Sillonism to the rescue!
Vatican promotes Interfaith Prayer in wake of Coronavirus Pandemic
Apostates and infidels for peace, but not for the Prince of Peace…
The apostates running the Vatican II Church are not very creative. No matter what problem is, when it comes to dealing with matters not internal to their church, the proposed solution is always the same: dialogue, solidarity, fraternity, harmony, freedom, equality, human dignity, mutual understanding — you get the drift.
The Coronavirus epidemic is no different.
On April 1, 2020, a global coalition called Religions for Peace engaged in what they called an “Interfaith Moment of Hope and Solidarity”.
That “moment” consisted of different infidels and apostates invoking their deities and/or sharing messages with viewers about their common goal of finding hope in the midst of a pandemic: “Leaders from diverse religious traditions will guide global believers in this spiritual moment of shared humanity – calling for health, compassion and strength in the time of COVID-19”, as the Italian wing of Religions for Peace puts it.
What that “moment” looked and sounded like, can be seen in its video recording. A friendly Hindu woman guides you through the spectacle:
The Novus Ordo Church, of course, participated in this as well. At the 26:58 mark, “Cardinal” John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, pops onto the scene and starts talking. Ironically, he does not actually offer a prayer.
In any case, in an interview with Vatican News published the same day, Onaiyekan shows that he believes the members of all religions pray to one and the same God, and that their prayers are all acceptable to and efficacious before Him:
It is significant that Religions for Peace International is organizing a moment of prayer by all religious leaders all over the world, so that with a common voice, we can invoke the mercy of God on the world.
…There is no example of our unity in need as we now have under coronavirus. It is clear now that the whole of humanity is one. There is no distinction between Christians, Muslims or Buddhists, Africans and Europeans, black and white.
(“Cardinal” John Onaiyekan, in Rev. Benedict Mayaki, “Religions for Peace organizes interfaith moment for hope and solidarity”, Vatican News, Apr. 1, 2020; underlining added.)
Onaiyekan is simply one more of the countless apostates the Vatican II religion has produced by the truckload. Long gone is any conviction that there is only one true religion revealed by God — the Roman Catholic religion — and that all other religions are necessarily false, works of the devil or at least merely of man. Now we are all “global believers” who simply have a particular “religious tradition” that can be put aside whenever our universal “shared humanity” requires or suggests it.
When condemning the French Sillonist movement in 1910, Pope St. Pius X rejected the very ideas underlying interfaith prayer apostasy:
The Sillonists … form for themselves an idea of justice and equality which is not Catholic.
The same applies to the notion of Fraternity which they found on the love of common interest or, beyond all philosophies and religions, on the mere notion of humanity, thus embracing with an equal love and tolerance all human beings and their miseries, whether these are intellectual, moral, or physical and temporal. But Catholic doctrine tells us that the primary duty of charity does not lie in the toleration of false ideas, however sincere they may be, nor in the theoretical or practical indifference towards the errors and vices in which we see our brethren plunged, but in the zeal for their intellectual and moral improvement as well as for their material well-being. Catholic doctrine further tells us that love for our neighbor flows from our love for God, Who is Father to all, and goal of the whole human family; and in Jesus Christ whose members we are, to the point that in doing good to others we are doing good to Jesus Christ Himself. Any other kind of love is sheer illusion, sterile and fleeting.
Indeed, we have the human experience of pagan and secular societies of ages past to show that concern for common interests or affinities of nature weigh very little against the passions and wild desires of the heart. No, Venerable Brethren, there is no genuine fraternity outside Christian charity. Through the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Christian charity embraces all men, comforts all, and leads all to the same faith and same heavenly happiness.
By separating fraternity from Christian charity thus understood, Democracy, far from being a progress, would mean a disastrous step backwards for civilization. If, as We desire with all Our heart, the highest possible peak of well being for society and its members is to be attained through fraternity or, as it is also called, universal solidarity, all minds must be united in the knowledge of Truth, all wills united in morality, and all hearts in the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ. But this union is attainable only by Catholic charity, and that is why Catholic charity alone can lead the people in the march of progress towards the ideal civilization.
…For the construction of the Future City [the Sillonists] appealed to the workers of all religions and all sects. These were asked but one thing: to share the same social ideal, to respect all creeds, and to bring with them a certain supply of moral force. Admittedly: they declared that “The leaders of the Sillon place their religious faith above everything. But can they deny others the right to draw their moral energy from whence they can? In return, they expect others to respect their right to draw their own moral energy from the Catholic Faith. Accordingly they ask all those who want to change today’s society in the direction of Democracy, not to oppose each other on account of the philosophical or religious convictions which may separate them, but to march hand in hand, not renouncing their convictions, but trying to provide on the ground of practical realities, the proof of the excellence of their personal convictions. Perhaps a union will be effected on this ground of emulation between souls holding different religious or philosophical convictions.”
(Pope Pius X, Apostolic Letter Notre Charge Apostolique)
Saint Pius X spoke at a time when Catholic Popes sat on the Chair of St. Peter, rather than Modernist charlatans; when the glory of God and the salvation of souls was the Roman Pontiff’s greatest concern, and not sustainable foresting in the Amazon or the globe’s average temperature in 2050.
An indifferentist, syncretistic, heck-it’s-all-the-same-God-anyway prayer event is infinitely worse than any Coronavirus. It enrages God rather than pacifies Him, and keeps souls steeped in darkness of unbelief and/or idolatry: “God is a spirit”, our Blessed Lord said, “and they that adore him, must adore him in spirit and in truth” (Jn 4:24). “For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils: but the Lord made the heavens” (Ps 95:5), wrote King David.
Of course, the “Interfaith Moment of Hope and Solidarity” is perfectly in line with Antipope Francis’ proclamation that God has willed a diversity of religions just as He has willed there to be a diversity of sexes and races. But it is also in line with Francis’ predecessor of unhappy memory, Antipope “Saint” John Paul II, we must recall.
In fact, the Koran-kissing John Paul II was the champion of interreligious prayer, dialogue, and collaboration. In 1984, he got himself a “third eye” in India. In 1985, he visited Togo where, as he related at his General Audience afterwards, “I also prayed for the first time with animists”. In 1986 he began the infamous interreligious prayer events in Assisi, Italy. And in 1993, he went to Benin to praise the Voodoo withdoctors for their “sense of celebration” and “esteem for the moral life”, among other absurdities.
In his first encyclical letter, released in 1979, he taught:
What we have just said [about ecumenism with heretics] must also be applied – although in another way and with the due differences – to activity for coming closer together with the representatives of the non-Christian religions, an activity expressed through dialogue, contacts, prayer in common, investigation of the treasures of human spirituality, in which, as we know well, the members of these religions also are not lacking.
(Antipope John Paul II, Encyclical Redemptor Hominis, n. 6; underlining added.)
So, not only did John Paul II engage in common prayer with non-Catholics who profess to be followers of Christ, he even ordered that others join in prayer with non-Christians, that is, with Jews, Muslims, and Zoroastrians, Hindus, Sikh, Buddhists, Shintoists, etc. — pagans, idolaters!
When “Pope” Francis and “Cardinal” Onaiyekan do the same thing, then, they can now say they are merely “imitating a saint”.
Welcome to the theological madhouse of Vatican II.
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