Here is a quote from a few years ago: from Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk of Seoul:
"That is why we need Buddha's teaching more and more. We believe that we can solve the problems by following Buddha's compassion and practicing love, which is the fundamental teaching of all religions," he said.
You know someone has lost the plot or never had it in the first place, when the Catholic bishops in America--USCCB, hold a conference that has as part of it's title: "Take Refuge in Buddha". So wonder Catholics and the world as a whole are being moved more and more into confusion. Remember no one is witnessed to at these groups, [Catholicism does not hold the true gospel anyhow] the endeavor is to share and learn from each other's respective religions.
Things get even worse when a man who declares himself as "divine" is invited into a Catholic cathedral and rewarded. Basically this is the invitation of a man who by scriptural test is an antichrist [1 John 2:22] into your home turf. [warning: the link is to a Trad Catholic website]
No attempts to convert and with the blasphemy of inviting a would be "god-king" right into the room: idolatry is committed and this well known religious icon who works world wide for the unity of all religions, is given honor and praise:
Of course why wouldn't the Popes and Cardinal support the Dali Lama? He supports the same thing they do, holding the belief that the religions of the world should come together ["unity in diversity"] for world "peace".
"Thus, the point is clear: humanity needs all the world's religions to suit the ways of life, diverse spiritual needs, and inherited national traditions of individual human beings.
It is from this perspective that I welcome efforts being made in various parts of the world for better understanding among religions. The need for this is particularly urgent now. If all religions make the betterment of humanity their main concern, then they can easily work together in harmony for world peace."
It all "sounds good" but truth is thrown in the trash can, and this is about bringing humanity together into a seductive lie. It also brings up this verse. Dan 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Things are getting pretty bad out there. While Catholic nuns and monks are also building ashrams from the Hindu side, many are studying Buddhism, and Zen and there are even some out there who have mixed up a Revelation 17 Mystery Babylon blend of Zen Catholicism. Benoit Billot is just one example, of a Benedictine monk, who studied Buddhism and holds "meditative Masses" incorporating Buddhist theology. [see picture below]
One can also find many websites that mix and match the members of Mystery Babylon. Here is a website that is ran by a Zen Jesuit priest. A telling quote:
"The spirit at the zendo reflects and builds upon Kennedy's deep respect for and knowledge of Buddhism. It carries out the principles laid out in the Jesuit statement on mission and interreligious dialogue, which demands that Jesuits be not only familiar with the thought of men and women of other religious traditions, but be immersed with them in theological exchange and in a dialogue of life, action, and religious experience".Lest anyone think the Pope stands against this sort of thing, do not delude yourselves. Pope Benedict has had the standard meetings with the Dalai Lama though they have not been photographed as much as those of his predecessor.