By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI’s June 4, 2011 Address to representatives of civil society at the National Theatre in Zagreb: “The participation of representatives from other Churches and Christian communities, as well as the Jewish and Muslim religions, helps remind us that religion is not a separate area marked off from society. Rather, it is a natural element within society, constantly recalling the vertical dimension: attentive listening to God as the condition for seeking the common good, for seeking justice and reconciliation in the truth. Religion places man in relation with God, the Creator and Father of all, and must therefore be a force for peace. Religions need always to be purified according to their true essence in order to correspond to their true mission… Truly, the great achievements of the modern age – the recognition and guarantee of freedom of conscience… for the sake of authentic secularism, social justice, the defense of life and of the family, freedom of religion and education.”
Benedict XVI utters the blasphemy that various false religions have a “true mission” from God. He also says that religions need to be purified to correspond to this “true mission.” This clearly indicates that multiple religions have a mission, and are therefore endorsed by God. This is complete and total apostasy from the Catholic faith.
Benedict XVI also declares that the false religions of Islam and Judaism lead us to God: he says they represent “attentive listening to God.” Benedict XVI then states that these false religions place “man in relation with God.”
Benedict XVI’s June 28, 2011 Address to the Delegation of the “Orthodox” Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople: “I thank with all my heart my Venerable Brother, the Ecumenical Patriarch, His Holiness Bartholomaios I, and the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate who have wished to send you, dear Brothers, as their representatives to take part here with us in this solemn celebration… Your participation in our Feast, like the presence of our representatives in Constantinople for the feast of the Apostle Andrew, expresses the friendship and authentic brotherhood that unites the Church of Rome and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, bonds that are solidly founded on this faith received from the witness of the Apostles. The profound spiritual closeness that we experience each time we meet is a cause of great joy and gratitude to God for me… it is with great joy that I note the important commitment with which His Holiness Bartholomaios spends himself for his subjects. In our common intention and remembering the beautiful example of my Predecessor Bl. John Paul II, I have wished to invite our Christian brethren, the representatives of the other religious traditions of the world and of the important figures of the worlds of culture and of science to take part next 27 October, in the town of Assisi, in a Day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world, which will have as its theme: ‘Pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of faith’. This joint march through the streets of the town of St Francis will be the sign of the wish to continue on the way of dialogue and brotherhood. Your Eminence, dear members of the Delegation, in thanking you once again for your presence in Rome in this solemn circumstance, I ask you to convey my fraternal greeting to my venerable Brother, Patriarch Bartholomaios I, to the Holy Synod, to the clergy and all the faithful of the ecumenical Patriarchate, assuring them of my affection and of solidarity of the Church of Rome which today is celebrating her Holy Founders.”
Benedict XVI states that the Catholic Church and the schismatic “Orthodox” Church are united. He says that both churches have the same faith received from the apostles. As usual, he calls the schismatic leader “His Holiness.” He also calls the schismatic leader “Your Eminence.” Historically, the title “Your Eminence” was given to cardinals of the Catholic Church. He describes the various false religious leaders who will gather at Assisi this October, “Pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of faith”! This means that the practitioners of these false religions have the faith and the truth. This is heresy and apostasy. At the end, Benedict XVI describes how much “affection” he has for the schismatic Church, and how he is in union with them.
Benedict XVI’s June 9, 2011 Address to the ambassador of Ghana: “I have also noted the climate of religious freedom enjoyed in Ghana. A democratic society that fosters freedom of worship, and that appreciates the presence of religious institutions that strive to rise above political interests and are instead motivated by faith and moral values, understands that there is much to gain through these freedoms for the positive growth of all the country’s institutions. Indeed, countries that do so may derive many benefits from those institutions, by drawing on the wisdom found in religious traditions, especially when citizens are confronted by questions for which science and technology provide little or no answer. Indeed, here secular and religious interests find common ground and are able to grow together by combining the demands of macroeconomic progress and scientific knowledge with religion’s perennial wisdom and understanding of man and society.”
Benedict XVI praises a society “that appreciates the presence of religious institutions.” This means that he thinks it’s great that a society might possess numerous false religions. He then says that countries derive many benefits from false religions “by drawing on the wisdom found in religious traditions, especially when citizens are confronted by questions.” He then praises numerous false religions’ “perennial wisdom.”
Benedict XVI’s June 9, 2011 Address to the ambassador of Moldova: “The harmonious diplomatic relations between Moldova and the Holy See, established 18 years ago, give me great pleasure. This harmony is due to the Christian faith that dwells in your nation and its inhabitants and I pay a tribute to the Orthodox Church as a whole. She has always shared with the Catholic Church the need to defend the religious and cultural values against the surrounding materialism and relativism which calls into question the Christian contribution to life and to society. May the brotherly relations between the Orthodox and the Catholic faithful grow deeper. These relations of reciprocal respect and friendship are a witness of love… the excellence of relations with the Orthodox Church show her good will.”
Benedict XVI pays tribute to the schismatic “Orthodox” Church “as a whole”!
Benedict XVI’s June 9, 2011 Address to the ambassador of Belize: “Among the laws established in your country are the rights to religious freedom and freedom of worship. As I had occasion to note recently, ‘the right to religious freedom is rooted in the very dignity of the human person, whose transcendent nature must not be ignored or overlooked.’ Freedom of religion and freedom of worship allow believers to flourish as individuals and to contribute positively and fully to the life of the country in every sphere of human activity.”
Benedict XVI promotes freedom of religion as a way to “allow believers to flourish” and “contribute positively and fully to the life of the country.” This means that Benedict XVI believes people who practice false religions are “believers.” He also believes that when they can “flourish” practicing their false religions, they “contribute positively and fully to the life of the country.”
Benedict XVI’s June 9, 2011 Address to six new ambassadors: ”… social life can be constantly enriched by integrating cultural and religious diversity through the sharing of values, a source of brotherhood and communion. Life in society must be considered first and foremost as a spiritual reality. It is the role of political leaders to guide people towards the wisdom so longed for which must culminate in religious freedom, the authentic face of peace.”
Benedict XVI teaches the heresy that life is constantly enriched by the presence of various false religions in society. He also states that religious freedom is what will bring peace to the world.
Benedict XVI’s May 23, 2011 Address to Delegation of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: “Mr President, Hon. Members of the Government, Distinguished Authorities, Venerable Brothers of the Orthodox Church and of the Catholic Church…”
Benedict XVI’s May 23, 2011 Address to Delegation of Bulgaria: “Madam President of Parliament, Hon. Members of Government, Distinguished Authorities, Venerable Brothers of the Orthodox Church and of the Catholic Church…”
Benedict XVI frequently calls the schismatic “Orthodox” “Venerable Brothers.” This is exactly what Pope Pius IX called bishops of the Catholic Church.
Benedict XVI’s June 8, 2011 Catechesis at General Audience: “I also welcome the Council of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services.”
This quote proves that Benedict XVI fully approves the Charismatic movement.
Some recent quotes (for those who are interested) on Benedict XVI promoting the heresy of religious liberty
Benedict XVI’s June 9, 2011 Address to the ambassador of New Zealand: “… values are deeply inscribed in the culture which gave birth to New Zealand’s political and legal institutions. A cornerstone of that heritage remains respect for the rights of freedom of religion and freedom of worship, to the benefit of all. These rights, enshrined in the legal traditions to which you are heirs, are proper to each person because they are inherent in the humanity which is common to us all. Through the promotion of these freedoms, society is better equipped to respond to profound political and social challenges in a way consonant with humanity’s deepest aspirations.”
Benedict XVI’s June 9, 2011 Address to the ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic: “Syria has traditionally been an example of tolerance, conviviality and harmonious relations between Christians and Muslims and today their ecumenical and interreligious relations are good. I warmly hope this friendly coexistence of all cultural and religious members of the nation will continue to develop for the greatest good of all, thereby reinforcing a unity founded on justice and solidarity… Daily relations with their Muslim compatriots shed light on the importance of interreligious dialogue and on the possibility of working together – in many ways – for the common good.”
Benedict XVI’s June 5, 2011 Homily at the tomb of “Blessed” Alojzije Stepinac: “Precisely because of his [“Blessed” Alojzije Stepinac] strong Christian conscience, he knew how to resist every form of totalitarianism, becoming, in a time of Nazi and Fascist dictatorship, a defender of the Jews, the Orthodox… It is also important for bishops above all and for priests to strive for reconciliation among separated Christians and between Christians and Muslims, following the footsteps of Christ…”
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 8, 2011, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, July 6, 2011, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 15, 2011, pp. 7, 11.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 15, 2011, p. 10.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 15, 2011, p. 6.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 15, 2011, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 1, 2011, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 1, 2011, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 15, 2011, p. 15.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 15, 2011, pp. 7, 11.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 15, 2011, pp. 6, 10.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, June 8, 2011, p. 8.