Vatican I Popes:

  • Pope Pius IX
  • Pope Leo XIII
  • Pope Saint Pius X
  • Pope Benedict XV
  • Pope Pius XI
  • Pope Pius XII


    Trent Popes:





    Vatican II popes:
  • SIGNIFICANT PAPAL DECREES

    From Vatican I to Vatican II


    Pope Pius IX
    Proclamations of post-Vatican I Popes

      The longest reigning Pontiff outside of Saint Peter himself, Pope Pius IX was selected the 255th successor of Peter on June 21, 1846 and died on February 7, 1878 - 32 years in which he guided the Barque of Peter through the troubling times of the rise of modernism and the masonic movement. A pious Pope who stood by the Traditions with every fiber of his being, he declared the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854. Sixteen years later he would see the end of the Papal States when the Italian Army took over Rome. He chose to forever remain within the Vatican. For the encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and Papal Bulls by Pope Pius IX, including his Syllabus of Errors in which he clearly outlined those things which would be, are and should forever be anathema, see Pope Pius IX


    Pope Leo XIII
    Proclamations of post-Vatican I Popes

      Cardinal Joachim Pecci served the Church well, especially after becoming Pope Leo XIII on March 3, 1878. His pontificate spanned the turn of the century and he followed and was succeeded by two holy Pontiffs named Pius. He passed away on July 20, 1903. lFor the encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and Papal Bulls by Pope Leo XIII, including his encyclical "Rerum Novarum" against Marxism, which plagues the Church today, and his encyclical "Humanum Genus" on Freemasonry, see Pope Leo XIII


    Pope Saint Pius X
    Proclamations of post-Vatican I Popes

      Pope Saint Pius X was born Joseph Sarto and became the 257th Sovereign Pontiff on August 9, 1903. His glorious papacy lasted eleven years with him passing to his Heavenly reward on August 20, 1914. For the encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and Papal Bulls by this holy Pontiff of the Holy Eucharist who urged priestly sanctity and who so fought againt Modernism, warning the Church over and over including his encyclical "Lamentabili Sane", see see Pope Saint Pius X For St. Pius' landmark encyclical on how modernism could afflict the Church and the safeguards he took, see "Pascendi Dominici Gregis" followed by his unyielding and necessary "Oath Against Modernism" which was in effect until John XXIII did away with it.


    Pope Benedict XV
    Proclamations of post-Vatican I Popes

      For the encyclicals by Pope Benedict XV during his 8-year papacy (September 6, 1914 - January 22, 1922) on emulating the saints and pleading for peace in the wake of World War I, see Pope Benedict XV


    Pope Pius XI
    Proclamations of post-Vatican I Popes

      For the many encyclicals by Pope Pius XI, including his "Divini Redemptoris" in which he condemned atheistic communism and many other encyclicals where he warned the world of the dangers ahead, especially to the United States with his "Vigilanti Cura" in which he pleaded for decency in the mushrooming film industry that, today, has become a cesspool that has plunged the world into decadence. The "Legion of Decency" which he promoted so was disbanded after Vatican II. Pius XI's pontificate spanned 17 years from February 12, 1922 until his death on Februuary 10, 1939. For his writings, see Pope Pius XI


    Pope Pius XII
    Proclamations of post-Vatican I Popes

       ;For the encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and Papal Bulls by Pope Pius XII, the last Traditional Pope and the last to speak ex cathedra with "Munificentissimus Deusi" on the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on November 1, 1950. Elected on March 2, 1939 as war was about to break out throughout Europe, his pontificate withstood the ravages of World War II and behind the scenes he did all he could and more to protect all - especially the Jews. He did all he could to keep the modernists, progressivists and communists in check. After his encyclical "Humani Generis" he censured and exiled men who were spreading false opinions and many times heresy. The saddest part of all this is that all those he exiled were feted as the new thinkers at Vatican II. Pius followed up his successor's encyclical on the film industry with an even stronger one "Miranda Prorsus" in 1957, a year before he died on October 9, 1958. For his writings, especially his landmark Mediator Dei on upholding the Truths and Traditions of Holy Mother Church. For other encyclicals and writings, see Pope Pius XII