Catechism Series on the Basics of the Catholic Faith

New Humanism Advocates “Freedom” from God

As has been reported in the Catholic press, Pope Francis is calling upon the leaders of world religions and globalist agencies – as well as leaders in the world of politics, economics, science and education – to be at the Vatican on May 14, 2020,[1] for the signing of a Global Education Pact aimed at bringing about a “new humanism.”

In a videotaped message on September 12, 2019, in which the pope first announced his initiative, he said: “A global educational pact is needed to educate us in universal solidarity and a new humanism.”

God “Withdraws” so We Can Be “Free”

Archbishop Vincenzo Zani, Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, who has been tasked with organizing the event, explains the theological vision behind this “new humanism,” saying that God “withdraws” in order that man might be free. Vatican Abp organizing Global Education Pact touts pope’s ‘new humanism’ where God ‘withdraws’

In an interview with LifeSiteNews Vatican correspondent Diane Montagna, Zani made reference to “God who gives man strength, liberty, and life but leaves him free. It is an encounter of freedom.”

He said that the teaching on Creation – which he says is not exclusively a Christian one – places the focus on man. “It’s the centrality of the person. God creates but then withdraws. He leaves man, saying, ‘Go!’”

Montagna interjected: “Pardon me, but is this really the Christian idea of man’s creation? As Christians we do not believe in a God who leaves us alone. We believe in His supernatural action in the world.”

Zani responded, “Yes, but in the moment when God creates man, he gives him intelligence, heart, and the capacity for activity, and he tells him: ‘Go!’”

That glaringly contrasts Christ’s appeal to “Come, follow Me.” The idea that God withdraws to allow for the possibility of human freedom is a Masonic idea. It implies that if God doesn’t withdraw we are not free. It implies that our freedom consists in being away from God. It advocates the Masonic freedoms.

Our Freedom Is in God

The Church teaches that God is the source of our freedom, outside of which there is no human freedom. Our freedom is in Christ, which is why He is called Savior, since He saves or liberates us from the slavery of sin. This He does, not by withdrawing from us, but by moving closer to us. The closer He moves the freer we are, provided we let Him rule us. (Psalm 22)

It’s like a fish in a bowl. The more surrounded it is with water, the freer it is. And if we are surrounded with an infinite ocean of crystal blue majesty wherein we breath and have our life, we are truly free, but if that ocean casts us onto the shore and recedes from us, we are left to die, with no freedom, no happiness, no life.

Now atheists, modernists, and Freemasons see God as a “boogie-man” and, accordingly, they see His Commandments as oppressive rules that we need to be “liberated” from. Their idea of freedom is to escape God and live in their own hellish zone.

Accordingly, they maintain that there is no eternal damnation after death. [Ring any bells?] It calls to mind an often-expressed line of the Freemasons that “hell is nothing more than being away from God and what’s so bad about that!”

Now these snakes of the modernist school infiltrated the Second Vatican Council and they managed to gain considerable control of the conciliar drafting commissions, whereby the conciliar documents often reflect this idea that personal liberty takes precedence over God.

The Vatican II document on religious liberty, Dignitatis Humanae, is particularly pronounced in this, since it advocates the selfish rights of man, as if modern man is now a little god who can think for himself without a divine chaperone. Consider the opening paragraph:

“A sense of the dignity of the human person has been impressing itself more and more deeply on the consciousness of contemporary man, and the demand is increasingly made that men should act on their own judgment. [1]”

Then later, in Paragraph 11, we read:

“God has regard for the dignity of the human person whom He Himself created and man is to be guided by his own judgment and he is to enjoy freedom. [11]”

Hence, what we’re really seeing with Pope Francis’ “new humanism” is the plan of Vatican II coming to a head.  

Unfortunately, secular humanism is condemned by the Church, since it attaches prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of man and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems without divine guidance and help. Humanism seeks unity with man, not unity with God. 

The Global Education Pact seeks to indoctrinate man with this secular humanism aimed at strengthening his allegiance to the planet. The pope says an alliance is required “between the earth’s inhabitants and our ‘common home,’ which we are bound to care for and respect.”

What about our alliance with God? Has Francis considered the admonition of the Apostle James, who says that “the friendship of this world is the enemy of God” and that “Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world, becometh an enemy of God?” (James 4:4)

Hypocritical

Concerned Catholics have cited the hypocrisy of the pope’s Education Pact, arguing that it makes no reference to the prerogative of parents to be the primary educators of their children. At a time when the educational system has become nothing more than a political forum to pollute the minds of the young, the pope has a duty to exhort parents to assume the responsibility in educating their children themselves, i.e. to homeschool them.

Instead he subjects the children to the wiles of globalists who seek to educate them in the ways of Satan. The mere fact that the Global Education Pact will receive an estimated $26 billion a year in funding from pro-abortion globalists like Bill Gates and George Soros is enough reason to decry this to the heavens. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-urged-to-partner-with-top-population-controllers-on-popes-global-education-pact

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[1] Some news agencies are reporting that the Vatican is postponing this summit to October on account of the corona virus, and that the pact will instead be signed on October 15.

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