Giving the GATE to Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald!
The smudges of anathema are everywhere. How do these ecumaniacs in the Curia rationalize their actions and words? What part of Mark 16: 16 don't they understand? Especially all those within the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Who came up with such an aberration of a curial office in the first place? Ah, yes, the great one! And from the first month, it isn't going to change one iota with Benedict in charge! Same ol', same ol' as loss of souls increases.
The smudges are everywhere. There are so many fingerprints that have tampered with the Truths of Catholic Doctrine, that the title for this feature was right there at our fingertips - "Fingerprints of Anathema?" Just as FOX News' slogan is "we report, you decide," so also we have left the question mark for you to decide if the person proclaiming what was said is anathema or just another wayward Modernist avoiding necessities, being politically correct, and altering the Sacred Deposit of the Faith to placate man and to avoid accountability to their appointment as successors of the Apostles. Wait. That would be anathema according to the Apostle Paul's infallible statement in Galatians 1: 7-10 wherein he states:
"I wonder that you are so soon removed, from him who called you to the grace of Christ, to another gospel: which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach a gospel to you beside that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so I say now again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I did yet please men, I should not be the servant of Christ."
And so today, on behalf of Authentic Roman Catholics everywhere, I, your locum tenens examiner Michael Cain, editor of The Daily Catholic, turn the scrutineer's gavel over to Gary L. Morella for he documents the heresies and anathemas emoted from a Pontifical Council that was created to do just this: Interreligious Dialogue ad nauseum, forsaking all efforts to convert souls anymore. Gary takes on its president Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald who just this week released the following garbage as an official Vatican stance which is littered with heresy as Gary points out. Thus we ask Fitzgerald to kindly step forward to take the Galatians Anathemameter Theological Exam (GATE).
We realize his schedule is full, what with all his ecumenical activities and desecration of Fatima that he has overseen and applauded as has been documented by John Vennari and Christopher Ferrara in THE FATIMA FILE, but there are some important matters the people need to hear. Is this archbishop really still Catholic? Not from the words he has written. We therefore give him the GATE, asking him to place his fingers or words on the anathematic defibrillator and we shall commence.
Here are the exact words Fitzgerald released to "Buddhists and Christians in Solidarity" and published in ZENIT on May 16, 2005:
Dear Buddhist Friends,
1. Once again the time of Vesakh comes, and on this occasion I wish to convey to you my heartfelt greetings. May this feast bring joy to you as individuals, as families and as communities. I am certain that in many places where Buddhists and Catholics live together they will use the moment to consolidate the good relations which already exist between them.
2. This year the Catholic Church celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council's declaration on the relationship of the Church to other religions, "Nostra Aetate." This document can in some ways be considered as the "Magna Carta" which guides Catholics in their relations with people of other traditions. Mentioning Buddhism and many other religions, it states that "the Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions" (NA, 2). Accordingly, Buddhists and Catholics are able to meet together, in a spirit of openness, sincerity and mutual respect, engaging in many different forms of dialogue.
3. In countries where Buddhists and Christians live and work side by side, the resulting "dialogue of life" allows them, while witnessing to their own beliefs, to deepen their understanding of one another, to foster goodwill and to promote a spirit of neighborliness. In fact, a particular bond has developed between many Buddhist and Catholic monks and nuns. They have welcomed one another into their respective monasteries and convents joining together in silence, meditation and reflection. Some communities have been able to cooperate in the social field and, in a world marked by violence, are working together in the cause of peace.
4. Nowhere has the need for collaboration been felt more keenly than in the countries of South and Southeast Asia which were affected by the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami of Dec. 26, 2004. This disaster elicited an outpouring of prayers, expressions of compassion and acts of generosity on a scale the world has rarely witnessed. Buddhists and Christians have worked together hand in hand to help the victims; religious organizations have cooperated by bringing immediate relief and assessing future needs. The long-term requirements of reconstruction call, however, for a continuation of these interreligious expressions of solidarity. There are also many other situations which require cooperation among people of good will so that solutions can be found which conform to human dignity and which respect human rights.
5. This year's feast of Vesakh will find many families missing some of their members. I wish to assure them that their loved ones will not be forgotten but will be remembered in our prayers. The dialogue which "Nostra Aetate" has helped to promote encourages us to share with one another in times of joy and sorrow. It is in this spirit that I again wish all of you a blessed feast.
Archbishop Michael L. Fitzgerald
President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
We now turn it over to Gary:
What can be true and holy in religions which worship false gods? Nostra Aetate in this context is a Magna Carta for heresy. The only means of salvation is the Catholic Church. One can be saved in non-Catholicism, but not by it.
Gary L. Morella
The Catholic Church does not reject anything of what is true and holy in these religions. It considers with respect these ways of acting and living, these rules and these doctrines, which , although they differ on many points from what It itself holds and proposes, nevertheless bring a ray of the Truth that enlightens all men. [Nostra Aetate, n. 2.]
We are supposed to respect the polygamy and immorality of Islam, or the idolatry of Hinduism? Whatever sound elements are found in these religions, e.g., some primitive revelation, do not belong in their own right to these false religions whose attributes are aberrations from the Truth, Who is a Someone, not a something. Anything worthwhile that still subsists belongs by right to the sole true religion, the Catholic Church, which alone acts through them for salvific purposes.
To speak of the values of salvation of another religion is heresy, as the practitioners thereof are saved in it by the Catholic Church, not by it of its own accord.
To "respect their ways of acting and their doctrines" scandalizes true Christians. For example, are African Catholics called to respect animist rites? Not if the First Commandment still means something, a Commandment which the Lord God took very seriously per Sacred Scripture. I am the Lord thy God, Who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me. For the love of God how is a missionary zeal supposed to be established for purposes of conversion for eternity's sake when the mythological beliefs of Buddhists and Hindus are given a pass as to their efficacy for advancing the spiritual, moral, and socio-economic values found in these false religions to the point of the blasphemous sacrilege of allowing Buddha to be incensed on the altar of a Catholic basilica (Assisi), which shortly thereafter was almost destroyed by an earthquake?
The Catholic Church is supposed to be in the business of converting lost souls to the one true faith, not confirming them in their error by offering congratulations to them on their false-god worshipping feasts. What kind of madness is this? What we are seeing here is a collective insanity under the mask of interreligious dialogue whereby non-Catholics are encouraged in their error, which is accorded equal rights in the Vatican II Church.
Instead of conversion to the one true faith per Christ's admonition to His disciples at the end of the Gospel of Matthew (28: 19-20). [ "Going, therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world" and Mark 16: 15-16, "Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not, shall be condemned." ],we get the psycho-babble of dialogue ad nauseam via "interreligious expressions of solidarity" that have absolutely nothing to do with the only reason for the Church's existence, to get souls to Heaven instead of hell!
Further, where in the Zenit report above is there the slightest hint of the importance of the supernatural over the natural? Where is there any reference to "supernatural life?" Instead all that we see is a "dialogue of life" in the here-and-now, which is the priority. Catch phrases like "human dignity" and the "respect for human rights" are meaningless unless they point toward a telos - a summon bonum that is only found in a Kingdom NOT of this world!
You will find such unmistakable direction in the crystal clear documents of Trent, which did not suffer from the built-in ambiguities of Vatican II, courtesy of those whose intent from the beginning was to destroy the Church from within.
The humanist Cardinal Francis Arinze, when he was president of the same Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, said basically the same thing in 2001:
"This message lists some of the ways and means by which each religious community can educate its respective members: formation of conscience, cultivation of a spiritual life (e.g. through prayer, meditation and mindfulness according to the practice of each religious tradition) and the provision of objective information about different religions especially in textbooks and through the mass media."
and again in 2002:
Together let us look forward to the future with hope that it will bring a more peaceful and flourishing world for all. Happy feast!
So you see, whether it is under John Paul II or Benedict XVI the heresy is status quo and spreading further with each release. From Christ's Own lips, as Gary has pointed out, we hear that if a Buddhist is not baptized in the Church He founded, he will be condemned. Yet we hear the opposite from the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Who is right? We all know the answer to that which clearly shows the anathema of Fitzgerald.
Yes, folks, it is time to say with Saint Paul his words in Galatians 1: 6, "I wonder that you are so soon removed, from him who called you to the grace of Christ, to another gospel: which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ." Does Fitzgerald and Arinze, for that matter, realize they have been doing that? Sadly, from Fitzgerald's track record, we're afraid he does. Therefore, we must all stand with St. Paul and the Saints, Fathers, Doctors and Popes who proclaimed uncompromisingly the Truths and Traditions that have been so diluted and dissed in these times of political correctness where men in power in the newchurch of Vatican II seek to please man with no regard for not only how much they are offending the Holy Trinity, but in causing grave scandal to souls. And we all know what Our Lord said about one who causes scandal (cf. Matthew 18:7).
Note to Authentic Catholics everywhere: If you know of other error-filled statements made by other prelates, please let us know and we will gladly give them the GATE as well in future installments.