Heresy of the Week, Week of 5/7/04
Vatican Message to Buddhists on feast of Vesakh, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, 4/30/04:
“Dear Buddhist Friends: 1. I am writing to you again this year to express my heartfelt greetings on the occasion of your festival of Vesakh. I pray that each and every one of you may have a joyful and peaceful feast. Vesakh offers an opportunity for us Christians to visit our Buddhist friends and neighbors to exchange greetings, and this helps to strengthen the bonds of friendship already established and to create new ones. It is my wish that such cordial links may continue to grow generation after generation, sharing with each other our joys and hopes, our sorrows and preoccupations…”
Comment: Give me a break. This is complete and utter apostasy – a complete denial of the Catholic Faith and Jesus Christ. Is there any hint of conversion for the Buddhists in this message? Of course not. It is simply a message of praise for their false religion. When will the people wake up? The Vatican and Antipope John Paul II are complete apostates. They hold that all religions are more or less good and praiseworthy; this is simply a fact.
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 2), Jan. 6, 1928:
“Certainly such attempts can nowise be approved by Catholics, founded as they are on that false opinion which considers all religions to be more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different ways manifest and signify that sense which is inborn in us all, and by which we are led to God and to the obedient acknowledgment of His rule. Not only are those who hold this opinion in error and deceived, but also in distorting the idea of true religion they reject it, and little by little, turn aside to naturalism and atheism, as it is called; from which it clearly follows that one who supports those who hold these theories and attempt to realize them, is altogether abandoning the divinely revealed religion.”