Rejecting nothing that is true and holy about idolatry…
Vatican II Sect in Switzerland promotes Hinduism
The quicker picker-upper: The goddess “Durga” is one of Hinduism’s countless idols
The official web site and media portal of the “Catholic Church” in Switzerland has released a video promoting the idolatrous worship of Hinduism.
On July 23, 2019, the Swiss so-called “Catholic Media Center” (Katholisches Medienzentrum) published a 3-minute video clip showing a puja, which is the essential Hindu worship ritual. The abomination can be witnessed here:
The puja (or pooja) took place at the Hindu temple in the Swiss capital of Bern inside the so-called “House of Religions” (Haus der Religionen) and is carried out every Friday night. The House was designed to provide “sacred” spaces for those religions that previously didn’t have any in the city, and to facilitate dialogue between different cultures and religions. The Novus Ordo Sect in Bern has collaborated with this House of infidelity by being part of an ecumenical club associated with it, called “Church in the House of Religions” (Kirche im Haus der Religionen), since 2009.
Considering that the supposed Catholic Media Center did not condemn this idolatrous ceremony — which they had an obligation to do — but left it uncommented, even displaying their “Catholic” logo throughout and most prominently at the very end, this clip is tantamount to an endorsement of Hindu worship, for silence implies consent.
What is more, on July 29, the Media Center released a report to accompany the Hindu puja video, as part of their ongoing 2019 summer series of articles on the topic of “Sacred Music” (!). Whether a future report will cover the music and dances of the Israelites around the Golden Calf (see Exodus 32) or “the sound of the trumpet, the flute, and the harp, of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music” (Daniel 3:7) of the Babylonians worshipping King Nabuchodonosor, is not known at this time.
One of the false gods of Hinduism is Shiva, a favorite of “Saint” John Paul II, who once received Shiva’s mark on his forehead when he traveled to India in 1986. Although Novus Ordo apologist Jimmy Akin has tried his best to make people believe that the Polish apostate received merely the Indian equivalent of a handshake, the facts tell a different story:
Shiva is currently running into problems with climate change, where a melting ice stalagmite is threatening to do away with a famous place of pilgrimage in Indian Kashmir.
Long-time readers of this blog may recall that in January of 2014, Benedict XVI’s and Francis’ interreligious frontman “Cardinal” Jean-Louis Tauran happily visited a Hindu temple in London, where he paid homage to its false deities:
On July 5, 2018, Tauran was summoned before the Judgment Seat of God to render an account of his works and receive his just reward.
The “divine monkey” Hanuman is another false deity Hindus worship
— the Vatican II Church rejects nothing that is true and holy about it.
All of this blasphemy and apostasy we see today in the Novus Ordo Church was made possible only by the theological revolution of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), promulgated by “Pope Saint” Paul VI. Quite predictably, its Liberalism and Modernism have led to a de facto Indifferentism in matters of religion among most of those who consider themselves Catholics today, meaning that they deem “all religions to be more or less good and praiseworthy” (to use the words of Pope Pius XI, who once condemned the idea), and certainly good enough for eternal salvation, the precise error condemned by Pope Pius IX in his famous Syllabus (see error n. 16).
The wicked Vatican II robber synod teaches that “in Hinduism, men contemplate the divine mystery and express it through an inexhaustible abundance of myths and through searching philosophical inquiry” (Decree Nostra Aetate, n. 2). It outrageously proclaims, furthermore, that the “Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in [other] religions. She regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men” (ibid.).
This idea that we should praise false religions for the “good elements” they contain is a decidedly Liberal, that is, Modernist idea. That it has been rejected by the true Catholic Church can be seen, for example, in its refutation by the 19th-century priest Fr. Felix Sarda y Salvany, whose book Liberalism is a Sin received the Vatican’s recommendation under Pope Leo XIII:
When [Sir Edwin] Arnold’s Light of Asia appeared [a work promoting Buddhism –N.O.W.], not a few Catholics joined in the chorus of fulsome praise which greeted it. How charming, how beautiful, how tender, how pathetic, how humane; what lofty morality, what exquisite sentiment! Now what was the real purport of the book and what was its essence? To lift up Guatama, the founder of Buddhism, at the expense of Jesus Christ, the Founder of Christianity! The intention was to show that Guatama was equally a divine teacher with as high an aspiration, as great a mission, as lofty a morality as our Divine Lord Himself. This was the object of the book; what was its essence? A falsification of history by weaving a series of poetical legends around a character, about whose actual life practically nothing is known. But not only this, the character was built up upon the model of Our Lord, which the author had in his own mind as the precious heirloom of Christianity; and his Gautama, whom he intended to stand out as at least the divine equal of the Founder of Christianity, became in his hands in reality a mere echo of Christ, the image of Christ, made to rival the Word made flesh! Buddhism, in the borrowed garments of Christianity, was thus made to appeal to the ideals of Christian peoples, and gaining a footing in their admiration and affections, to usurp the throne in the Christian sanctuary. Here was a work of literary merit, although it has been greatly exaggerated in this respect, praised extravagantly by some Catholics who, in their excessive desire to appear impartial, failed or refused to see in Edwin Arnold’s Light of Asia a most vicious, anti-Christian book! What difference does it make whether a book be excellent in a literary sense or not, if its effect be the loss of souls and not their salvation? What if the weapon in the hands of the assassin be bright or not, if it be fatal? Though spiritual assassination be brilliant, it is nonetheless deadly.
Heresy under a charming disguise is a thousand times more dangerous than heresy exposed in the harsh and arid garb of the scholastic syllogism — through which the death’s skull grins in unadorned hideousness. Arianism had its poets to propagate its errors in popular verse. Lutheranism had its humanists, amongst whom the elegant Erasmus shone as a brilliant writer. Arnauld, Nicole, Pascal threw the glamour of their belles lettres over the serpentine doublings of Jansenism. Voltaire’s wretched infidelity won its frightful popularity from the grace of his style and the flash of his wit. Shall we, against whom they aimed the keenest and deadliest shafts, contribute to their name and their renown! Shall we assist them in fascinating and corrupting youth! Shall we crown these condemners of our faith with the laurels of our praises and laud them for the very qualities which alone make them dangerous! And for what purpose? That we may appear impartial? No. Impartiality is not permissible when it is distorted to the offense of truth, whose rights are imprescriptible. A woman of bad life is infamous, be she ever so beautiful, and the more beautiful, the more dangerous. Shall we praise Liberal books out of gratitude? No! Follow the liberals themselves in this, who are far more prudent than we; they do not recommend and praise our books, whatever they be. They, with the instinct of evil, fully appreciate where the danger lies. They either seek to discredit us or to pass us by in silence.
Si quis non amat Dominum Nostrum Jesum Christum, Sit anathema [“If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema”], says St. Paul. Liberal literature is the written hatred of Our Lord and His Church. If its blasphemy were open and direct, no Catholic would tolerate it for an instant; is it any more tolerable because, like a courtesan, it seeks to disguise its sordid features by the artifice of paint and powder?
(Rev. Felix Sarda y Salvany, Liberalism is a Sin, Chapter 18; some formatting changed; underlining added.)
When St. Paul the Apostle asked, “And what concord hath Christ with Belial?” (2 Cor 6:15), his question was rhetorical. In our day, Vatican II believers would respond: “Well, we reject nothing that is true and holy about the devil….” Along those lines, a most hilarious parody of Nostra Aetate was produced some years back, and it is entirely spot-on. Have a look:
By the way: At the end of Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate, Paul VI, pretending to be the Vicar of Christ, blasphemously declared:
Each and all of the items set forth in this Declaration have met with the approval of the Council Fathers. And We, by the apostolic power given Us by Christ, together with the Venerable Fathers approve, decree, and establish it in the Holy Spirit and command that what has thus been decided in Council be promulgated for the glory of God.
(See Latin original in Acta Apostolicae Sedis, vol. 58 , p. 744; our translation.)
It is absolutely impossible that a true Vicar of Christ could have promulgated this Vatican II document “for the glory of God” and “approve[d], decree[d], and establish[ed]” its contents “in the Holy Spirit”! This consideration is very important because, whereas most self-styled traditionalists will quickly argue that the document isn’t infallible, that really has nothing to do with it. If words have meaning, then Paul VI, if he was the Vicar of Christ, really did “approve, decree, and establish” all the errors of Vatican II “for the glory of God”. It is an impossibility and a blasphemy!
Idolatrous display in Bern’s Hindu temple
Time and again we hear that the revolution of Vatican II and its subsequent “New Mass” — another product of the oh-so holy Paul VI — have really opened the Scriptures to us, and that we must let ourselves be constantly nourished by God’s Word. However, when we look at what the Written Word of God actually teaches, what we find is definitely not the principles of the Vatican II religion.
Quite the contrary:
“Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them….” (Ex 20:3-5)
“But if thou forget the Lord thy God, and follow strange gods, and serve and adore them: behold now I foretell thee that thou shalt utterly perish.” (Deut 8:19)
“The idols of the gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men. They have mouths and speak not: they have eyes and see not. They have ears and hear not: they have noses and smell not. They have hands and feel not: they have feet and walk not: neither shall they cry out through their throat. Let them that make them become like unto them: and all such as trust in them.” (Ps 113:12-16)
“For the worship of abominable idols is the cause, and the beginning and end of all evil.” (Wis 14:27)
“Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor 6:9-10)
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects, envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God.” (Gal 5:18-21)
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Apoc 21:8)
Entirely in line with the teaching of Sacred Scripture is the real Catholic Church with her real saints and Popes.
Consider, for example, the case of St. Francis Xavier, who relates:
After their baptism the new Christians go back to their houses and bring me their wives and families for baptism. When all are baptized I order all the temples of their false gods to be destroyed and all the idols to be broken in pieces. I can give you no idea of the joy I feel in seeing this done, witnessing the destruction of the idols by the very people who but lately adored them.
Clearly not a Vatican II man, that Francis Xavier.
Neither was St. Benedict, the father of Western Monasticism:
Trusting in God and relying on His ever present help, [St. Benedict] went south and arrived at a fort “called Cassino situated on the side of a high mountain…; on this stood an old temple where Apollo was worshipped by the foolish country people, according to the custom of the ancient heathens. Around it likewise grew groves, in which even till that time the mad multitude of infidels used to offer their idolatrous sacrifices. The man of God coming to that place broke the idol, overthrew the altar, burned the groves, and of the temple of Apollo made a chapel of St. Martin. Where the profane altar had stood he built a chapel of St. John; and by continual preaching he converted many of the people thereabout”.
(Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Fulgens Radiatur, n. 11)
Lastly, it was Pope Pius XI who composed the beautiful Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in which Catholics pray to Jesus Christ: “Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God” (underlining added).
That is a truly Catholic prayer: It is not afraid to call idolatry by its name and to condemn it as spiritual darkness, for that it truly is; at the same time, it seeks not the destruction but the conversion and eternal happiness of those who are unhappily caught up in the service of idols. It thus reflects the Church’s divine mission to convert the nations to Jesus Christ and His Mystical Body, the Church (see Mk 16:15-16; 1 Cor 12:27; cf. 1 Tim 2:4).
It goes without saying that it will be a cold day in hell before the Swiss Novus Ordo bishops will ever try to do that.
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