Ecumenical mutism

Source: FSSPX News

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which ended on January 25, was the occasion for Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Council for Promoting Christian Unity, to congratulate himself on a positive assessment of ecumenism worldwide, in his view.  So he announced an upcoming Joint Declaration of Catholics and Lutherans.  He also insisted on making known “the intense friendship” that he maintains with representatives of the Jewish religion.

However, with respect to the dialogue with the Orthodox, the Swiss prelate acknowledges that it will be “a long process” riddled with “stumbling blocks”.  In discussing the situation of the Christians in Egypt, he admits that it is “difficult” and that the rise of Muslim fundamentalism makes him think of an “Islamist winter” rather than an “Arab spring”.  Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Council for Interreligious Dialogue, for his part, recently expressed regret that “the weight of fundamentalism threatens to make us forget the religious and spiritual dimension of Islam.”

These tragic circumstances, according to Cardinal Koch, call for “even more attention and solidarity” from Christians worldwide.  More ecumenism, perhaps?

In the name of ecumenism, it is necessary for those who see to say that they do not really see what they nevertheless see;  and those who are undergoing persecution must be silent.  The Church of silence today is muzzled by ecumenism.

Fr. Alain Lorans

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