Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Repost: Catholic Morality and the Tango 1

From the New York Times, January 16, 1914 (emphases mine):


Cardinal Pompili on His Behalf Issues a Pastoral Letter Attacking Recent Developments.


Says the Tango and Certain Newspapers, Theatrical Performances, and Fashions Pervert Souls.

ROME, Jan. 15—Cardinal Basillo Pompili, Vicar General of Rome, representing the Pope, has issued a pastoral letter denouncing the tango and also certain newspapers, theatrical performances, and fashions, which, he declares, are perverting souls. The Cardinal says:

"The tango, which has already been condemned by the illustrious Bishops, and is prohibited even in Protestant countries, must be absolutely prohibited in the seat of the Roman Pontiff, the centre [sic] of the Catholic religion."

He urges the clergy courageously to raise their voices "in defending the sanctity of Christian usages against the dangers threatening and the overwhelming immorality of the new paganism."

He warns parents that if they do not protect their children from corruption they will be guilty before God of failure in their most sacret [sic] duties. [...]


Source: http://www.traditioninaction.org/RevolutionPhotos/Snap/A518-Tango_2.pdf

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