Archive for January, 2008

This is Not Entertainment

January 31, 2008

The research and writing presented on this blog is not intended as entertainment for a small group of readers. This is an informative blog and it’s intended that the information be passed along. So far, this has not happened in any significant way. I have not asked for money. I don’t ask for recognition. I only expect that those who benefit from this blog promote it to others so that they may also benefit. I believe this is reasonable. This blog is an activist effort and it should be engendering the same in others.

If you’re content to have Catholic prelates continue to peddle the ignominious lie that the tradition of post-Temple rabbinic Judaism has something to do with Christianity, and to live with the catastrophic consequences of that lie put into practice, I recommend that you continue as you have–continue suppressing this blog and the information uncovered by it. Put your support behind the old “resistance” who’d have you believe that Benedict the “conservative” and his papal rabbi-knights are “cleaning house.”

This is not directed to the handful of individuals who have made efforts to promote this information. Each reader knows where they stand on the matter.

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This is Not Entertainment

January 31, 2008

The research and writing presented on this blog is not intended as entertainment for a small group of readers. This is an informative blog and it’s intended that the information be passed along. So far, this has not happened in any significant way. I have not asked for money. I don’t ask for recognition. I only expect that those who benefit from this blog promote it to others so that they may also benefit. I believe this is reasonable. This blog is an activist effort and it should be engendering the same in others.

If you’re content to have Catholic prelates continue to peddle the ignominious lie that the tradition of post-Temple rabbinic Judaism has something to do with Christianity, and to live with the catastrophic consequences of that lie put into practice, I recommend that you continue as you have–continue suppressing this blog and the information uncovered by it. Put your support behind the old “resistance” who’d have you believe that Benedict the “conservative” and his papal rabbi-knights are “cleaning house.”

This is not directed to the handful of individuals who have made efforts to promote this information. Each reader knows where they stand on the matter.

More Signs of What to Expect from the October Synod

January 31, 2008

Background on this HERE and HERE. Apparently Cardinal Martini, who has called for this synod, intends that Christians learn from post-Temple rabbinic teaching. And note that Martini claims that the focus of this synod is to bring all things Catholic more into keeping with scripture–this even as it is reported that the scripture-based language of the Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the 1962 Latin missal will be altered to suit modern, non-biblical sensibilities.

Italian cardinal hopes synod helps draw Catholics closer to Scripture

By Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service–Jan-31-2008

ROME (CNS) — Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the retired archbishop of Milan and biblical scholar who repeatedly asked for a world Synod of Bishops on the Bible, said he hopes October’s synod on the topic will focus on practical pastoral initiatives to bring Catholics closer to the Scriptures.

The Oct. 5-26 synod should be “a pastoral discernment” aimed at helping the church offer Catholics “authentic itineraries of worship, prayer and service” based on the Bible, he said in an article published in La Civilta Cattolica, a Jesuit journal reviewed by the Vatican prior to publication.

Cardinal Martini said the synod also should be an “examination of conscience” of how well the church has put into practice the teachings of the Second Vatican Council’s document on divine revelation, “Dei Verbum.”

A chapter of the synod outline or “lineamenta,” published last April, focused on how the church nourishes itself with the word of God “in liturgy and in prayer, in evangelization and catechesis, in exegesis and in theology, and in the life of the believer,” he said.

“I think that all of these areas are important and deserve the attention of the synod fathers,” the cardinal said, particularly because too many Catholics still do not read the Bible on their own or in groups and only hear the Scriptures at Mass.

The cardinal said he hoped the synod would avoid “prolonged and abstract” discussions on matters already dealt with by the Second Vatican Council, such as the relationship between Scripture and tradition, or an examination of particular methods of biblical interpretation and scholarship.

Also, he said, focusing on “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” the synod’s theme, the gathering should avoid placing an emphasis on “individual revealed truths,” looking instead at the fact that God has revealed himself through the Scriptures.

Cardinal Martini said he hoped the synod would come up with concrete suggestions for bringing the Bible closer to the lives of Catholics.

He said his first suggestion would be that even at a daily Mass, where homilies usually are not given, the celebrant should offer a brief reflection — “no longer than three minutes” — on the day’s Scripture readings.

A more difficult, but essential task, he said, is finding ways to help Catholics learn to pray with the Scriptures during their private prayers.

Cardinal Martini, who taught in Jerusalem and lives there much of the year, said the synod also must remind Catholics how much the Jewish tradition and modern Jewish scholarship have to teach them about the Bible, particularly the Old Testament.

“It is not enough to avoid any anti-Semitic feelings,” he said. “One must reach the point of loving the Jewish people and all the expressions of their life and culture: their literature, art, folklore and religiousness. Only then can we establish those ties that will lead not only to overcoming mistrust and prejudices, but to collaborating for the good of humanity.”

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0800593.htm

More Signs of What to Expect from the October Synod

January 31, 2008

Background on this HERE and HERE. Apparently Cardinal Martini, who has called for this synod, intends that Christians learn from post-Temple rabbinic teaching. And note that Martini claims that the focus of this synod is to bring all things Catholic more into keeping with scripture–this even as it is reported that the scripture-based language of the Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the 1962 Latin missal will be altered to suit modern, non-biblical sensibilities.

Italian cardinal hopes synod helps draw Catholics closer to Scripture

By Cindy Wooden

Catholic News Service–Jan-31-2008

ROME (CNS) — Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the retired archbishop of Milan and biblical scholar who repeatedly asked for a world Synod of Bishops on the Bible, said he hopes October’s synod on the topic will focus on practical pastoral initiatives to bring Catholics closer to the Scriptures.

The Oct. 5-26 synod should be “a pastoral discernment” aimed at helping the church offer Catholics “authentic itineraries of worship, prayer and service” based on the Bible, he said in an article published in La Civilta Cattolica, a Jesuit journal reviewed by the Vatican prior to publication.

Cardinal Martini said the synod also should be an “examination of conscience” of how well the church has put into practice the teachings of the Second Vatican Council’s document on divine revelation, “Dei Verbum.”

A chapter of the synod outline or “lineamenta,” published last April, focused on how the church nourishes itself with the word of God “in liturgy and in prayer, in evangelization and catechesis, in exegesis and in theology, and in the life of the believer,” he said.

“I think that all of these areas are important and deserve the attention of the synod fathers,” the cardinal said, particularly because too many Catholics still do not read the Bible on their own or in groups and only hear the Scriptures at Mass.

The cardinal said he hoped the synod would avoid “prolonged and abstract” discussions on matters already dealt with by the Second Vatican Council, such as the relationship between Scripture and tradition, or an examination of particular methods of biblical interpretation and scholarship.

Also, he said, focusing on “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” the synod’s theme, the gathering should avoid placing an emphasis on “individual revealed truths,” looking instead at the fact that God has revealed himself through the Scriptures.

Cardinal Martini said he hoped the synod would come up with concrete suggestions for bringing the Bible closer to the lives of Catholics.

He said his first suggestion would be that even at a daily Mass, where homilies usually are not given, the celebrant should offer a brief reflection — “no longer than three minutes” — on the day’s Scripture readings.

A more difficult, but essential task, he said, is finding ways to help Catholics learn to pray with the Scriptures during their private prayers.

Cardinal Martini, who taught in Jerusalem and lives there much of the year, said the synod also must remind Catholics how much the Jewish tradition and modern Jewish scholarship have to teach them about the Bible, particularly the Old Testament.

“It is not enough to avoid any anti-Semitic feelings,” he said. “One must reach the point of loving the Jewish people and all the expressions of their life and culture: their literature, art, folklore and religiousness. Only then can we establish those ties that will lead not only to overcoming mistrust and prejudices, but to collaborating for the good of humanity.”

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0800593.htm

Judaism’s Prophesies Come From Children, Mentally Deranged Persons and Birds

January 31, 2008

In keeping with Cardinal Martini’s wishes, I bring teachings from the rabbinic tradition. This is the religion of Judaism which Vatican prelates claim Christianity has “sprung from”–a religion whose prophets are children, mentally deranged persons and birds:

“Ever since the day that the Temple was destroyed, prophesy has been taken from the prophets and given to fools and children.” (Babylonian Talmud, Bava Bathra 12b)

The Talmud passage then goes on to give examples of rabbis receiving prophesies from a lunatic and a child.

Another example from Zohar:

Rabbi Hiyya said, “Thirty days before a nation rises to power or is taken by calamity on earth, that event is proclaimed to the world. Sometimes it is proclaimed by the mouths of children, sometimes through people who have no sense, and sometimes that word is transmitted through the mouths of birds, who announce it to the world, yet no one notices.” (Zohar II 6b)

This Zohar passage then goes on to give accounts of rabbis receiving prophetic messages from a bird as it flies in the sky and from passing children.

A recent example of this belief in practice was documented at this blog at the following link:

Kabbalists: Great, Miraculous War Coming

Judaism’s Prophesies Come From Children, Mentally Deranged Persons and Birds

January 31, 2008

In keeping with Cardinal Martini’s wishes, I bring teachings from the rabbinic tradition. This is the religion of Judaism which Vatican prelates claim Christianity has “sprung from”–a religion whose prophets are children, mentally deranged persons and birds:

“Ever since the day that the Temple was destroyed, prophesy has been taken from the prophets and given to fools and children.” (Babylonian Talmud, Bava Bathra 12b)

The Talmud passage then goes on to give examples of rabbis receiving prophesies from a lunatic and a child.

Another example from Zohar:

Rabbi Hiyya said, “Thirty days before a nation rises to power or is taken by calamity on earth, that event is proclaimed to the world. Sometimes it is proclaimed by the mouths of children, sometimes through people who have no sense, and sometimes that word is transmitted through the mouths of birds, who announce it to the world, yet no one notices.” (Zohar II 6b)

This Zohar passage then goes on to give accounts of rabbis receiving prophetic messages from a bird as it flies in the sky and from passing children.

A recent example of this belief in practice was documented at this blog at the following link:

Kabbalists: Great, Miraculous War Coming

Benedict’s Elder Brother, Israeli Chief Rabbi Calls For Religious/Ethnic Cleansing

January 29, 2008

Last year this lunatic Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” Yona Metzger was given a platform at the Vatican to pronounce that “lack of action against [Iran] is a cardinal sin.” Benedict supported Rabbi Metzger’s edict by encouraging Christians to cooperate with “Jews” (but not Muslims) “for justice and peace in the world.” This must be the “justice and peace” he had in mind.

background here:

Rabbinic Moralizing and Warmongering from Rome

Gazans belong in Sinai, says Chief Rabbi Metzger

By Saul Sadka, Haaretz

January 28, 2008

LONDON – Gazans should be transfered to the Sinai Peninsula where a Palestinian state could be constructed for them in the desert, according to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, in an interview with the British weekly “The Jewish News.”

Metzger also said that while Muslims should be allowed to pray in the mosques on the Temple Mount, Muslims “have no connection to Jerusalem”, and must recognize that Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. Muslims have Mecca and Medina, “you don’t need a third place.”

Metzger called for Britain, the European Union and the United States to assist in the construction of a Palestinian state in the Sinai Desert. According to Metzger, the plan would be to “take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains, buses, cars, like in Arizona. This will be a solution for the poor people – they will have a nice county, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/948977.html

Video of the above mentioned interview with Rabbi Metzer is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8KR3dIAjM4&eurl=http://www.totallyjewish.com/

And note that the Rabbi proposes that the U.S., Great Britain and the European Union pay for his ethnic cleansing plan. And this, after he declares that as a “religious” figure he doesn’t make political statements!

Also see:

Israeli Chief Rabbi Thanks Bush for War On Iraq

A Heartwarming Elder Brother Tale

Benedict’s Elder Brother, Israeli Chief Rabbi Calls For Religious/Ethnic Cleansing

January 29, 2008

Last year this lunatic Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” Yona Metzger was given a platform at the Vatican to pronounce that “lack of action against [Iran] is a cardinal sin.” Benedict supported Rabbi Metzger’s edict by encouraging Christians to cooperate with “Jews” (but not Muslims) “for justice and peace in the world.” This must be the “justice and peace” he had in mind.

background here:

Rabbinic Moralizing and Warmongering from Rome

Gazans belong in Sinai, says Chief Rabbi Metzger

By Saul Sadka, Haaretz

January 28, 2008

LONDON – Gazans should be transfered to the Sinai Peninsula where a Palestinian state could be constructed for them in the desert, according to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, in an interview with the British weekly “The Jewish News.”

Metzger also said that while Muslims should be allowed to pray in the mosques on the Temple Mount, Muslims “have no connection to Jerusalem”, and must recognize that Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. Muslims have Mecca and Medina, “you don’t need a third place.”

Metzger called for Britain, the European Union and the United States to assist in the construction of a Palestinian state in the Sinai Desert. According to Metzger, the plan would be to “take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains, buses, cars, like in Arizona. This will be a solution for the poor people – they will have a nice county, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/948977.html

Video of the above mentioned interview with Rabbi Metzer is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8KR3dIAjM4&eurl=http://www.totallyjewish.com/

And note that the Rabbi proposes that the U.S., Great Britain and the European Union pay for his ethnic cleansing plan. And this, after he declares that as a “religious” figure he doesn’t make political statements! Pure rabbinic clownery.

Also see:

Israeli Chief Rabbi Thanks Bush for War On Iraq

A Heartwarming Elder Brother Tale

The Purpose of Damien Thomson’s Cheerleading

January 27, 2008

Readers of this blog will have anticipated this since November 2007 when Damien Thomson’s strange campaign to paint Benedict as a staunch conservative was addressed. Read that blog entry here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/11/benedict-has-fans-in-neocon.html

A few days ago we disposed with the argument that the language of the prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the Good Friday liturgy is “offensive” “antisemitism”, showing that the language is taken from the Old Testament which today’s “Jews” hold up as their totem. Read that blog entry here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/01/rabbis-hatred-for-good-friday-liturgy.html

Now, from The Catholic Herald, a truly offensive neocon rag for which Damien Thomson serves as chief editor, we see this editorial in which it is argued that the language of the Good Friday liturgy should be changed because it is “insulting,” “offensive” and “antisemitic.”

Also, a strange historical-relativist argument is put forth that in order for the 1962 Latin Missal to be part of a “living heritage” it must conform to the present “legitimate” zeitgeist, which, consequently, is absolutely foreign to, and is indeed hostile to the 2000-year tradition of the Church founded on immutable truths. The implication is that failure to bring the Latin Missal into conformity with the Holocaustolatry of our times, where everything is gauged in reference to the Auschwitz homocidal gas chambers myth instead of the true point of reference– Calvary, will render the Latin Mass part of a “dead,” “antisemitic” heritage, and those who adhere to it, loathsome “Jew-haters.”

A Missal for the 21st century

If it is true that Pope Benedict is to rewrite the traditional Latin Good Friday Prayer from the 1962 (Tridentine) Missal to remove insulting references to the “blindness” of the Jews, then we warmly welcome his initiatives. For, in doing so, the Holy Father will send out two powerful signals.

First, that the language of the prayer is offensive. These patronising references to the Jews are an invitation to anti-Semitism – indeed, precisely the sort of anti-Semitism that lurks on the fringes of the traditionalist movement, though the problem is largely confined to communities outside the official structures of the Church. In future, no one will be able to invoke an approved Missal to justify anti-Jewish feeling. Some Lefebvrists may throw up their hands in horror, but that helps explain why they are not in full communion with the Holy See.

Second, the apparent willingness of the Holy Father to rewrite a controversial prayer from the “Tridentine Rite” (as it was once known) underlines a crucial point: that the 1962 Missal of Blessed Pope John XXIII forms part of the Church’s living liturgical heritage. As Pope Benedict’s apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum made clear, the classical form of the Roman Rite may not be the normative text of the Mass, but it enjoys full parity with the 1970 Missal.

The rights of Catholics who prefer the classical form to the Novus Ordo have been obscured for 40 years; they were restored on July 7, 2007, though we may have to wait before local bishops accept the new reality. But with rights come responsibilities. If traditionalists are to rebut the charge that their liturgical preferences are a reflection of their nostalgia, then they must demonstrate that the classical rite is as suited to the 21st century as it was to the 16th. One way to do this is to accept that the older Missal is not set in stone – how could it be, when it bears the date of 1962? – and can be revised to take account of the legitimate sensibilities and insights of our own generation. Then it will truly deserve the title of the Missal of the Ages.

The rights of Catholics who prefer the classical form to the Novus Ordo have been obscured for 40 years; they were restored on July 7, 2007, though we may have to wait before local bishops accept the new reality. But with rights come responsibilities. If traditionalists are to rebut the charge that their liturgical preferences are a reflection of their nostalgia, then they must demonstrate that the classical rite is as suited to the 21st century as it was to the 16th. One way to do this is to accept that the older Missal is not set in stone – how could it be, when it bears the date of 1962? – and can be revised to take account of the legitimate sensibilities and insights of our own generation. Then it will truly deserve the title of the Missal of the Ages.

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features_opinion/features_4.html

One statement from Thomson’s scribblings is worth repeating:


In future, no one will be able to invoke an approved Missal to justify anti-Jewish feeling. Some Lefebvrists may throw up their hands in horror, but that helps explain why they are not in full communion with the Holy See.

Thomson is either too stupid to realize that the Good Friday liturgy’s “anti-Jewish” language is scripture-based, or he thinks traditionalists are too stupid to know it themselves. Judging from the wholly inadequate traditionalist commentary on this issue, one wonders if he’d be correct in assuming ignorance on their part.

The Purpose of Damien Thomson’s Cheerleading

January 27, 2008

Readers of this blog will have anticipated this since November 2007 when Damien Thomson’s strange campaign to paint Benedict as a staunch conservative was addressed. Read that blog entry here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/11/benedict-has-fans-in-neocon.html

A few days ago we disposed with the argument that the language of the prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the Good Friday liturgy is “offensive” “antisemitism”, showing that the language is taken from the Old Testament which today’s “Jews” hold up as their totem. Read that blog entry here:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/01/rabbis-hatred-for-good-friday-liturgy.html

Now, from The Catholic Herald, a truly offensive neocon rag for which Damien Thomson serves as chief editor, we see this editorial in which it is argued that the language of the Good Friday liturgy should be changed because it is “insulting,” “offensive” and “antisemitic.”

Also, a strange historical-relativist argument is put forth that in order for the 1962 Latin Missal to be part of a “living heritage” it must conform to the present “legitimate” zeitgeist, which, consequently, is absolutely foreign to, and is indeed hostile to the 2000-year tradition of the Church founded on immutable truths. The implication is that failure to bring the Latin Missal into conformity with the Holocaustolatry of our times, where everything is gauged in reference to the Auschwitz homocidal gas chambers myth instead of the true point of reference– Calvary, will render the Latin Mass part of a “dead,” “antisemitic” heritage, and those who adhere to it, loathsome “Jew-haters.”

A Missal for the 21st century

If it is true that Pope Benedict is to rewrite the traditional Latin Good Friday Prayer from the 1962 (Tridentine) Missal to remove insulting references to the “blindness” of the Jews, then we warmly welcome his initiatives. For, in doing so, the Holy Father will send out two powerful signals.

First, that the language of the prayer is offensive. These patronising references to the Jews are an invitation to anti-Semitism – indeed, precisely the sort of anti-Semitism that lurks on the fringes of the traditionalist movement, though the problem is largely confined to communities outside the official structures of the Church. In future, no one will be able to invoke an approved Missal to justify anti-Jewish feeling. Some Lefebvrists may throw up their hands in horror, but that helps explain why they are not in full communion with the Holy See.

Second, the apparent willingness of the Holy Father to rewrite a controversial prayer from the “Tridentine Rite” (as it was once known) underlines a crucial point: that the 1962 Missal of Blessed Pope John XXIII forms part of the Church’s living liturgical heritage. As Pope Benedict’s apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum made clear, the classical form of the Roman Rite may not be the normative text of the Mass, but it enjoys full parity with the 1970 Missal.

The rights of Catholics who prefer the classical form to the Novus Ordo have been obscured for 40 years; they were restored on July 7, 2007, though we may have to wait before local bishops accept the new reality. But with rights come responsibilities. If traditionalists are to rebut the charge that their liturgical preferences are a reflection of their nostalgia, then they must demonstrate that the classical rite is as suited to the 21st century as it was to the 16th. One way to do this is to accept that the older Missal is not set in stone – how could it be, when it bears the date of 1962? – and can be revised to take account of the legitimate sensibilities and insights of our own generation. Then it will truly deserve the title of the Missal of the Ages.

The rights of Catholics who prefer the classical form to the Novus Ordo have been obscured for 40 years; they were restored on July 7, 2007, though we may have to wait before local bishops accept the new reality. But with rights come responsibilities. If traditionalists are to rebut the charge that their liturgical preferences are a reflection of their nostalgia, then they must demonstrate that the classical rite is as suited to the 21st century as it was to the 16th. One way to do this is to accept that the older Missal is not set in stone – how could it be, when it bears the date of 1962? – and can be revised to take account of the legitimate sensibilities and insights of our own generation. Then it will truly deserve the title of the Missal of the Ages.

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features_opinion/features_4.html

One statement from Thomson’s scribblings is worth repeating:


In future, no one will be able to invoke an approved Missal to justify anti-Jewish feeling. Some Lefebvrists may throw up their hands in horror, but that helps explain why they are not in full communion with the Holy See.

Thomson is either too stupid to realize that the Good Friday liturgy’s “anti-Jewish” language is scripture-based, or he thinks traditionalists are too stupid to know it themselves. Judging from the wholly inadequate traditionalist commentary on this issue, one wonders if he’d be correct in assuming ignorance on their part.