St. Pius X was also frequently concerned with Catholic education and doctrine, and thus, through the encyclical Acerbo Nimis, he mandated a sort of catechism. : On The Teaching Of Christian Doctrine: Acerbo Nimis ( ) by Pope Pius X and a great selection of similar New, Used and . Get this from a library! Acerbo nimis: encyclical letter of Pope Pius X on the teaching of Christian doctrine, April 15, [Pius, Pope; Catholic Church.
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We must now consider upon whom rests the obligation to dissipate this most pernicious ignorance and to impart in its stead the knowledge that is wholly indispensable.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. These persons are found, we deem it necessary to repeat, not merely among the poorer classes of the people or in sparsely settled districts, but also among those in the higher walks of life, even, indeed, among those puffed up with learning, who, relying upon a vain erudition, feel free to ridicule religion nmiis to “deride whatever they do not know. These are very important distinctions.
Acerbo Nimis (April 15, ) | PIUS X
But it seems to Vs, Venerable Brethren, that while we should not overlook other considerations, We are forced to agree with those who hold that the chief cause of the present indifference and, as it were, infirmity of soul, and the serious evils that result from it, is to be found above all in ignorance of things divine. But it is important to make distinctions where this teaching is concerned, since so many have fallen into error for failing to do this.
Secondly, nimie regard to what is written above, it is clear that Pope St. Thus their definitive teaching in this matter is to be held superior to anything from the theologians which proceeded it. Here we see the actually possibility of those being saved who are not even thinking they are baptized, but nevertheless wish to know and love God.
The Council provided for the instruction of youth by adding that the pastors, either personally or through others, must explain the truths of religion at least on Sundays and feast days to the children of the parish, and inculcate obedience to God nmiis to their parents.
Acerbo nimis and invincible ignorance
Once Rome has spoken, the matter is no longer open for debate. Unveiling the modernist Second Vatican Council.
All this becomes evident on a little reflection. They know nothing of the Incarnation of the Word of God, nothing of the perfect restoration of the human race which He accomplished.
A man who walks with open eyes may, indeed, turn aside from the right path, but mimis blind man is in much more imminent danger of wandering away. Rejection of the papacy and the championing of external religion has been the most prominent feature all Traditionalists share, and the Feeneyites are no exception. Altar and Hearth Wcerbo Inspire.
It will not do to say, in excuse, that faith is a free gift of God bestowed upon each one at Baptism. Pius X speaks primarily of baptized non-Catholicsfor reasons explained below. Coming to a different explanation, each points out, according to his own view, a different plan for the protection and restoration of the kingdom of God on earth. It follows, too, that if faith languishes in our days, if among large numbers it has almost vanished, the reason is that the duty of catechetical teaching is either fulfilled very superficially or altogether neglected.
We do not think it necessary to set forth here the praises of such instruction or to point out how meritorious it is in God’s sight. This same Christian teaching also commands us to honor God by faith, which is of the mind, by hope, which is of the will, by love, which is of the heart; and thus the whole man is subjected to the supreme Maker and Ruler of all things. Why else even admit that there could be baptism of desire which the Feeneyites so fiercely deny? True enough, when we are baptized in Christ, the habit of faith is given, but this most divine seed, if left entirely to itself, by its own power, so to speak, is not like the mustard seed which “grows up.
The intellect itself is this guide, which need not be sought elsewhere, but is provided by nature itself.
This we see clearly stated in the Council of Trent, both in reference to the sacrament of regeneration and in reference to the sacrament of Penance. But they are not to be reckoned as members of the Church — not even invisible members. Feeneyites are wasting their time beating this dead horse. They are, moreover, ignorant of the law of Christ which not only condemns immoral actions, but also forbids deliberate immoral thoughts and desires.
From nims pastors of course, who no longer are available to us, as this site has long demonstrated. But for one who himis a moment, numis is nomis impossible.
These persons are found, we deem it necessary to repeat, not merely among the poorer classes of the people or in sparsely settled districts, but also among those in the higher walks of life, even, indeed, among those puffed up with learning, who, relying upon a vain erudition, feel free to ridicule religion….
And so they arrive at life’s end in such a condition that, lest all hope of salvation be lost, the priest is obliged to give in the last few moments of life a summary teaching of religion, a time which should be devoted to stimulating the soul to greater love for God.
They are surely to be commended for their zeal, but how many are there who read these works and take from them a fruit commensurate with the labor and intention of nims writers?