Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s tireless efforts in helping to finish the construction of the One World Ecumenical Church will mark its first anniversary two days from now, that is, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, Thursday in the First Week of Lent.
The Argentine Apostate’s mockery of everything to do with Catholic Faith, Worship and Morals knows no limits. The man is crude, vulgar, profane narcissist who continues to misrepresent the nature of the Catholic Church and to utter the most bold blasphemies that have ever issued forth from the mouth of the spiritual robber barons who have posed as false claimants to the Throne of Saint Peter since October 28, 1958.
While the Call Me Jorge website unearthed Jorge’s past mockery, made in the form of a “joke” we are supposed to believe, of Our Lord’s Sacrifice on the wood the Holy Cross that was the subject of yesterday’s commentary, Jorge’s Painless Theology of Salvation, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was busy preparing for a Lenten “retreat” by finding time to address the president of the pro-contraception, pro-abortion, pro-perversity World Council of Churches on Saturday, March 7, 2014, the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Commemoration of the Friday after Ash Wednesday.
The World Council of Churches was formed in 1948, with seed money provided by the Rockefeller Foundation, a pioneer in the funding and promotion of “family planning services.” Although its apologists might claim that the World Council of Churches has no “official” policy endorsing the surgical dismemberment of innocent preborn children in their mothers’ wombs, the truth is that it has been in the vanguard of supporting population control efforts, including abortion, by the infamous United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and “alternative lifestyles,” throughout the course of its “evolving” ecumenical history.
Consider, for example, an except from an intervention made by the World Council of Churches at the United Nations World Conference on Population and Development that was held from September 5, 1993, to September 13, 1993, in Cairo, Egypt:
Mr. President, much of the religious discourse and the debate leading up to this World Conference has been focused on the difficult ethical, theological and doctrinal issues related to human sexuality and especially on family planning, contraception and abortion. Among the churches within the fellowship of the World Council there is a wide spectrum of approaches to these issues. While respecting these differences, we are seeking to encourage and maintain an open, constructive dialogue on them, both among ourselves and with other churches and people of other faiths.
Though there is a variety of positions among member churches of WCC, many of them assert the right of families to practice fertility regulation by various methods. We do not accept the use of abortion as a family planning method. However, among WCC member churches there are some who hold that debates regarding abortion which do not recognize the concrete realities of women’s lives that shape the context in which abortion decisions must be made are not credible. A growing number recognizes that the unjust treatment and systemic exploitation of women make legal recourse to safe, voluntary abortion a moral necessity. Dogmatic assertions which affirm the sanctity of life but ignore the context in which conception takes place fail to bring that assertion to bear on the real circumstances of life. (See Statement of World Council of Churches.)
What was that about the World Council of Churches (WCC) having no “official” position on the execution of the innocent preborn?
The World Council of Churches has been in the vanguard of promoting every theological, liturgical and moral aberration imaginable, making it a perfect “partner” in the ecumanical quest for “Christian unity” with the counterfeit church of conciliarism which maintains close working ties with the WCC without actually being a “member church.”
A Protestant commentator, writing quite obviously through prism of what he believes to be a “Bible-based” perspective, documented the aberrations that took place at a World Council of Churches conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here are just a few excerpts:
For a Bible believer, the World Council is a strange Alice in Wonderland, filled with weird nonsensical things, a place where biblical words are given different meanings. When the World Council speaks of “mission,” it does not mean the mission of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved; it means, rather, striving for world peace, economic justice, and such. Further, the World Council can present different faces, depending on the situation. In some places it tries to appear more “evangelical” in theological outlook when the majority of local pastors are of that persuasion, but in other instances its true liberal face is unveiled. There is probably no heresy that has not been broached within the context of the WCC.
We could describe the error of the WCC under a wide number of categories. We could speak of its theological Modernism, its Marxism, its secular Humanism, its Feminism, its Sacramentalism, its Syncretism, and its Universalism. The simple fact is that the WCC fails every biblical test that could be applied. It is patently and grossly unscriptural.
The following examination of events sponsored by the World Council and of some of its published material gives irrefutable evidence that the WCC is a major part of the apostasy prophesied in New Testament Scripture.
WCC CONFERENCE HONORS SOPHIA GODDESS, GIVES OVATION TO LESBIANS
In November 1993, the World Council of Churches sponsored a Re-imaging conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Some 2,000 women “seeking to change Christianity” attended, and the most radical women in apostate Christianity pontificated on every sort of weird and unscriptural subject imaginable.
Speakers included Chung Hyun Kyung, Korean “theologian” who equates the Holy Spirit with ancient Asian deities; Virginia Mollenkott, an avowed pro-abortion lesbian; Elizabeth Bettenhausen, professor at Harvard Divinity School; Lois Wilson, a United Church of Canada “minister”; Jose Hobday, a Roman Catholic nun.
Sponsoring and participating denominations included the United Methodist Church, United Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Church of Christ, United Church of Canada, Church of the Brethren, American Baptist Convention, Episcopalian, and Mennonite. There were also 234 Roman Catholic participants.
When challenged by certain members who were protesting their denomination’s involvement in this meeting, the Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly Council issued a “fact sheet” which claimed, “Participants were challenged to expand their horizons, to be enriched and nurtured spiritually, and to engage in dialogue with women and men from around the world.” Apostates always have clever explanations of their rebellion. . . .
Standing ovation for lesbians. During the conference, a group of roughly 100 “lesbian, bi-sexual, and transsexual women” gathered on the platform and were given a standing ovation by many in the crowd. They were “celebrating the miracle of being lesbian, out, and Christian.”
“The lesbian theme was heard repeatedly from major speakers. In a workshop called ‘Prophetic Voices of Lesbians in the Church,’ Nadean Bishop, the first ‘out’ lesbian minister called to an American Baptist church, claimed that Mary and Martha in the Bible were lesbian ‘fore-sisters.’ She said they were not sisters, but lesbian lovers. Janie Spahr, a self-avowed lesbian clergywoman in the Presbyterian Church USA … claimed that her theology is first of all informed by ‘making love with Coni,’ her lesbian partner. Judy Westerdorf, a United Methodist clergywoman from Minnesota, told the workshop that the church ‘has always been blessed by gays and lesbians … witches … shamans.’ In a seminar on ‘Re-Imagining Sexuality-Family,’ lesbian theologian Mary Hunt said, ‘Imagine sex among friends as the norm. … Imagine valuing sexual interaction in terms of whether and how it fosters friendship and pleasure. … Pleasure is our birthright of which we have been robbed in religious patriarchy” (AFA Journal, Feb. 1994).
Worshiping Sophia. The Nov. 3, 1993, Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that “throughout the conference worship experiences will celebrate Sophia, the biblical goddess of creation.” Sue Seid-Martin of the University of St. Thomas School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minn., claimed that this Sophia is “the suppressed part of the biblical tradition, and clearly the female face of the human psyche.” Seid-Martin believes Sophia is found in Proverbs 1-9, Matt. 11; Lk. 3:35; 11:49; and 1 Cor. 1-2, and she identifies Jesus Christ with this Sophia.
These feminists are not reading the same Bible I have read for over 30 years. I have never found a Sophia goddess in my Bible! The Greek word “Sophia” is translated “wisdom” in the KJV and “denotes mental excellence in the highest and fullest sense … comprehends knowledge and implies goodness” (George Berry, A Greek-English Lexicon and New Testament Synonyms). This word is often applied to Jesus Christ but never in any sense whatsoever having to do with “the female face of the human psyche.” The word “sophia” is not found in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word most commonly translated wisdom is “chokmah.” This is the word translated wisdom in Proverbs 8 and 9. It refers to understanding, skill, revelation, godly reason, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with a supposed feminine side of God.
Honey of wisdom, my foot! This is the sour mash of new age feminism, a movement foreseen almost 2,000 years ago by the prophet Jude: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion…” (Jude 7-8). (World Council of Churches.)
One of the great scandals given to Protestant writers such as one who provided the report cited just above is the “witness” given by what they believe to be is the Catholic Church at conferences that include speakers who are nearly identical to the apostate views expressed twenty-one years ago in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A review of the list of speakers featured at the so-called Leadership Conference for Women Religion (LCWR) (see Apostates Reprimanding Apostates) demonstrates the close affinity that exists between many conciliar organizations and the pagans who assemble at conferences sponsored by the World Council of Churches. It is thus no wonder at all why “Bible believing” Protestants believe that what they think is the Catholic Church is the “Whore of Babylon,” making any thought of their converting to Catholicism unthinkable for them, not that they are being invited to convert by the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
The campaign by the World Council of Churches in behalf of population control is indeed worldwide in scope.
To wit, an affiliate group within the World Council of Churches, the Latin American Council of Churches, held a conference in the Communist stronghold of Havana, Cuba, ten months ago now. One of the features of this was an address by the director of the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA), Dr. Kate Gilmore, whose own father was a past president of the World Council of Churches:
“Sustainable development rests in people, with women empowered, with young people engaged, with people of all traditions, faiths and cultures living in dignity and rights,” said Dr Kate Gilmore, director of the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) for Latin America, during a presentation at a consultation in Havana, Cuba, on 21 May.
The consultation was part of the programme of the 6th Assembly of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI), taking place in the Cuban capital between 21 and 25 May, under the theme “Affirming ecumenism of concrete gestures.” Gilmore’s presentation was part of an event within the assembly on “Churches and Sexual and Reproductive Rights.”
In her presentation, Gilmore shared figures about the situation of young pregnant women around the world and pointed to the urgent need to continue the process inaugurated by the Cairo Plan of Action, which is the outcome of the 1994’s UN Conference on Population and Development.
At the 1994 UN Conference on Population, in Cairo, the WCC urged “open, constructive dialogue” among the churches on issues of reproductive health, particularly within the larger contexts of poverty, inequality, and women’s rights.
“As the [Millenium Development Goals] draw to a close, 222 million women still lack access to family planning,” Gilmore said. “Of the 210 million pregnancies each year, nearly 33 million are unattended, leading to 21.6 million abortions and causing 27,000 deaths each year. If we had family planning, we’d have 26 million fewer abortions and 1.1 million infant deaths avoided.”
At the Cairo conference the WCC said, “We would contend that it is better to place the issues of population in the context of improving the quality of life. Quality of life is enhanced when people can attain their full potential, when the full spectrum of human rights is respected, when people are subjects rather than objects of policies, when they make choices in life and most all, when basic and spiritual needs are fulfilled.”
Gilmore affirmed that “the discussion of issues like reproductive rights and family planning with churches is urgent, essential, and compassionate.” The UNFPA co-sponsored the consultation in Cuba and considers the alliance with churches “strategically crucial.”
Addressing 350 participants, Gilmore stated that in most cases the arena in which human dignity and empowerment are most important is also the most intimate: sexual and reproductive rights.
“We must work in alliance,” she said. “This is neither a UN agency agenda nor a particular government’s policy. It is not the product one single faith or individual, but a work of the human community.”
As an example of cooperation between the church and UN, the Latin America Council of Churches and UNFPA developed and published a study guide on sexual and reproductive rights, created for churches and ecumenical organizations.
Its main goal is as a pastoral tool and for theological reflection, discussion, empowerment and organization around the theme of reproductive and sexual rights in churches. The handbook was presented and shared during the consultation, and member churches were asked to express their commitment to use it partially and/or integrally in their pastoral work.
Eduardo Campaña, one of the editors of the handbook, said that the material comes in response to “a need felt in the churches and ecumenical organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean to include a real and concrete answer to the problems and consequences of an issue that is part of the daily life of our communities and people, especially women.”
Gilmore, whose father served previously as a WCC president and member of the WCC Executive Committee, put the collaboration into larger perspective.
“Our partnership with CLAI is about improving the fundamental dignity of people,” she said. “You are agents of change and you are promoting efforts to reduce poverty, strengthening women, youth and indigenous people, and you are raising your voice for comprehensive sexuality education, reproductive rights, family planning, the prevention of HIV and the fight against sexual violence.”
The Latin America Council of Churches was founded in 1982 and has its headquarters in Quito, Ecuador. It currently brings together 188 Protestant churches and denominations from 20 countries and has as its main function consultation and coordination of pastoral work. (Alliances with churches strategically important to the UN.)
What do little things like the Ten Commandments mean to such pagans? About as much as they do to most of the lords of conciliarism.
Indeed, the anti-family, anti-life, feminist, statist, pantheist agenda of the World Council of Church has meant nothing to the lords of conciliarism. The only thing that has mattered for them is to seek “unity” with whatever willing partner can be found to put the final touches on the One World Ecumenical Church. This is why, following the example of his predecessors, Jorge Mario Bergoglio can address representatives from this diabolically-inspired organization with such enthusiasm and joy:
Dear Friends from the World Council of Churches,
I wish all of you a warm welcome and I thank Doctor Tveit for his words to me on your behalf. This meeting marks one more stage, an important one, in the long-standing and fruitful relationship between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches. The Bishop of Rome is grateful to you for the work you are doing in support of Christian unity.
From its inception, the World Council of Churches has contributed greatly to making all Christians aware that our divisions represent a serious obstacle to the witness of the Gospel in the world. We cannot be resigned to these divisions as if they were merely an inevitable part of the historical experience of the Church. If Christians ignore the call to unity which comes to them from the Lord, they risk ignoring the Lord himself and the salvation he offers through his Body, the Church: “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name … by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Relations between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches, developing since the Second Vatican Council, have brought us to a sincere ecumenical cooperation and to an ever increasing “exchange of gifts” between the different communities by overcoming mutual misunderstanding.The path to full and visible communion is still today an uphill struggle. The Spirit encourages us, however, not to be afraid, not to allow ourselves to be satisfied with the progress we have made in recent decades, but to move forward in trust.
Prayer is fundamental on this journey. Only with a spirit of humble and unceasing prayer will we be able to have the necessary foresight, discernment and motivation to serve the human family in all its struggles and needs, both spiritual and material.
Dear brothers and sisters, I assure you of my prayers that during your meeting with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity it will be possible to find the most effective way for us to advance together on this path. May the Spirit of the Lord sustain every one of you and your families, your colleagues at the World Council of Churches and all those who have the cause of Christian unity at heart. Pray also for me that the Lord may permit me to be a docile instrument of his will and a servant of unity. May the peace and grace of the Lord accompany all of you. (Apostate Addresses Apostates.)
Although there may be no need to do so, it might help newer readers to this site to review what our true popes have taught concerning the relationship of the Catholic Church to non-Catholic Christians:
“It is for this reason that so many who do not share ‘the communion and the truth of the Catholic Church’ must make use of the occasion of the Council, by the means of the Catholic Church, which received in Her bosom their ancestors, proposes [further] demonstration of profound unity and of firm vital force; hear the requirements [demands] of her heart, they must engage themselves to leave this state that does not guarantee for them the security of salvation. She does not hesitate to raise to the Lord of mercy most fervent prayers to tear down of the walls of division, to dissipate the haze of errors, and lead them back within holy Mother Church, where their Ancestors found salutary pastures of life; where, in an exclusive way, is conserved and transmitted whole the doctrine of Jesus Christ and wherein is dispensed the mysteries of heavenly grace.
“It is therefore by force of the right of Our supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord, which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and beseech them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of Christ; we desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation in Christ Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him, Our Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since, if also, we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our heart we await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the Catholic Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into the house of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its inexhaustible treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to the truth and the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends not only the salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole Christian society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not of one fold and one shepherd.” (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868.)
Actually only those are to be included as members of the Church who have been baptized and profess the true faith, and who have not been so unfortunate as to separate themselves from the unity of the Body, or been excluded by legitimate authority for grave faults committed. “For in one spirit” says the Apostle, “were we all baptized into one Body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free.” As therefore in the true Christian community there is only one Body, one Spirit, one Lord, and one Baptism, so there can be only one faith. And therefore, if a man refuse to hear the Church, let him be considered – so the Lord commands – as a heathen and a publican. It follows that those who are divided in faith or government cannot be living in the unity of such a Body, nor can they be living the life of its one Divine Spirit. (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)
The lords of conciliarism hit a “reset” button at the “Second” Vatican Council concerning these truths, which were flushed down the Roncallian-Montinian memory hole before being replaced their counterfeit church by the damnable practices and words of Giovanni Montini/Paul The Sick and the equally damnable lies written by the soon-to-be “canonized” Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II in Ut Unum Sint, May 25, 1995. Even the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service itself was built around is meant to serve as the chief vessel of transmission for the falsehood of ecumaniacal fervor.
Montini/Paul The Sick sent the following letter, dated five days to the day before he died at the age of eighty, to a Philip Otter, then the general secretary of the World Council of Churches:
To the Reverend Doctor Philip Potter
General Secretary, World Council of Churches
The World Council of Churches celebrates, during the present session of the Central Committee, the twenty-fifth anniversary of its foundation. It gives us a welcome occasion to offer our congratulations and the assurance of our prayer.
These years have been rich in activities and events, and the present celebration is surely more than a commemoration of past history. The World Council of Churches has been created in order, by the grace of God, to serve the Churches and Ecclesial Communities in their endeavours to restore and to manifest to all that perfect communion in faith and love which is the gift of Christ to his Church. We earnestly pray that the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom, may enlighten and strengthen you and that in the obedience of faith you may make progress towards achieving the one hope which belongs to our call (Cfr. Eph. 4, 4).
On the occasion of our visit to the World Council of Churches in Geneva in 1969, we expressed our deep appreciation for the development of the relations between the World Council of Churches and the Catholic Church, two bodies indeed very different in nature, but whose collaboration has proved fruitful (Cfr. AAS 61, 1969, 504). It is our sincere desire that this collaboration may be pursued and intensified, according to the spirit of the Second Vatican Council.
We wish to say a special word of congratulation and encouragement to you, Mr General Secretary, to the members of the Central Committee and to the devoted staff of the World Council of Churches, gathered at this time in Geneva. We would like you to know that we keep you in our prayers and that we follow your work with keen interest and unfailing goodwill. (Letter to Dr. Philip Potter, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, August 6, 1973, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.)
Remember, this was before the days of the internet and instant news. Newscasters in the United States of America were busy covering the events of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activity, known colloquially as “The Watergate Committee” in the summer of 1973. Most Catholics did not know of Montini’s letter to Philip Potter on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord that year, not that a lot of them would have objected to its text.
However, some of us might, if we had been aware of it, have come to a realization of the enormity of the apostasy that was before us represented by the following words contained in the letter cited just above:
The World Council of Churches has been created in order, by the grace of God, to serve the Churches and Ecclesial Communities in their endeavours to restore and to manifest to all that perfect communion in faith and love which is the gift of Christ to his Church. Letter to Dr. Philip Potter, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, August 6, 1973, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.)
How can anyone think that this wretched, theologically, liturgically and morally corrupt little Marxist-sympathizer could have been a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.
The World Council of Churches has been given the mission by God to “restore and to manifest all that perfect communion in faith and love which is the gift of Christ to his Church”?
In other words the World Council of Churches was the center of “Christian unity” as what Montini believed was the Catholic Church watched as an interesting observer to see how this diabolical organization would fulfill its “mission.”
It was to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary Montini/Paul VI’s address to the World Council of Churches in 1969 that Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II went to the headquarters of the World Council of Churches in John Calvin’s former home base of Geneva, Switzerland, to give an address to a group of “ecumenical leaders” on June 12, 1984. Although there is no English language translation of the future “Saint John Paul the Great’s” address, a contemporary report in The New York Times provided its general theme:
GENEVA, June 12— Pope John Paul II began a six-day tour of Switzerland today and renewed a pledge to strive for unity among all Christian churches.
The Pope made the pledge in a speech at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches here hours after his arrival, saying, ”The simple fact of my presence here among you, as Bishop of Rome paying a fraternal visit to the World Council of Churches, is a sign of this will for unity.”
He spoke at a worship service in the chapel of the Protestant council’s Ecumenical Center.
”From the beginning of my ministry as Bishop of Rome,” he said, ”I have insisted that the engagement of the Catholic Church in the ecumenical movement is irreversible and that the search for unity was one of its pastoral priorities.”
Pope’s 22d Foreign Journey
The Pope ‘s visit to Switzerland, his 22d foreign journey since becoming the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, was to have taken place three years ago but was put off by the assassination attempt in which he was wounded in St. Peter’s Square.
”God ordained that this visit could not take place already in the spring of 1981 but only today,” the Pope said in greeting President Leon Schlumpf after he had kissed the ground at Zurich Airport.
The Pope then went to Geneva, where he addressed the World Council of Churches and also visited the European center of the Orthodox Church. There, he assured Metropolitan Damaskinos, the Exarch of Europe, of the Roman Catholic will to remove obstacles to healing the age-old split between the Western and Eastern churches.
Saluting the work of the center in fostering ”better reciprocal knowledge of East and West,” the Pope said, ”This reciprocal knowledge has still to be deepened and purified of all prejudices or mistaken judgments, so that the truth may make us free.” He emphasized the Vatican’s ”expectancy of full communion between our churches.”
Before reaching Geneva, the city of Calvin, the reformer, John Paul celebrated mass in a stadium in Lugano, the principal center of Italian-Swiss Roman Catholicism. Christian Unity Stressed.
He spent the night in Fribourg, the seat of Switzerland’s main Roman Catholic university. But the emphasis of the papal visit to this nation of 6.3 million inhabitants, of whom 47.6 percent are Catholic and 44.3 Protestant, was on Christian unity.
The Pope made this explicit in his first statement on Swiss soil, in greeting President Schlumpf. He said, ”The challenge that modern times represent for humanity and Christianity makes us Christians feel the more painfully the unhappy splits and polarizations that, as in the past, divide us even today.”
John Paul added that all Christians were increasingly demanding ”witness for Christ” in an increasingly secularized world. This obliges Christian leaders to make ”even greater efforts to overcome all outward and inward divisive obstacles, gradually, in the full truth and love of Christ,” the Pope said.
In his greeting to the Pope, Dr. Philip Potter, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, listed the common endeavors by Protestants and Catholics to achieve friendly relations. But he said that in applying the Gospel to problems such as violation of human rights, race, class and sex oppression, the struggles for justice and peace – issues in which he said the World Council ‘‘had demonstrated concrete solidarity with the poor and the oppressed” – no unity had been achieved. ‘
”It has been precisely at this point that we have encountered the tragedy of our divisions between the churches and within them,” the Protestant leader said.
”And it is also at this time that we are facing the breakdown of any viable world economic and political order, and the universalizing of a ruthless military culture which threatens humanity and God’s will for the preservation of his creation.”
The Pope did not address some of these themes in the same spirit. The World Council is considered a leading spokesman for the grievances of developing countries against the West. But John Paul repeated his church’s ”defense of human beings and their dignity, their liberty, their rights.” He also restated his often expressed fears for the future of humanity ”in a world tempted by suicide.” (Future Faux Conciliar Saint in Switzerland, Stresses Delusional Unity.)
Wojtyla/John Paul II included representatives from the anti-family, anti-life, statist, feminist, New Age World Council of Churches when he presided over an “ecumenical day” at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy, on January 18, 2000, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter and the beginning of the Chair of Unity Octave in the Catholic Church that has been transformed into the “Week of Christian Unity” in the counterfeit church of conciliarism:
I would like once again to thank the Lord who has enabled us to spend this important ecumenical day together. After meeting this morning to pray in St Paul’s Basilica, we are gathered round this festive table for a pleasant, fraternal agape. I express my deepest gratitude to each of you, venerable and dear Brothers.
I specifically thank:
– the Delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, representing His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch;
– the Delegation from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, representing His Beatitude Petros VII, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa;
– the Delegation from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, representing His Beatitude Ignace IV Hazim, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East;
– the Delegation from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, representing His Beatitude Diodoros, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem;
– the Delegation from the Patriarchate of Moscow, representing His Holiness Alexei II, Patriarch of Moscow and All the Russias;
– the Delegation from the Patriarchate of Serbia, representing His Beatitude Pavle, Serbian Patriarch;
– the Delegation from the Orthodox Patriarchate of Romania, representing His Beatitude Teoctist, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church;
– the Delegation from the Orthodox Church of Greece, representing His Beatitude Christódoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece;
– the Delegation from the Orthodox Church of Poland, representing His Beatitude Sawa, Orthodox Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland;
– the Delegation from the Orthodox Church of Albania, representing His Beatitude Anastas, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania;
– the Delegation from the Orthodox Church of Finland, in the person of the Archbishop of Karelia and All Finland;
– the Delegation from the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, representing His Holiness Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark;
– the Delegation from the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, representing His Beatitude Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East;
– the Delegation from the Armenian Apostolic Church, representing His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians; I also remember his predecessor, Karekin I;
– the Delegation from the Catholicosate of Cilicia for Armenians (Atelias, Lebanon), representing His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia;
– the Delegation from the Assyrian Church of the East, representing His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos and Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East;
– the Delegation from the Anglican Communion, in the person of the Archbishop of Canterbury;
And lastly, the Delegations from:
– the Old Catholic Church Union of Utrecht;
– the Lutheran World Federation;
– the World Methodist Council;
– the Disciples of Christ;
– the Pentecostal Church;
– the World Council of Churches.
Lastly, I thank the Abbot General, the Abbot and the monastic community of St Paul, who have generously offered us hospitality, arranging everything with the utmost care for the success of our meeting today. I invoke God’s protection and blessing upon each and every one, as I recall that it was in St Paul’s Basilica that John XXIII announced the Second Vatican Council. (To Ecumenical Delegations for the opening of the Holy Door in Saint Paul outside the Wall.)
Wojtyla/John Paul II addressed the same delegations at Saint Paul Outside the Walls on January 25 2001, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.
Not to be outdone, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, just two months into his false pontificate, addressed Dr. Samuel Kobia, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, in the Vatican as he, “Pope Benedict XVI,” praised “spiritual ecumenism,” an apostasy that was the brainchild of Abbe Paul Couturier, who was a direct disciple of the theological and biological evolutionist named Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.:
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil 1:2). With these words of Saint Paul, I gladly welcome you and the members of the delegation from the World Council of Churches. After your installation as General Secretary you had planned to visit my beloved predecessor Pope John Paul II. Though this hope was never realized, I thank you for representing the World Council of Churches at his funeral, and I express my gratitude for the message which you sent to me on the occasion of the solemn inauguration of my own ministry as Bishop of Rome.
Relations between the Catholic Church and the World Council developed during the Second Vatican Council, where two observers from Geneva were present at all four sessions. This led in 1965 to the establishment of the Joint Working Group as an instrument of ongoing contact and cooperation, which would keep in mind the common task of unity in answer to the Lord’s own prayer, “that they may all be one” (Jn. 17:21). Next November an important consultation on the future of the Joint Working Group will be held to mark the fortieth anniversary of its founding. My hope and prayer is that its purpose and working methodology will be further clarified for the sake of ever more effective ecumenical understanding, cooperation and progress.
In the very first days of my Pontificate I stated that my “primary task is the duty to work tirelessly to rebuild the full and visible unity of all Christ’s followers.” This requires, in addition to good intentions, “concrete gestures which enter hearts and stir consciences… inspiring in everyone that inner conversion that is the prerequisite for all ecumenical progress” (Missa pro ecclesia, 5).
Pope John Paul II often recalled that the heart of the search for Christian unity is “spiritual ecumenism”. He saw its core in terms of being in Christ: “To believe in Christ means to desire unity; to desire unity means to desire the Church; to desire the Church means to desire the communion of grace which corresponds to the Father’s plan from all eternity. Such is the meaning of Christ’s prayer: “Ut unum sint” (Encyclical Letter Ut Unum Sint, 9).
It is my hope that your visit to the Holy See has been fruitful, strengthening the bonds of understanding and friendship between us. The commitment of the Catholic Church to the search for Christian unity is irreversible. I therefore wish to assure you that she is eager to continue cooperation with the World Council of Churches. Again, I offer a special word of encouragement to you, Mr General Secretary, to the members of the Central Committee and to the entire staff, as you work to lead and renew this important ecumenical body. Please know that you are in my prayers and that you have my unfailing goodwill. “May grace and peace be yours in abundance” (2 Pt 1:2). (To the General Secretary and the members of the World Council of Churches, June 16, 2005.)
Following the example of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II before passing the torch of apostasy to Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI was completely unfazed by the pro-Communist, pro-abortion, pro-contraception, pro-perversity, pro-feminism, pro-paganism World Council of Churches support for one unbridled after another. They were fit “partners” in the “search for unity,” something that the now Antipope Emeritus made clear on January 25, 2008, at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls as he address Samuel Kobia and the delegation from the World Council of Churches that he headed:
I am pleased to greet all of you who are gathered for the Ninth General Assembly of the World Council of Churches being held in Porto Alegre to reflect on the theme: God in your grace, transform the world. In a special way I greet the General Secretary, Dr Samuel Kobia, Archbishop Dadeus Grings, the Bishops of the Catholic Church in Brazil and all those who have worked for the realization of this important event. To all of you I express my heartfelt good wishes in the words of Saint Paul to the Romans: “Grace toyou and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”(Rom 1:7).
Mindful of our shared baptismal faith in the Triune God, the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches seek ways to cooperate ever more effectively in the task of witnessing to God’s divine love. After forty years of fruitful collaboration, we look forward to continuing this journey of hope and promise, as we intensify our endeavours towards reaching that day when Christians are united in proclaiming the Gospel message of salvation to all. As we together make this journey, we must be open to the signs of divine Providence and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, for we know that “the holy objective of reconciling all Christians in the unity of the one and the only Church of Christ transcends human powers and gifts” (Unitatis Redintegratio, 24). Our trust therefore is solely in the prayer of Christ himself: “Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one” (Jn 17: 11).
During this General Assembly thousands of Christians join in this same prayer for unity. As we ask God in his grace to transform the world, we pray that he will bless our ecumenical dialogue with the progress we so ardently desire.
Assuring you of my spiritual closeness and reaffirming the Catholic Church’s intention to continue a solid partnership with the World Council of Churches in its important contribution to the ecumenical movement, I invoke God’s abundant blessings of peace and joy upon all of you. (Benedict XVI’s greetings to Dr. Samuel Kobia .)
“Shared baptismal faith in the Triune God”? How can Catholics share a “faith” with those who support abortion, divorce, contraception and perversity under cover of the civil law? How can Catholics share a “faith” with those who reject Papal Primacy, Papal Infallibility, Sacred Tradition, and the indissolubility of Sacred Scripture? How?
“Solid partnership with the World Council of Churches in its important contribution to the ecumenical movement”?
Come on, wake up.
How can the Catholic Church enter into any kind of “partnership” with those who promote sin, the very thing that caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and that caused His Most Blessed Mother’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart to be pierced through and through with Seven Swords of Sorrow, under cover of the civil law?
“Papal” appointees such as the infamous Walter “Cardinal” Kasper, who has been making lots of waves lately by serving as Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s trial balloon for what will turn out to be the final Anglicization of the counterfeit church of conciliarism on matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, including the indissolubility of a ratified and consummated marriage, and his successor as the president of “Pontifical” Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Kurt “Cardinal” Koch, have only been doing what their “popes” (Wojtyla/John Paul II, Ratzinger/Benedict, Bergoglio/Francis) have wanted done in the field of false ecumenism.
Indeed, it was during the reign of the supposed “pope of Tradition,” Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, in 2010 that Walter Kasper praised the World Council of Churches during an address in England:
So we should ask the same question the crowd asked Peter on the first Pentecost in Jerusalem: What can we do and what should we do?
Before answering this question let me say this: Much has been done in the last hundred years. We can be grateful to the Spirit who guided us, who inspired and who impelled us. We can be grateful for the work of the World Council of Churches, we can be grateful for the Second Vatican Council and all the work which has been done since. With the help of God’s Spirit, we have been able to achieve much more in the last one hundred years than in many hundred years before. There is no reason for disappointment. Today Christians are closer together than ever before. The Spirit helped us to rediscover each other not as enemies, not as strangers or competitors but as Christians, as brothers and sisters in Christ. Today we pray together, we work together, we share daily life and we share it often in mixed confessional families, in our workplaces, in leisure time events and in many other circumstances.
Today at Pentecost we give thanks that the one Spirit was bestowed upon us, on Catholics, Anglicans and Protestants, and that we are all baptised in the one Spirit, but it should be also today a Spirit of tongues of fire, a Spirit which gives us burning hearts for unity. (Kasper’s Remarks.)
Yet it is, of course, that this is not only what Walter “Cardinal” Kasper or his successor, Kurt “Cardinal” Koch, believe. It is what the soon-to-be “Saint John Paul the Great” believed. It is what Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI believes. It is what Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis believes.
What did Saint Paul have to say about “praying” with those outside of the Catholic Faith. Oh, I am so glad that you bothered to ask. Consider these words of the late Bishop George Hay (1729-1811) of over two hundred years ago now:
St. Paul also exhorts us to “give thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light, who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His beloved Son.” (Col. 1:12) Where it is manifest that as the true Faith of Jesus Christ is the only light that conducts to salvation, and that it is only in His Kingdom — that is, in His Church — where that heavenly light is to be found, so all false religions are darkness; and that to be separated from the Kingdom of Christ is to be in darkness as to the great affair of eternity. And indeed what greater or more miserable darkness can a soul be in than to be led away by seducing spirits, and “departing from the faith of Christ, give heed to the doctrine of devils”. (1 Tim. 4:1) St. Paul, deploring the state of such souls, says that they “have their understandings darkened, being alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance: that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts”. (Eph. 4:18)
On this account the same holy apostle exhorts us in the most pressing manner to take care not to be seduced from the light of our holy Faith by the vain words and seducing speeches of false teachers, by which we would certainly incur the anger of God; and, to prevent so great a misery, He not only exhorts us to walk as children of the light in the practice of all holy virtues, but expressly commands us to avoid all communication in religion with those who walk in the darkness of error. “Let no man deceive you with vain words, for because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the children of unbelief; be ye not, therefore, partakers with them. For ye were theretofore darkness; but now light in the Lord; walk ye as the children of the light,
. . . and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness“. (Eph. 5:6)
Here, then, we have an express command, not only not to partake with the unfruitful works of darkness — that is, not to join in any false religion, or partake of its rites or sacraments — but also, not to have any fellowship with its professors, not to be present at their meetings or sermons, or any other of their religious offices, lest we be deceived by them, and incur the anger of the Almighty, provoke Him to withdraw His assistance from us, and leave us to ourselves, in punishment of our disobedience.
(3) St. Paul, full of zeal for the good of souls, and solicitous to preserve us from all danger of losing our holy Faith, the groundwork of our salvation, renews the same command in his Epistle to the Romans, by way of entreaty, beseeching us to avoid all such communication with those of a false religion. He also shows us by what sign we should discover them, and points out the source of our danger from them: “Now I beseech you, brethren, to mark them who cause dissensions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned, and to avoid them; for they that are such serve not Our Lord Christ, but their own belly, and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent”. (Rom. 16:17)
See here whom we are to avoid — “those that cause dissensions contrary to the ancient doctrine“; all those who, hating, left the true Faith and doctrine which they had learned, and which has been handed down to us from the beginning by the Church of Christ, follow strange doctrines, and make divisions and dissensions in the Christian world. And why are we to avoid them? Because they are not servants of Christ, but slaves to their own belly, whose hearts are placed upon the enjoyments of this world, and who, by “pleasing speeches and good words, seduce the hearts of the innocent” — that is, do not bring good reasons or solid arguments to seduce people to their evil ways, so as to convince the understanding, for that is impossible; but practice upon their hearts and passions, relaxing the laws of the gospel, granting liberties to the inclinations of flesh and blood, laying aside the sacred rules of mortification of the passions and of self-denial, promising worldly wealth, and ease, and honors, and, by pleasing speeches of this kind, seducing the heart, and engaging people to their ways.
(4) The same argument and command the apostle repeats in his epistle to his beloved disciple Timothy, where he gives a sad picture, indeed, of all false teachers, telling us that they put on an outward show of piety the better to deceive, “having an appearance, indeed, of godliness, but denying the power thereof;” then he immediately gives this command: “Now these avoid: for of this sort are they that creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires”; and adds this sign by which they may be known, that, not having the true Faith of Christ, and being out of His holy Church — the only sure rule for knowing the truth — they are never settled, but are always altering and changing their opinions, “ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth“; because, as he adds, “they resist the truth, being corrupted in their mind, and reprobate concerning the Faith”. (2 Tim. 3:5)
Here it is to be observed that, though the apostle says that silly weak people, and especially women, are most apt to be deceived by such false teachers, yet he gives the command of avoiding all communication with them in their evil ways, to all without exception, even to Timothy himself; for the epistle is directed particularly to him, and to him he says, as well as to all others, “Now these avoid”, though he was a pastor of the church, and fully instructed by the apostle himself in all the truths of religion; because, besides the danger of seduction, which none can escape who voluntarily expose themselves to it, all such communication is evil in itself, and therefore to be avoided by all, and especially by pastors, whose example would be more prejudicial to others. (The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion.)
Who appointed Walter Kasper?
The soon-to-be “Pope Saint John Paul the Great.”
Who retained Kasper and appointed Koch?
The “pope of Tradition,” Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.
Who has retained Koch?
The Argentine Apostate, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis.
The “spirit” has led these apostates to “new” and “more profound” understandings of what they think is Divine Revelation.
Well, you betcha that the “spirit” has led them in such a manner. Unfortunately for them–and for those who follow them–the “spirit” who leads them is none other than the fallen angel whose bidding they do almost all of the time, which is why they can ignore Pope Pius XI’s reiteration of the ban on the mania of “inter-religious prayer” services as stated in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, for which they have have such a total contempt:
So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be contaminated, as Cyprian bears witness: “The Bride of Christ cannot be made false to her Spouse: she is incorrupt and modest. She knows but one dwelling, she guards the sanctity of the nuptial chamber chastely and modestly.”The same holy Martyr with good reason marveled exceedingly that anyone could believe that “this unity in the Church which arises from a divine foundation, and which is knit together by heavenly sacraments, could be rent and torn asunder by the force of contrary wills.” For since the mystical body of Christ, in the same manner as His physical body, is one, compacted and fitly joined together, it were foolish and out of place to say that the mystical body is made up of members which are disunited and scattered abroad: whosoever therefore is not united with the body is no member of it, neither is he in communion with Christ its head. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
“During the lapse of centuries, the mystical Spouse of Christ has never been contaminated, nor can she ever in the future be contaminated.” In other words, it is impossible for one to represent the Catholic Church, whether in an official or unofficial capacity, and knowingly contradict her teaching and continue to remain a member in her. Just as pro-aborts such as the late Edward Moore Kennedy expelled themselves from Holy Mother Church by their support of surgical baby-killing under cover of the civil law as a “woman’s right to choose” without any formal declaration of excommunication, so is it the case that those who defect from the Faith on one point by means of what they believe–not by what they attempt to “declare” as binding of the Catholic faithful–from the Faith by virtue of having violated the Divine Positive Law. It is that simple. There is no “reconciliation” between Catholicism and conciliarism.
Need proof? Here’s Paragraph Nine from Pope Leo XIII’s Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896, once again:
The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. “There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition” (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from Catholic unity. “No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he is not a Catholic” (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88).
All one has to do is to knowing and persisting in a belief contrary to the Faith to be banished from the bosom of the Church. Belief is bad enough. Speaking about one’s beliefs that are contrary to the Faith and comparing them to what had been taught by the Catholic Church “in the past” demonstrates that there is knowledge of the Church’s teaching and a desire to “move on” in accord with the “movement of the spirit.” The conciliarists have condemned themselves.
Yes, The Chair is Still Empty.
The bilge that flows forth from the polluted mouths of the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his fellow conciliar revolutionaries was described perfectly by Pope Saint Pious X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Let us storm Heaven by means of our Rosaries so that the darkness of the current crisis will pass sooner rather than later, conscious always of our need to make reparation, especially during this holy season of Lent, to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our own many sins.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.