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More Pilpul From the USCCB

June 19, 2009

All the hairsplitting pilpul in the world can’t turn non-believing Ashkenzim, Sephardim, et al, into biblical, chosen people. The 2002 Reflections on Covenant and Mission document is groundless; a fraud based upon a fraud. This “clarification” is only another step in the dialectical process towards Benedict’s “reconciliation between Christians and ‘Jews'” where ‘Jews’ continue in their unbelief, deluded racial conceit and adherance to anti-biblical rabbinism, while Christians, by guilt and cajolery, are converted away from the Gospel and into the ‘Noahide’ fraud.

These so-called ‘Jews’ don’t believe Jesus Christ, nor do they even believe Moses (John 5;41-47). Their unsubstantiated claim to genetic descent from the patriarchs affords them no special relationship with the Church. The bishops’ suggestion to the contrary is anti-biblical, rabbinic nonsense.

USCCB Clarifies Key Points From Reflections On Covenant And Mission Statement (2002)

June 19, 2009

WASHINGTON DC (MetroCatholic) – A statement clarifying two points of Catholic teaching relative to the Jewish community was released June 18, at the spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). A Note on Ambiguities Contained in Covenant and Mission was jointly issued by the Committee on Doctrine and Pastoral Practice and the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. The statement can be found at http://www.usccb.org/bishops/covenant09.pdf.

“Our most important concern here is a pastoral one,” said Archbishop Wilton Gregory, chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. “The 2002 document, Covenant and Mission, raised many questions among Catholics in the United States about how the Church relates to the Jewish community. Today’s statement helps to answer these questions clearly.”

Bishop William Lori, chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine and Pastoral Practice, stated that there were two key points at issue.

“The USCCB reaffirms what the Holy See has stated repeatedly: that while the Catholic Church does not proselytize the Jewish people, neither does she fail to witness to them her faith in Christ, nor to welcome them to share in that same faith whenever appropriate.” Bishop Lori said. He added that current debates over the question of how Catholics understand the covenant with Moses in relation to Christ were equally important. The covenant with Moses, that continues to be adhered to by Jews today, is fulfilled, Christians believe, in Jesus.

“As followers of Jesus, we see his covenant as fulfilling God’s plan for the salvation of all peoples, both now and at the end of time,” Bishop Lori said.

Archbishop Gregory commended the on-going work of scholars and pastors in Catholic-Jewish dialogue. “Pope John Paul II once referred to Jews as ‘our elder brothers and sisters in faith’”, he said. “By continuing our study together, we hope to deepen our understanding of Jesus and our relationship with each other in God’s redemption of the world.”

http://www.dfwcatholic.org/usccb-clarifies-key-points-from-reflections-on-covenant-and-mission-statement-20025004/.html

More Pilpul From the USCCB

June 19, 2009

All the hairsplitting pilpul in the world can’t turn non-believing Ashkenzim, Sephardim, et al, into biblical, chosen people. The 2002 Reflections on Covenant and Mission document is groundless; a fraud based upon a fraud. This “clarification” is only another step in the dialectical process towards Benedict’s “reconciliation between Christians and ‘Jews'” where ‘Jews’ continue in their unbelief, deluded racial conceit and adherance to anti-biblical rabbinism, while Christians, by guilt and cajolery, are converted away from the Gospel and into the ‘Noahide’ fraud.

These so-called ‘Jews’ don’t believe Jesus Christ, nor do they even believe Moses (John 5;41-47). Their unsubstantiated claim to genetic descent from the patriarchs affords them no special relationship with the Church. The bishops’ suggestion to the contrary is anti-biblical, rabbinic nonsense.

USCCB Clarifies Key Points From Reflections On Covenant And Mission Statement (2002)

June 19, 2009

WASHINGTON DC (MetroCatholic) – A statement clarifying two points of Catholic teaching relative to the Jewish community was released June 18, at the spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). A Note on Ambiguities Contained in Covenant and Mission was jointly issued by the Committee on Doctrine and Pastoral Practice and the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. The statement can be found at http://www.usccb.org/bishops/covenant09.pdf.

“Our most important concern here is a pastoral one,” said Archbishop Wilton Gregory, chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. “The 2002 document, Covenant and Mission, raised many questions among Catholics in the United States about how the Church relates to the Jewish community. Today’s statement helps to answer these questions clearly.”

Bishop William Lori, chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine and Pastoral Practice, stated that there were two key points at issue.

“The USCCB reaffirms what the Holy See has stated repeatedly: that while the Catholic Church does not proselytize the Jewish people, neither does she fail to witness to them her faith in Christ, nor to welcome them to share in that same faith whenever appropriate.” Bishop Lori said. He added that current debates over the question of how Catholics understand the covenant with Moses in relation to Christ were equally important. The covenant with Moses, that continues to be adhered to by Jews today, is fulfilled, Christians believe, in Jesus.

“As followers of Jesus, we see his covenant as fulfilling God’s plan for the salvation of all peoples, both now and at the end of time,” Bishop Lori said.

Archbishop Gregory commended the on-going work of scholars and pastors in Catholic-Jewish dialogue. “Pope John Paul II once referred to Jews as ‘our elder brothers and sisters in faith’”, he said. “By continuing our study together, we hope to deepen our understanding of Jesus and our relationship with each other in God’s redemption of the world.”

http://www.dfwcatholic.org/usccb-clarifies-key-points-from-reflections-on-covenant-and-mission-statement-20025004/.html

ADL, Vatican Launch "Catholic-Jewish Permanent Dialogue"

April 9, 2009

Fr. James Massa who is involved in this racket offers the Latin Mass in NYC.

read:

A Point of Interest for Latin Mass Community in Sungenis/Catechism Controversy


ADL Sponsors Major Catholic-Jewish Dialogue in Honor of Rabbi Leon Klenicki

Posted: March 23, 2009

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. announced the launching of a major new national Catholic-Jewish permanent dialogue.

The announcement was made February 26 following a national tribute to the late Rabbi Leon Klenicki, ADL’s longtime Director of Interfaith Affairs who passed away in January.

Prominent Catholic and Jewish leaders from around the country, including cardinals, bishops, and leading national Catholic officials joined with prominent rabbis to memorialize Rabbi Klenicki, a pioneer in interfaith relations. The group then met for two hours to discuss the future of Catholic-Jewish relations in America in light of several ongoing controversies facing the dialogue.

Following the session, sponsored by ADL and hosted by the John Paul II Center, the religious leaders announced their intention to launch a new permanent dialogue between the two religions, which would meet regularly to deal with controversies and help deepen the dialogue between Catholics and Jews. The new dialogue would be based at the Pope John Paul II Center, as requested by the Vatican.

The gathering in Washington has been called the most significant gathering of Catholic and Jewish leaders since Pope Benedict XVI’s two events with Jewish audiences during his 2008 visit to the United States. Religious leaders called the formation of the new dialogue group a historic event.

Participants at the event included Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley of Boston, Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, D.C., Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center, Father James Massa, Executive Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Father Steven Boguslawski, Executive Director of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Dr. Philip Cunningham, Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, Sister Celia Deutch, Associate Professor at Barnard College, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, Rabbi Eric Greenberg, ADL Director of Interfaith Policy, Rabbi James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Advisor for the American Jewish Committee, Rabbi Irving Yitz Greenberg, founding President, CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and Rabbi Ruth Langer, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Boston College and Associate Director of its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

http://www.adl.org/main_Interfaith/New_Catholic_Jewish_Dialogue.htm

ADL, Vatican Launch "Catholic-Jewish Permanent Dialogue"

April 9, 2009

Fr. James Massa who is involved in this racket offers the Latin Mass in NYC.

read:

A Point of Interest for Latin Mass Community in Sungenis/Catechism Controversy


ADL Sponsors Major Catholic-Jewish Dialogue in Honor of Rabbi Leon Klenicki

Posted: March 23, 2009

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. announced the launching of a major new national Catholic-Jewish permanent dialogue.

The announcement was made February 26 following a national tribute to the late Rabbi Leon Klenicki, ADL’s longtime Director of Interfaith Affairs who passed away in January.

Prominent Catholic and Jewish leaders from around the country, including cardinals, bishops, and leading national Catholic officials joined with prominent rabbis to memorialize Rabbi Klenicki, a pioneer in interfaith relations. The group then met for two hours to discuss the future of Catholic-Jewish relations in America in light of several ongoing controversies facing the dialogue.

Following the session, sponsored by ADL and hosted by the John Paul II Center, the religious leaders announced their intention to launch a new permanent dialogue between the two religions, which would meet regularly to deal with controversies and help deepen the dialogue between Catholics and Jews. The new dialogue would be based at the Pope John Paul II Center, as requested by the Vatican.

The gathering in Washington has been called the most significant gathering of Catholic and Jewish leaders since Pope Benedict XVI’s two events with Jewish audiences during his 2008 visit to the United States. Religious leaders called the formation of the new dialogue group a historic event.

Participants at the event included Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley of Boston, Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington, D.C., Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center, Father James Massa, Executive Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Father Steven Boguslawski, Executive Director of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Dr. Philip Cunningham, Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, Sister Celia Deutch, Associate Professor at Barnard College, Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, Rabbi Eric Greenberg, ADL Director of Interfaith Policy, Rabbi James Rudin, Senior Interreligious Advisor for the American Jewish Committee, Rabbi Irving Yitz Greenberg, founding President, CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and Rabbi Ruth Langer, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Boston College and Associate Director of its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

http://www.adl.org/main_Interfaith/New_Catholic_Jewish_Dialogue.htm

A Point of Interest for Latin Mass Community in Sungenis/Catechism Controversy

September 23, 2008

For those who are unaware, this controversy is outlined in depth in the PDF from Robert Sungenis linked below, which I would comment on briefly only to say that this analysis is better than usual from Mr. Sungenis. I wholeheartedly agree with his assessment that the USCCB’s adoption of a scriptural passage as a replacement for the previous heretical statement is a clever cover for the same idea. Benedict used the same technique in his Latin prayer for “the Jews” which I commented on back in February of this year HERE. These guys love to run amok within St. Paul’s very difficult letter to the Romans. They’d throw the rest of the New Testament out and keep only that if they could, it seems.

I still challenge Robert Sungenis, or anyone else for that matter, to either present proof that Abe Foxman and company are genetic descendants of Jacob or cease referring to them as “Jews.”

Now, what should interest the Latin Mass community is the fact that the Fr. James Massa who Robert Sungenis refers to throughout the PDF linked to above was assigned by a bishop in the NY diocese to a longstanding Latin Mass community shortly before he was promoted to his present position as executive director of the USCCB Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. He continues to offer the Latin Mass at the same location to this day. With that in mind, I recommend reading:

More Confusion on Page 131 of the USCCB Catechism, Robert A. Sungenis

and then read:

Tridentine Judaism

and:

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

A Point of Interest for Latin Mass Community in Sungenis/Catechism Controversy

September 23, 2008

For those who are unaware, this controversy is outlined in depth in the PDF from Robert Sungenis linked below, which I would comment on briefly only to say that this analysis is better than usual from Mr. Sungenis. I wholeheartedly agree with his assessment that the USCCB’s adoption of a scriptural passage as a replacement for the previous heretical statement is a clever cover for the same idea. Benedict used the same technique in his Latin prayer for “the Jews” which I commented on back in February of this year HERE. These guys love to run amok within St. Paul’s very difficult letter to the Romans. They’d throw the rest of the New Testament out and keep only that if they could, it seems.

I still challenge Robert Sungenis, or anyone else for that matter, to either present proof that Abe Foxman and company are genetic descendants of Jacob or cease referring to them as “Jews.”

Now, what should interest the Latin Mass community is the fact that the Fr. James Massa who Robert Sungenis refers to throughout the PDF linked to above was assigned by a bishop in the NY diocese to a longstanding Latin Mass community shortly before he was promoted to his present position as executive director of the USCCB Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. He continues to offer the Latin Mass at the same location to this day. With that in mind, I recommend reading:

More Confusion on Page 131 of the USCCB Catechism, Robert A. Sungenis

and then read:

Tridentine Judaism

and:

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