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Modernism vs. Catholicism – What Every Catholic Should Know

According to Wikipedia –

“In a Catholic context, Modernism is neither a system, school, or doctrine, but refers to a number of individual attempts to reconcile Roman Catholicism with modern culture;[1] specifically an understanding of scripture in light of scientific advances in archeology, philology, the historical-critical method and other new developments of the late 19th and early 20th centuries—and implicitly all that this might entail.

Writing in the Catholic Encyclopedia, Arthur Vermeersch describes modernism thus: “In general we may say that modernism aims at that radical transformation of human thought in relation to God, man, the world, and life, here and hereafter, which was prepared by Humanism and eighteenth-century philosophy, and solemnly promulgated at the French Revolution.”[2] The term came to prominence in Pope Pius X’s 1907 encyclical Pascendi Dominici gregis, which synthesizes and condemns modernism as embracing every heresy.[3] The movement was influenced by Protestant theologians and clergy, starting with the Tübingen School in the mid-19th century. Pius charged that it was prominent in French and British intellectual circles and, to a lesser extent, in Italy.[4] The term is generally used by critics of rather than adherents to positions associated with it.”

Here’s my summary:

Modernism is a heresy whereby what we believe as Catholics changes over time depending on the moods and fads of our day, and also based on how we feel at any given moment. The Church syncretizes with the World, with the World calling the shots. It’s also subject to what kind of day, hour or mood I’m having. And being a woman, that’s saying a lot.

This insidious ‘Synthesis of all Heresies’ is all surface, no substance. It’s an attack on Common Sense, an attack on the mind and thinking itself. In the end, the mind cannot think and turns into mush.

For example, people today can see with their own eyes an idol (Pachamama) at St. Peters in Rome during the Amazon Synod, but when asked for an explanation from our bishops, we don’t get a straight answer. One faithful Catholic, the author of ‘The Forge and Anvil’ blog writes that the naked, pregnant statuette represents a dragon or serpent.

[This just came out on Gloria TV – Watch the brave Catholic man throw the demonic idos into the Tiber. He probably would have liked to have burned them first but had to act quickly so as not to draw attention. Bravo!]

Modernism has also replaced the practice of The Faith in South and Central America with the political animal called Liberation Theology, or what I like to call ‘Marxism in a cassock.’  It’s the ultimate sleight of hand, shell game or footing of a building on quicksand – Now you see it, now you don’t.

Catholics (Nobody else is being forced to change what they believe!) are supposed to disregard what has been handed down for 2000 years so we can fit in with a select group of people (today it’s earth-worshiping pagans) who may or may not actually live in a certain jungle in South America. And I don’t blame the pagans. The leadership in The Church is using them as guinea pigs. If we truly loved these people, our missionary priests would do what the French Jesuits known as the North American Martyrs did and convert them to the One, True Faith.

Tomorrow we might have to change our Faith in light of a group of fat, doughy, bald men living in Outer Mongolia. Anything goes! Change for the sake of change. How absurd!

But there is a cure. Read Pope Pius X’s encyclical Pascendi Domini gregis. And if you’re have difficulty understanding it, look for tutorials on Youtube. I’m sure there’s something out there. Here’s a quick summary of  7 Papal Encyclicals to get you started.

If you enjoy podcasts Taylor Marshall and Tim Gordon recently advised us to familiarize ourselves with Pius X’s encyclical and Liberation Theology.

You can’t fight the enemy you don’t know.

Saint Pius X, pray for us.