[quote="SeanF1989, post:1, topic:284201"]
On Youtube someone has sent me comments telling me that the Church and the Pope, support these, I respond with quotes from Pope's criticizing and denouncing Communism and Socialism the he/she responds with see Pius XI's list of errors.
How do I respond?
Pope Pius XI clearly opposed communism and socialism. See his encyclical Quadragesimo anno:
"Socialism, if it remains truly Socialism, even after it has yielded to truth and justice on the points which we have mentioned, cannot be reconciled with the teachings of the Catholic Church because its concept of society itself is utterly foreign to Christian truth."
"... no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist".
"Communism ...is incredible and portentlike in its cruelty and inhumanity. The horrible slaughter and destruction through which it has laid waste vast regions of eastern Europe and Asia are the evidence; how much an enemy and how openly hostile it is to Holy Church and to God Himself is, alas, too well proved by facts and fully known to all."
Pope Pius did oppose exploitation of workers. Your correspondent on youtube may be equating the good pope's support of decent wages and working conditions with socialism. Or he may even have seen various propositions condemned by the pope and mistakenly thought they were ideas endorsed by the pope.