“New avenues, new paths … new meaning.”
Mr. Louie Verrecchio documents for us the obsession with novelty found in Evangelii Gaudium, which Pope St. Pius X describes below with searing accuracy - Oh, how we need a Council of Vigilance!
“We decree, therefore, that in every diocese a council of this kind, which We are pleased to name ‘the Council of Vigilance,’ be instituted without delay … They shall watch most carefully for every trace and sign of Modernism both in publications and in teaching, and, to preserve from it the clergy and the young, they shall take all prudent, prompt and efficacious measures. Let them combat novelties of words remembering the admonitions of Leo XIII. (Instruct. S.C. NN. EE. EE., 27 Jan., 1902): It is impossible to approve in Catholic publications of a style inspired by unsound novelty which seems to deride the piety of the faithful and dwells on the introduction of a new order of Christian life, on new directions of the Church, on new aspirations of the modern soul, on a new vocation of the clergy, on a new Christian civilisation.” – Pope St. Pius X, Pascendi 55