President Trump’s inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service and Catholic Interfaith dialogue and Holy Mass


JANUARY 23, 2017

 


President Trump’s inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service and Catholic Interfaith dialogue and Holy Mass

 


 

Watching “Christian” America’s President Donald Trump’s televised inaugural prayer service live on CNN, I was struck by its similarities with Catholic Church-initiated interreligious dialogue events and Catholic-sponsored interfaith programmes, and with the Trump-like behaviour of many Catholics at Holy Mass.

Mr. Trump is a Presbyterian. A Protestant like his 44 predecessors excepting John F. Kennedy. One would imagine that in the United States of America, praying together for the new President would be a Christian event. But few know that most scholars, academicians and historians agree that America was not founded as a Christian nation; the founding fathers adhered to a form of “hybrid ‘theistic rationalism’. Still, its founding was “shaped by Christian morality“. “It created a regime that was hospitable to Christians, but also to practitioners of other religions.”

 


 

On January 21, 2017, “President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and their families attended the 58th Presidential Inauguration National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The interfaith service traditionally held the morning after the inauguration featured prayers and readings from religious leaders of many faiths, along with musical performances.” “The interfaith service is a tradition for new presidents and is hosted by the Episcopal parish.”

For Donald Trump, the prayer service was neither Christo-centric nor God-centric. It was Trump-centric.

I watched the entire service live on CNN and determined to record my observations, which I do here and now.

The videos that follow reveal a lot. Trump appeared to be conscious that the cameras would be focused on him and it did not seem to me that he was conscious that he was in the house of God (if you could call an Episcopal church one).

 

 

President Trump walks to his seat in the front pew smiling and greeting people on the way. While the other dignitaries are looking in the forward direction, he turns his back to the high altar during the entrance procession, says “hello” to and smiles and nods at some of the processing clergy, twiddles his fingers at others, and even reaches out shakes the hands of a couple of people in the procession. His wife Melania is almost equally distracted; she often sat cross-legged.

During the singing of The Star Spangled Banner, while everyone else had their hands over their hearts and looked straight ahead, Trump kept thumping his palm on his chest … and looking around him.

In contrast, Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife Karen are the very epitome of reverence and decorum. At most times during the service they have their hands folded prayerfully or use their hymn sheets; they do not talk to each other or anyone else or look around distractedly. The couple of times that he turned to Melania and Trump were presumably to make her aware of what was occurring and to give him a copy of the hymnal to use.

 

President Donald J. Trump Attends the National Prayer Service
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUU2ijzy9BE
43:23

 


Trump greeting people during the entrance procession

 

 



 


A very distracted Donald and Melania Trump

 

President Donald Trump Attends Inauguration National Prayer Service at the National Cathedral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs
1:18:20

 


Chatting; applauding a choral performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

During (L) and after (L) the solo rendition of the hymn “My God, How Great Thou Art” by Marlana VanHoose:


 

Trump greeting people during the recessional procession:

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


“It was a good show, thank you”

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCnYchWoIEY
1:16:06

Trump turning his back to the altar to watch the entrance procession:

 

 

 

 

 

Programme for January 21 at
https://cathedral.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Inaugural-Prayer-Service-2017.pdf

After the musical- and choral-preludes (Trump was 35 minutes late in arriving)…

Native American Invocation

Carlyle Begay, Navajo Nation, Navajo Way Prayer and Blessing

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnTQIAwMYVY

 

Welcome

The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington (Woman bishop of the Episcopal Church)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnTQIAwMYVY

 

Opening Acclamation

The Right Reverend James B. Magness, Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces & Federal Ministries, The Episcopal Church

 

Opening Prayer

The Very Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean, Washington National Cathedral (Episcopal Church)

 

Jewish Call to Prayer

Mikhail Manevich, Cantor, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, District of Columbia

The First Reading • 1 Kings 3:5–12, Rabbi Fred Raskind, Temple Bet Yam, St. Augustine, Florida

 


 

 

 

 

Prayers for those who govern

Evangelist Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, Priests for Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

A Prayer for Civil Leaders

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
(Mormons)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

Hymn

Marlana VanHoose, soloist

 

Muslim Call to Prayer

Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Imam, ADAMS Center, Sterling, Virginia

(Mohamed Magid of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society offers the Muslim call to prayer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_UAituWGwk)

 

The Second Reading • Surah Fatiha Sajid Tarar, Advisor, Medina Masjid, Baltimore, Maryland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

 

 

Prayers for Those who Serve

Pastor Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside & Irvine, California

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

A Prayer for Service to Others

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

 

Christian Call to Prayer

The Reverend Dr. Rosemarie Logan Duncan, Canon for Worship, Washington National Cathedral (Woman priest, Episcopal Church). She sang the Latin Kyrie Eleison (“Lord have mercy”, a prayer of repentance) which they termed as a Christian “call to prayer“.

The Third Reading • Romans 5:1-5 Dr. David Jeremiah, Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, California

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

Psalm 23, Dr. Ronnie W. Floyd, Senior Pastor, Cross Church, Arkansas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

The Fourth Reading • Matthew 5:1-10 Dr. David D. Swanson, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

Prayers for the People

Jesse Singh, Chairman, Sikhs of America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

Minister Ian McIlraith, Director of Youth Programs, Soka Gakkai International-USA, Santa Monica, California (a Japanese Buddhist religious movement based on the teachings of the 13th-century Japanese priest Nichiren)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

Anthony Vance, Director of Public Affairs, United States Baha’i Community

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

A Prayer for Peace

Cissie Graham Lynch, Samaritan’s Purse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Pastor Ramiro Peña, Senior Pastor, Christ the King Baptist Church, Waco, Texas

 

A Prayer for Our Country

His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
(CATHOLIC)

 

Closing Prayer

The Right Reverend James B. Magness, Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces & Federal Ministries, The Episcopal Church

 

The Blessing

The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington (Woman bishop of the Episcopal Church)


Dismissal

The Reverend Darrell Scott, Senior Pastor, New Spirit Revival Center, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

 

Participants (in order of participation)

The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Washington (Woman bishop of the Episcopal Church)

The Right Reverend James B. Magness, Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces & Federal Ministries, The Episcopal Church

The Very Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean, Washington National Cathedral (The Episcopal Church)

Mikhail Manevich, Cantor, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, District of Columbia

Rabbi Fred Raskind, Temple Bet Yam, St. Augustine, Florida

Evangelist Alveda, King Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, Priests for Life

Bishop Harry R. Jackson, Jr. Hope Christian Church, Beltsville, Maryland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

 

Narayanachar Digalakote, Senior Priest, Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Lanham, Maryland

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQGUYlB1aUs

Also see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3zVi5bWksU 01:07

 

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
(Mormons)

Imam Mohamed Magid, Executive Imam, ADAMS Center, Sterling, Virginia (Muslim)

Sajid Tarar, Advisor, Medina Masjid, Baltimore, Maryland (Muslim)

Pastor Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside & Irvine, California

Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

The Reverend Dr. Rosemarie Logan, Duncan Canon for Worship, Washington National Cathedral (The Episcopal Church)

Dr. David Jeremiah, Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, California

Dr. Ronnie W. Floyd, Senior Pastor, Cross Church, Arkansas

Dr. David D. Swanson, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida

Jesse Singh, Chairman, Sikhs of America

Minister Ian McIlraith, Director of Youth Programs, Soka Gakkai International-USA, Santa Monica, California

Anthony Vance, Director of Public Affairs, United States Baha’i Community

Cissie Graham Lynch, Samaritan’s Purse

Pastor Ramiro Peña, Senior Pastor, Christ the King Baptist Church, Waco, Texas

His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
(CATHOLIC)

The Reverend Darrell Scott, Senior Pastor, New Spirit Revival Center, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

 

Those in Procession

The Clergy and Canons of the Cathedral and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington

The Reverend Dr. Ronald E. Hawkins, Provost, Liberty University

Dr. Case Thorp, First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida

His Excellency Bishop Barry Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
(CATHOLIC)

The Reverend Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse & The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

 

The proceedings at Catholic-initiated interreligious dialogue and ecumenical inter-faith gatherings and prayer meetings are exactly the same as what transpired at Trump’s multi-faith inauguration.

All gods are the same, the roads of all religions lead to that god. The Catholic Faith is just one of those roads.

When Catholics participate in these ceremonies that put all gods on par with one another, they are denying both, the unicity of Jesus Christ and the unicity of the Catholic Faith that He founded.

When tragedy strikes America, their Presidents and leaders say to the affected, “Our thoughts and prayers are with you.” Prayers to who, to which of their many gods?

The other point that I would like to make through the images of Donald Trump that I reproduced in this report is of how ecumenicized or protestantized our own Holy Masses have become. We find people behaving exactly as he did at the inaugural prayer meeting, looking around irreverently, smiling and greeting others and even chatting them up. And applauding the presiding priest and the choir!

Some priests even blasphemously include the religious texts of other religions in the Order of the Mass!!

At the inaugural prayer, we see appeasement and obeisance of all gods from the Native American Indian to the anti-Christ Allah of the Muslims to the deities of a Hindu priest to the false god of the Mormon cult.

How often does this repeat itself at our “prayer meetings” and Holy Masses!

I have written a large number of files on these abuses at http://www.ephesians-511.net/liturgical-abuse.htm.

A few file titles and links to them are given on the last page of the present file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=30569:

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington offered a prayer for the United States during the interfaith inaugural prayer service on January 21. (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnTQIAwMYVY
[3:26:10] at 2:57:05)

 


 

 


 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/01/19/praying-at-the-inaugural-service-an-imam-a-rabbi-a-hindu-priest-and-an-abundance-of-pastors/:

The morning after he becomes president of the United States, Donald Trump will hear prayers at Washington National Cathedral from more than two-dozen spiritual leaders of a wide variety of faiths.

The National Prayer Service, an inauguration tradition that has come to include clergy from many religions, will this year feature representatives of the Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Baha’i, Navajo, Mormon, Greek Orthodox and many other faiths.

Some of the clergy, all of whom were announced as participants on Thursday, supported Trump during his campaign for president, such as prosperity gospel preachers Bishop Harry Jackson of Maryland and the Rev. Darrell Scott of Ohio.

[Paula White, prosperity preacher once investigated by the Senate, is a controversial pick for inauguration prayer]

Several come from the Washington area, including Priest Narayanachar L. Digalakote from the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Imam Mohamed Magid from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society Center in Sterling, and Jesse Singh, the chair of the Sikh Associations of Baltimore.

Others come from churches across the country. Christian denominations represented at the jam-packed prayer service include the Catholic Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, evangelical churches and several leaders of the Episcopal Church, which hosts the inaugural service every four years in its seat, Washington National Cathedral.

 

 

Relatives of two of the most influential American religious leaders in history will participate: Alveda King, who is a niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and an antiabortion activist, and Cissie Graham Lynch, a granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham.

[Who’s praying at the inauguration itself: Franklin Graham, Cardinal Dolan, and four more]

Not everyone asked to participate in the service this year said yes — one rabbi wrote in The Post this week about declining the invitation because of his opposition to Trump’s values. The service will include two Jewish clergy: Cantor Mikhail Manevich from the Washington Hebrew Congregation, a neighbor of Washington National Cathedral, and Rabbi Fred Raskind from Temple Bet Yam in St. Augustine, Fla.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/01/13/washington-national-cathedrals-decision-to-participate-in-trumps-inauguration-is-creating-tension/?utm_term=.15ffa0825e3a:

The inaugural participation has raised questions about the role of the cathedral, the historic home of the Episcopal Church, which has grown increasingly liberal in recent decades, including in its support of same-sex marriage, even as it has continued in its role as the nation’s spiritual home, hosting the funerals of prominent Americans and memorial services during national tragedies.

 

https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=30569:

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington offered a prayer for the United States during the interfaith inaugural prayer service on January 21.

The service, attended by President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence, took place on January 21 at the Episcopal Church’s National Cathedral in Washington.

Cardinal Wuerl prayed (See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnTQIAwMYVY [3:26:10] at 2:57:05):

Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage. Make us always remember your generosity and constantly do your will. Bless our land with honest industry, sound learning, and an honorable way of life. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Make us who come from many nations with many different languages a united people.

Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and peace in our land. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful; and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail. We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2017/01/21/trump-inaugural-events-end-in-prayer-at-national-cathedral/:

After Trump arrived, former Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay, a Navajo who is a member of Trump’s inauguration committee, began the service chanting the Navajo Way Prayer and Blessing as he walked up the center aisle. (See full programme for Jan 21 at https://cathedral.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Inaugural-Prayer-Service-2017.pdf)

The procession followed, during which the congregation sang “My country, ’tis of thee.”

Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde then welcomed the congregation “to this house of prayer for all people” and “to this hour of prayer for our nation, its leaders and all those who call this land their home.”

“As we mark this moment of political transition, let us all draw strength and courage from the sacred texts and songs and petitions, from the many traditions of our land, and may they inspire us always to seek divine assistance, care for another and live according to the highest aspirations to which God calls us as individuals and as a nation,” she said.

Among participants offering prayers were Elder D. Todd Christofferson, member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Evangelist Alveda King, Priests for Life director of civil rights for the unborn and Martin Luther King’s niece; Narayanachar Digalakote, senior priest, Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Lanham, Maryland; His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; Jesse Singh, chairman, Sikhs of America; Anthony Vance, director of public affairs, United States Baha’i Community; Cissie Graham Lynch,
Samaritan’s Purse & granddaughter of Billy Graham; and His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington.

As the altar party recessed, Trump shook hands with many participants…

Not everyone invited to participate in the service accepted and some of those who did faced criticism.

Rabbi Ari Plost of Congregation B’nai Abraham in Hagerstown, Maryland, wrote in the Washington Post that he declined because it would appear “callous” after he had spent 2016 helping congregants and others who were “overwhelmed and in tears from the constant rhetoric of antagonism and derision” of the campaign.

He said he planned to pray with his congregation on the Sabbath that day. “Each of us, in our own way, should use the occasion of this inauguration to rededicate ourselves to compassion and cohesion in our communities, lifted up by our creed of religious inclusivity and liberty,” he wrote.

Mohamed Magid, a Sudanese-American imam known for his interfaith work and who leads a network of 11 mosques in Northern Virginia known as the All-Dulles Area Muslim Society, faced critics on social media for agreeing to issue the Muslim call to prayer during the service.

Trump, his wife Melania and about 300 people attended a private church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church near Lafayette Square across from the White House the morning of the inauguration. The parish has traditionally offered that opportunity to incoming presidents. Trump’s was the 12th such service.

Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, preached the sermon at Trump’s request. The controversial preacher has spoken derisively of Muslims, Mormons, Roman Catholics and LGBTQI people in the past.

 

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-wuerl-prays-for-unity-at-inaugural-prayer-service-65405/:

Saturday’s prayer service at Washington National Cathedral in Northwest Washington, D.C. featured calls to prayer from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders, as well as prayer by Hindu, Sikh and Ba’hai leaders.

President Trump and his wife Melania were present, along with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen. Several nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor were also present in the audience.

The service was preceded by a choral prelude including the Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Catholic Church choir, from their parish in Southeast Washington, D.C., performing Gospel pieces.

Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of the cathedral, began by praying for God to “take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us.”

Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, led a “Prayer for Those Who Govern.”

Archbishop Demetrios of America, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, prayed for God to “deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you have given us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good.”

Near the end of the service, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. led the “Prayer for Our Country.”

“Bless our land with honest industry, sound learning, and an honorable way of life. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance; and from every evil way,” he prayed.

“Make us who come from many nations with many different languages a united people.”

On Friday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York read from the Book of Wisdom at the Presidential Inauguration on Capitol Hill, minutes before Trump took the Oath of Office and was sworn in as the country’s 45th president.

 

(Pre-inauguration “spiritual service” at St. John’s Episcopal Church)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/12/28/franklin-graham-cardinal-dolan-and-four-more-clergy-members-will-pray-at-trumps-inauguration/?utm_term=.a5bf4db3bb67:

The inaugural committee told The Post on Wednesday that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Rev. Franklin Graham, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White will all give readings at the ceremony.


Cardinal Timothy Dolan

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/preacher-pastor-robert-jeffress-islam-evil-gay-people-filthy-trump-inauguration-prayer-service-a7536926.html:

January 20, 2017

A pastor who has a long history of making incendiary remarks about Muslims, LGBT people and other Christian denominations will preach to Trump and his entourage at a traditional spiritual service for the President-elect before the official inauguration begins.

Trump’s inauguration committee have selected Pastor Robert Jeffress, leader of the First Baptist megachurch in Dallas, and frequent Fox News guest, to lead the service.

The highly controversial choice of preacher has previously called Islam and Mormonism heresies “from the pit of hell,” suggested that the Catholic church was led astray by Satan, and accused Obama of “paving the way” for the antichrist.

Mr. Trump, who is a Presbyterian, had no known connection to the pastor before his presidential bid.

Around 300 people will attend the private event at St. John’s Episcopal Church, across the street from the White House. 

 

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-dolan-prays-for-wisdom-as-trump-takes-office-38828/ :

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2017 / 02:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York prayed for God’s wisdom as Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday.   

“Give us wisdom, for we are Your servants, weak and short-lived, lacking in comprehension of judgment and of laws. Indeed, though one might be perfect among mortals, if wisdom which comes from You be lacking, we count for nothing,” Cardinal Dolan prayed from the ninth chapter of the Book of Wisdom at the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Friday, on the steps of the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building…

The prayers at the Inauguration were openly Christian, with a reading by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, an invocation by Pastor Paula White-Cain of the New Destiny Christian Center, and benedictions by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse, and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International.

 

In his Inauguration reading, Cardinal Dolan prayed for God’s wisdom for the country.

“Send her [wisdom] forth from your holy heavens, from your glorious throne dispatch her, that she may be with us and work with us, that we may grasp what is pleasing to you,” he read. “For she knows and understands all things, and will guide us prudently in our affairs and safeguard us by her glory. Amen.”

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., in a blog post on Friday, quoted from the “Prayer for Government” written by the first bishop in the U.S., Bishop John Carroll, for the first president George Washington, in 1791, in his prayer for the Inauguration.

“We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude President Donald Trump of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue and religion; by a faithful execution of the laws in justice and mercy; and by restraining vice and immorality.”

 

Extracts from Revolution and Counter-Revolution, 1959 and 1977 by Dr. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira:

… A whole chain of ideological systems … wide acceptance gave rise to the three great revolutions in the history of the West: the Pseudo-Reformation, the French Revolution, and Communism (cf. Leo XIII, apostolic letter Parvenu a la vingt-cinquieme annee, March 19, 1902, in Fr. John Wynne SJ., The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII, New York, Benziger Bros., 1903, pp. 559-560.)

[…] The Pseudo-Reformation [Protestantism -Michael] was a first revolution. It implanted, in varying degrees, the spirit of doubt, religious liberalism and ecclesiastical egalitarianism in the different sects it produced.

The French Revolution came next. It was the triumph of egalitarianism in two fields: the religious field in the form of atheism, speciously labeled as secularism; and the political field through the false maxim that all inequality is an injustice, all authority a danger, and freedom the supreme good.

Communism is the transposition of these maxims to the socio-economic field. (Pages 3, 4)

 

Secularism and interdenominationalism logically lead to amorality. (Page 106)

 

(One of the errors of egalitarianism):

c. Equality among the different religions.

All religious discrimination is to be disdained because it violates the fundamental equality of men. Therefore the different religions must receive a rigorously equal treatment. To claim that only one religion is true to the exclusion of the others amounts to affirming superiority, contradicting evangelical meekness, and acting impolitically, since it closes the hearts of men against it. (Page 48)

 

The Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church … is not merely a genus of the species churches. She is the only living and true Church of the living and true God, the only Mystical Spouse of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In relation to the other churches, she is not a greater and more brilliant diamond among smaller and less brilliant ones: She is the only true diamond among “similars” made of glass. (Page 130)

 

The book by the Catholic philosopher has been published in several editions and European languages. He is also the author of several other books some of which were acclaimed by cardinals and canonists. On one of them: “The Vatican’s Sacred Congregation of Seminaries and Universities called this work ‘a most faithful echo of all the Documents of the supreme Magisterium of the Church, including the luminous encyclicals Mater et Magistra of John XXIII and of Paul VI’.” (Foreword, pages xv, xvi)

Revolution and Counter-Revolution
was acclaimed by two Cardinals among others.

Revolution and Counter-Revolution
has been spread throughout the world without any of its theses being challenged as contrary to the Church’s Magisterium.” (Foreword, pages xvii)

 

SOME SELECTED RELATED FILES

QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 30-ECUMENISM WITH PROTESTANTS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/QUO_VADIS_PAPA_FRANCISCO_30-ECUMENISM_WITH_PROTESTANTS.doc

QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 23-THE LUTHERANIZATION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/QUO_VADIS_PAPA_FRANCISCO_23-THE_LUTHERANIZATION_OF_THE_CATHOLIC_CHURCH.doc

 

TESTEM BENEVOLENTIAE NOSTRAE
(ON [THE HERESY OF] AMERICANISM)
LEO XIII JANUARY 22, 1899

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/TESTEM_BENEVOLENTIAE_NOSTRAE.doc

[It concerned the heresy of Americanism to ensure that the Church in the United States did not allow the model of civil liberties to undermine the doctrine of the Church. Most historians believe the Papal letter was really directed at liberal currents in France after the French Revolution.]

ON THE HERESY OF AMERICANISM

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/ON_THE_HERESY_OF_AMERICANISM.doc

 

 

MIRARI VOS-ON LIBERALISM AND RELIGIOUS INDIFFERENTISM
GREGORY XVI AUGUST 15, 1832

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/MIRARI_VOS.doc

LIBERALISM AND LIBERAL THEOLOGY

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/LIBERALISM_AND_LIBERAL_THEOLOGY.doc

LIBERALISM IS A SIN

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/LIBERALISM_IS_A_SIN.doc

 

THE CATHOLIC JESUS IS NOT THE SAME AS THE PROTESTANT JESUS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/THE_CATHOLIC_JESUS_IS_NOT_THE_SAME_AS_THE_PROTESTANT_JESUS.doc

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE 01-POPE BENEDICT XVI

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/INTERRELIGIOUS_DIALOGUE_01-POPE_BENEDICT_XVI.doc

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE 02-GOA CATHOLICS OPPOSE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/INTERRELIGIOUS_DIALOGUE_02-GOA_CATHOLICS_OPPOSE.doc

INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE 03-THE FALSE KIND

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/INTERRELIGIOUS_DIALOGUE_03-THE_FALSE_KIND.doc

 

APPLAUSE, JOKES, AND SAYING GOOD MORNING AT MASS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/APPLAUSE_JOKES_AND_SAYING_GOOD_MORNING_AT_MASS.doc

ARCHDIOCESE OF MADRAS-MYLAPORE HOLY MASS-THE SACRIFICE OF CALVARY OR A BIRTHDAY PARTY?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/ARCHDIOCESE_OF_MADRAS-MYLAPORE_HOLY_MASS-THE_SACRIFICE_OF_CALVARY_OR_A_BIRTHDAY_PARTY.doc

BHARATANATYAM AT HOLY MASS AT CATHEDRAL OF ST THOMAS IN MADRAS-MYLAPORE ARCHDIOCESE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/BHARATANATYAM_AT_HOLY_MASS_AT_CATHEDRAL_OF_ST_THOMAS_IN_MADRAS-MYLAPORE_ARCHDIOCESE.doc

CHOIR AND THE LITURGY OF THE MASS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/CHOIR_AND_THE_LITURGY_OF_THE_MASS.doc

DRESS ETIQUETTE AND CONDUCT AT HOLY MASS

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/DRESS_ETIQUETTE_AND_CONDUCT_AT_HOLY_MASS.doc

MASS FOR SAI BABA DEVOTEES AT CATHEDRAL OF ST THOMAS IN MADRAS-MYLAPORE ARCHDIOCESE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/MASS_FOR_SAI_BABA_DEVOTEES_AT_CATHEDRAL_OF_ST_THOMAS_IN_MADRAS-MYLAPORE_ARCHDIOCESE.doc

PETS AT HOLY MASS AT CATHEDRAL OF ST THOMAS IN MADRAS-MYLAPORE ARCHDIOCESE

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/PETS_AT_HOLY_MASS_AT_CATHEDRAL_OF_ST_THOMAS_IN_MADRAS-MYLAPORE_ARCHDIOCESE.doc

 

ALLAH-IS HE GOD?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/ALLAH-IS_HE_GOD.doc

DO CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS WORSHIP THE SAME GOD?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/DO_CHRISTIANS_AND_MUSLIMS_WORSHIP_THE_SAME_GOD.doc

IS ISLAM A CHRISTIAN HERESY?

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/IS_ISLAM_A_CHRISTIAN_HERESY.doc

 

INDIAN CLERGY OBSESSED WITH THE HINDU DEITY GANESHA http://ephesians-511.net/docs/INDIAN_CLERGY_OBSESSED_WITH_THE_HINDU_DEITY_GANESHA.doc

VATHAPI GANAPATHIM-OBEISANCE TO GANESHA BY THE CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF INDIA

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/VATHAPI_GANAPATHIM-OBEISANCE_TO_GANESHA_BY_THE_CONFERENCE_OF_CATHOLIC_BISHOPS_OF_INDIA.doc


 

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