The following paragraphs, although often appended to The Syllabus, actually in Italy, Germany, and Switzerland), by the same Holy Father, Pope Pius IX. The first impulse towards the drawing up of the Syllabus of Pius IX came from the Provincial Council of Spoleto in Probably on the motion of the Cardinal. Pope Pius IX - Syllabus of Errors. By the middle of the 19th Century, many forces - political and intellectual - were operating throughout Catholic.


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The injustice of an act when successful inflicts no injury on the sanctity of right. The principle of non-intervention, as it is called, ought to be proclaimed and observed.

It is lawful to refuse obedience syllabus pius ix legitimate princes, and even to rebel against them. The violation of any solemn oath, as well as any wicked syllabus pius ix flagitious action repugnant to the eternal law, is not only not blamable but is altogether lawful and worthy of the highest praise when done through love of country.

The doctrine that Christ has raised marriage to the dignity of a sacrament cannot be at all tolerated.


The Sacrament of Marriage is only a something accessory to the contract and separate from it, and the sacrament itself consists in the nuptial benediction alone.

By the law of nature, the marriage tie is not indissoluble, and in many cases divorce properly so called may be decreed by the civil authority. The Church syllabus pius ix not the power of establishing diriment impediments of marriage, but such a power belongs to the civil authority by which syllabus pius ix impediments are to be removed.


In the dark ages the Church began to establish diriment impediments, not by her own right, syllabus pius ix by using a power borrowed from the State. The canons of the Council of Trent, which anathematize those syllabus pius ix dare to deny to the Church the right of establishing diriment impediments, either are not dogmatic or must be understood as referring to such borrowed power.

The form of solemnizing marriage prescribed by the Council of Trent, under pain of nullity, does not bind in cases where the civil law lays down another form, and declares that when this new form is used the marriage shall be valid. Boniface VIII was the first who declared that the vow of chastity taken at ordination renders syllabus pius ix void.

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In force of a merely civil contract there syllabus pius ix exist between Christians a real marriage, and it syllabus pius ix false to say either that the marriage contract between Christians is always a sacrament, or that there is no contract if the sacrament be excluded.

Matrimonial causes and espousals belong by their nature to civil tribunals.

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The children of the Christian and Catholic Church are divided syllabus pius ix themselves about the compatibility of the temporal with the spiritual power. The abolition of the temporal power of which the Apostolic See is possessed would contribute in the greatest degree to the liberty and prosperity of the Church.

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syllabus pius ix In the present day it is no longer expedient that the Catholic religion should be held as the only religion of the State, to the exclusion of all other forms of worship.

Hence it has been wisely decided by law, in some Catholic countries, that persons coming to reside therein shall enjoy the public exercise of their own peculiar worship.


Further Reading Pope Pius IX - Syllabus of Errors By the middle of the 19th Century, many forces - political and intellectual - were operating throughout Catholic Europe to widen the breach between Clericals and Anti-Clericals and to provide the latter with a considerable leverage with which to pry the Europe both mass of the population of Catholic countries into a intellectual position of latent hostility towards the Catholic Church.

The first difficulty was the pronounced unwillingness syllabus pius ix the Catholic Church, at least officially, to indorse the new political tendencies of the nineteenth century. The faith of Christ is in opposition to human reason and divine revelation not only is not useful, but is even hurtful to the perfection syllabus pius ix man.

The prophecies and miracles set forth and recorded in syllabus pius ix Sacred Scriptures are the fiction of poets, and the mysteries of the Christian faith the result of philosophical investigations. In the books of the Old and the New Testament there syllabus pius ix contained mythical inventions, and Jesus Christ is Himself a myth.

As human reason is placed on a level with religion itself, so theological must be treated in the same manner as philosophical sciences.

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All the dogmas of the Christian religion are indiscriminately the object of natural science or philosophy, and human reason, enlightened solely in an historical way, is able, by syllabus pius ix own natural strength and principles, to attain to the true science of even the most abstruse dogmas; provided only that such dogmas be proposed to reason itself as its object.

As the philosopher is syllabus pius ix thing, and philosophy another, so it is the right and duty of the philosopher to subject himself to the authority which he shall have proved to be true; but philosophy neither can nor ought to submit to any such authority.

The Church not only ought never to pass judgment on philosophy, but ought to tolerate the errors of philosophy, leaving it to correct itself. The decrees of the Apostolic See and of the Roman congregations impede the true progress of syllabus pius ix. The method and principles by which the old scholastic doctors cultivated theology are no longer suitable to the demands of our times and to the progress of the sciences.