From James Larson:
Lund: Truth Exiled
There is no need to conjecture as to the primary goal of Pope Francis’ recent ecumenical visit to Lund, Sweden. It is explicitly stated in the Joint Statement on the Occasion of the Joint Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation to be found on the Vatican website. It reads:
“Many members of our communities yearn to receive the Eucharist at one table, as the concrete expression of full unity. We experience the pain of those who share their whole lives, but cannot share God’s redeeming presence at the Eucharistic table. We acknowledge our joint pastoral responsibility to respond to the spiritual thirst and hunger of our people to be one in Christ. We long for this wound in the Body to be healed. This is the goal of our ecumenical endeavours, which we wish to advance, also by renewing our commitment to theological dialogue.”
Nor are we left without a very specific agenda as to how this is to be accomplished – with the aid of compliant, heterodox theologians, and especially I think, with the compliance of the radically restructured Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. This methodology is very succinctly stated in the Common Ecumenical Prayer at the Lutheran Cathedral of Lund, which is also found on the Vatican website. It reads:
“Certainly, there was a sincere will on the part of both sides to profess and uphold the faith, but at the same time we realize that we closed in on ourselves out of fear or bias with regard to the faith which others profess with a different accent and language…With this new look at the past, we do not claim to realize an impracticable correction of what took place, but “to tell that history differently”.
The document From Conflict to Communion, upon which the entire Lund ecumenical event was based, has largely accomplished the “telling of history differently” through employing liberal theologians to simply lie about both Catholic and Lutheran doctrine, and by confining the condemnations of the Council of Trent to the dustbins - thus reducing any former conflicts to “different accent and language”. For a comprehensive understanding of these lies, I highly recommend a careful reading of my two articles linked below. [at Mr Larson's website, Ed.]
There is an additional, very important, methodology which is being used to complement this perversion of history and doctrine. It is succinctly stated in an interview conducted by Ulf Jonsson, S.J. (editor of the Swedish journal Signum) with Pope Francis just one week prior to the latter’s journey to Sweden, and published in La Civilita Catholic just three days before the Pope's journey. This very disturbing passage reads:
“I have asked Patriarch Bartholomew if what was told about Patriarch Athenagoras was true, what he said to Paul VI: 'Let the two of us go ahead and we will put the theologians on an island to discuss among themselves'. He told me that it was a true remark. But, yes, theological dialogue must continue, even if it will not be easy. Personally, I believe that enthusiasm must shift towards common prayer and the works of mercy….There is a policy we should have clear in every case: to proselytize in the ecclesial field is a sin. Benedict XVI told us that the Church does not grow by proselytism, but by attraction. Proselytism is a sinful attitude.”
In other words, it is not theologians across-the-board who are to be exiled to an island, but rather the primacy of Truth itself that is to be exiled, and of course the theologians who hold to such a primacy. It is quite clear from what has been said above, and especially clear from the tissue of lies which constitute the long document From Conflict to Communion, that heterodox theologians will not at all be exiled, but will have a pre-eminent place at the Pope’s table.It is in the light of this agenda that we may view the unprecedented total recasting of the membership of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
What all of this entails, as very clearly stated and examined in my articles, is the militant promotion of silence in regard to doctrinal differences, and instead, simply moving forward with the pastoral implementation of this agenda - just as the Pope earlier had instructed the Lutheran lady (who asked about the possibility of receiving Holy Communion with her Catholic husband) at an ecumenical service in Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,: “One baptism, one Lord, one faith. Talk to the Lord, and then go forward”.
What is demanded of us therefore is that we do everything possible to escape the island prepared for us, and clearly speak the Word:
“But men that speak truth shall be found with her [Wisdom], and shall advance, even till they come to the sight of God. Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner. For wisdom came forth from God: for praise shall be with the wisdom of God, and shall abound in a faithful mouth….(Ecclesiasticus 15:19-20)
And leave the rest to God, with peace and joy in our hearts, rooted in the certain knowledge that He shall triumph.
[Mr Larson's website is at http://www.waragainstbeing.com/ where you will find the articles that give the background to the betrayal at Lund]