Twilight Comes for Association Backing Philosophies of Fr. Teilhard de Chardin

Source: FSSPX News

Fr. Teilhard de Chardin.

In the United Kingdom, the association that promoted the teachings of the French Jesuit Fr. Teilhard de Chardin just dissolved for lack of members.


The decision was published by the association on January 1, 2018, on its Twitter account: “The British Teilhard Association dissolved as of 31 December 2017. This was due to diminishing membership. But the previous BTA website continues as the newly formatted British Teilhard Network.” 

This announcement comes just weeks after the Pontifical Council for Culture asked Pope Francis to remove the Holy Office’s monitum issued under the pontificate of John XXIII against the works of the scandalous Jesuit. This monitum – warning – against the writing of Fr. Teilhard was published on June 30, 1962, to warn the faithful of the dangers due to the many ambiguities and philosophical and theological errors in the author’s works that go against Catholic doctrine. It was repeated by a press release from the Holy See published in L’Osservatore Romano in English on July 20, 1981.

What the Catholic Church condemns in Fr. Teilhard’s works is an erroneous vision of original sin and a confusion between the world and God, nature and grace, matter and spirit, science and the Faith; the famous Jesuit leaned towards a sort of Pantheism based on certain advances in modern science. He went so far as to say creation, especially the creation of souls, is impossible, and to distort the nature of the theological virtues, the Parousia, redemption, the Mass, etc.