Thursday, August 21, 2014


Today is the Feast of St. Pope Pius X.
Not X like Malcolm X

Not X like Project X

Not X like Professor X
 But X like in Roman numeral TEN! But it is kinda cool that he has an X in his name. Because he can be "EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEME!""


Pope Pius X is noted for several things.

He advocated for frequent reception of Holy Communion.

He proclaimed that seven is the age of reason (can tell right from wrong) and the proper age for the reception of Holy Communion.

Stewie can get away with his evil until he's seven. Then no excuses!
His miracles included putting out fires and chasing off insects with prayer.

And he defined heresies of the modern age.

The growth of political and philosophical movements that undermined religious truth as well as the growing ideological divide between science and faith caused him to write "Lamentabili Sane" which he introduced with:
With truly lamentable results, our age, casting aside all restraint in its search for the ultimate causes of things, frequently pursues novelties so ardently that it rejects the legacy of the human race. Thus it falls into very serious errors, which are even more serious when they concern sacred authority, the interpretation of Sacred Scripture, and the principal mysteries of Faith. The fact that many Catholic writers also go beyond the limits determined by the Fathers and the Church herself is extremely regrettable. In the name of higher knowledge and historical research (they say), they are looking for that progress of dogmas which is, in reality, nothing but the corruption of dogmas.
 So, based on his document, let's play this blog's FAVORITE GAME: "ARE YOU A DIRTY GODFORSAKEN HERETIC?" Players take your places!

True or False:
1. The Church's interpretation of the Sacred Books is by no means to be rejected but the interpretations of Biblical and scholars of literature are also valid.

2. God did not author Scripture and it's foolish to believe He did.

3. The Gospel writers may not have written the truth but the stories contain good lessons for the reader.

4. Revelation of God comes from the individual's own experience of God.

5. Even though Jesus is called the Messiah, he may not have been the true Son of God or Messiah.

6.Dating Naked is awesome.

7. The Creed's meaning has changed since it was written and is a living document.

8. Christianity doesn't need dogma.

And if you answered TRUE to any of the above "YOU ARE DIRTY GODFORSAKEN HERETIC!"* Ok, well, number 6 is just my thing but seriously, bad idea. Where do you put your cellphone if you need to get out of it? Sigh..anyway...

Here's the complete list of Pius X's statements. It's a bit direct in the language and may require some research (Google will do) on the terms but here we are some 107 years later and the religious wars aren't going away. We have to be strong in our faith.  Or, as recent history shows, someone will come to take it away from us by force.

Pius X lived by his beliefs. And he lived strong and long! Of his own faith, he wrote:
 My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by His Divine help. I can do all in Him who strengthens me. His Power is infinite, and if I lean on him, it will be mine. His Wisdom is infinite, and if I look to Him counsel, I shall not be deceived. His Goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed in Him, I shall not be abandoned.
 And that's why we call him SAINT!

*Or you can be a religious instructor or priest almost anywhere in the Diocese! ZIIIIING!