Monday, December 01, 2008

Ummm... I Think I've Figured Out Where The Problem Is
Golly, "Cardinal against Cardinal". Where have I heard that before?

Besides the good folks at Reuters not really knowing what they're talking about, the comments by Cardinal Tauran perfectly illustrate how little of even the basics of Catholicism the good Cardinal understands.

We here at The Lair have posted about the good Cardinal in the past. To refresh any memories, he's the same guy who stated "I'm going to India next month and I want to give this message that all religions are equal."Interesting... but in the meantime, enjoy this bit of drivel from Reuters; (Emphasis and comments mine) Vatican thanks Muslims for returning God to Europe
(First of all, Cardinal Tauran isn't "The Vatican". He's the head of a rather obscure and insignificant Council.)
By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor

PARIS (Reuters) - A senior Vatican cardinal has thanked Muslims for bringing God back into the public sphere in Europe and said believers of different faiths had no option but to engage in interreligious dialogue.
(I don't know what "God" the Cardinal worships, but mine is The Holy Trinity. Moslems deny the Divinity of Christ, as well as the complete existance of The Holy Ghost.)

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Catholic Church's department for interfaith contacts, said religion was now talked and written about more than ever before in today's Europe. (If one considers the post-Vatican II abandonment of Catholicism in Europe, as well as certain Cardinals smooching every moslem ass in a 3,000 mile blast radius as "interfaith contact"... then he's right.)

"It's thanks to the Muslims," he said in a speech printed in Friday's L'Osservatore Romano, the official daily of the Vatican. "Muslims, having become a significant minority in Europe, were the ones who demanded space for God in society." (Does burning down large sections of Paris, moslem youths wearing shirts that boldly proclaim "2025 - That's When We Take Over", and carving off peoples heads count as demanding space for God?)

Vatican officials have long bemoaned the secularisation of Europe, where church attendance has dwindled dramatically in recent decades, and urged a return to its historically Christian roots. But Tauran said no society had only one faith. (Until the great and sweeping improvements of Vatican II, that is.)

"We live in multicultural and multireligious societies, that's obvious," he told a meeting of Catholic theologians in Naples. "There is no civilisation that is religiously pure." (We have met the enemy, and they are us.)

5 Comments:

Blogger the Mom said...

Isabella the Catholic, the last great Crusader, must be spinning in her grave. I'll bet she and Torquemada would have known how to deal with the good Cardinal.

BTW, hoe can you be a Prince of the Church if you don't believe in the Church?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Yes, interreligous dialogue has gotten us sooo far (sarcasm off)

I'd ban all dialogue...it just doesn't work...You can't force conversions, but you can evangelize, apparently the good Cardinal forgot how to do so.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

He makes me want to bring back the Inquisitions, and that really bothers me.

5:13 PM  
Blogger the Mom said...

Ah c'mon, we haven't had a good inquisition in a while.

8:15 PM  
Blogger PreVat2 said...

If anyone wonders what problem(s) the Society of St. Pius X has had with Rome since their founding in 1970, Cavey's article hits the nail on the head!

So, once again, please anyone, just anyone, tell me why Archbishop Lefebvre was excommunicated?

9:54 PM  

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