Both history and the literature make clear the fact that the present Ecumenical movement is a 20th century phenomenon, nowhere in sight in 1900 and plastered everywhere today. Recent events in Assisi and Fatima also make clear the sinister and very real danger, which this movement poses upon the Catholic Faith. At the core of this movement and its threat to our Faith lies the interpretation and application of one seemingly harmless and quite simple word…unity. Despite its apparently innocuous and benign appearance, this word is the sword with which the New Order wises to slash the Catholic Faith to ribbons!
Double-edged Swords and Words
Certainly the concept of unity cannot be one inherently evil or seemingly harmful in that it implies harmony, togetherness, cohesion, and consistency of purpose. In a world and society so plagued by discord, isolation, conflict, violence, and war, one can realize the desired status of unity as a remedy, a salve, a path leading to healing and peace.
The problem lies not with the word itself or its immediate meanings and connotations, but with the interpretation and application of the concept of unity, which The New Order has embraced as its call for religious cohesion and dialogue.
Christ's form of unity is that found in the recognition of Una Sancta Catholica et Apostolica Ecclesia founded on the revelation of truth by God Almighty and the teachings of Jesus Christ, who called on all to go out and make disciples of all nations by baptizing them in the Name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. (Matt. 16:18-19). Under this unity, we are all united as one in the Name of Jesus Christ and entrusted with the mission of spreading this message of truth and salvation to all people.
This special path to redemption and salvation is unique, as noted in John 14: 6, where Christ reminds us that nobody can come to the Father but through Christ Himself.
We are further reminded that they who believe and are baptized will be saved, but they who do not believe and are not baptized will be condemned (Mark 16:16). Under this kind of unity, we are one fold with one shepherd, who is Christ Our Lord.
The New Order's unity, as interpreted and applied by the modern Ecumenical movement, is religious unity and dialogue, wherein all religions stand on equal footing and all respect the others. While appearing noteworthy to the untrained eye, a closer look reveals the inconsistency between the true Catholic Faith and such conceptions. To begin with, the New Order's unity rejects the notion that the Catholic Faith is the one and true, based on divinely revealed truths and centuries of rich tradition and belief. The basic tenets of Christ's form of unity are truth, tradition, and unity. The basic tenets of The New Order's Ecumenical unity are dialogue, inclusion, equality, and universal salvation. Lost is the dogma "Outside the Church there is no salvation" - Extra Ecclesia nulla salus.
Under Christ's unity, love is created by the fulfillment and application of Christ's teachings. Under the New Order's unity, love is the tool, which is used to cut away distinctions and divisions and create unity. Under Christ's unity, unity enhances love.
Under the New Order's unity, love enhances unity. The ultimate goals of Christ's unity are truth and salvation. The ultimate goal of the New Order's unity is the actual unity of religions.
Instead of seeing Christ as the source of peace, the New Order Ecumenical thinking sees love and man-made unity as the sources of peace. It is not difficult to see the logic line embraced by The New Order's Ecumenism. Love, tolerance, mutual respect, and dialogue bring greater unity, which in turn brings greater peace. Hence, a lack of love, tolerance, mutual respect, and dialogue would bring greater disunity, which in turn brings less peace. Instead of seeing wars and discord as the result of sin, as Christ's unity holds, the New Order unity contends that religions and religious intolerance are the true culprits.
It should be noted, as has been examined on this site many times, that Vatican II's extreme vagueness and ambiguity in its Decree on Ecumenism has allowed the evils of extreme ecumenism to spill into and stain our Faith with its corrosive concepts and notions so contrary to true Catholic doctrine! That this vagueness and ambiguity was intentional is obvious and was admitted by such as the liberal Dutch theologian Fr. Edward Schillebeeckx, who added that such a characteristic allowed for later interpretation and application on convenient terms. Even more revealing is the fact that it is only the Catholic Church, which has made any changes and reforms in its confused attempt to comply with the goals of ecumania.
We see, then, that Christ's unity of one shepherd caring for one flock is replaced by The New Order's unity of one God with many different, equal paths to that God.
Double-edged words for a double-edged sword which pretends to cut down barriers while it actually cuts down the true Catholic faith
Movements, Organizations, and Traitors
It is bad enough that we see the New Order's Ecumenical movement carrying dynamite into the foundation of the true Catholic Faith. It is quite a more disturbing thing, however, to see movements and organizations purporting to be Catholic or have Catholic interests in mind leading the way! At the helm of such groups can be found
traitors who have sold their faith for power, selfishness, greed, and other earthly gains.
Likewise, we find Catholic leaders contributing to such events as The World Conference of Religions for Peace and to organizations such as Planetary Citizens, where the unity of religions and tolerance of differing religious thought is stressed. Another similar organization is the Focolari movement, which, under its scandalous founder Chiara Lubich, presses for similar interrelgious unity and tolerance to the detriment and disrespect of true Catholic doctrine and principles.
To read Lubich's writings is to enter a world of heresy, abomination, and blasphemy, which seems more a nightmare than a viewpoint. Lubich fancies herself a combination of St. Francis and St. Thomas Aquinas, creating and leading a particular order with a new universal doctrine. Loaded with absurd New Age proclamations and abomination after abomination, Lubich has become a leader supported and leader in the Ecumenical efforts, and, the saddest commentary, is that she is given the green light to push these abominations by none other than the Pope himself who has lavished praise on her works.
So it is through these abominable groups and people that our divine Church is being stabbed in the back and left to bleed while its replacement sells the farm to ecumenical interests. It must truly bring tears to the eyes of Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother to see the chosen shepherds leading the sheep to slaughter and away from the one, true Shepherd!
Stretching Reality as Exercise of the Faith
As one would expect, modern Ecumenism is a sham built on lies, rationalizations, compromise, and utter betrayal of the true Catholic Faith by some of its supposed leaders.
Stretching and twisting reality to fit their agenda and motives, these traitors to the Faith drag our beloved Catholic tradition toward the muck and mire of man-made spirituality.
They dare to see calls for Ecumenism from Our Lady of Fatima's calls for conversion.
They dare to see calls for Ecumenism from Our Lord's promise to present where two or more are gathered in His Name. Have the gatherings of Assisi and Fatima demonstrated that they were gathered in Christ's Name? Only a fool would buy that bill of goods!
Yes, the New Order seeks to unify. It seeks to simplify. It aspires to streamline. It seeks to carve a Pan-religion and erase dissidents from that religion. The modern Ecumenical movement, associated with the demonic UN and the gathered array of enemies of our Faith led by traitors to that Faith, is the instrument which the New Order is using to carve that Pan-religion. It has redefined the words of Christ and His Blessed Mother away from truth, conversion, and salvation and toward deception, unification, and perdition! It now seems appropriate that the modern Ecumenical movement embraces so many false religions, for it may itself be the ultimate false religion!
With every breath we have, with every conviction of the True Faith, with the confidence of the Holy Trinity, our Heavenly Mother Mary, her chaste spouse Saint Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church, the holy Apostles, and all the saints and angels in Heaven, we will forever answer its lies, rationalizations, compromises, heresies, and abominations with one single cry…. Una Sancta Catholica et Apostolica Ecclesia!