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Religious Relations With the "Jews" in Context

February 9, 2008

It should be quite obvious at this point that “religious relations” with the “Jews” is such an urgent and pervasive matter on the Vatican agenda that even the Latin Mass community is not a place of refuge from it. For those who attempted to avoid this issue and now realize that it’s not possible to do so, I encourage you to educate yourself on the religion of the “elder brothers” whom Vatican prelates insist we have religious relations with.

New York Times Reveals Talmudic Basis for Legalistic Murder of Goys, Fake Benevolence

Amalek, Haman, and Christians

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

Some Insight from Benedict XVI’s Elder Brother in the Faith, Rabbi Jacob Neusner

Benedict’s Elder Brothers and their Voodoo Ritual

The Vatican Instills the Double Mind; The Judaic Hermaphrodite god

Papal Rabbi-Knight David Rosen Wants to Change What Christians Believe About the Pharisees


The Judaic Propensity to Have It Both Ways

Institutionalized Hypocrisy and Double Standards

Something is Seriously Wrong Here

This is barely an introduction to the true, anti-biblical nature of the religion of Judaism that Catholics are being pushed into religious relations with.

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Religious Relations With the "Jews" in Context

February 9, 2008

It should be quite obvious at this point that “religious relations” with the “Jews” is such an urgent and pervasive matter on the Vatican agenda that even the Latin Mass community is not a place of refuge from it. For those who attempted to avoid this issue and now realize that it’s not possible to do so, I encourage you to educate yourself on the religion of the “elder brothers” whom Vatican prelates insist we have religious relations with.

New York Times Reveals Talmudic Basis for Legalistic Murder of Goys, Fake Benevolence

Amalek, Haman, and Christians

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

Some Insight from Benedict XVI’s Elder Brother in the Faith, Rabbi Jacob Neusner

Benedict’s Elder Brothers and their Voodoo Ritual

The Vatican Instills the Double Mind; The Judaic Hermaphrodite god

Papal Rabbi-Knight David Rosen Wants to Change What Christians Believe About the Pharisees


The Judaic Propensity to Have It Both Ways

Institutionalized Hypocrisy and Double Standards

Something is Seriously Wrong Here

This is barely an introduction to the true, anti-biblical nature of the religion of Judaism that Catholics are being pushed into religious relations with.

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

Chanukah at the Vatican, 1997

December 9, 2007

Chanukah at the Vatican

Dec. 24, 1997

VATICAN (CWN) — For the first time, Vatican officials and representatives of the Israeli government joined in a ceremony to celebrate Chanukah in the Vatican gardens yesterday, December 23, at nightfall. The ceremony also marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Israeli state.

The Holy See was represented at the ceremony by Cardinal Edward Cassidy, whose duties include oversight of Jewish-Christian relations; and Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the secretary for relations with states. Israel was represented by Aharon Lopez, the ambassador to the Holy See, and Moshe Katzav, vice prime minister in charge of tourism.

Similar ceremonies, marking both Chanukah and the anniversary of Israel’s founding, were held in 33 cities around the world.

As he lit the first candle of the celebration, as the representative of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Cassidy explained that the feast of Chanukah celebrates “the victory of principles on compromise, on faith above force,” and suggested that the same principles should be brought to the fore today. Under those circumstances, he said, Israel could look forward to a life of peace and security for all its peoples.

http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=6596

Chanukah at the Vatican, 1997

December 9, 2007

Chanukah at the Vatican

Dec. 24, 1997

VATICAN (CWN) — For the first time, Vatican officials and representatives of the Israeli government joined in a ceremony to celebrate Chanukah in the Vatican gardens yesterday, December 23, at nightfall. The ceremony also marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Israeli state.

The Holy See was represented at the ceremony by Cardinal Edward Cassidy, whose duties include oversight of Jewish-Christian relations; and Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the secretary for relations with states. Israel was represented by Aharon Lopez, the ambassador to the Holy See, and Moshe Katzav, vice prime minister in charge of tourism.

Similar ceremonies, marking both Chanukah and the anniversary of Israel’s founding, were held in 33 cities around the world.

As he lit the first candle of the celebration, as the representative of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Cassidy explained that the feast of Chanukah celebrates “the victory of principles on compromise, on faith above force,” and suggested that the same principles should be brought to the fore today. Under those circumstances, he said, Israel could look forward to a life of peace and security for all its peoples.

http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=6596