In 1923, Hitler staged an abortive coup attempt in Bavaria, the so-called Beer Hall Putsch — a failure that nonetheless turned Hitler into a reactionary celebrity, a sign of German discontent with the post-warfare political order. Men of fine will have begun to know the campaign of Pius XII. They might now begin to grasp that Pius IX first proclaimed it when he condemned Liberalism. It is a campaign to set a better sovereignty over the explanation of man and over the authority and action of the state. This is what the Church was combating for, in fighting in opposition to Liberalism. To the Liberal idea of abstract liberty, she opposed the concrete Christian idea of duty—the concept that males and nations are sovereign indeed, and free, but subject in their thought and objective and motion to God, His thought, His function, His action.
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