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First-Ever Complete English Translation on the Internet

Introductory Text of the Constitution of Pope Pius VI
against the Errors of the Synod of Pistoia


"Auctorem Fidei"

August 28, 1794

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The papal bull Auctorem Fidei was a forceful condemnation of the errors of the robber synod of Pistoia which had taken place in 1786 in Pistoia (Tuscany), Italy. Like the modernist Second Vatican Council (1962-65) of the Novus Ordo Church, the synod of Pistoia introduced novelties under a veil of ambiguity, thus injecting the poison of error all the more cunningly into unwary souls. Pope Pius VI (1775-99) fired back with this apostolic constitution. We are presenting the introductory text of this document, which precedes the listing of the actual errors, for this text has never been completely translated into English before and contains anti-modernist dynamite! (A link to the list of the 85 errors of the synod condemned by Pius VI can be found below.)

Highlights:

  • There is a "dreadful and never-ending conspiracy against the very body of Christ...."
  • The former bishop of Pistoia "embarked on confusing, destroying, and utterly overturning [sound Christian doctrine] by introducing troublesome novelties under the guise of a sham reform."
  • "In order not to shock the ears of Catholics, the innovators sought to hide the subtleties of their tortuous maneuvers by the use of seemingly innocuous words such as would allow them to insinuate error into souls in the most gentle manner. Once the truth had been compromised, they could, by means of slight changes or additions in phraseology, distort the confession of the faith that is necessary for our salvation, and lead the faithful by subtle errors to their eternal damnation."
  • This "cannot be excused in the way that one sees it being done, under the erroneous pretext that the seemingly shocking affirmations in one place are further developed along orthodox lines in other places, and even in yet other places corrected; as if allowing for the possibility of either affirming or denying the statement, or of leaving it up to the personal inclinations of the individual – such has always been the fraudulent and daring method used by innovators to establish error. It allows for both the possibility of promoting error and of excusing it."
  • The heretic Nestorius "expressed himself in a plethora of words, mixing true things with others that were obscure; mixing at times one with the other in such a way that he was also able to confess those things which were denied while at the same time possessing a basis for denying those very sentences which he confessed."
  • "Whenever it becomes necessary to expose statements that disguise some suspected error or danger under the veil of ambiguity, one must denounce the perverse meaning under which the error opposed to Catholic truth is camouflaged."
  • "It is not a matter of the danger of only one or another diocese: Any novelty at all assails the Universal Church."
  • "God forbid that the voice of Peter ever be silent in that See, where, living and presiding perpetually, he presents the truth of the faith to those in search of it."


It is as though the bull Auctorem Fidei were speaking directly about the modernists of the Vatican II Church!

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