St. Edmund Campion Catechism Group - Series 2 Lesson 11


Podcast: Papal Teaching on Indifferentism
Podcast: Notes


Catechism: Q9-13
My Catholic Faith: Chapter 2
Catholic Encyclopedia: Religious Indifferentism
Aquinas 101: Faith, Faith & Reason, Common objections to Faith
Summa Theologica: Secunda Secundae Q1-9
Companion to the Summa: Vol III.1

Papal teaching on indifferentism

  1. Recap:

    - Faith: Faith is the supernatural virtue which renders the intellect entirely obedient to the will when God reveals a truth, because of the authority of God revealing.

    Faith is absolutely necessary for salvation.

    Definition of Religious Indifferentism: Religious Indifferentism is the perverse opinion that it is possible to obtain eternal salvation by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as “morality” is maintained.

    Division of Religious Indifferentism

  2. What is Magisterium? 

    - Definition of magisterium

    - Different types of magisterium.

  3. The magisterium of nine consecutive popes condemned indifferentism in all its forms

    The Popes Agaisnt Modern Errors

    1 On Liberalism (Mirari Vos) - Gregory XVI 1832

    2 On Current Errors (Quanta Cura) - Pius IX 1864

    3 The Syllabus of Errors - Pius IX 1864

    4 On Government Authority (Diuturnum IIIud) - Leo XIII 1881

    5 On Freemasonry and Naturalism (Humanum Genus) - Leo XIII 1884

    6 On the Nature of True Liberty (Libertas Praestantissimum) - Leo XIII 1888

    7 On the Condition of the Working Classes (Rerum Novarum) - Leo XIII 1891

    8 On the Christian Democracy (Graves de Communi Re) - Leo XIII 1901

    9 On Modernism ( Pascendi Gregis) - St. Pius X 1907

    10 Syllabus Condemning Errors of the Modernists (Lamentabili Sane) - St. Pius X 1907

    11 The Oath Against Modernism - St. Pius X 1910

    12 Our Apostolic Mandate (On the “Sillon”) - St. Pius X 1910

    13 On Christ the King (Quas Primas) - Pius XI 1925

    14 On Fostering True Religious Unity (Mortalium Animos) - Pius XI 1928

    15 On Atheistic Communism (Divini Redemjptoris) - Pius XI 1937

    16 On Certain False Opinions which Threaten to Undermine the Foundations of Catholic Doctrine (Humani Generis) - Pius XII 1950

  4. The crisis in the Church today manifests itself by teachings which contradict the previous magisterium against indifferentism

    This contradictory magisterium began with the Second Vatican Council which, by way of ambuiguity, open the door to a revolution which replaced the Religion of God with the Religion of Man:

    - The trickery of Vatican II

    - Vatican II, the Religion of Man - summary

    - Vatican II, the Religion of Man - slides