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Heathen Prayer at National Cathedral in Mexico

Everywhere that Dalai Went, the Pagans Were Sure to Go?

John Vennari

In the September issue of Catholic Family News, I wrote an article on the “Pagan Invasion of the Catholic Church,” noting that there seems to be a sharp increase of pagan activity inside of Catholic churches worldwide. It’s as if there is a directive from the post-Conciliar Vatican urging these scandalous pagan operations in churches to increase.

The latest example is the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to the National Cathedral in Mexico City on October 4. Billed as an interfaith event, the Dalai Lama prayed at the Cathedral along with other Buddhists. Representatives from 11 other major religions attended.

The Dalai Lama received a standing ovation when he entered the Cathedral. It is beyond me why religious leaders, and a congregation of Catholics, wish to applaud a man who claims to be the reincarnation of each of the previous thirteen Dalai Lamas of Tibet (the first having been born in 1351 AD), who are in turn considered to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig, Bodhisattva of Compassion, holder of the White Lotus. The enthusiastic welcome he receives in Catholic churches and from Catholic leaders demonstrates the depth and breadth of the post- Conciliar mind-rot.

The Dalai Lama takes a seat equal to Cardinal Rivera

October 4, 2004, Cathedral of Mexico City.
The Dalai Lama before taking a seat alongside and equal
to Cardinal Rivera Carrera

Buddhists pray inside the cathedral

Other Buddhists pray in a place of honor in the Cathedral.

"All the invocations of the pagans are hateful to God
because all their gods are devils" (St. Francis Xavier).

The Cathedral where the Buddhist received a standing ovation

A close-up of the Cathedral where the Tibetan religious leader was received with a standing ovation.

The Dalai Lama greets children alongside the Cardinal

Standing side by side to greet children in the Church.

A plaque commemorates the pagan visit

A plaque was engraved to commemorate the visit of the pagan to the Cathedral.
The Dalai Lama also received a standing ovation when he finished his 40-minute address, which, according to the Associated Press, “covered every topic from the virtues of living a moral life to coping with getting older”.

Not only was the sanctuary profaned by the presence of members of a pagan religion praying, speaking, and being honored in a Catholic church, but the sanctuary was also the scene of some childish clowning. The Associated Press reported, “As he was leaving, the Dalai Lama playfully tugged on the long beard of another religious leader on-stage [that is, in the sanctuary] and pretended to scurry off.”

Mexico City’s Cardinal Noberto Rivera, who allowed this desecration of the Cathedral, stated approvingly, “We have gathered here, the different religious denominations ... to perform a common prayer asking for world peace.”

As with the recent desecration of the Fatima Shrine, any interfaith outrage is deemed permissible provided that its focus is a “prayer for peace”.

But to what god is this prayer directed? The Dalai Lama is a pagan, praying to false gods. It would be bad enough if these false gods were non-existent, but Scripture and Tradition tell us they are far worse. Psalm 95:5 says, “The gods of the gentiles are devils.” Saint Francis Xavier, one of the greatest missionaries in history said, “All the invocations of the pagans are hateful to God because all their gods are devils.”

And what good is a prayer for peace when it gives the false appearance that any religion is good enough for salvation, including those religions that reject Jesus Christ?

These interdenominational prayers for peace in Catholic churches will not incur God’s blessings, but rather, will invoke His wrath. The great Cardinal Mercier, basing his statement on four consecutive Popes, said that the First World War was a punishment for governments placing both the true religion and the false religion on the same level. Thus with each new interreligious prayer for peace, these religious leaders heap coals upon their heads, and place the world in even greater peril.

Meanwhile, Our Lady of Fatima’s true solution to world peace, the collegial consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, is ignored with ever-increasing obstinacy.

Now that the Dalai Lama has come to the Mexico City Cathedral, we can expect more interreligious activity to take place there. It seems that everywhere that Dalai went, the pagans were sure to go. At Fatima, the bishop and Shrine Rector recently defended allowing Hindus to hold a pagan prayer service at the Fatima Shrine, claiming that in the past, the Shrine had welcomed the Dalai Lama. The same has happened in other Catholic centers the Dalai Lama visited.

This new interreligious activity in Catholic churches — which is now called the “Spirit of Assisi” — is in direct defiance of the perennial teaching and practice of the Church. It places the one true religion on the same level as man-made sects and pagan religions. It is also a triumph of the naturalistic religion of Freemasonry, as the Masons themselves boast. It has been condemned by the consistent teaching of the Church, especially by Pope Pius XI in his Encyclical Mortalium Animos, and by Pope Gregory XVI in the encyclical Morari vos.

Pope Pius XI called it “ignominious” to place the one true religion on the same level as false religions. Pope Gregory XVI denounced the belief that man may find salvation in any religion as a “deplorable error”. Yet the “Spirit of Assisi,” in practice, promotes these very errors condemnded by the consistent teaching of the Popes throughout the centuries. And Vatican I teaches infallibly that not even a Pope may change Catholic teaching, or change the manner in which Catholic teaching is expressed. Pope John Paul II is bound to adhere to the Catholic teaching and practice of his predecessors. If he does not, according to Pope Innocent III and St. Robert Bellarmine, then he is to be resisted.

We must increase our prayers of reparation. We must never cease to protest and to resist this new interreligious orientation, which encourages sins against the First Commandment, and places the Immaculate Bride of Christ — the Catholic Church — on the same level as heretical sects and pagan superstitions.

Send your complaints — even if he does not want to hear them — to Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Piazza del S. Uffizio 11, 00193 Rome, Italy.

Reprinted from the November, 2004 edition of Catholic Family News,
MPO Box 743, Niagara Falls, NY 14302 (905-871-6292)


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