A Legend About St. Pius X And An Heretical Bishop

[ I cannot vouch for the story or the source, a Texas Trad website. But it’s a good story, even if it proves to be inaccurate. ]

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From the St. Vincent Ferrer Foundation.

As Pope, St. Pius X had to correct and reprimand several bishops and priests who had fallen into heresy or were flirting dangerously close to that edge. Some of the French prelates who supported the Sillon (a precursor to modern Liberation Theology) were particularly problematic. One bishop who had been reprimanded continued to act against the Catholic Faith. Pope Pius X called him to Rome. When the bishop entered he made the customary genuflection before the Pope and waited to be acknowledged so he could rise. Pope Pius X remained busy at his desk ignoring the bishop for three quarters of an hour. This was a small penance which the saintly pontiff was imposing. At last, Pope Pius raised his eyes and looked the bishop directly in the eyes, holding his gaze steady and stern. Without a word he rose and walked over to the kneeling figure. Then he greeted him: “Good morning, your Excellency.” Before the Bishop could arise, Pope Pius X swiftly removed the zucchetto from the Bishop’s head and placed it on the edge of his desk. He then dismissed him, “Have a good day, Father.” And that was the end of the meeting. No more words had to be spoken. This great pope had sent a very clear warning shot across the bow of the Bark of Peter letting all know what the fate would be of those bishops, successors to Judas, who refused to resist and denounce heresy.

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5 comments on “A Legend About St. Pius X And An Heretical Bishop

  1. Since it is my understanding that atheist harpy Madelyn Murray O’Hare introduced the phrase, “Have a nice day,” as a secular greeting to replace the use of other popular, more religious expressions, I am skeptical of what is quoted, above.

  2. But how do you take Pope Francis’s miter off , only God can do that.

  3. Great story . I pray before I die I see A pope who would do somthing like that to one of these Vac II bishops.

  4. Zee French, zey are zee mos’ peculiar race, n’est-ce pas? Dieu les bénisse!

    I’ve read that France has received more approved apparitions of the Blessed Mother than any other nation. There’s a reason for that, sans doute.

    Deacon Scott’s insinuation of “anti-Semitism” (i.e, anything or anyone found displeasing by any “jew”) in his little bed time story for nice little neo-Cath chillum who attend nice little Brave New Church assembly halls is eminently predictable. Along with his “God forbid!” terror that a monarch – of all things – might just appear someday – anywhere!

    Saint Louis IX, roi de France, emblème héroïque de la Royauté du Christ, priez pour nous!

  5. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya58prEt2e8#action=share

    Saint Louis, King of France and the Sainte-Chapelle

    Louis IX (25 April 1214 — 25 August 1270), commonly Saint Louis, was King of France from 1226 until his death. He was also styled Louis II, Count of Artois from 1226 to 1237. Born at Poissy, near Paris, he was the sixth-great-grandson of Hugh Capet, and thus a member of the House of Capet, and the son of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile. He worked with the Parliament of Paris in order to improve the professionalism of his legal administration.

    He is the only canonised king of France; consequently, there are many places named after him, most notably St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States, São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil and both the state and city of San Luis Potosí, in Mexico.


    “In order to avoid discord, never contradict anyone except in case of sin or some danger to a neighbor; and when necessary to contradict others, do it with tact and not with temper.” Saint Louis

    “In prosperity, give thanks to God with humility and fear lest by pride you abuse God’s benefits and so offend him.” Saint Louis


    The Sainte-Chapelle is a Gothic chapel on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. It is often regarded as the high point of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. The Sainte Chapelle was sponsored by King Louis IX of France. The date when building work started is unknown (some time between 1239 and 1243) but the chapel was largely complete at the time of its consecration on the 26th of April 1248.
    Prior to dissolution of the Sainte-Chapelle in 1803, following the French Revolution, the term “la Sainte-Chapelle royale” also refered not only to the building but to the chapelle itself, the Sainte-Chapelle (choir).

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