[quote=Ghosty]TNT: Care to supply your reference for Ecumenism meaning world socialism and one world religion?
Peace and God bless!
The UN :
by its very nature and declared aims, the UN seeks to embody the Modern State and to act as the supreme organ of the Universal Republic, the long-held dream of revolutionaries past and present.
Paul VI :
“Our message desires, above all, to be a solemn, moral ratification of this high Institution [United Nations]. This message is born from our historical experience. It is as a ‘specialist in humanity’ that we bring to this Organization the approval of our predecessors, the whole Catholic Episcopate and our own, convinced as we are that this Organization represents the obligatory pathway for modern civilization and world peace.” 22. Messaggio di Paolo VI all’ Assemblea Generale delle Nazioni Unite, in La visita di Paolo VI alle Nazioni Unite (Vatican: Libreria Editrice, 1966), p. 59.
Quibus quantisque, Blessed Pope Pius IX qualifies the seizure of the papal territories by the troops of Garibaldi and **Victor Emanuel ll as “the violent usurpation of this power [the temporal power of the Popes] which, by a singular disposition of Divine Providence, was given to the Roman Pontiff .
“Thanks to this condemnable writing, we can see, like one whose mask has been removed, the designs of the author and of all those who want to despoil the Holy See of her temporal sovereignty. What they want, the aim of their plots, is the destruction of our Most Holy Religion to its foundation.” 27. Pius IX, Allocution Multis gravibusque, December 17, 1860, in Recueil des allocutions, p. 429. .
To the Contrary - Paul VI
"He [the Pope] has no temporal power whatsoever, nor any ambition to compete with you. In fact, we have nothing to ask, no question to raise. At most, we ask only to express this desire, to make this request: that is, to be permitted to serve you in those matters within our competence, disinterestedly, with humility and love.” 24. Messaggio di Paolo VI all’ Assemblea Generale delle Nazioni Unite, in La visita di Paolo VI alle Nazioni Unite (Vatican: Libreria Editrice, 1966), p. 58.
And again-for the goals of the UN:
**Liberty: **"What you proclaim here are the fundamental rights and duties of man, his dignity, his liberty and, before all else, religious liberty. We consider you the interpreters of the highest part of what there is in human wisdom, we would almost say, **its [the UN’s] sacred character." 31. Idem, p. 67.
Equality: "The logic of our desire, which addresses, one could say, the structure of your Organization, leads us to add yet other directives. They are the following: let no one, as a member of your union, be be superior to the others: no one above anyone else. It is the rule of equality. 30. Ibid., p. 63.
Fraternity: "Your vocation is to bring about fraternity not only among some peoples, but all peoples. Is this a difficult undertaking? Undoubtedly. But that is the mission, such is your very noble mission. Who cannot see the need ***to gradually establish a world authority *that can act efficaciously in the juridical and political spheres?
“Again, we repeat our desire: go forward! We will say more: Do so in such a way as to reunite those who have fallen away from you, study a means to bring to your pact of fraternity . . . those who still are not participating in it.” 29. Ibid., p. 62.
John Paul II does the same.