury. This information was disclosed by professor Angela Ales Bello, dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical Lateran University, during an interview on television channel Sat 2000. The letter is preserved in the Vatican Archives. ZE00042302

          

April 25, 2000
volume 11, no. 81
NEWS & VIEWS

To print out text of Today's issue, go to:
SECTION ONE | SECTION TWO| SECTION THREE

The DAILY CATHOLIC Search for anything
from the last three
years in past issues of
the DailyCATHOLIC: