Commentary and Endorsement by The
In the past few years, a new danger to
the Catholic Church has risen:
the United Religions Initiative (URI).
Founded by the Episcopal Bishop of
California, William Swing, it is an attempt to organize all the world's
religions into a single global entity. And while it claims to respect
the autonomy of its members, many URI leaders portray traditional
Christians as intolerant "fundamentalists," and have expressed a desire
to prohibit Christian proselytization. Its members include liberal
mainstream churches, Neo-Pagans, Theosophists, Witches, New Age groups,
Jews, Muslims, Moonies (members of Sun Myung Moon's Unification
Church), Hindus, Buddhists - and Catholics.
The Vatican has rightfully
manifested its opposition to the URI, but many Catholic bishops,
priests and religious orders are ignoring the Vatican's wise warnings.
2004, the URI had 238 chapters in 47 countries, and many powerful
the UN, the World Economic Forum, the State of the World Forum, and
other influential globalist groups. The URI is nothing less that the
religious face of political and economic globalization. In False Dawn,
author Lee Penn quotes (**)
the then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI, about the
future dangers the Church might face in a secular, globalized world:
Of course, it is not
yet persecution; it would be absurd to apply that expression to this
case. But there are indeed areas of life - and not a few - in
which, once again, it already takes courage to profess oneself a
all there is a growing danger of assimilated forms of Christianity,
which society then gladly holds up as humanistic forms of Christianity,
as opposed to the alleged fundamentalism of those who don't want to be
so streamlined. The danger of a dictatorship of opinion is
growing, and anyone who doesn't share the prevailing opinion is
excluded, so that even good people no longer dare to stand by such
nonconformists. Any future anti-Christian dictatorship would
probably be much more subtle than anything we have known until
now. It will appear to be friendly to religion, but on the
condition that its own models of behavior and thinking not be called
(*) False Dawn - 508 pages long and with over 3000 footnotes - is nothing less than a brilliant, well-researched and convincing support for the above statement by the recently elected Benedict XVI.
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