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Section 5 | The Church & the Modern World: Leo XIII to Vatican II

 

 

Content
  1. The Renewal of Catholic Life
  2. Missionary Expansion
  3. The Church & the Intellectual World
  4. St. Pius X’s Reform
  5. World War I & the Interwar Period
  6. World War II & the Post-War Era

Slides

Leo XIII & Pius X VIEW

Benedict XV VIEW

Pius XI VIEW

Pius XII VIEW

    Recommended Reading

    ESSENTIAL READING

    Orlandis, J., A Short History of the Catholic Church, (Dublin: Four Courts, 1985), pp. 130-143.

    Armenio, P., The History of the Church: Parish Edition, (Downers Grove: MTF, 2014), pp. 204-221.

     

    FURTHER READING 

    On Missionary Expansion in Africa

    Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 677-81, 707-9.

    On Leo XIII & the Social Doctrine of the Church

    Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 686-90.

    “The Church’s Social Doctrine in Our Time: Historical Notes”, in Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, nn. 85-104. | VIEW

    “The Prophetic Value of Rerum Novarum” in Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, nn. 267-9. | VIEW

    Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter, Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of the Working Classes), 15 May 1891. | VIEW

    Pius X & Modernism

    Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 703-5.

    Pius X, Encyclical Letter, Pascendi Dominici Gregis (On the Doctrines of the Modernists), 8 September 1907. | VIEW

    Decree Lamentabili Sane (Syllabus Condemning the Errors of the Modernists), 1907. | VIEW

     

    On World War I & the Interwar Period

    Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 705-18.

    Text of the Lateran Pacts (1929). | VIEW

    Pius XI, Encyclical Letter, Iniquis Afflictisque (On the Persecution of the Church in Mexico), 18 November 1926. | VIEW

    Pius XI, Encyclical Letter, Acerba Animi (On Persecution of the Church in Mexico), 29 September 1932. | VIEW

    Pius XI, Encyclical Letter, Dilectissima Nobis (On the Oppression of the Church in Spain), 3 June 1933. | VIEW

    Pius XI, Encyclical Letter, Mit Brenennder Sorge (On the Church and the German Reich), 14 March 1937. | VIEW

    Pius XI, Encyclical Letter, Divini Redemptoris (On Atheistic Communism), 19 March 1937. | VIEW

    Pius XI, Encyclical Letter, Firmissimam Constantiam (On the Religious Situation in Mexico), 28 March 1937. | VIEW

    On World War II & the Post-war Period

    Armenio, P., Complete Course, pp. 719-32.

    Nguyen Van Thuan, F.X., Testimony of Hope, (Boston: Pauline Books, 2000). Extracts   PDF  

    ​VIDEOS

    Leo XIII – a pope who changed the Church VIEW  

    A look at St. Pius X’s legacy: From reforms to World War I | Vatican  VIEW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2GSq-0rwEw

    A Look at Pius X’s Legacy VIEW 

    Benedict XVI recalls the life and legacy of St. Pius X  VIEW

    Find out how Benedict XV tried to stop World War I | Vatican  VIEW 

    Benedict XV: 100 years since his election | Vatican  VIEW  

    Pius XI’s anti-Nazi encyclical, Mit Brennender Sorge, marks its 80th anniversary VIEW 

    Pope Pius XII & the Holocaust: the Secret Story of the Silent Rescue (27 mins)

    For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada, 2012 (2hr 25 mins)