For the first time in our sacred history, in defiance of 2,000 years of Catholic Teaching, it is ecclesiastical policy to accept members of false religions as they are, rather than combat their errors and work to convert them to the one true Church of Christ. This is especially evident in the well-known statement by Cardinal Walter Kasper, then-prefect of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Kasper said:
“… today we no longer understand ecumenism in the sense of a return, by which the others would ‘be converted’ and to return to being ‘Catholics’. This was especially abandoned at Vatican II.”
This statement, which scorns the thrice defined dogma that “outside the Church there is no salvation, “actually reflects the true “Spirit of Vatican II. “Father Joseph Ratzinger, in his 1966 book, `Theological Reflections of Vatican II’ , said the same thing about the Council’s new orientation to non-Catholics. Ratzinger explains:
“ The Catholic Church has no right to absorb the other Churches …[A] basic unity – of Churches that remain Churches, yet become one Church – must replace the idea of conversion, even though conversion retains its meaningfulness for those in conscience motivated to seek it.
From the book: The Revelations of the Holy Face of Jesus by John Vennari