Q. 1. What is the heresy of modernism?
A. 1. The heresy of modernism is the belief that there is an evolution in Catholic Church dogma over time and space. Such was promoted by Alfred Loisy, George Tyrell and Ernesto Buonaiuti.
This heresy was condemned by Popes Leo XIII and Poe Pius X in a series of Encyclical between 1893 and 1910.
The heresy of modernism embraces thoughts such as:
• A rationalistic approach to the Bible.
• Secularism and other Enlightenment ideals.
• Modern philosophical systems.
• Theological rebellion in contradistinction or opposition to the Church's official policies, notably among Jesuits and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.