I was struck by these words of Pius XII while reading his encyclical, On the Mystical Body of Christ:
“As He hung upon the Cross, Christ Jesus not only appeased the justice of the Eternal Father which had been violated…”
“…it was by His blood shed on the Cross that God’s anger was averted…”
In what sense was God’s justice appeased and His anger averted by our Lord’s death on the Cross? Some Catholics on the Forum do not believe that “wrath” was poured out on Jesus on the Cross in atonement for our sins, while this is a major tenet of Evangelical theology.