Lavigerie on Politics

"... Never take sides in any political question, whatever it may be; support no cause other than that of the faith and humanity, be respectful towards authority wherever it is established; give to all alike the co-operation of your charity; never allow your cause or your name to become involved in purely human interests; if you are wrongfully accused of doing so, protest and go on protesting, do not let people disregard the fact that you are truly apostolic men, that is to say men who know how to embrace with a like affection all the nations of the world. Give proof of this, show not so much by words as by deeds that this is your one and only desire."

--Charles Lavigerie, founder of the White Fathers


Jeff said…
Fascinating to think that perhaps his most famous disciple is Archbishop Lefebvre.

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