By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, May 16, 2008, Address to Bishops of Thailand: “In your Country this mission of the small Catholic community is undertaken within the context of relationships, most especially with Buddhists. In fact, you have readily expressed to me your great respect for the Buddhist monasteries and the esteem you have for the contribution they make to the social and cultural life of the Thai people… yourselves and other religious leaders in your Country, in fact point to the importance of interreligious cooperation. They call for a concerted effort to uphold the spiritual and moral soul of your people. In concordance [harmony] with Buddhists, you can promote mutual understanding concerning the transmission of traditions to succeeding generations, the articulation of ethical values discernable to reason, reverence for the transcendent, prayer and contemplation. Such practices and dispositions serve the common well-being of society and nurture the essence of every human being.” (L’ Osservatore Romano, May 28, 2008, p. 9.)
First, he speaks approvingly of the bishops’ “great respect for the Buddhist monasteries” and “the esteem you have for the contribution they [Buddhist monasteries] make to the social and cultural life of the Thai people.” This is a major heresy! Second, Benedict XVI promotes harmony with the Buddhists in transmitting to succeeding generations ethical values, reverence for the transcendent, prayer, and contemplation! This is major heresy. Then he says that if Catholics and Buddhists do this in harmony “such practices and dispositions serve the common well-being of society and nurture the essence of every human being.” This is heresy. He totally promotes the false religion of Buddhism, a false religion which sends people to eternal damnation. This is an outrageously heretical address from the apostate Benedict XVI.