Holocaust, and every other
unspeakable crime against mankind, is a lesson, etched in unfathomable
suffering, stamped in blood and irrevocably sealed in dying — that
we, every man, every woman, every child, must never again make the
pretense of blindness in the face of evil.
If we do not have the courage to confront evil in uncompromising terms,
to stamp out every vestige of evil in our midst, to rip aside
the euphemisms that we contrive to mask the face of evil before the
outrage of our conscience — then by our default we have entered into
complicity with evil.
By our very silence we have enacted, and continue to enact, the enormity
we pretend to abhor.
Because we have failed to recognize our own destruction in the destruction
of the lives of others, the dying of every man, of every woman,
of every child by the sword of our silence is, despite our desperate
pretensions, the inexorable dying of our selves.
Boston Catholic Journal
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Deposit of Faith entrusted to the Holy See in Rome
opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti verbum
Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum”
know your works ... that you have but little power, and
yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My Name.”
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