This Sunday, June 8, Pope Francis will allow for the first time in history Islamic prayers from the Quoran to be recited at the Vatican. The service is said to be in the cause of Peace in the Middle East (see report below). Members of Judaism will be part of the interfaith gathering as well. This radical initiative is scandalous on at least four counts:
The Prayers of Islam worship a false
god; not the true God who is the Blessed Trinity; not the true God
Jesus Christ, who said "No man comes to the Father but through Me."
Speaking on the modernist notion that various religions worship the
same God, the eminent theologian Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
explained that such a tenet denies the principle of non-contradiction,
which is the most fundamental principle of reason. Father
Garrigou-Lagrange explains, "It is injurious to say that God would
consider with equanimity all religions while one teaches truth and one
teachers error, when one promises the good and one promises the evil.
To say this would be to affirm that God would be indifferent to good
and evil, to what is honest and shameful.
Following you may
see what Mohammed writes about Jesus in the Qur'an (2):
In Surah III. 48
"And God will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel."
We further read in S.II.45
"a Word from Him (God) ... Will be Christ Jesus..."
The Prophet Mohammed acknowledges here far more than most Christians believe in, if we gauge their belief by how much importance they give to the reality that "...in Jesus resides the Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel."
Now, Mohammed spells out the Mission of Jesus
In Surah III.49 he writes that God said:
"And (appoint him) an apostle (messenger) to the Children of Israel, (with this message): [ In the following statement it is Jesus speaking, according to Prophet Mohammed's account]
"I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by God's leave... (I have come to you) to attest the Law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was (before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear God and obey me."
In Surah III 55, God the Father, according to the Prophet Mohammed, said:
'Behold! God said: "O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow Thee superior."'
Exactly which is
the false God of the Muslims that Mr. Vennari is talking about?
It appears that confusion sets within the Qur'an - or is it that God chose not to reveal to Mohammed the reality of the Trinity at that time?
For those not familiar with Islam: Muslims do not believe in the Trinity, yet, one may read about it in the Qur'an.
In Surah IV. 171 we read:
O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion; nor say of God ought but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of God, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in God and His apostles. Say not "Trinity".
They do not understand the Trinity and may even teach "say not 'Trinity'" while at the same time Mohammed is defining it just as the Trinity is defined.
2) Pope Francis' act fosters the religious indifferentism condemned by the Catholic Church and condemned by reason. Great popes such as Leo XIII, Pius IX, Gregory XVI and others all condemned religious indifferentism; a false system that gives the impression that any religion is good enough for salvation. Along with the popes already mentioned, Pope Pius VIII forcefully condemned this error in the encyclical Traditi humilati nostrae:
"And this is the lethal system of religious indifferentism, which is repudiated by the light of natural reason itself. In this light we are warned that, among many religions which disagree with one another, when one is true, that there can be no association with light and darkness. Against these repeaters of ancient errors, the people must be assured, Venerable Brethren, that the profession of the Catholic Faith is alone the true one, since the Apostle tells us that there is one Lord and one baptism. As Jerome says, the man who eats the Lamb outside of this house is profane, and the man who is not in the ark of Noah is going to perish in the deluge. Neither is there any other name apart from the Name of Jesus given to men by which we must be saved. He who believes will be saved, and he who shall not have believed will be condemned."
It seems safe to say the Papa Bergoglio
would blush with embarrassment at this authentic Catholic teaching, and
would probably die rather than reiterate it, or rather than conduct his
Vatican and ecclesiastical policies accordingly.
Just as the
Sabbath was created for man and not man for the Sabbath [Mark 2:27],
created as a means to establish a connection between man and God. As we
there IS Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church. Jesus Himself
confirmed it [Mark
9: 37-40]. However, we must not confuse that with Salvation
outside Jesus Christ. There is NO salvation if Jesus Christ, and His Mission, are
Something that Muslims do not seem to do [read our comments under
above] while Jews do deny Jesus and His Mission.
as we have amply testified to (1), the Catholic Faith is the faith
(religious methodology) which contains the greatest number of revealed
Truths, thus living it provides the most trouble free route to
It turns Peace in the Middle East into
an idol, a false god that must be appeased at the expense of the
ordinary and universal magisterium of the Church since the time of the
Apostles. The First Commandment does not say, "Thou shalt not be an
atheist," but says rather, "Thou shalt not have strange gods before
me." The trampling of Catholic truth and practice in a quest for a
humanistic peace is, effectively, apostate actions in the service of an
idol, a false god; the ever-illusive "peace in the Middle East"
There will be no
as long as there is no Justice and there will only be Justice when we
live the First Commandment. We are more concerned about the rampant
idolatry within the Roman Catholic Church than the efforts of making
objective worth pursuing as
long as a pact with satan is not attempted to achieve it. We
either serve God or Mammon - trying to serve both is an ancient trick
that satan has been playing for millennia and man keeps falling for it.
"rampant idolatry within the Roman Catholic Church" that we mention -
it is so bad that images and relics are "adored" at the expense of the
True Eucharistic Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have written so
much about this abomination that we are not going to repeat ourselves
in this space.
The act will bring punishment rather
than blessings. Belgium's Cardinal Mercier explained that the First
World War was actually a punishment to the world for governments
placing the one true Church on the same level with false religions. How
much worse when this is done by Catholic leaders, in the quest of a
humanistic peace. In his 1918 Pastoral Letter, Cardinal Mercier said:
The very inter-religious prayer that is supposed to foster peace, as Cardinal Mercier explains, is a form of blasphemy and will end up to be a source of chastisement.
Where are the Cardinals, bishops and priests who have the faith and fortitude to openly denounce Francis' actions, and to warn their faithful against this defiance of the Catholic Faith?
As Father Frederick Faber warned, "Where
there is no hatred of heresy, there is no holiness".
word "hatred" does not belong in the same sentence that contains the
word "holiness" except as follows: Where there is
hatred, there is no holiness....
and we have the entire New Testament to back up that statement.
of heresy, yes! Rejection of idolatry, yes! Rejection of those who
claim to serve God yet they are ministers of Mammon, yes!
Making matters worse, Francis will encourage this Muslim/Vatican action on the Feast of Pentecost. Indeed, these actions show the blasphemous nature of the Conciliar "New Pentecost".
From the beginning of the Bergoglio pontificate, we knew it would be a bumpy ride. We knew we were headed for heartbreak and scandal. We knew he was a Vatican II radical who will recklessly drive the Conciliar revolution to even greater romps than his Conciliar predecessors. His actions call for greater resistance on our part, increased fidelity to the perennial teaching and practice of the Church, and a greater need to instill the counter-revolutionary spirit in ourselves and in our young ones.
We do not follow, imitate or respect his inter-religious actions. We pray we may soon be granted a Pope who is not in the poisonous grip of a modernist mindset.
Prayers of reparation are in order. And
as the message of Fatima encourages, "Pray a great deal for the Holy
considering that it was precisely Benedict XV and Pius XI who, by
ignoring Fatima, delivered the world to satan!