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• A CATECHISM of MODERNISM - Lemius (1907)

• A CATECHISM of MODERNISM - Lemius (1907)

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Published by Hubert Luns
This booklet reproduces, in its entirety and in the exact order of its ideas, the Encyclical “Pascendi Dominici Gregis” (On the Doctrines of the Modernists) of Pope Saint Pius X. On page 94 is stated: “Now, with Our eyes fixed upon the whole system, no one will be surprised that We should define Modernism to be The Synthesis of all the Heresies.” I should add that nowadays it has morphed into a new way of life, known as the NEW AGE, which has attracted billions of followers (this I write in 2014). See for that matter the “The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow – The New Age Movement and our Coming Age of Barbarism” by Constance E. Cumbey, written in 1983.

Father Lemius did an excellent work to present the ideas contained in Pascendi in an easy accessible format. His Holiness the Pope expressed the highest praise of Fr. Lemius’ work, along with an added hope of a wide circulation. The booklet renders the meaning of the Encyclical clearer than it might have been otherwise be to those who are not familiar with the subject of which it treats.

From personal experience, I know the difficulties in understanding Pascendi by just reading it. But I immediately knew it was something big! Fortunately I found the “Catechism of Modernism” by Fr. Lemius (reprint by TAN Books at USD 3.00 for the hard cover edition). Studying that one little yellow book taught me not only what Pascendi is all about, but what real catechisms in general should be. It is a most excellent work, and I can’t praise it highly enough. The online PDF is really great, but I highly recommend getting a hard copy because then you are going to feel the pages in your fingers. Knowing is more than seeing.

Although the key Modernist ideas had already been censured by Pius IX’s “Syllabus of Errors” from 1864 and had been subsequently condemned by the First Vatican Council, it became necessary to take new steps. In June 1907 the Holy Office published a syllabus entitled “Lamentabili Sane”, which condemned 65 Modernist propositions. This was soon followed by the above mentioned Encyclical.

As for Fr. Lemius being the ‘ghostwriter’ for Pascendi, that might be partially true, but it is generally thought that it was Cardinal Merry del Val, though not without assistance. Recall that del Val was the author of the “Prayer for true Humility”, so it’s not hard to accept that he could have authored Pascendi and never wanted to take credit for it.
This booklet reproduces, in its entirety and in the exact order of its ideas, the Encyclical “Pascendi Dominici Gregis” (On the Doctrines of the Modernists) of Pope Saint Pius X. On page 94 is stated: “Now, with Our eyes fixed upon the whole system, no one will be surprised that We should define Modernism to be The Synthesis of all the Heresies.” I should add that nowadays it has morphed into a new way of life, known as the NEW AGE, which has attracted billions of followers (this I write in 2014). See for that matter the “The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow – The New Age Movement and our Coming Age of Barbarism” by Constance E. Cumbey, written in 1983.

Father Lemius did an excellent work to present the ideas contained in Pascendi in an easy accessible format. His Holiness the Pope expressed the highest praise of Fr. Lemius’ work, along with an added hope of a wide circulation. The booklet renders the meaning of the Encyclical clearer than it might have been otherwise be to those who are not familiar with the subject of which it treats.

From personal experience, I know the difficulties in understanding Pascendi by just reading it. But I immediately knew it was something big! Fortunately I found the “Catechism of Modernism” by Fr. Lemius (reprint by TAN Books at USD 3.00 for the hard cover edition). Studying that one little yellow book taught me not only what Pascendi is all about, but what real catechisms in general should be. It is a most excellent work, and I can’t praise it highly enough. The online PDF is really great, but I highly recommend getting a hard copy because then you are going to feel the pages in your fingers. Knowing is more than seeing.

Although the key Modernist ideas had already been censured by Pius IX’s “Syllabus of Errors” from 1864 and had been subsequently condemned by the First Vatican Council, it became necessary to take new steps. In June 1907 the Holy Office published a syllabus entitled “Lamentabili Sane”, which condemned 65 Modernist propositions. This was soon followed by the above mentioned Encyclical.

As for Fr. Lemius being the ‘ghostwriter’ for Pascendi, that might be partially true, but it is generally thought that it was Cardinal Merry del Val, though not without assistance. Recall that del Val was the author of the “Prayer for true Humility”, so it’s not hard to accept that he could have authored Pascendi and never wanted to take credit for it.

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Published by: Hubert Luns on Jun 16, 2014
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