Measuring Modernism: From Pius X to Mother Teresa

A fine homily from last week taking a closer look at the great Pope St. Pius X who warned of the dangers of Modernism and how we can all be influenced by its ideas. “Modernism is alive; it is pervasive; it is strong – and in the Spirit, with the prayers following the example of St. Pius X, we will resist it with all of our might.”

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4 Responses to Measuring Modernism: From Pius X to Mother Teresa

  1. Again and again, whenever I am confronted by the idea of Modernism – most recently expressed in Bergoglio’s letter approving certain Argentine bishops’ distribution ot the Eucharist to the divorced and “remarried” – I realize that Bergoglio, in this heresy of his, represents the ultimate triumph of Modernism.

    I then consider a statement by St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church – a statement which I have already posted several times elsewhere on the internet:

    “(A) Pope who is a manifest heretic, ceases in himself to be Pope and head, just as he ceases in himself to be a Christian….”

    –St. Robert Bellarmine, On the Roman Pontiff, Vol. 1, Book II, Chapter 30, trans. Ryan Grant [Mediatrix Press, 2015], pp. 304-310.

  2. Toad says:

    “(A) Pope who is a manifest heretic, ceases in himself to be Pope and head, just as he ceases in himself to be a Christian….”
    What does “in himself” mean in this context?
    There are plenty of Christians, probably a majority – who already believe divorce is no bar to the sacraments.
    Oh, he means Catholic, does he? Then why doesn’t he say so?

  3. Both Roberts, Bennett and Bellarmine (above) seem reasonable to me.

  4. Toad says:

    Indisputable, Mrs. Avila (Been there often, one of my favourite places.).
    Heaven will freeze over before any of us will locate a less unreasonable man than our Robert John.
    He shines like a good deed in a naughty world. Constatnly.

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