A monitum is a warning issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to an errant cleric, who is in danger of receiving an additional penalty.

Notable cases edit

Teilhard de Chardin edit

The writings, not named but described as "gaining a good deal of success", including some published posthumously, of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin were the subject of a monitum by the Holy Office in June 1962, seven years after Teilhard's death.[1]

The Danube Seven edit

The Danube Seven – seven women on whom Rómulo Antonio Braschi, the founder of a schismatic community, attempted to confer priestly ordination on June 29, 2002 – were the target of a monitum dated 10 July 2002.[2] The women were: Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger, Adelinde Theresia Roitinger, Gisela Forster, Iris Müller, Ida Raming, Pia Brunner, and Angela White (pseudonym of Dagmar Braun Celeste).[3][4]

Hans Küng edit

In 1975, the CDF issued a monitum against certain of Hans Küng's writings.[5]

Form criticism edit

In 1961, the Holy Office issued a monitum against the use of form criticism in Catholic scriptural interpretation.[6]

Vernacular publications of the Bible edit

In 1856, a monitum was published under Pope Pius IX which re-iterated the ban on publishing vernacular editions of the Bible which had not been approved by the Pope or the competent church authority.[7]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ O'Connell, Gerard (21 November 2017). "Will Pope Francis remove the Vatican's 'warning' from Teilhard de Chardin's writings?". America. Archived from the original on 22 November 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ Mroz, Kate (2019). "Is it Necessary to Break the Rules? A Comparative Look at Amina Wadud and the Roman Catholic Womenpriests Movement". In Shafiq, Muhammad; Donlin-Smith, Thomas (eds.). Making Gender in the Intersection of the Human and the Divine. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 271. ISBN 978-1-5275-2794-2.
  3. ^ Monitum regarding the attempted priestly ordination of some Catholic women
  4. ^ Vries, Lloyd (17 October 2002). "Former Ohio First Lady Reveals A Secret". CBS News. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  5. ^ Cracking Down on the Big Ones[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ The Bible: The Catholic Scholars
  7. ^ Correspondence on the Hereford Discussion