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Vatican Wishes Hindus a Happy Diwali
Gary L. Morella
The Vatican has issued a message to Hindus, congratulating them and wishing them a “happy Diwali”, the Hindu sect’s Festival of Lights. The message to Hindus, issued by President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, proposed that Catholics and Hindus work together for the protection of children from forced labor, sexual abuse, AIDS, and other social evils. (1)
The Vatican indirectly acknowledge the false gods of the Hindus by congratulating them on their feasts
1. “Hindus and Christians: Together to help needy children,” (Vatican Information Service, November 11, 2004)
This is a prime example of the loss of the supernatural in the post-Vatican II Church. Conversion for eternity's sake, the prime reason for the Church's existence, is no longer a priority. The evils affecting children can be effectively combated without congratulating worshippers of false gods. Does it not occur to anyone in the Vatican that the biggest evil done to children is to keep the eternal Truths of Catholicism from them, thus putting their salvation at extreme risk? It is one thing to help the needy regardless of their faith. It is entirely something else to congratulate a false sect for their error, giving the idea that they and we can be comfortable with it.
This has NEVER been Catholic teaching, which has always focused on the "last things." At least it used to before the "ecumenism run-amok" rotten fruits of Vatican II.
Posted November 17, 2004
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