mardi 6 juillet 2010

St Maria Goretti and more from Catholic News Agency

St Maria Goretti

Questions on "Uterine Isolation"

Two controversial historic issues:

Slavery and the Catholic Church - at the very least it is clear that the Church condemned slave hunt and slavery resulting from such whenever that was known.
Pope Pius XII and the Holocoast.

God bless indeed America for allowing Catholic News Agency, this is what communists and free masons in some countries try to censor. Truth is precious./HGL

4 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

St Anselm, seen by Pope St Pius X

Be it noted, from link to article about slavery that earliest Pope to condemn slave hunts and slaveries resulting from such was ... Pope Eugene IV.

I wonder if the other Christian confessions, which he called heretical and schismatic in the council of Florence were as firm therein as he. Maybe they were - what he called them.

Hans Georg Lundahl a dit…

Catholic Church and Slavery

It seems that for instance reducing Saracen oppressors and enslavers of Christians into slavery has at times been felt as a "just title servitude".

Once more, it would seem that what article cited above sees as condemnation of "slavery" should more probably or more realistically be seen as condemnation of unjustified slave hunting and trade and slavery ensuing from such. Even so, Western Mediæval Europe comes off pretty well compared to other parts (ok, Marseille and Venice did a lot of slave trade, but that was not to their glory before other parts of Western Christendom at the time).

Council of Meaux vs Slave trade I wrote after reading a book on travels (including both trade and slave trade - and ecclesiastic condemnations of such).

Hans Georg Lundahl a dit…

As for crusaders and slaves from Grece and Serbia, I have a memory of reading about it, I have asked a check up by a scholar.

Hans-Georg a dit…

The 12th century was one of Sicily’s richest periods. Palermo was the undisputed marketplace of the west Mediterranean, and Norman lords introduced still more new crops. Most Sicilian sugar was cultivated by imported chattels from Slavic lands (from whom our words “slaves” comes), but slavery was in fact growing increasingly rare in the Middle Ages.

(My Emphasis)

Source from p. 15/20 being a document on this main index

Normans of Sicily, though obedient to Papacy in purely religious matters were at same time very negligent with Papacy in political ones: Pope St. Leo IX died more or less captive with them.