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USCCB Party to Israeli Nuclear Hypocrisy

May 21, 2010

What about the nuclear weapons the warlike Israeli state has already in its possession?

… semi-annual consultation of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the National Council of Synagogues (NCS), May 12, in New York. The consultation was co-chaired by Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York and NCS Chairman Rabbi Alvin Berkun …

Jewish and Catholic participants … expressed grave concern about the Iranian government’s acquisition of nuclear weapons, a topic they said should be brought to the attention of congregations in both communities …

Catholic participants at the consultation included Cardinal William Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore; Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Chairman of the Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs; Bishop Basil H. Losten, Former Bishop of Stamford for Ukrainians; Auxiliary Bishop Denis Madden of Baltimore; Christian Brother David Carroll, former Associate Director at Catholic Near East Welfare Association; Father Lawrence Frizzell, Seton Hall University; Atonement Father James Loughran, Graymoor Ecumenical Institute; Msgr. Guy Massie, Ecumenical Office of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York; Father Dennis McManus, Special Assistant to Archbishop Dolan; Father James Massa, USCCB staff; and Father Robert Robbins, Ecumenical Office of the Archdiocese of New York.

Jewish participants included Rabbi Jerome Davidson, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth El, Great Neck, New York; Rabbi Lewis Eron, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Judith Hertz, NCS Advisor; Rabbi Richard Marker, Chairman of the International Committee for Jewish-Christian Consultation; Rabbi Joel Meyers, Executive Vice-President Emeritus of the (Conservative) Rabbinical Assembly; Mark Pelavin of the Reform Action Center, Washington; Rabbi Daniel F. Polish of La Grangeville, New York; Carl Sheingold, Ph.D., Executive Vice-President of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation; Jacob Stein, NCS advisor; Rabbi Jonathan Waxman, Congregation Beth-El in Massapequa, New York; Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlberg, President of the (Conservative) Rabbinical Assembly.

http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=33203&t=Jewish-Catholic+dialogue+notes+individualism+of+faith

USCCB States Principles for "Dialogue" Fraud

October 7, 2009

http://www.usccb.org/seia/StatementofPrinciples.pdf

http://www.usccb.org/seia/ResponsetoRabbis.pdf

The USCCB has retracted this statement from an earlier document, “A NOTE ON AMBIGUITIES CONTAINED IN REFLECTIONS ON COVENANT AND MISSION”:

“Though Christian participation in interreligious dialogue would not normally include an explicit invitation to baptism and entrance into the Church, the Christian dialogue partner is always giving witness to the following of Christ, to which all are implicitly invited.”

http://www.usccb.org/doctrine/covenant09.pdf

Read the original “Reflections on Covenant and Mission” document which is a transparent call for conversion of Christians to the Talmudic “Noahide Laws” and Kabbalistic “Tikkun Olam.”

http://www.usccb.org/doctrine/covenant09.pdf

The USCCB says, “Catholic-Jewish dialogue has never been and never will be used by the Catholic Church as a means of proselytism or a disguised invitation to baptism.” But the rabbis say that “dialogue” is indeed an occasion to convert Christians into “Noahides” as Rabbi Yehoshua Friedman of the “Root and Branch” organization explains:

“Our approach is a VERY STRICT AND LIMITED application of the principle of interfaith cooperation which Rabbi Soloveitchik permits …

We DO NOT discuss with Christians (or other non-Jews) differences or similarities between our religious beliefs (theological “Show and Tell”) and those of other religions (i.e. “interfaith dialogue”).

We DO give rabbis and scholars from the Torah observant community the opportunity to discuss with and teach non-Jews about universal Jewish ethical principles (the Seven Laws of Noah [“Noahide Laws”]) …”

http://www.rb.org.il/RBIS/RBIS%201998/RBIS%201998.10.07.htm

“Dialogue” is a one-way path to disaster.

Also see:

Rabbi Elijah Soloveichik’s Trojan Horse for Christianity

Cardinal William Keeler’s Lying Rabbinic Apologetics

March 16, 2008

Cardinal William Keeler sez:

“… passages in the Talmud … do not now play any significant role in Jewish life or worship …” (“Catholics vs. Jews Restoration of the Latin Mass revives long feud over who’s demeaning whom,” Religion News Service, March 15, 2008)

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2008/mar/15/catholics-vs-jews-restoration-of-the-latin-mass-re/

It looks like someone is attempting to circumvent a debate which cannot be won. I imagine this whopper made Benedict XVI’s favorite rabbi, Jacob Neusner blush. What does Neusner say of the role which Talmud plays today?

“The Bavli [Babylonian Talmud] has formed the definitive statement of Judaism from the time of its closure to the present day.” (Rabbi Jacob Neusner, quoted by Norman F. Cantor, The Sacred Chain: A History of the Jews, page 112)

Benedict XVI calls Rabbi Jacob Neusner a “great Jewish scholar” (cf. Jesus of Nazareth, Benedict XVI, p.71) and dedicated a portion of his book Jesus of Nazareth to a dialogical encounter with the “great” Rabbi Neusner in the spirit of Martin Buber.

also see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/04/pope-engages-rabbis-in-dialectics.html

Cardinal William Keeler’s Lying Rabbinic Apologetics

March 16, 2008

Cardinal William Keeler sez:

“… passages in the Talmud … do not now play any significant role in Jewish life or worship …” (“Catholics vs. Jews Restoration of the Latin Mass revives long feud over who’s demeaning whom,” Religion News Service, March 15, 2008)

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2008/mar/15/catholics-vs-jews-restoration-of-the-latin-mass-re/

It looks like someone is attempting to circumvent a debate which cannot be won. I imagine this whopper made Benedict XVI’s favorite rabbi, Jacob Neusner blush. What does Neusner say of the role which Talmud plays today?

“The Bavli [Babylonian Talmud] has formed the definitive statement of Judaism from the time of its closure to the present day.” (Rabbi Jacob Neusner, quoted by Norman F. Cantor, The Sacred Chain: A History of the Jews, page 112)

Benedict XVI calls Rabbi Jacob Neusner a “great Jewish scholar” (cf. Jesus of Nazareth, Benedict XVI, p.71) and dedicated a portion of his book Jesus of Nazareth to a dialogical encounter with the “great” Rabbi Neusner in the spirit of Martin Buber.

also see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/04/pope-engages-rabbis-in-dialectics.html