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The Hindu Mary

I stated in More Marian Madness that

"by redirecting thought towards Mary as the proposed 'Spiritual Mother' of all humanity, Rome is attempting to draw Islam within her skirts."

Now we discover that the proposed fifth Marian dogma also targets Hinduism.

In a recent interview, Cardinal Vithayathil, one of the five cardinals who sent a letter in January inviting prelates worldwide to join them in petitioning Benedict  XVI to declare a fifth Marian dogma, which they said would "proclaim the full Christian truth about Mary," stated that:

"An antidote to the challenges facing the Church and society today is the glorification of Mary through the proclamation of a fifth Marian dogma..."

During the interview, Cardinal Vithayathil, major archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly,and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, was asked why he thought the time was right for the declaration of the fifth Marian dogma:

"Mary has through private revelations like those at Lourdes, Fatima, etc., made known that in the sad situations of the world today God wishes as an antidote the glorification of his mother through the recitation of the holy rosary, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, etc.

"The fifth Marian dogma would certainly improve the world situation through the prayers of Mary to her divine Son. Many believe that the danger of Marxist Communism was averted by the apparitions of Mary at Lourdes, Fatima, etc., and the consequent increase in devotion to Mary.

"The greatest threat that the Catholic Church faces today is consumerist relativism that has greatly affected the Western Church and even the Churches in Asia. I believe that it can be overcome by honoring Our Lady with the proposed dogma."

The Cardinal was then asked if he thought the Marian declaration would hurt the Church's  ecumenical campaign:

"Not only will the solemn definition never hurt the ecumenical movement, but it will positively enhance it. I feel that it is God’s will that we should honor Our Lady in a special way at this juncture of world history...

"Almighty God is the Lord of history and he can always overcome the effects of disunity caused by human weakness. The Hindu communities in India are extremely open to the concept of 'Mother...'

Cardinal Vithayathil went on to say that a solemn definition of Mary's spiritual motherhood in her roles as co-redemptrix, mediatrix of all graces and advocate would:

"bring more peace built on justice in the world. It will give a new spurt to evangelization. It will bring about greater devotion to Mary and confidence in her intercessory power."

So, the end-game for the Roman Catholic Church is to lift up their Queen of Heaven to such heights that she will seamlessly merge with all the other "mother goddess" incarnations of paganism so that all the world will come to rest in her shade - and by extension to trust in her most devoted worshipper.

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