Newly elevated Vincent Cardinal Nichols at a Hindu Temple–was he imitating John Paul II when he was in India? Who is ESH to judge?
The text of the original message sent out by Archbishop Nichols’ own
archdiocesan office seems to explain what he was doing at that Hindu temple:
“offering flowers at the altar of Hindu deities.” That says in his own words
what he was doing.
Later that phrase was removed from the website text by his
office because ESH is sure Nichols did not want people to think he really did do
such a thing. Otherwise, if it were not a problem or an obvious source
of scandal for the faithful, the archdiocese would’ve
left the the text as is, as it was originally written.
Are the faithful to nuance every detail about the pagan Hindu religion? No, that’s the job of the seminary theologically trained clerics, to not give what is a patently overt scandal of indifferentism and an apparent, even if not interiorly held, violation of the First Commandment, that there is no other god but the Triune Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, three persons in one god. All other gods are of the devil, says St Paul.
Let’s face it class: things are pretty bad when events like this happen
and when the faithful meekly accept them. ESH will not, and he encourages other
loyal, faithful Catholics to not allow faulty, weak pastors to throw open
the gate so the ravenous wolves can consume the unwitting flock.
What’s next? Making nice-nice with the head of the Church of England and the Grand Master of the Freemasons in the UK, the Duke of Kent?