In Today's Catholic World News Blog

Video: Pope Pius XII Flays Mindszenty Persecutors (1949)
(1.) Cardinal Mindszenty fiercely opposed communism and the communist persecution in his country of Hungary. As a result, he was arrested, *tortured behind the scenes, and given a life sentence in a 1949 show trial that generated worldwide condemnation. (2.) *St. Thomas Aquinas teaches in order to constitute a genuine [true] act of the will: the act must be performed spontaneously [freely] -without constraint or force- (and that) man can be coerced or forced to do something against his will in two ways: by violence and by fear (VI. 4, 5,6). THAT WHICH IS DONE UNDER EXTERIOR VIOLENCE IS WHOLLY INVOLUNTARY (VI. 5). (3.) On 3 February 1949, his trial began. On 8 February Cardinal Mindszenty was sentenced to life imprisonment for treason against the Communist government. Mindszenty walked into court and openly confessed to the crimes he was accused of. On February 12, 1949, Pope Pius XII announced the excommunication of all persons involved in the trial and conviction of Mindszenty. In his apostolic letter, Acerrimo Moerore, he publicly condemned the jailing of Cardinal Mindszenty and stated he was being mistreated.

Write a new comment: (Click here)

SimpleSite.com
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

Today | 19:22

I was also blessed when I came across TCW after years of searching for the truth of why all the "changes" in Church doctrine. A miracle. We have a big debt now.

...
Today | 19:20

Thank you D.G., for your help in assisting TCW in publishing True Catholic News to people throughout the world.
A.M.D.G.,
The TCW Staff

...
Yesterday | 18:59

"Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Thursday that he would join all 50 of his Republican colleagues in backing a resolution challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private business." (NY Post)

...
Yesterday | 12:56

Thank you L.D., for your support of True Catholic News/Content, this Advent. We are receiving many emails people around the world, asking for more info about the True Papacy. A.M.D.G., The TCW Staff

...
You liked this page