Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Creed or No Creed

"Behind the issue of 'Creed or No Creed' there lies not the issue of 'modern thought' versus 'ancient thought,' but the timeless issue of whether Christianity has at its centre the theme of sin and redemption and the work of Christ the Mediator, or whether that theme and that work are to be belittled before a humanistic view of Christ who is called Divine since He is admired as Perfect Man."

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David Murdoch said...

And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. We know only too well the dark workshops in which are elaborated these mischievous doctrines which ought not to seduce clear-thinking minds. - St Pius X, 1910