Heresy of the Week, Week of 7/7/06
By Bro. Michael Dimond and Bro. Peter Dimond
For more see: Heresies of the Week of John Paul II’s Hierarchy and Members
“Cardinal Ivan Dias, archbishop of Mumbai, who takes on a coveted office in the Vatican on Tuesday, stressed that all the health, educational and social projects of the Catholic Church in India had ‘no ulterior motives of conversions’.
Mumbai, June 26 (Indo-Asian News Service) Addressing a huge gathering at a grand farewell ceremony in Mumbai Sunday night, the prelate said there was need of more thrust on inter-religious dialogue among people of diverse religious traditions to share ideas, experiences and to undertake common action for communal amity. Cardinal Dias has been appointed the 37th Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, a crucial Vatican department, in the first such appointment of an Indian cardinal. The authority of the Vatican department to be headed by Cardinal Dias extends to over five continents, with over 2,400 archbishops and bishops under his charge for various works of the church.” (Link to article.)
What we have here is a Novus Ordo “cardinal,” the very head of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (!) with over 2,400 bishops under him, declaring that the educational and social projects run by the Vatican II Church in India don’t even have conversions as an “ulterior” motive for these projects. The word ulterior means “situated beyond… in the background.” In other words, his “Church” has no motive whatsoever to convert the non-Catholics in India. This, I remind you, is coming from the very head of the Vatican Congregation on Evangelization.
Here is a photo from The Indian Express in which the aforementioned “Cardinal” Dias is burning incense to the Hindu deity Ganesha (right)
What more proof does one need to see that the Vatican II sect is the Counter-Church? Well, there is more. Here are a few quotes from the Novus Ordo “Catholic” Bishops’ Conference of India:
“The message of Jesus, divine Guru, helps us to see the deeper implications of the ideals of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity enshrined in our Constitution. The great teachings of the religions of India too find a resonance in his teachings: the radical demands of the ethical order, the detachment and asceticism it requires, the transcendence and intimacy of the Absolute Mystery, the obedience due to the Divine Will, the law of ahimsa, the sacredness of the physical universe, even the playfulness of God….
“We do not offer services with the ulterior motive of converting others to our religion. It is our firm conviction that only God can convert any person: conversion is a matter of the heart and only God can touch the human heart…” [Link to Message]
Notice that “the bishops” say that “only God can convert” with the clear meaning that they repudiate attempts by a person to preach conversion to others. This is truly a new gospel.
This really epitomizes the bad fruits of the Vatican II religion. With the encouragement of their “Archbishop,” these people are helping reconstruct a Mosque, and thus assisting in apostasy and committing a grave and disgusting offense against God, while thinking that they are performing an act of “Christian charity.” This shows us again how completely apostate the Vatican II hierarchy is, and how people are led to their destruction when they have a version of “charity” that is devoid of the uncompromising Catholic Faith. Charity cannot exist in something that is not consistent with the true Faith.
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 11), Jan. 6, 1928: “For which reason, since charity is based on a complete and sincere faith, the disciples of Christ must be united principally by the bond of one faith. Who then can conceive a Christian Federation…”
Pope Pius IX, Vatican I, Sess. 3, Chap. 3, 1870, on Faith: “But, since ‘without faith it is impossible to please God’ [Heb. 11:6] and to attain to the fellowship of His sons, hence, no one is justified without it…” (Denz. 1793)
Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, Sess. V, 1546: “…our Catholic faith, without which it is impossible to please God [Heb. 11:6]…” (Denz. 787)
Here is a reminder of what the Popes, Councils and Saints thought of Mosques, Islam and its false prophet, Mahomet (or Mohammed).
Pope Clement V, Council of Vienne, 1311-1312: “It is an insult to the holy name and a disgrace to the Christian faith that in certain parts of the world subject to Christian princes where Saracens [i.e., the followers of Islam, also called Muslims] live, sometimes apart, sometimes intermingled with Christians, the Saracen priests, commonly called Zabazala, in their temples or mosques, in which the Saracens meet to adore the infidel Mahomet, loudly invoke and extol his name each day at certain hours from a high place… This brings disrepute on our faith and gives great scandal to the faithful. These practices cannot be tolerated without displeasing the divine majesty. We therefore, with the sacred council’s approval, strictly forbid such practices henceforth in Christian lands. We enjoin on Catholic princes, one and all.. They are to forbid expressly the public invocation of the sacrilegious name of Mahomet… Those who presume to act otherwise are to be so chastised by the princes for their irreverence, that others may be deterred from such boldness.” (Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, Vol. 1, p. 479.)
So, the Iraqi “Catholics” are helping reconstruct a Mosque so that Muslims can resume that which the Council of Vienne condemned and forbade as “an insult to the holy name and a disgrace to the Christian faith.”
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Basel, Session 19, Sept. 7, 1434: “Moreover, we trust that with God’s help another benefit will accrue to the Christian commonwealth; because from this union, once it is established, there is hope that very many from the abominable sect of Mahomet will be converted to the Catholic faith.” (Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, Vol. 1, p. 380.)
St. Francis Xavier, Letter, May, 1546: “The evil was introduced by some Mahometan cacizes (ministers of religion), who came from Mecca in Arabia, where the accursed body of Mahomet is honored with great superstition, and drew a large multitude of people to their own sect.” (The Life and Letters of St. Francis Xavier by Henry James Coleridge, S.J.Second Reprint, New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 2004, Vol. 1, p. 380.]
I can just imagine what St. Francis Xavier would have said about helping reconstruct a Mosque. By the way, knowing what the Catholic Church teaches about Islam, and comparing it to what the Vatican II sect teaches about it, is enough by itself to prove the sedevacantist position.
APPENDIX – THE VATICAN II SECT ON ISLAM
Benedict XVI, Salt of the Earth, 1996, p. 244: “There is a noble Islam, embodied, for example, by the King of Morocco…”
John Paul II, March 21, 2000: “May Saint John the Baptist protect Islam and all the people of Jordan…” (L’ Osservatore Romano, March 29, 2000, p. 2.)
John Paul II, Message to “Grand Sheikh Mohammed,” Feb. 24, 2000: “Islam is a religion. Christianity is a religion. Islam has become a culture. Christianity has become also a culture… I thank your university, the biggest center of Islamic culture. I thank those who are developing Islamic culture…” (L’Osservatore Romano, March 1, 2000, p. 5.)
Paul VI, Speech, Sept. 9, 1972: “We would also like you to know that the Church recognizes the riches of the Islamic faith – a faith that binds us to the one God.” (L’Osservatore Romano, Sept. 21, 1972, p. 2.)
Vatican II, Nostra aetate # 3: “The Church also looks upon Muslims with respect. They worship the one God living and subsistent, merciful and mighty, creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to humanity and to whose decrees, even the hidden ones, they seek to submit themselves whole-heartedly, just as Abraham, to whom the Islamic faith readily relates itself, submitted to God… Hence they have regard for the moral life and worship God in prayer, almsgiving and fasting.”
Related: Vatican II Debate – Dimond vs. Sungenis – on Nostra Aetate #3 and the Muslims (video and transcript)
Vatican II, Lumen Gentium # 16: “But the plan of salvation also embraces those who acknowledge the Creator, and among these the MUSLIMS are first; they profess to hold the faith of Abraham AND ALONG WITH US THEY WORSHIP THE ONE MERCIFUL GOD WHO WILL JUDGE MANKIND ON THE LAST DAY.”