It is time that Catholics return to a study of the Church’s definitive condemnation of communism. For many people begin with the banal a priori statement that the Church prescribes no particular form of government and proscribes no particular political party. But banal, a priori approaches to real and serious concrete issues amount to non-existence in the political realm. We cannot afford to be non-existent. In fact, that non-existence in the political realm is contrary to Catholic teaching and to the Social Kingship of Christ.
Thus, in the coming days, we will study Pius XI’s encyclical against Atheistic Communism.