Shhhh! Don’t tell Beans about the Monitum against Teilhard | Fr. Z’s Blog

From Massimo “Beans” Faggioli today:

The plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture approved a proposal asking pope Francis to remove the “Monitum” (1962) of the Holy Office against the works of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ


What Beans doesn’t understand is that the Pontifical Council for Culture (soon to be extinct) recognizes that there is a Monitum against Teilhard!

Perhaps this news (and tweet) will alert others who should know that it exists.

And by the way, if the Monitum were inert anyway, as so many liberals claim, why would the PCC draw attention to it and ask that it be revoked?


Don’t tell anyone, especially the libs.  As they stagger drunkenly once again into their celebratory conga line – which looks a bit incongruous in their Mao Suits – they draw more attention to the fact that the strange Jesuit’s writings contained

“such ambiguities and indeed even serious errors, as to offend Catholic doctrine”.

If they were ambiguous then and seriously erroneous then… they still are.

In 1981, when the same Council observed the 100th anniversary of the Jesuit’s birth, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith reminded everyone about the Monitum and said that it was still in force.

Oh yes, Teilhard de Chardin was a Jesuit.


Yes… this isn’t exactly a surprise.

If it’s twisted and a little weird, it’s sure to garner full-throated support from certain corners.