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Traditional Catholic Faith => Crisis in the Church => Topic started by: Mithrandylan on May 12, 2013, 10:12:02 PM

Title: Modernism in 1959, Imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman
Post by: Mithrandylan on May 12, 2013, 10:12:02 PM
My school gets rid of old books all the time.  They put them on a shelf for free.  I always look through there to see if there's something I could use.  If I am even remotely interested, I grab the book-- I mean, hey, it's free.  Last week I saw two pamphlets about commentary on Genesis.  I've got Haydock bibles so I didn't need them, but I thought they might be neat to have.  

Stamped in 1959, with Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur.  The actual pamphlet seems to have been written in '52, with the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur given in 1959.  I wonder if they had been trying to get this published for a few years and finally got around to it after Pius XII died... Anyways, you can barely go a paragraph in this without reading pure, unadulterated textbook modernism.  What is really interesting, and the scans don't show this that well, whoever owned the book before actually underlined all the modernism.

I have scans of the cover, copyright page, and the first three pages of the introduction.  Behold, modernism.

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You may have to click on the last one, the print is pretty small when you view it in my post.  Clicking on it will bring up a larger version.
Title: Modernism in 1959, Imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman
Post by: Mithrandylan on May 12, 2013, 10:37:28 PM
Here are a few more pages, that follow directly from the last scan in the OP

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What I am most surprised by is how overt this is.  It's 'in your face' modernism.  Not steeped in vague and ambiguous language as to cast doubt onto the writer's intentions, it's right there, obvious.  Scary.
Title: Modernism in 1959, Imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman
Post by: RomanCatholic1953 on May 12, 2013, 11:30:37 PM
Cardinal Spellman was known as a Conservative. Actually, most
Americans Bishops were conservative and rigid in doctrine until
Vatican 2. However, working with creeping modernism until
modernism exploded and conquered the church in such short
time in the mid 1960's.
I should know, because I lived through those times.
Title: Modernism in 1959, Imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman
Post by: Charlemagne on May 13, 2013, 12:43:06 AM
I occasionally peruse the books at Goodwill and sometimes come across some "Catholic" books from the 60s. I saw one a while back about the Novus Ordo and it had all the usual BS, e.g., (paraphrasing) "We come together at Mass [sic] to celebrate the Lord's Supper and fellowship." :barf:
Title: Modernism in 1959, Imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman
Post by: roscoe on May 13, 2013, 01:14:13 AM
My understanding is that( like Wolsey or Cecil) the homosexual anti-cardinal Spellman was( like M Martin) a neo- con marrano.  :detective:
Title: Modernism in 1959, Imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman
Post by: Marlelar on May 13, 2013, 01:18:40 AM
I looked the author up online and from what I read he left the church, married, and became an Episcopalian minister sometime in the late 60's or early 70's.

Marsha

 
Title: Modernism in 1959, Imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman
Post by: Mithrandylan on May 13, 2013, 01:23:36 AM
Quote from: Marlelar
I looked the author up online and from what I read he left the church, married, and became an Episcopalian minister sometime in the late 60's or early 70's.

Marsha

 


Somehow I'm not surprised.