The Cloisters. Basilica Of Saint Paul-Without-The-Walls, Rome. Author: Dnalor 01. Licence (CC-BY-SA 3.0). Wikimedia Commons.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

"Pascendi Dominici Gregis". Pope Saint Pius X. On The Errors Of The Modernists.

Coat-of-Arms of His Holiness Pope Saint Pius X,
257th Pope of The Roman Catholic Church.
Date: 19 August 2014.
Source: Own work, using elements from SajoR and files from the Commons.
Author: P-JR.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Pope Saint Pius X: The Enemy From Within Destroying the Catholic Church.
By: Eric Gajewski.
Illustration: VETERANS TODAY

The following Text is taken from "Pascendi Dominici Gregis".

". . . Gravity Of The Situation.
"That we make no delay in this matter is rendered necessary especially by the fact that the partisans of error are to be sought not only among the Church's open enemies; they lie hid, a thing to be deeply deplored and feared, in her very bosom and heart, and are the more mischievous, the less conspicuously they appear. 
"We allude, Venerable Brethren, to many who belong to the Catholic laity, nay, and this is far more lamentable, to the ranks of the Priesthood itself, who, feigning a love for The Church, lacking the firm protection of Philosophy and Theology, nay more, thoroughly imbued with the poisonous doctrines taught by the enemies of The Church, and lost to all sense of modesty, vaunt themselves as reformers of The Church; and, forming more boldly into line of attack, assail all that is most Sacred in the work of Christ, not sparing even the person of The Divine Redeemer, Whom, with Sacrilegious daring, they reduce to a simple, mere man."

Pope Saint Pius X.

The following Text is from Wikimedia - the free encyclopaedia.

"Pascendi Dominici Gregis" ("Feeding The Lord's Flock") is a Papal Encyclical Letter promulgated by Pope Saint Pius X on 8 September 1907.

The Pope condemned Modernism and a whole range of other principles described as "Evolutionary", which allowed change to Roman Catholic Dogma. Pope Saint Pius X instituted Commissions to cleanse The Clergy of Theologians promoting Modernism and some of its (Liturgical) consequences.

Traditionalist Catholics point to this Document as evidence that Pre-Vatican II Popes were highly-concerned about enemies of Christendom infiltrating the human element of The Catholic Church.

The Descent Of The Modernists.
Illustration: RORATE CAELI

The Encyclical was drafted by Joseph Lemius, Procurator General of The Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Pascendi Dominici Gregis enjoined a compulsory Anti-Modernist Oath, introduced on 1 September 1910, which obliged all Catholic Bishops, Priests, and Teachers, to come to clear terms with what they believed; this Oath remained in force until Pope Paul VI abolished it in 1967. 

When The Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith, under the authority of Pope John Paul II, mandated the use of a new Oath of Fidelity in 1989, some Theologians labelled it as a new kind of Anti-Modernist Oath.

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