A Classless Society: A Dangerous Utopia

July 1, 2024

From John Paul II’s homily in the Mass for youths and students, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 1, 1980:

Soviet child soldier

Soviet child soldier

“I learned that a Christian youth ceases to be young, and has long ceased to be Christian, when he allows himself to be seduced by doctrines or ideologies that preach violence and hate….

Soviet Communist children during the celebration of the school year end in the city of Molotov, June 22, 1941.

“I learned that the young dangerously begin to age when they are fooled by the adage, The end justifies the means, when they believe that the only hope of bettering society is by promoting conflict and hatred between social groups in the utopia of a society without classes that soon leads to the creation of new classes.”

Nobility Book

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites in the Allocutions of Pius XII: A Theme Illuminating American Social History (York, Penn.: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, 1993), Documents V, p. 486.


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