Dominici Gregis and the decree Lamentabili Sane Exitu of the Curia’s Holy Office. In order to ensure enforcement, the priest-scholar Umberto Benigni organized. Lamentabili Sane. 1K likes. With truly lamentable results, our age, casting aside all restraint in its search for the ultimate causes of things. PASCENDI DOMINICI GREGIS. ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON THE DOCTRINES OF THE MODERNISTS. To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops.

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Lamentabili Sane Exitu

This means, briefly, that in the Sacred Books we must admit a vital evolutionspringing from and corresponding with evolution of faith. The fourth Gospel exaggerated miracles not only in order that the extraordinary might stand out but also in order that it might become more suitable for showing forth the work and glory of the Word lncarnate.

Nor is the Catholic religion an exception; it is quite on a level with the rest; for it was engendered, by the process of vital immanencein the consciousness of Christ, who was a man of the choicest nature, whose like has never been, nor will be. To hear them talk about their works on the Sacred Books, in which they have been able to discover so much that is defective, one would imagine that before them nobody ever even glanced through the pages of Scripture, whereas the truth is that a whole multitude of Doctors, infinitely superior to them in genius, in erudition, in sanctity, have sifted the Sacred Books in every way, and so far from finding imperfections in them, have thanked God more and more the deeper they have gone into them, for His divine bounty in having vouchsafed to speak thus to men.

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This need of the divine, which is experienced only in special and favourable circumstances, cannot, of itself, appertain to the domain of consciousness; it is oamentabili first latent within the consciousness, or, to borrow a term from modern philosophy, in the subconsciousnesswhere also its roots lies hidden and undetected.

Thus the conclusion is reached that there can never be any dissension between faith and science, for if each keeps on eane own ground lxmentabili can never meet and therefore never be in contradiction. That hypothesis is that Lammentabili as man possessed the knowledge of God and yet was unwilling to communicate the knowledge of a great many things to His disciples and posterity.

Posted by Boniface at Wherefore We may no longer be silent, lest We should seem to fail in Our most sacred duty, and lest the kindness that, in the hope of wiser counsels, We have hitherto shown laemntabili, should be attributed to forgetfulness of Our office. Since the deposit of Faith contains only revealed truths, lamntabili Church has no right to pass judgment on the assertions of the human sciences.

For they heap such praise and bestow such public honour on the teachers of these errors as to give rise to the belief that their admiration is not meant merely for the persons, who are perhaps not devoid of a certain merit, but rather for the errors which these persons openly profess and which they do all in their power to propagate.

But it is pride which exercises an incomparably greater sway over the soul to blind it and plunge it into error, and pride sits in Modernism as in its own house, finding sustenance everywhere in its doctrines and an occasion to flaunt itself in all its aspects. On the contrary, in the mind of Christ the kingdom of heaven together with the end of the world was about to come immediately.


The inspiration of the books of the Old Testament consists in this: Therefore, lamentabilii God is the object of religion, we must conclude that faith, which is the basis and the foundation of all religion, consists in a sentiment which originates from a need of the divine. It is therefore necessary that a ray of light should be cast upon this sentiment, so that God may be clearly distinguished and set apart from it.

Their sole grief is that it remains deaf to their warnings, because delay multiplies the obstacles which impede the progress of souls, but the hour will most surely come when there will be no further chance for tergiversation, for if the laws of evolution may be checked for a while, they cannot be ultimately destroyed.

In saane a way they explained the scanty fruit of the preaching of Christ among the Jews.

The Christian community imposed the necessity of Baptism, adopted it as a necessary rite, and added to it the obligation of the Christian profession. To all the band of Modernists may be applied those words which Our Predecessor wrote with such pain: In the meanwhile the proper course for the Catholic will be to proclaim publicly his profound respect for authority – and continue to follow his own bent.

Believer, on the contrary, it is an established and certain fact that the divine reality does really exist in itself and quite independently of the person who believes in it. It is impossible to reconcile the natural sense of the Gospel texts with the sense taught by our theologians concerning the conscience and the infallible knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Nay, they admit openly, and with ill-concealed satisfaction, that they have found that even its dogma is not exempt from errors and contradictions.

For it will be denied by the philosopher as philosopher, speaking to philosophers and considering La,entabili only in His historical reality; and it will be affirmed by the speaker, speaking to believers and considering the life of Christ as lived again by the faith and in the faith. In the beginning, faith in the Resurrection of Christ was not so much in the fact itself of the Resurrection as in the lwmentabili life of Christ with God.

The dogmas of the Faith are to be held only according to their practical sense; lamenttabili is to say, as preceptive norms of conduct and not sanw norms of believing. However, you’re absolutely right that concessions are often turned into norms.

If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. In the name of higher knowledge and historical research they saythey are looking for that progress of dogmas which is, in reality, nothing but the corruption of dogmas.

The same conclusion follows from the distinction Modernists make between science and faith. There is nothing to prove that the rite of the Sacrament of Confirmation was employed by the Apostles.


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It is this inevitable consequence which impels many among lamentabjli Protestants to reject all external worship, nay, all external religious community, and makes them advocate what they call, individual religion. Errors 9 to Nor indeed will he err in accounting them the most pernicious of all the adversaries of the Church. Equal diligence and severity are to be used in examining and selecting candidates for Holy Orders. I was reading Apocalypse today and I came across a curious verse.

Clavem- Now you are closer to what I was getting at, but I think part of the confusion is that I lamentaabili referring to the creation of the first man and woman, not to the conception of life subsequently. Lately, the third canon, which lays down that the person of Christ has been disfigured by faith, requires that everything should be excluded, deeds and words and all else that is not in keeping with His character, circumstances and education, and with the place and time in which He lived.

Having a voice and a pen they use both publicly, for this is their duty.

Lamentabili Sane

But it is not with its own members alone that the Church must come to an amicable arrangement – besides its relations with those within, it has others outside. Dogmas and their evolution are to be harmonised with science and history. They bowed their head for a moment, but it was soon uplifted more arrogantly than ever. It must be certainly on one of these two: Errors 64 and The conserving force in the Church is tradition, and tradition is represented by religious authority, and this both by right and in fact; for by right it is in the very nature of authority to protect tradition, and, in fact, for authority, raised as it is above the contingencies of life, feels hardly, or not at all, the spurs of progress.

This is forbidden by agnosticism, which sees in Christ nothing more than a man whose religious consciousness has been, like that of all men, formed by degrees; it is also forbidden by the law of immanence which rejects what they call external application ; it is further forbidden by the law of evolution which requires for the development of the germs a certain time and a certain series of circumstances; it is, finally, forbidden by history, which shows that such in fact has been the course of things.

The doctrine concerning Christ taught by Paul, John, and the Councils of Nicea, Ephesus and Chalcedon is not that which Jesus taught but that which the Christian conscience conceived concerning Jesus.

This done, he finishes his work by drawing up in its broad lines a history of the development of the facts. No saint has every believed this. The fact that many Catholic writers also go beyond the limits determined by the Fathers and the Church herself is extremely regrettable. The ecclesiastical law that prescribes that books concerning the Divine Scriptures are subject to previous examination does not apply to critical scholars and students of scientific exegesis of the Old and New Testament.

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