Francis’ Address on the 100th Anniversary of the Passing of Pope Saint Pius X
Video: Francis on Paul VI and on St. Pius X
As we reported in a blog post yesterday, August 20, 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the day Pope St. Pius X (Giuseppe Sarto) passed from this earth, received his judgment, and was rewarded with a blessed eternity. Pius X, of course, was the great scourge of the Modernists, fully exposing, systematically refuting, and relentlessly fighting this terrible apostasy at its roots. Unlike his successors, Pope Pius X possessed the right amount of prudence in dealing with this “synthesis of all heresies”, as he called it, ensuring not only that Modernism was refuted, but also that those who held it or were sympathetic to it would be identified, properly punished, and/or effectively prevented from rising to any positions of influence in the church.