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The Cathedral in Brescia, Italy

Joseph Gemma
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"Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses but they ought to be beaten with fists! In a duel you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can! War …More
"Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses but they ought to be beaten with fists! In a duel you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can! War is not made with charity, it is a struggle a duel. If Our Lord were not terrible he would not have given an example in this too. See how he treated the Philistines, the sowers of error, the wolves in sheep's clothing, the traitors in the temple. He scourged them with whips!" - Saint Pius X
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It is not my intention to offend the feelings of anyone, but
if I sense that I am dealing with a scoundrel, then my
response will be steadfast in defending the Truth.

Dead saints are useful for saying what they did not say,
and for doing what they did not do. The words attributed
below to Saint Pius X oppose biblical and Christian thought.

“Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated …More
It is not my intention to offend the feelings of anyone, but
if I sense that I am dealing with a scoundrel, then my
response will be steadfast in defending the Truth.

Dead saints are useful for saying what they did not say,
and for doing what they did not do. The words attributed
below to Saint Pius X oppose biblical and Christian thought.

“Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated with
oil, soap, and caresses but they ought to be beaten with
fists! In a duel you don't count or measure the blows,
you strike as you can! War is not made with charity, it
is a struggle a duel. If Our Lord were not terrible he
would not have given an example in this too. See how
he treated the Philistines, the sowers of error, the
wolves in sheep's clothing, the traitors in the temple.
He scourged them with whips”
, St Pius X (unsourced)

The Nazis despised two qualities in Christianity: weakness
& humility. May I suggest that Catholics read an early
encyclical of St Pius X as an antidote to falsehood.

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E Supremi, Pius PP X - 13. But in order that the desired
fruit may be derived from this apostolate and this zeal
for teaching, and that Christ may be formed in all, be it
remembered, Venerable Brethren, that no means is
more efficacious than charity. “For the Lord is not in the
earthquake” (III Kings xix., II) - it is vain to hope to attract
souls to God by a bitter zeal. On the contrary, harm is done
more often than good by taunting men harshly with their
faults, and reproving their vices with asperity. True the
Apostle exhorted Timothy: “Accuse, beseech, rebuke,” but
he took care to add: “with all patience” (11. Tim. iv., 2).
Jesus has certainly left us examples of this. “Come to me,”
we find Him saying, “come to me all ye that labor and are
burdened and I will refresh you” (Matth. xi., 28). And by
those that labor and are burdened he meant only those
who are slaves of sin and error. What gentleness was
that shown by the Divine Master! What tenderness,
what compassion towards all kinds of misery! Isaias has
marvelously described His heart in the words: “I will set
my spirit upon him; he shall not contend, nor cry out; the
bruised reed he will not break, he will not extinguish the
smoking flax” (Is. xlii., 1, s.). This charity, “patient and kind”
(1. Cor. xiii., 4.), will extend itself also to those who are
hostile to us and persecute us. “We are reviled,” thus did
St Paul protest, “and we bless; we are persecuted and we
suffer it; we are blasphemed and we entreat” (1. Cor., iv.,
12, s.). They perhaps seem to be worse than they really
are. Their associations with others, prejudice, the counsel,
advice and example of others, and finally an ill-advised
shame have dragged them to the side of the impious; but
their wills are not so depraved as they themselves would
seek to make people believe. Who will prevent us from
hoping that the flame of Christian charity may dispel the
darkness from their minds and bring to them light and the
peace of God? It may be that the fruit of our labors may
be slow in coming, but charity wearies not with waiting,
knowing that God prepares His rewards not for the
results of toil but for the good will shown in it.