The Portugal News
"The Portugal News" published in English the first and only article against this Conference in all of Portugal entitled "Fatima to Become an Interfaith Shrine". Mostly from this article came the controversy. They have published the false claims of the false organization called "Vatican Investigators Inc.", and organization that does not exist. Since the Portugal News is located in the Algarve, a six hour drive from Fatima, has a distribution of only a few thousand, and reports mostly on the happenings of the retired people from England in the Algarve, why are they reporting on anything in Fatima or anything Catholic, since their readers are mostly Protestants from England. Although the source of these reports comes from those people who have a long history of conflicts with the Fatima Shrine (Father Gruner, The Pius X Society, The Portugal News), I cannot find a way to condone the invitation of Father Jacques Dupuis as a speaker.
Father Jacques Dupuis is not new to me. Because I have been in the ecumenical movement for many years and in fact this is why I call my company "Unity Publishing", I have had to learn what "Ecumenical" means to a Catholic. To the Holy Father and to all true Catholics it means "dialogue to the truth of faith". It does not mean "pluralism" which is a heresy. The Holy Father stressed this many times but most forcibly in "That they may be One" and in the "Spender of Truth". To a Catholic "dialogue to truth" will lead all religions to join the Catholic Faith because we, and we alone, possess the truth and we are confident that we can prove this in pure and scientific dialogue. To do this successfully we must hold fast to the teachings of the faith and not compromise truth.
Father Jacques Dupuis stands for everything that I stand against in the ecumenical movement. He is a notorious pluralist and therefore a notorious heretic. He has not been declared a heretic yet, but he has been censured by the Vatican and his writings have been censured. However, the very statements that the Vatican required of him to include in his writings are the very statements that he repudiated at this conference. I will assume now that he will be called to task by the Vatican and have to recant or be excommunicated.
At the Congress, Father Dupuis said that the purpose of dialogue is NOT to convert the non-Catholic but rather to help "the Christian to become a better Christian, and the Hindu a better Hindu - Christians and ‘the others’ are co-members of the Reign of God in history - the Holy Spirit is present and operative in the sacred books of Hinduism or of Buddhism - He is present and operative in the sacred rites of Hinduism". In reference to the doctrine of "outside the Church there is no salvation proclaimed again at the Council of Florence, Father Jacques Dupuis said, "There is no need to invoke here that horrible text from the Council of Florence in 1442".
Father Dupuis stated that: "Christians and ‘the others’ are co-members of the Reign of God in history - the Holy Spirit is present and operative in the sacred books of Hinduism or of Buddhism. That He is present and operative in the sacred rites of Hinduism".
All these statements are heresy, the heresy of pluralism. They are everything that the ecumenical movement stands against. They are in fact Masonic and Antichrist doctrines. They are the goals of the Masons, and what is said to be the religion of the Antichrist when he comes. A Religion of no truths but where everyone will decide him or herself what they want to believe or how they want to worship, what is moral and what is not, each person being his own tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Although I know that Fatima will never be corrupted by "pluralism", Masons, or the Antichrist, someone will have to answer as to why they allowed Father Dupuis to speak at this conference.
The Cardinal of Lisbon should also explain what he meant by "Sister Lucy is no longer a point of reference today since we have such a good one in the Second Vatican Council".
conference almost identical to the one held here in Fatima in October was just
held in Buenos Aires. Archbishop
Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious
Dialogue, revealed in Argentina that the Holy See is preparing a new document
on the spiritual dimension of inter-religious dialogue.
Dialogue with believers of other religions "is not a hobby or an extra activity but a duty within the mission of the Church," Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald said. "The problem that arises is how to reconcile dialogue as part of the mission of the Church with Jesus' mandate to go out and preach."
The archbishop said this to the representatives of the Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Anglicans, Methodists, evangelical Baptists, Waldensians, and others, at the headquarters of the Argentine Catholic bishops' conference. "The Church must dialogue and proclaim, two tasks that are different but not opposed," the British archbishop said. "We must discover what the Spirit wants from that dialogue."
This is very different than what is said about the Fatima Conference. The archbishop revealed that the finishing touches are being given to the new document on the spiritual dimension of dialogue. He said the text will address the reasons for engaging in and maintaining dialogue.
WHO WE ASSOCIATE WITH
Knowing that Rome will not let Fatima become an interfaith shrine does not take away from the fact that speakers at this conference were allowed to quote heretics like Father Edward Schillebeeckx or have speakers speak out against the Catholic faith or to say that "Sister Lucy is no longer a point of reference". I will be asking these questions in Fatima to whosoever will talk with me until I get some answers. In the mean time this is not the last Newsletter on this subject you can be assured.
Sorry for taking so long to write about this but as you can see answers are not easy to get here.
Richard P. Salbato