The last three posts were all on Modernism, or subjects closely related to Modernism. This is my (slightly belated) celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pascendi Dominici Gregis, Pope St. Pius X’s wonderful encyclical condemning that heresy. The encyclical was published on September 8, 1907, the Feast of Our Lady’s Nativity.

The vigilant pope’s definitive condemnation of heresy was a fitting birthday present for the most holy Mother of God.

For more on this important anniversary and encyclical, please read The Centennial of Pascendi, a brilliant article by Luis Sergio Solimeno. Very well refuted here is the modernist contention (being revived in today’s liberal Catholic circles) that St. Pius X exaggerated the heresy and that his charges of an organized conspiracy to undermine the Faith were unfounded. Mr. Solimeno cites the words of the leading Modernists themselves to refute this liberal revisionism.

Another good read is Cardinal Mercier on The Condemnation of Modernism, on the Catholic Family News site.