On February 4th, Bergoglio signed a document, together with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, entitled A Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together. Most of it is what we heard over fifty years ago from Paul VI: what we call bom-fog. This is short for “brotherhood of man; fatherhood of God.” Put simply, it means that the naturalistic (and masonic) brotherhood of man cannot succeed without the help of religion. It is an implicit denial of the royalty of Christ, and of the necessity to be submitted to His rule in order to be saved and in order to achieve peace in this world. It is to affirm that the brotherhood of man can be achieved on purely naturalistic principles, but that it needs a spiritual dimension which only religion — any religion — can give. The Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes is loaded with this idea. It places the Church at the service of the naturalistic world which is trying to save itself without Christ, a fallen race placing its hope in its own ability to pull itself up from the depths of sin and its effects. It is atheistic inasmuch as it sees as the goal to be achieved only the purely natural goal of man: international peace, prosperity for all, human rights, and so forth. This is why Paul VI in 1965 told the United Nations that it was “the last hope of the world.”
Bergoglio, however, used the occasion to create a new heresy and blasphemy, namely that God wills the pluralism of religions. Here is the quotation:
Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action. The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race, and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives. Therefore, the fact that people are forced to adhere to a certain religion or culture must be rejected, as too the imposition of a cultural way of life that others do not accept.
Pope Gregory XVI in 1832, in the encyclical Mirari Vos, condemned freedom of conscience: “This shameful font of [religious] indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone.” Pope Pius IX reiterated this condemnation in 1864, in the encyclical Quanta Cura.
To my knowledge, however, no Modernist has said, to date, that God wills the pluralism of religions. This means that God wills heresy, blasphemy, and error in both the dogmatic and moral spheres. Can any blasphemy be more grave than this? Where does it say such a thing in Sacred Scripture? The Fathers? The teaching of the Church? Listen to Pope Pius XII in the discourse Ci Riesce of December 6th, 1953: “That which does not correspond to truth or to the norm of morality objectively has no right to exist, to be spread or to be activated.” How then could God actually will the existence of a false religion which denies His own revelation, and which places its blessing upon immorality?
This new heresy and blasphemy of Bergoglio’s, however, is nothing but the logical offspring of Vatican II’s ecumenism, and its affirmation of the relativism of truth which underlies ecumenism.