To: Alex Murphy
Dauring the Calles era (just 85 years ago) Catholic schools were padlocked or turned over to state socialist agencies, monastic vows and orders were outlawed, and worship outside of Church buildings proper was prohibited. The Catholic Church and its institutions were denied the right to purchase, lease, hold or administer any form of real estate; Catholic hospitals, schools, and social services were declared national property. Article 130 forbade voting or even commenting on public affairs by priests, nuns, or anybody representing the Church.
By 1934, almost 4200 priests (out of 4500 total) had been forced into hiding, expelled from the country, or shot.
Some of these laws were not lifted until he 1990's, and some are still in force today (including, I think the prohibition of clerics from holding appointed or elected public office.)
It would be wonderful if there could be some sort of reparations paid at this point for these massive aggressions against Catholic life, liberty, and property. Ya think?
posted on 07/07/2013 10:30:21 AM PDT
by Mrs. Don-o
("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
To: Mrs. Don-o
Article 130 forbade voting or even commenting on public affairs by priests, nuns, or anybody representing the Church.
The law must stay in effect. NEVER again.
posted on 07/07/2013 11:43:54 AM PDT
(Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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