Course: Pope Gregory XVI - Encyclical on Liberalism ("Mirari Vos")
This encyclical points out a few specific errors that stem from liberalism, including indifferentism, liberty of conscience, and false ideas of marriage. The pope then gives the true Catholic view we should take on these subjects. “On liberalism and religious indifferentism” He attacks common errors of our time (one religion is as good as another; the so-called “freedom of the press” so cherished by modern man, whether in print, video, or electronic – including the internet.
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Textbook: Encyclical On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism (Mirari Vos) by Pope Gregory XVI - Annotated - A helpful and illustrated version for high school students
This encyclical, written in 1832, strongly condemns certain modern errors which continue into our day, including liberalism; religious indifferentism (one religion is as good as another); false ‘liberty’ of conscience, speech and action (such as the so-called “freedom of the press” so cherished today, whether in print, video, or electronic – including the internet); certain false ideas of marriage. The pope then teaches what good Catholics should think on these subjects. A fairly easy read.