Madlibbing with Modernism…

“Many __________ of the present day are little concerned about [the marks of the true Church]; the question of deciding between true and false in religion never occurs to them. They hold that all churches are equally true, since all taken collectively constitute the Church Catholic with which a man may be united by a good life even though he belong to no particular church organization. It is a matter of supreme indifference whether a person belong to one church or another; in fact, it seems to matter little whether he belong to any church. Moreover, they hold that every man enjoys full liberty to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience. Hence every man is free to select the church that suits his fancy or convenience…. God, it seems, has no voice in the matter; He must be content to receive such worship as man sees fit to render Him. It is evident that marks for recognizing the true Church have no place in such a system.”

Now, for $800 bollars, fill in the blank!

A. adolescents

B. Protestants

C. Catholics

D. bishops

BONUS QUESTION: When was this passage penned?


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16 Responses to Madlibbing with Modernism…

  1. It reads to me as though it was an observation made by Bishop Sheen – probably in the 60s, after Vatican Two (the bestest council ever)

  2. LMAO Touche. And i read the book and have it more marked-up than the tattooed arm of a fat lesbian

  3. Page 84, infra. My own note was, “this describes the modern hierarchy to a tee!”

  4. page 84

    i am such a stupid….

  5. My own notes are on pages nearby

    80: ortho communion is BS

    81: contra sspx

    83: profound point rarely asserted by the church

    When I run across books of quality like this they are SO marked up

    This is a GREAT book

  6. It’s outstanding, and was originally composed in Latin, IIRC. Hat tip to you for introducing it to me.

  7. O, another note on page 80 is “The orthodox have no right to exist.”

    SO, the indifferent can put that in their ecumenical pipe and smoke it

  8. Dear Elliot. When I read a book I think is worthy, I always mention it to my intelligent friends to see if I was right and you have used it to such a devastating effect that has pierced the fog that shrouded the abyss

  9. OK, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, YOU saw the city in ruins and complained about it and then you did jack when you had the authority and power to do something about it so, frankly, your observations and complaints ring like this:

    1:34 – 1:42

    Monty Pyhton Non Sense

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  11. mellifluus says:

    Please be kind to other readers of this blog. We now know the page number, but not yet which book. How can we order it, read it and perhaps be changed by it without knowing the title?

  12. I understand your plea, but part of the fun of these “blind taste tests” is letting most readers digest the contents before having their reactions warped by a knowledge of the source. Meanwhile, Email me at fidescogitactio@ gmail . com for details.

  13. mellifluus says:

    Thanks for the kind comment. I will attempt to exercise the virtue of patience until you see fit to disclose the source.

  14. Aelric says:

    I’d guess Dorothy Sayers and the fill-in-the-blank as “churchmen,” but with the choices offered, would pick “bishops.”

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