Thought for the Day – 16 November – Evil Literature

Thought for the Day – 16 November – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Evil Literature

There can be adequate reasons for reading hostile literature, such as, for the purpose of study or if apostolic work.
In such cases, however, it is necessary to observe the following rules:

(1) If the books which we wish to read, are on the Index, we MUST ASK and OBTAIN the requisite permission.
(2) When a publication is openly pornographic and completely lacking in literary or scientific value, it must be avoided at all costs.
It is pointless to protest: “It has no effect on me.
This is not true, for sooner or later obscenity poisons the soul.
(3) Even when we have obtained permission for reasons of position or of study, to read immoral literature, we must take care not to cause any scandal.
Scandal could be given by reading a book of this kind in public, by passing it onto others, or by leaving it, heedlessly, in places where it could be found and perused, by the ignorant or by the young.

It maybe that, on these three points, we have something to correct in our own conduct?!”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci




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