Interfaith Services Must Stop Now

Cardinal O'Malley criticised Jesus' lack of charity and inclusiveness.

I am informed a Catholic Cardinal has participated to an interfaith service… No, wait: if I read it correctly, the service in Boston war held in the Cathedral, so Cardinal O'Malley did not, strictly speaking, “participated” in it, but he hosted it.

I have read many stupid arguments in favour of interfaith services, but the idea that a bomb or terrorist attack would make such exercises less unjustified seems to me a new height of stupidity. One gets the impression there are people on this planet who wake up in the morning with such an hysterical need for “unity” or “solidarity” that in their mind God's rules do not find application anymore. “Sorry Jesus, we just had a bomb, so can you please forget that you are the Way, the Truth and the Life and take place in the pews like everyone else? How do you say? Well yes of course, you will have to endure infidels basically preaching from Your house, but come on, there has been a bomb, can't you be tolerant and inclusive for one day? What? That man? Yes, he is President Obama. Why is he speaking from the pulpit? Well he is, yeah, like, sort of… preaching, really…”.

The simple fact is, ” interfaith services” are either wrong or… wrong. This being the case, there can be no contingent circumstances that make them right; it would be like saying that it is good to be blasphemous to show our separated atheist brethren that we are inclusive of their concerns.

More in general, I truly cannot understand this obsessive need to pray together. What is this, the kindergarten? Don't people know that there are Christians, Jews, Muslims and many others? Don't they know Muslims are infidels? Have they forgotten what “infidel” means? Have they forgotten what “prayer” is?

If people want to gather to show they don't like bombers, fine. Make a day of it and meet on some street on a fine April day. But why every tragic event should become the excuse for more rubbish is beyond me. What I begin to think is that for an awful lot of people a fuzzy feeling of “togetherness” has become vastly more important than prayer; nay, it has become the real motivation for prayer, so that many people (starting from disgraceful Cardinals) cannot even see the problem in common prayers in which Jesus is just a flavour among many others.

The traders have taken over the temple, and are using it to sell emotional rubbish.

I am sure O'Malley voted for Bergoglio. No, truly, I am.



Posted on April 24, 2013, in Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Ecumenism has only created what can be called “Episcoslamism” One of the problems is that, in spite of it being the year of evangelizing, the exceptions to evangelization include Muslims and Jews.
    Last night, at the adoration of the Host, the priest who gave the homily was a Jewish convert. I am a Protestant convert. If it weren’t for the guidance and teaching of good lay Catholics, I wouldn’t be Catholic now. Many, many Muslims want to become Catholic, want to join the church, but are told by priests to stay in their religion and be a good Muslim, instead. They damn countless souls to hell.

    Click to access Abu-Daoud(October-2010).pdf

  2. Not only am I sure O’Malley voted for Pope Francis, I imagine he and the other 8 super cardinals led blocs of voters to him. I cannot shake the sense that something rather rotten occurred at the most recent conclave.

    • Ah, then I am not the only one to think there is an element of muchas gracias in the recent “G8” appointments. Apart from Pell (probably there in the “quota” of Oceania, of which he might be the only Cardinal) many of the others look like influential friends, to be rewarded with honour and freedom of, well, expression…

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