How exactly did he combat modernism? If you have read the Syllabus or Pius X's encyclical on modernism it would seem that many of Benedicts ecuministic prayer meetings and services with protestants’, schismatic’s, jews, islam, and others all fail to combat modernism, and actually chip away at the Churches infallible teaching that there is no salvation outside of the One True Catholic Church.
Specifically how did he combat this, "80. The Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with progress, liberalism and modern civilization.- " From the Syllabus of errors. I've read some of his writings and they seem to suggest that the Church DOES need to reconcile itself to modern man, other christian sects, etcetera, instead of calling for man to come to the truth and pray, fast, and mortify oneself.
I will be saying a rosary every day until the election by the coming conclave that Our Lady intercede on behalf of faithful Catholics and give us a pope who will combat the heresy of modernism with the full power and authority entrusted to the Vicar of Peter!