See this legally free ebook:
- Catechism on Modernism according to the Encyclical ‘Pascendi dominici gregis’ of His Holiness Pius X, from the French of Jean Baptiste Lemius, translated by John Fitzpatrick (London, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1908). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle and other formats at Internet Archive, Internet Archive; and in pdf format at Today’s Catholic World.
- [N.B.1, This work reproduced the content of the encyclical Encyclical “Pascendi Dominici Gregis” on the Doctrines of the Modernists of Pope St. Pius X in question-and-answer form.
- [N.B., The last-mentioned website denies the hermeneutic of continuity and reform propounded by Pope Benedict XVI. Please approach its other contents with prayerful caution.]
See also these related texts and ebooks:
- The Catholic Church and the Counter-Faith: A Study of the Roots of Modern Secularism, Relativism, and de-Christianity, by Philip Trower (Family Publications, 2006). It may be read online at Christendom Awake (version dated 28 September 2011), which states: “Family Publications has now ceased trading. The copyright has reverted to the author Philip Trower who has given permission for the book to be placed on this website. Further chapters will be added as time permits.”
- “The Centennial of Pascendi” by Luiz Sérgio Solimeo, at The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.
- The Commonitory of Vincent of Lérins, For the Antiquity and Universality of the Catholic Faith Against the Profane Novelties of all Heresies, translated by Rev. C. A. Heurtley, D.D., in A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church. Second Series, translated into English with Prolegomena and Explanatory Notes, edited by Professor Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, Volume XI: Sulpitius Severus, Vincent of Lerins, John Cassian (Edinburgh: T&T Clark; Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company). Also called the Commonitorium of Saint Vincent of Lerins.
- The printed text of the translation may be read online at Wikisource, at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library, and at Bible Hub.
- The version revised and edited by Kevin Knight may be read online on this page at the library of the works of The Fathers of the Church of New Advent; and in 5 parts through this page of Una Voce Canada: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V.
- [One may also see the excellent introductory essay by Dr. Bryan Cross, “The Commonitory of St. Vincent of Lérins”, posted May 25, 2011 at Called to Communion.]
- Encyclical “Pascendi Dominici Gregis” on the Doctrines of the Modernists, by Pope St. Pius X, September 8, 1907. Available online (on this page) of Catholic Culture, at the Holy See, at Papal Encyclicals Online, and at Internet Archive. A facsimile of the printed text (London: Burns & Oates) is available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle and other formats at Internet Archive.
- Modernism, by Cardinal Mercier, Archbishop of Malines, translated from the French by Marian Lindsay (London: Burns & Oates, 1910) is available in various formats at Internet Archive and at Open Library.
- Modernism and Modern Thought, by Father [Joseph M.] Bampton, S.J., 1854-1933 (London and Edinburgh: Sands and Company; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder). With 1913 Imprimatur. Available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats at Internet Archive (linked from the library of the Saint John Paul II Institute of Marian Studies) and Internet Archive; and may be read online on this page of the Jacques Maritain Institute.
- [Reflections on Questions of Present Importance in the Life of the Church], by Gerhard Ludwig Cardinal Müller. Available at First Things: “What Does It Mean to Say ‘I Absolve You’?” (December 15, 2017); “By What Authority? On the Teaching Office of the Pope” (January 16, 2018); “Development, or Corruption?” (February 20, 2018); “Is There a Saving Truth? The Salvific Relevance of the Rule of Faith” (March 13, 2018); “Who May Receive Communion?” (April. 20, 2018)
- Turmoil & Truth: The Historical Roots of the Modern Crisis in the Catholic Church, by Phillip Trower (San Francisco: Ignatius; Oxford: Family Publications, 2003). May be read online at on this page of Christendom Awake. (The webpage states: “Family Publications has now ceased trading. The copyright has reverted to the author Philip Trower who has given permission for the book to be placed on this website.”)
- “Under the Ban: Modernism, Then and Now”, by Russell Shaw, on this page of Crisis Magazine and on this page of Catholic Culture.
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