Pontifical Council for Culture to petition for rehabilitation of Teilhard de Chardin
Vatican Insider (La Stampa) reported on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, that the Pontifical Council for Culture will petition Pope Francis to remove the 1962 monitum of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office concerning the Jesuit modernist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
According to the article in Italian, the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture approved the proposal by a "great majority," during its proceedings on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The assembly itself had as its theme "The Future of Humanity, New Challenges to Anthropology."
Pope Francis is due to receive the petition in the next few days. Such a "rehabilitation" would not be surprising, but only in keeping with the Pontiff's proven track record of "mercy" toward other heretics, schismatics and apostates. Francis expressed during a November 18 speech to the Council's plenary assembly his desire for "a greater dialogue, also, between the Church, the community of believers, and the scientific community." de Chardin is no stranger to the first Jesuit Pope, Bergoglio, who cited the condemned author in number 83 (and footnote 53) of his own 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si.
The brief monitum published on June 30, 1962 stated: "it is sufficiently clear that the above-mentioned [de Chardin's] works abound in such ambiguities and indeed even serious errors, as to offend Catholic doctrine."
While the monitum appeared seven years after his death, the Jesuit was also subject to several warnings and punitive measures during life. Agostino Cardinal Casaroli (no friend of Tradition) was forced to admit in the July 20, 1981 edition of L'Osservatore Romano that there had been no revision of the position of the monitum, following a confusing letter he had written as Secretary of State, on the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of de Chardin's birth.
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