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

Teilhard de Chardin

Several works of Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin were the subject of a monitum by the Holy Office in 1962. [1]

Romulo Antonio Braschi

On June 29, 2002, Romulo Antonio Braschi, the founder of a schismatic community, attempted to confer priestly ordination on the following Catholic women : Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger, Adelinde Theresia Roitinger, Gisela Forster, Iris Müller, Ida Raming, Pia Brunner and Angela White. [2]

Hans Küng

In 1975, the CDF issued a monitum against certain of Hans Küng's writings. [3]

Form criticism

In 1961, the Holy Office issued a monitum against the use of form criticism in Catholic scriptural interpretation. [4]

Vernacular publications of the Bible

In 1856, a monitum was published under Pope Pius IX which re-iterated the ban on publishing vernacular editions of the Bible. [5]


  1. ^ Monitum regarding the Writings of Fr. Teilhard de Chardin
  2. ^ Monitum regarding the attempted priestly ordination of some Catholic women
  3. ^ Cracking Down on the Big Ones
  4. ^ The Bible: The Catholic Scholars
  5. ^ Correspondence on the Hereford Discussion

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  • Monĭtum — (lat., Mehrzahl Monita), Bemerkung, bes. in Rechnungen, daß etwas nicht in Ordnung sei, ein Beleg zu einer Ausgabe fehle u. dgl. Monitoriales, Erinnerungsschriften. Monitorium, Erinnerungs , Mahnschrift …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Monĭtum — (lat., Mehrzahl Monita), erinnernde oder tadelnde Bemerkung, Mahnung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • monitum — index premonition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Monitum — Monitum,das:⇨Beanstandung …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • Monitum — Le mot latin monitum[1] désigne un avertissement émanant de la Congrégation pour la doctrine de la foi destiné à un prêtre dans l erreur et le menaçant d une sanction plus sévère. Sommaire 1 Personnalités ayant fait l objet d un monitum 1.1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Monitum — Mo|ni|tum das; s, ...ta <aus lat. monitum »Erinnerung, Mahnung«, substantiviertes Part. Perf. (Neutr.) von monere »erinnern, (er)mahnen«> Mahnung, Rüge, Beanstandung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Monitum — Mo|ni|tum 〈n.; , ni|ta〉 Verweis, Mahnung, Beanstandung [lat., „Mahnung; Prophezeiung“] * * * Mo|ni|tum, das; s, …ta [zu lat. monita (Pl.) = Ermahnungen, subst. 2. Part. Neutr. von: monere, ↑ monieren] (bildungsspr.): Beanstandung; Rüge …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Monitum — Mo|ni|tum 〈n.; Gen.: , Pl.: ni|ta〉 Verweis, Mahnung, Beanstandung [Etym.: lat., »Mahnung; Prophezeiung«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • MONITUM — monimentum …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • monitum — /ˈmɒnətʊm/ (say monuhtoom) noun 1. an official warning issued by the Holy Office of the Catholic Church against writings considered to present a danger to the faith. 2. the passage in a marriage ceremony in which those present are advised of the… …   Australian English dictionary

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