By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, Address to the new Ambassador of the United States, February 29, 2008: “Your Nation’s example of uniting people of good will, regardless of race, nationality or creed, in a shared vision and a disciplined pursuit of the common good has encouraged many younger nations in their efforts to create a harmonious, free and just social order. Today, this task of reconciling unity and diversity, of forging a common vision and summoning the moral energy to accomplish it, has become an urgent priority for the whole human family…
“… The resolution of these and similar problems calls for trust in, and commitment to, the work of international bodies such as the United Nations Organization, which by their nature are capable of fostering genuine dialogue and understanding, reconciling divergent views, and developing multilateral policies and strategies capable of meeting the manifold challenges of our complex and rapidly changing world.
“I cannot fail to note with gratitude the importance which the United States has attributed to interreligious and intercultural dialogue as a positive force for peacekeeping. The Holy See is convinced of the great spiritual potential represented by such dialogue…” (L’ Osservatore Romano, March 5, 2008, p. 4.)
First, Benedict XVI first says that there are people embracing false religions that are of “good will” – heresy. Second, he speaks about reconciling unity and diversity in the context of different creeds. This is religious indifferentism. Third, he calls for everyone to “trust” and for “commitment to” the UN – heresy. The UN promotes abortion, contraception and population control. Fourth, he describes interreligious dialogue as “positive force for peacekeeping” that has “great spiritual potential” – heresy.