Vatican Council II: The ‘supermarket of religion’

Catholic social media was all abuzz last week with reaction to the latest production of the Bergoglian Road Show, namely, the Diabolic Journey of His Humbleness to Kazakhstan, where he participated in the “Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.”

At its conclusion, the Congress adopted a Declaration that was signed by the participants, the Holy Fibber, Francis, included. In signing the Declaration, Jorge appeared to double down on the infamous 2019 Abu Dhabi document on Human Fraternity which declares:

The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings.

As readers may recall, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, an Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, confronted Bergoglio with the erroneous proposition that God wills the false religions. Francis responded by telling Schneider, “But you can tell people that the diversity of religions corresponds to the permissive will of God.” 

Even so, the text was allowed to stand as-is.

About the current Congress of World Religions, Bishop Schneider warned that Francis’ participation “could give the impression of a supermarket of religion, and that is not correct, because there is only one true religion, which is the Catholic Church.” 

So, did Jorge really double down on the Abu Dhabi document at Kazakhstan? 

Well, yes, it would seem so, but there’s some confusion. 

The final event of the Congress included a “Reading of the Final Declaration and Conclusion of the Congress,” wherein the text of the Final Declaration was read aloud in the presence of the participants, Jorge included. This Declaration, which was published online by the event’s organizers, contained the following proposition:

We note that pluralism and differences in religion, skin color, gender, race and language are expressions of the wisdom of God’s will in creation. Thus any incident of coercion to a particular religion and religious doctrine is unacceptable. (Item 10)

But wait! 

At some point after the Declaration was initially published, presumably in reaction to the dust up that followed, the text was revised such that the aforementioned Item 10 now reads:

We note that pluralism in terms of differences in skin color, gender, race, language and culture are expressions of the wisdom of God in creation. Religious diversity is permitted by God and, therefore, any coercion to a particular religion and religious doctrine is unacceptable. (Declaration, Updated Item 10)

What is one to make of it all? Please allow me to break it down for you:

Despite the fact that the Declaration on Religious Freedom of Vatican II, Dignitatis Humanae, mentions the “true religion” and its “subsistence” in the Catholic Church, the conciliar religion does not believe that there is any such thing as a “false religion.” Rather, it believes that all religions are expressions of truth, at least by degree, therefore, every religion is good, even if not equally so.

Post-conciliar preaching is littered with verbiage that underscores the inherent goodness of what the powers-that-be consider authentic expressions of religion. For example:

Hostility, extremism and violence are not born of a religious heart: they are betrayals of religion. (Francis, Interreligious meeting at the Plain of Ur, 6 March 2021).

NB: The sins mentioned are considered offenses not against God who is All Holy, but against “religion” which is all good!

To be perfectly clear: The conciliar faith views religion, not so much as an avenue toward union with Almighty God unto eternal salvation, but rather as an avenue toward unity among men unto temporal peace. The conciliar faith concerning the various world religions is summed up rather clearly as follows in the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes:

We think cordially too of all who acknowledge God, and who preserve in their traditions precious elements of religion and humanity. We want frank conversation to compel us all to receive the impulses of the Spirit faithfully and to act on them energetically.

For our part, the desire for such dialogue, which can lead to truth through love alone, excludes no one, though an appropriate measure of prudence must undoubtedly be exercised. We include those who cultivate outstanding qualities of the human spirit, but do not yet acknowledge the Source of these qualities. We include those who oppress the Church and harass her in manifold ways. Since God the Father is the origin and purpose of all men, we are all called to be brothers. Therefore, if we have been summoned to the same destiny, human and divine, we can and we should work together without violence and deceit in order to build up the world in genuine peace. (GS 92)

Pay close attention to the pernicious doctrine being taught: The non-Catholic religions – all of them without distinction, including those that harass the Church! – have “precious elements.” Dialogue with their adherents – as opposed to evangelization – is the pathway to truth, and the goal is “to build up the world in genuine peace.” 

Francis’ conceptualization of the false religions, his exhortations concerning human fraternity, and his efforts to promote a “can’t we all just get along” diplomacy are not merely Bergoglian policies, they are manifestations of the conciliar faith and its earthbound mission.     

While it is in vogue among many neo-con and semi-trad commentators to publicly denigrate Jorge’s heterodox teachings and shameful public acts of faithlessness, all too often these same persons behave as if Francis is somehow unique among his immediate predecessors. While some of the details concerning their behavior do indeed differ, Bergoglio, Ratzinger and Wojtyla are all cut from the same conciliar cloth. 

Francis spoke truthfully on this point when he went on to proclaim at Kazakhstan:

This event [the “Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions”] has taken as its model the Day of Prayer for Peace in the World, convened in 2002 in Assisi by John Paul II…”

Benedict, of course, followed suit by hosting his own Assisi event. 

Importantly, all three of these men found their inspiration in the false god of the Council, the blasphemously so-called “impulses of the Spirit.” (ibid.) 

Francis went on to quote John Paul II, saying: 

I asked myself: What is our point of convergence? Pope John Paul II, who visited Kazakhstan twenty-one years ago this very month, stated that ‘for the Church all ways lead to man’ and that man is ‘the way for the Church.’

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the real story of Jorge’s Kazakhstan Road Show. It is nothing new. It is but the most recent installment in the Tale of Two Churches: The one true Church that proclaims the Kingship of Christ in season and out, and the conciliar counterfeit church that makes no bones about its rejection of Our Lord.

Yes, rejection.

Go back and reread Jorge’s citation of John Paul II: Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “I am the way,” the faith of the conciliar church, by contrast, says “No! Man is the way for the Church [sic].” 

Bergoglio went on to wax humanistic (aka conciliar) at the Congress, saying, “Peace is born of fraternity … it is built by holding out a hand to others.” 

Is this not precisely what the Council teaches as noted above? Man is his own savior, called to dialogue with other men, he is the source of peace. This is the faith of a counterfeit church. 

The Catholic Church, by contrast, proclaims:

When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas)

Speaking at the Reading of the Declaration, Francis thanked the assembly of “leaders” – comprised of Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others – for “the richness of [their] beliefs.”

Imagine that, a Catholic, and one who claims to be pope no less, saying:

“Thank you, Mr. Imam, for mocking the divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ! Oh, how rich your belief as expressed in the Talmud, Mr. Rabbi, that Our Blessed Lord should be boiled in excrement.” 

If one is not as yet convinced that Bergoglio, far from acting as a free agent, is merely behaving as a faithful son, and indeed the head, of the conciliar counterfeit church, consider the Vatican II Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate:

  • In Hinduism, men contemplate the divine mystery and express it. (Art. 2)
  • Buddhism teaches a way by which men may be able to acquire the state of perfect liberation. (Art. 2)
  • The Church regards with esteem the Moslems. They adore the one God. (Art. 3)
  • The Jews of “our time” (in Latin, “nostra aetate”), that is, a people who are pleased to be defined by their rejection of Our Lord, are somehow one with us in the Cross of Christ, the same that they mock. (Art. 4)

This is precisely where the “supermarket of religion” was established, at Vatican Council II, the birthplace of the counterfeit church. 

“Above all,” Bergoglio insisted, “we must ensure that religious freedom will never be a mere abstraction but a concrete right.”

Bergoglio, Wojtyla, Ratzinger… each one was as stringent as the other in their defense of the Council and its false doctrine on religious liberty, and this, my friends, is the grave error that lies at the very root of religious indifferentism and the heretical notion that God wills religious diversity. 

Even so, there are those to this day who throw stones at Jorge Bergoglio as if he is the problem, some even call upon John Paul II as “Saint.” Others, while rightly criticizing the follies of Francis, foolishly imagine that Benedict would, or could, set things aright. 

Enough already. It’s time for all who sincerely wish to find, embrace, and defend the truth to man-up and admit the obvious: 

The conciliar religion presently headquartered in Occupied Rome, under the headship of Jorge Bergoglio, simply is not Catholic.