In 1911, Father Lagrange, founder and director of the Biblical School of Jerusalem, was directly denounced to Pius X by Abbot Louis Heidet, a priest belonging to the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem and former confidant of the Dominicans of Saint-Étienne. According to the denouncer, Lagrange appears as the masked disciple of subversion by means of the historical critique and as the announcer of a new Gospel that constitutes the historical method. Lagrange is presented as an undercover reformer that the informer intends to unveil, in order to have him sentenced by the Pope. A denunciation of this kind could only strengthen Pius’ X distrust against Father Lagrange; his suspicion lasted until Lagrange’s submission in 1912.
- Article appeared in Hubert WOLF/Judith SCHEPERS (Hg.), In Wilder zügelloser Jagd nach Neuem, 100 Jahre Modernismus und Antimodernismus in der katholischen Kirche, Paderborn, Ferdinand Schöningh, 2009, Paderborn, München, Wien, Zürich, p. 171-186.↵