Archive for the ‘Benedict XVI’ Category

Benedict XVI to Further Alter 1962 Missal

October 16, 2011
From Chiesa:

“The activity of the Holy See” is a hefty volume that gives a year-by-year account of the actions of the pope and the Roman curia. It is an “unofficial publication,” as specified on the frontispiece, but in spite of this it contains not a little information, sometimes rather unusual, that cannot be found in other Vatican sources.

To verify this it is enough to leaf through the latest edition, on the activities of 2010, which has just been printed by Libreria Editrice Vaticana (1343 pp., 80.00 euro).

In it we learn, for example:

… that a joint commission was set up, with experts of the commission “Ecclesia Dei” and of the congregation for divine worship, for the “updating” of the commemorations of the saints and the “possible insertion of new prefaces” into the preconciliar Roman missal of 1962, to which Benedict XVI gave full citizenship in 2007 …

Full article:

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1349490?eng=y

And some context from the pope’s brother rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein:

“There still is resistance to the new teachings in some traditional Catholic circles, still much work to be done to erase old ideas.” (Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, “The Catholic Church and the Jews,” Cross-Currents, July 3, 2009)


“The differences between accepted Church teaching and this group of Latin-speaking extremists are not subject to reconciliation.” (Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, Wiesenthal Center, January 23, 2009)

Also see:

Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein on Traditional Catholicism

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard of Ecclesia Dei Commission Studying Talmud at NY Yeshiva

Ecclesia Dei Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos Lauded Sheilding of Admitted Sex Predator from Justice

Pope Greets His Brother Rabbis for their Lying, Voodoo Holidays

October 4, 2011
Lying (HERE), Voodoo (HERE, HERE) Judaism which the Pope wants to draw you closer to. Pope Benedict’s brother Rabbi Di Segni, inter alia,  republished the “Toledoth Jeshu” which makes a mockery of Jesus Christ who the Pope claims to represent.

Pope Offers Rosh Hashanah Greetings

JTA

October 02, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI sent out a High Holidays message auguring peace, justice and friendship in the Jewish New Year.

In a message addressed to Rome’s chief rabbi, [and liar] Riccardo Di Segni, the pope expressed his hope that “these important feasts may be an occasion for many blessings from on high, and a source of infinite grace.”

The pope added, “May the desire grow in all of us to promote justice and peace in the world, which has great need of authentic witnesses of truth. May God in his goodness protect the Jewish community and allow us to deepen our friendship, both here in Rome and all over the world.”

http://www.forward.com/articles/143757/

Pope Appoints Fanatical Zionist to Church’s Highest Court

June 6, 2011

… from which position he will serve counterfeit Israel.


When Jaeger was asked [by the Israeli press] yesterday whether he feels Israeli, he replied, “at least as much as you do,” adding, “I’m just like any Israeli citizen who works for an international organization situated outside the country – just like there are Israelis at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the UN in New York or UNESCO in Paris. I am in a supra-national international body, that’s the only the difference.”

“I’m a loyal and patriotic son of our people and our country,” he said. “After all, that was the whole point of the Jewish people’s emancipation in the 19th century, that we would become a nation, not a religious minority among gentiles.

For a clear understanding of Zionist Jeager’s statement, “that was the whole point of the Jewish people’s emancipation in the 19th century, that we would become a nation, not a religious minority among gentiles,” please see Revisionist History Newsletter No. 40 on Moses Hess or the pages on Moses Hess in Judaism Discovered.


Israeli Jew turned Catholic priest named head of papal court

David Maria Jaeger, a native of downtown Tel Aviv who converted to Catholicism, will become a prelate auditors of the Roman Rota, one of the chief papal law courts of the Catholic church.

Tomer Zarchin – Haaretz

David Maria Jaeger, a Catholic priest who converted from Judaism, will be installed this morning as a prelate auditor of the Roman Rota, a papal law court that serves as the chief appellate court of the Catholic Church.

Jaeger has come a long way from his youth in downtown Tel Aviv. He attended Bilu Elementary School, at that time a school for Tel Aviv’s religious Zionist bourgeoisie, studied at the Zeitlin religious high school and from there, went all the way to the Holy See’s highest court.

His sister Leah flew in from Israel yesterday morning for the event, bringing a special sculpture made especially for the new auditor by Menashe Kadishman. The artist hammered out the image of Jesus on the cross, with his head on the upper edge of the cross and his hands bound to its sides.

Attorney Chaim Stanger, a close friend of Jaeger’s from their days together at Bilu, was also invited, but will be unable to attend because he has been under house arrest for the last few months.

Jaeger’s appointment to the Holy See’s highest judicial body – comprising 20 auditors hand-picked by the pope and headed by Dean of the Rota Antoni Stankiewicz – is considered a personal sign of appreciation by the pope for Jaeger’s years as legal adviser to the delegation that negotiated the Vatican’s Fundamental Agreement with Israel. This pact, signed in 1993, enabled the establishment of diplomatic relations between the parties the following year.

Jaeger, 56, was born in Tel Aviv to Gershon, a legendary history teacher at the Ironi A High School, and Dvora, who served as Brazil’s deputy consul in Israel.

“He was a genius, physically large, an intellectual at a young age,” Stanger said. “He spoke unusually maturely for his age. And children abused and hurt him.”

As a teenager, Stanger continued, “Jaeger disappeared for six years.” When he returned, at 22, he met Stanger and told him, “You know, I’m now in the church.”

“I have a black hole regarding the period between the ages of 16 and 22,” Stanger said. “He returned a doctor of theology and never spoke of the process he underwent. He told me, ‘Chaim, when the time comes, we’ll talk.'”

In the 1980s, Stanger came to his friend’s aid, defending him in a report that Channel 1 television did about Jaeger. Rabbi Shlomo Goren, at whose north Tel Aviv synagogue Jaeger’s father prayed, had attacked the younger Jaeger, terming him a meshumad – a derogatory word for someone who converts away from Judaism that literally means “destroyed.”

Jaeger asked Stanger to defend him, and the latter told Channel 1, “A person cannot be wiped out, his soul cannot be killed.”

Stanger noted that Jaeger’s father acted “as if he didn’t know his son had converted to Christianity, because as I understood it, this wasn’t something they spoke about. But he was loved by both his parents; his mother also gave him support and love.”

Another person who became Jaeger’s friend is Prof. Arie Nadler, a former dean of Tel Aviv University’s School of Social Sciences. The two met several years ago at a university symposium on the subject of prejudice.

“He came dressed as a Franciscan priest, but he was immediately familiar to me,” Nadler said yesterday. “He looked just like his father, who was my admired history teacher at Ironi A and a significant and special figure in my life. He began to tell us about himself, and it was very exciting to me. We met several times, in Rome as well, and we became friends.

“He is a special man,” Nadler continued. “He’s told me about his deep ties to Israel. We didn’t delve deeply into the reasons for his Christianity. He only gave hints.”

When Jaeger was asked yesterday whether he feels Israeli, he replied, “at least as much as you do,” adding, “I’m just like any Israeli citizen who works for an international organization situated outside the country – just like there are Israelis at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the UN in New York or UNESCO in Paris. I am in a supra-national international body, that’s the only the difference.”

“I’m a loyal and patriotic son of our people and our country,” he said. “After all, that was the whole point of the Jewish people’s emancipation in the 19th century, that we would become a nation, not a religious minority among gentiles. A person can live according to his conscience, he can not believe in any religious faith or believe in one rather than another, all according to his own intellectual conscience.”

Jaeger held two important positions en route to this appointment: legal adviser to the Holy See in the negotiations with Israel and, in the 1990s, head of the Diocesan court of Austin, Texas, which rules on issues of canon law such as marriage annulments.

Over the past two decades, he has divided his time among Israel, Rome and the United States. He will hold his new post until age 75.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israeli-jew-turned-catholic-priest-named-head-of-papal-court-1.365615

also see

Senator Chuck “Shomer Yisrael” must be Replaced by a Senator who will “Shomer” the U.S.

Papal Commission Promotes Noahide Laws

U.S. Media Mocks Victims in Egypt

February 6, 2011

In response to the mocking news reports from the U.S. establishment press on the violence in Egypt which the Israeli/U.S. backed Mubarak regime is most responsible for, and the Israeli/U.S. scheming towards imposing another Israeli puppet regime as a replacement for Mubarak, and the recent revelations on the sellout of the Palestinian Authority, this post from 2007 seems relevant again:

The Judeo-Masonic Tradition of Mocking the Victim

"I learned to be a faithful ‘Jew’ from Pope John Paul II"

December 9, 2010

This is a follow-up to In Benedict’s Own Words: His Latin Good Friday Prayer and “Papal Ambiguity” has a Clear Trajectory. Recall that Pope Benedict says his theology of “The Jews” is, “in absolute continuity with John Paul II.” When John Paul II’s conductor, Gilbert Levine says he learned to be a faithful “Jew” from the Pope, he is, of course, referring to faith in Kabbalah/Talmud, Zionism and “Holocaust” sanctification.

… To [Pope John Paul II’s Judaic conductor, Gilbert] Levine’s surprise, and to the surprise of his Jewish friends, the pope never suggested that the conductor, “a proud Jew,” consider Catholicism. Not a word about conversion. John Paul II respected Levine’s growing religious observance, once giving him a bronze menorah as a gift.

“I learned to be a faithful Jew from him because of his profound spirituality,” says Levine, who was often accompanied to his papal meeting by his wife, mother-in-law and two sons.

Levine was invested as Knight Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1994, earning him the title of “Sir” and making him the first American Jew so knighted by the Vatican. In 2005, he received another papal honor, the Silver Star of Saint Gregory, the highest rank of pontifical nobility achieved by a Jew. The star was awarded in Washington by Benedict XVI, but the awarding process had begun under John Paul II … ” (“Concerto For Interfaith Dialogue: Conductor Gilbert Levine reflects on his musical and personal relationship with Pope John Paul II,” Steve Lipman, December 7, 2010, The Jewish Week)

http://www.thejewishweek.com/arts/books/concerto_interfaith_dialogue

Pope Continues to Degrade Papacy via Association with Counterfeit Israel

December 1, 2010

The Pope’s moral authority is plummeting to the level of counterfeit Israel’s:

Pope Benedict XVI Assures ADL He Will Continue to Raise His Voice Against Anti-Semitism

New York, NY, November 3, 2010 … In an audience at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI today assured top leaders of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that he would continue to raise his voice against anti-Semitism and attempts to isolate the state of Israel …

Mr. Foxman … asked the pontiff to use the Church’s moral authority to help prevent Israel from being made a pariah by its enemies. “Please do not permit the world to isolate Israel,” Mr. Foxman said, to which Pope Benedict replied, “I will be there” …

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/VaticanJewish_96/5896_96.htm

“Israel” is a pariah due to its actions. Papal P.R. can’t cover that up.

also see:

Survey: Israel worst brand name in the world

“Israel” Hopes Papal Visit Will Help Polish International Image In Wake of Gaza Massacre

Palestinian Christians urge Pope to call off May visit to Israel

Will Benedict’s “Pilgrimage” Boost “Israel’s” Image or Destroy His Own?

In Benedict’s Own Words: His Latin Good Friday Prayer

November 22, 2010

An except from Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, Light of the World:

… naturally what happened in the Third Reich struck us as Germans, and drove us all the more to look at the people of Israel with humility, shame, and love.

In my theological formation, these things were interwoven, and marked the pathway of my theological thought…

A change also seemed necessary to me in the ancient liturgy. In fact, the formula was such as to truly wound the Jews, and it certainly did not express in a positive way the great, profound unity between Old and New Testament. For this reason, I thought that a modification was necessary in the ancient liturgy, in particular in reference to our relationship with our Jewish friends. I modified it in such a way that it contained our faith, that Christ is salvation for all. That there do not exist two ways of salvation, and that therefore Christ is also the savior of the Jews, and not only of the pagans. But also in such a way that one did not pray directly for the conversion of the Jews in a missionary sense, but that the Lord might hasten the historic hour in which we will all be united. For this reason, the arguments used polemically against me by a series of theologians are rash, and do not do justice to what was done.

Obviously, this prayer is not a papal masterstroke and I don’t anticipate a retraction of The Remnant’s sugar coating of this poisonous prayer even after the Pope himself has admitted its intention is entirely eschatological and does not desire conversion at the present time.

I stand by what I wrote of this prayer in February 2008:

… The problem with the new prayer, despite its hearkening to Romans 11;25-26, is that it takes the present-time intention of the original prayer and thrusts it into the realm of mystery and prophesy dealing with the future. The intention and meaning of the original prayer was perfectly clear: Christians pray for the conversion of the Jews here and now. Romans 11;25-26 deals with a mystery prophesied to take place in the future at the last days. The message seems to be that we should pray for the end-times to come quickly so the “Jews” will convert, and that they don’t need Christ in the meantime. This is not, nor has it ever been the position of the Church. The Church always sought the conversion of Jews–real and fake “Jews” alike–not just at the second coming, but from the Pentecost until the time of the Second Vatican Council–at all times. St. Vincent Ferrer and all of the evangelists knew nothing of the new theology of the “elder brothers.” Apparently, he was wrong?

Benedict wrote a new prayer as a means of remedying what he viewed in the traditional prayer’s intention of present time conversion as “a wound to the Jews.” What he has done is severely wound Jesus’ mission and His Gospel and the spiritual welfare of these ‘Jews’ that he calls ‘elder brothers.’ If the Pope’s role as shepherd and vicar of Christ has any meaning at all it is to seek the salvation of ALL souls. But he has contrived a dispensation from the Church’s mission for a particular class of people just as Vatican II peritus Gregory Baum said should be done at a 1974 B’nai B’rith conference titled, “Auschwitz: A New Era?”:

After Auschwitz the Christian churches no longer wish to convert the Jews. While they may not be sure of the theological grounds that dispense them from this mission, the churches have become aware that asking the Jews to become Christians is a spiritual way of blotting them out of existence and thus only reinforces the effects of the Holocaust. The churches, moreover, realize the deadly irony implicit in a Christian plea for the conversion of the Jews; for after Auschwitz and the participation of the nations, it is the Christian world that is in need of conversion.

Benedict says that his German ‘Holocaust’ “humility and shame,” among other things, “marked the pathway of [his] theological thought” causing him to see traditional prayer for the conversion of “the people of Israel” as “a wound to the Jews” and so, “a modification was necessary.” There’s little difference between what Benedict XVI says and what Gregory Baum says other than the degree of subtlety. The message is clear: Because of ‘The Holocaust’ Christians, not “Jews,” must be converted. The intention within Christian prayer must change.

It’s not Christian to await the conversion of a remnant of Jews in the last days and to disregard the spiritual welfare of real or counterfeit Jews until then. Any Christian who buys this message will have been converted, and that would be a satanic masterstroke.

Benedict’s "Hermeneutic of Continuity" and the Rabbinic "Genius"

November 8, 2010

Below is a sermon from a Reform Judaic synagogue which nonetheless reveals teachings of the religion of Judaism which will be of particular interest to traditionalists who sense the ground shifting beneath a recent revival of traditional externals.

We should be interpreting our times through the unchanging, bedrock teachings of the Gospel, not reinterpreting the Gospel or fashioning dispensations to accommodate our times. Pope Benedict induces a double-mind in his followers when he laments a “dictatorship of relativism” and simultaneously recommends that Christians learn from rabbinic exegesis. Benedict is a vicar of Hillel, not Jesus, when he deceives himself and others into believing that innovations which overturn core principles are actually in accordance with them.

… [The rabbinic interpretation of the biblical narrative] reflects a view that human development is constantly dynamic and emergent. Equally so, it is the foundation for a relationship with God based not on blind faith and passive submission but on mutual engagement and struggle. This view of God and humanity as inherently embraced in an exchange providing mutual self-disclosure is on full display in the Biblical narrative. Even bolder is the rabbinic declaration in the Talmud that whatever may be the divine source of the commandments, their interpretation and application rests now in human hands. God’s voice is not even welcome in the ongoing legal debates.

This is the nature of [rabbinic] covenantal theology: a muscular role for human beings in shaping the framework of a sanctified world and a God willing to cede great authority to God’s creations. It is this perceived relationship of responsible human and loving God that enabled the psalmist to invert the Greek view that truth was an abstraction residing in the heavens and to proclaim instead: “Truth springs up from the earth” (Ps. 85:12)*.

As most elegantly displayed in the Talmud, from this point of view sacred truth is proposal and not conclusion, offer and not certainty. [Rabbinic] theology resists static declarations of truth, which brutalize and constrain humanity in the form of absolute doctrine, creed, and ideology. Far more supple and felicitous is the shapely form of truth in [rabbinic] tradition. Deciding is always penultimate and provisional, always yet again unsettled and displaced by new insights and interpretations. There is no more succinct an expression of this ongoing, unfolding of truth and wisdom than the simple phrase which first appears in early rabbinic writings: olam haba; which sometimes is translated as “the world to come,” but which is better rendered as “the world that is coming” constantly, incessantly. Every day there is a new infusion of divine insight, calling, and purpose.

This presumptuous assertion of human authority in the linguistic gardens planted by the divine Creator, of the ever-unsettled status of any declared truth has profound implications for the concept of “tradition.” … [T]he most successful [rabbinic] myth may be the very notion of “tradition:” the idea that there is an identifiable, essential cultural practice that has remained unchanged and true to its original formulation centuries ago.

Tradition is sometimes used as a bludgeon to intimidate those seeking to innovate. At other times it appears as a plaintive cry from the mouth of one adrift in storm-tossed seas of shifting historical epochs. Both of these formulations are initially wielded by Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof as he seeks to navigate in a world no longer familiar to him: threatened by revolution and counter-revolution on the political plane; challenged by his daughters on the domestic front; and provoked to re-examine in his most intimate relationship, that with his wife Golde, the very notion of love. The joke that this simple and holy man finally gets and shares with us is that we are constantly reinterpreting and recreating our inherited cultural patterns and that the [rabbinic] genius has been to call the resulting innovations consistent with rather than a rupture from the past …

http://www.tilb.org/sermons/documents/EREVROSHHASHANAH5771Sermon.pdf

*“Truth springs up from the earth” (Ps. 85:12 or 84:12 in Vulgate). This likens truth to a rock or foundation. See: Jesus, Gospel of Matthew 7;24-27: “Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock, And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded on a rock.

And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand, And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.”

It’s precisely the rabbinic “genius” that takes a passage of scripture which teaches that truth is fixed and interprets it to mean the precise opposite for rabbinic self-aggrandizement. Jesus tells us that a wise man’s philosophy, theology and deeds proceed from fixed, bedrock truths; those of a foolish man shift like sand and lead to ruin. It’s for good cause that Jesus taught His followers to beware the doctrines of the Pharisees whose ‘truth’ is molded like clay, or made to appear or disappear like magic. Why is the Pope telling his followers to learn from the doctrines of the Pharisees via their heirs, the rabbis?

also see:

Pope Involved in “Process of Building Deeper Religious Relations Between Catholics and Jews”

Vatican: “Christians Can Learn Much From ‘Jewish’ Exegesis of Past 2000 Years”

‘Holocaust’ Prosecutor Raised to Cardinal

October 23, 2010

In January 2009 Archbishop Reinhard Marx proclaimed, “Every denial of the Holocaust must be punished harshly.” Now here’s a man who really knows how to get ahead in the world! He now will take his place among the 120 of the Knesset of Cardinals (the arrangement concocted by the Ephod-wearing Paul VI) which advises and elects popes.

Germany gets two new Catholic cardinals

October 20, 2010 – The Local

They were among 24 new cardinals named by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s square, Rome. Cardinals, sometimes known as “princes of the Church,” are advisers to the Pope but their key job is electing the pontiff.

Marx and Brandmüller will be officially elevated to cardinals on November 20. It was long expected that Marx, who has been Archbishop of Munich and Freising for two-and-a-half years, would be made a cardinal.

Since 1914, every Bishop of Munich and Freising has been appointed to the job. Marx, 57, becomes the 10th. His predecessor but one was Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict.

Brandmüller was for many years president of the Papal Commission for History – essentially the Vatican’s chief historian. Because he is 81-years-old, he is no longer eligible to vote in Papal elections – a right that cuts off at age 80.

The conclave that votes for the Pope will now be made up of 120 cardinals. The new appointments will bring to eight the number of German cardinals.

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20101020-30643.html

The Pope’s Guest Pharisee Lies to Synod

October 13, 2010

The below is an outright lie. There is no guarantee of equality for Christians or any non-Judaic citizens under Israeli law which Israel Shahak described as, “a weird mixture of advanced democracy and retrogressive discrimination, combined with clumsy attempts to hide the discriminatory reality.” However, if Shahak was alive today, I believe his “advanced democracy” assessment would be tempered further by an acknowledgment of the ascendancy of racial supremacist Orthodox Judaism in the Israeli state.

According to Rabbi Rosen’s stated standard (which he apparently intends to be applied only to Arab nations), Israeli society is sick.

“The degree to which Christians enjoy civil and religious rights and liberties testifies to the health or infirmity of the respective societies in the Middle East,” said Rosen, adding that In Israel Christians “enjoy full franchise and equality before the law.”

Rabbi David Rosen (R), International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, speaks during the synod for the Middle East bishops in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican October 13, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano


Rabbi David Rosen only Jewish speaker at Vatican Special Synod on the Middle East

EJP – Oct 13, 2010

ROME (EJP)—Rabbi David Rosen, the American Jewish Committee’s international director of interreligious affairs, was Wednesday the only Jewish speaker at a two-week Vatican Special Synod of Catholic leaders on the Middle East.
In his speech, he outlined a Jewish perspective on the state of Christianity and Jewish-Christian relations in Israel.

While this is not the first time a rabbi adresses a Vatican Synod it is the first time a Jewish representative has been asked to address a topic of social and political concern and sensitivity, the AJC said.

Hailing the “blessed transformation” of the relationship between the two faiths over the past 50 years, Rosen stressed that the strongest Jewish-Christian relationships are in the United States.

“The U.S. boasts literally dozens of academic institutions for Christian-Jewish studies and relations, while there are perhaps only three in the rest of the world,” he said.

In contrast, a major hurdle to deepening mutual understanding is the lack of opportunities for Christian-Jewish interaction around the world.

“I confess to having been surprised to find Catholic clergy, and sometimes even hierarchy from some countries, not only ignorant about contemporary Judaism but often even about Nostra Aetate itself,” Rosen said.

At the same time, he noted what he called “widespread ignorance” about Christianity in the Jewish world, notably in Israel.

“Until recently most of Israeli society has been quite unaware of the profound changes in Catholic-Jewish relations,” said Rosen, though he acknowledged that “this situation has begun to alter significantly in the last decade.”

Rosen said the improvement was due firstly to Pope John Paul II’s visit in 2000, and, secondly, to the influx of Christians, part of the wave of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, that doubled the Christian population in Israel.

Initiatives have flourished with “dozens of bodies promoting interreligious encounter, dialogue and studies in Israel, and the Christian presence in these, which include Jews and Muslims in Israel, is disproportionate and highly significant,” said Rosen.

“The wellbeing of Christian communities in the Middle East is nothing less than a kind of barometer,” he said. “The degree to which Christians enjoy civil and religious rights and liberties testifies to the health or infirmity of the respective societies in the Middle East,” said Rosen, adding that In Israel Christians “enjoy full franchise and equality before the law.”

http://www.ejpress.org/article/week_at_a_glance_/46551