Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them.” Presently, there’s an army of false prophets persuading people to accept something evil as good. The wolf in sheep’s clothing is diversity dressed up to look like Catholicity, but without a moral standard.
The Church of Christ is called “Catholic” because it’s the Greek word for universal. The term was coined by Saint Ignatius of Antioch in the first century. The Church is universal because it welcomes all people whether young or old, rich or poor, male or female, healthy or sick, from every nation, speaking every language and from every race, but the Church has requirements.
Before one is admitted to Baptism, the Church must discern whether the candidate truly believes in the creed with a loving and hopeful faith. Right action must back the words. So, the Church discriminates rightly between repentant and unrepentant sinners. Catholicity, then, is diversity with morality.
Another aspect of Catholicity is that it tends toward unity. The Church draws all people in to be assimilated to Christ at the center. The universality of the Church leads to ever greater unity. This is exemplified on Earth by the papacy, for the pope is its guardian.
Diversity as an end in itself, however, is not drawn inward to any kind of assimilation, but outward toward ever greater inclusivity. Diversity without a moral standard includes right and wrong, true and false, good and evil. The false prophets of diversity try to include different religions, even atheism, witchcraft and Satanism.
The recruitment of students by some colleges is based not on merit, but on how different they are so as to fulfill artificial quotas. They even pay people a lot of money to head offices of diversity to guarantee that no one speaks out against it. For these wolves in sheep’s clothing, male and female isn’t diverse enough, so they attempt to include the unnatural with the natural as if that’s better.
Diversity without morality, then, has become a false Catholicity promoted by the Devil who mocks the universality of the Church. As an end in itself, diversity is a false god that stretches ever outward to wider peripheries causing division, not unity.
Morality distinguishes good from evil and even what is better or worse, but now every value is treated as equal. For example, Barbie’s boyfriend, the Ken doll, can now be bought in a variety of shapes, colors and styles, even a fat, balding guy with glasses! Ironically, egalitarians condemn a hierarchy of values as judgmental, not realizing that they judge equality to be the absolute value.
Of course, for these wolves in sheep’s clothing, we should have open borders to welcome any number of immigrants indiscriminately. Globalists label those who try to regulate that flow prudently as racist, but they’re not. Every civilization must protect its culture by managing immigration so that certain standards are met and these people gradually assimilate, otherwise civilization disintegrates.
As inclusive as these wolves in sheep’s clothing pretend to be, nevertheless, they excommunicate those who don’t believe them. Catholics excommunicate themselves when they act in a mortally sinful way that separates themselves from Christ, but when people complain about diversity without morality, they are fired from their jobs, insulted or publicly attacked, perhaps even violently. Hence, “By their fruits you will know them.”
The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church # 141 reads: “In the diversity of cultures, the natural law unites peoples, enjoining common principles.”
Diversity within the Church is a natural function of its catholicity. When the church responds to increasing diversity, it does so because of Christ’s commandment and according to Scripture: Mark 13:10, 1 Corinthians 9:16, and Mark 24:14, in which we are all called to preach the gospel to the whole world.
Multiculturalism, however is a postmodern progressive idea. The idea is rooted in relativism, subjective emotionalism, and is, in itself, deliberately irrational. It does not seek to celebrate the diversities of cultures, as much as it does to relativize cultures, and therefore make our own culture less valuable.
Good job, fr. Gerry