[quote=Dr. Bombay]Alright, Siscoe, why don’t you just come right out and say what you are implying by posting the private opinion of one cardinal?
No need for anymore **bolds **and underlines. Just come out and say it.
The Cardinal said it for me: I believe ecumenism is a deceipt of the anti-Christ. True ecumenism seeks to bring those outside of the Church into the one true Church. False ecumenism, on the other hand (which is practiced by most today), seeks to unite the true religion with false religions. Under the pontificate of John Paul II, Fr. Kaspers was promoted to Bishop and then Cardinal. Then he was made the president of “The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity”. The following is what Cardinal Kasper said about the current ecumenical movement:
“Today we no longer understand ecumenism in the sense of the ecumenism of return, by which the others would ‘be converted’ and return to being ‘Catholics’… each church has its own riches and gifts of the Spirit, and it is this exchange that unity is trying to be achieved, and not in the fact that we should become ‘Protestants’, or that the others should become ‘Catholics’ in the sense of accepting the confessional form of Catholicism.”
This was spoken by the person appointed under John Paul II to promote “Christian Unity”, and it expresses a completely heretical idea of “unity”
So yes, I agree with Cardinal Biffi, that, the current ecumenical movement appears "to be a worthy aim, but [is] in fact being used by the Antichrist in an attempt to water down and undermine Catholicism to the point where it collapsed."
Now, if you are interested in reading the Catholic view of true ecumenism, I would suggest the following encyclical by Pope Pius XI: