Blog note. What in the world is the Catholic Church doing attending the Bilderberg Conference? Oh, they must be concerned with saving the souls of the world’s elite and sharing the good news of the gospel with them? Will the “church’s” emissary speak of the need of forgiveness and salvation by the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ? I fear not. I find absolutely NO reason why the Catholic Church (or any other religious organizations) would concern themselves with, and get involved with, an organization of this type. Perhaps this church sees itself as being more important as participating in the politics and power structures of this world, than in sharing in the “great commission” of spreading the gospel. Ahhhh! A sign of the times we live in. End of note.
Really? The Catholic Church feels a need to participate?
Catholic News Agency, June 7-10, 2018
Dubbed by critics to be a kind of “global shadow government.” Cardinal Parolin’s participation may be an expression of the “culture of the encounter” encouraged by Pope Francis. The pope has often asked officials to engage a dialogue with the world. Receiving the Charlemagne Prize May 6, 2016, Pope Francis stressed that, ”today we urgently need to engage all the members of society in building ‘a culture which privileges dialogue as a form of encounter’ and in creating ‘a means for building consensus and agreement while seeking the goal of a just, responsive and inclusive society.’”
The cardinal’s participation in the Bilderberg Group could be part of a strategy of dialogue the Holy See is engaging with the small influential elite group. It is noteworthy that last year, Parolin took part in the World Economic Forum in Davos, and there he delivered a speech in which he listed the aims of pontifical diplomacy.