Archive for the ‘Jewish Catholic relations’ Category

Pope’s "Prophesy"

November 21, 2008

Any system based in fraud is destined for collapse. It’s no prophesy to say this. It’s a statement of fact. The pope and the rabbis’ “Judeo-Catholic relations” racket, which is based in massive fraud, will collapse just as surely as the fraud-based world economy.

Pope Had `Prophecy’ of Market Collapse in 1985, Tremonti Says

Pope’s "Prophesy"

November 21, 2008

Any system based in fraud is destined for collapse. It’s no prophesy to say this. It’s a statement of fact. The pope and the rabbis’ “Judeo-Catholic relations” racket, which is based in massive fraud, will collapse just as surely as the fraud-based world economy.

Pope Had `Prophecy’ of Market Collapse in 1985, Tremonti Says

Xavier Unequally Yoked to Hebrew Union

November 18, 2008

What a swindle. Hebrew Union’s faculty will teach “Jewish studies” at Xavier now, and at some time in the future Xavier’s faculty will teach education and business administration classes at Hebrew Union. “Jewish”-Catholic relations is a one way street; a fraud.

also see:

Xavier University Gets Even More Kosher



Xavier, Hebrew Union to collaborate on academics

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Business Courier

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Xavier University have formed an academic collaborative to offer classes on each other’s campuses, the two Cincinnati schools said Tuesday.

The collaborative was spearheaded by Rabbi David Ellenson, president of the Jewish rabbinical seminary, and the Rabbi David Ellenson, president of the Jesuit-run university, according to a news release. A $750,000 grant from the Macy’s Foundation is helping to fund the initiative.

In phase one, Hebrew Union faculty members will provide courses on Xavier’s campus, allowing the university to offer a minor in Jewish studies. In phase two, Xavier faculty members will offer undergraduate and graduate courses at Hebrew Union, enabling its students to enroll in certain XU professional programs like education and business administration.

“It is in this spirit of ecumenicism, reconciliation and hope – and with the conviction that both our Catholic and Jewish traditions require that we do the work of the Divine in this world – that an exciting and unprecedented partnership between this great Catholic university and this venerable Jewish seminary has been created,” Ellenson said in the release.

Xavier University, a liberal arts university founded in 1831, has about 6,650 graduate and undergraduate students. Hebrew Union, founded in 1875, has learning centers in Cincinnati, New York, Los Angeles and Jerusalem.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2008/11/17/daily23.html

Xavier Unequally Yoked to Hebrew Union

November 18, 2008

What a swindle. Hebrew Union’s faculty will teach “Jewish studies” at Xavier now, and at some time in the future Xavier’s faculty will teach education and business administration classes at Hebrew Union. “Jewish”-Catholic relations is a one way street; a fraud.

also see:

Xavier University Gets Even More Kosher



Xavier, Hebrew Union to collaborate on academics

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Business Courier

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Xavier University have formed an academic collaborative to offer classes on each other’s campuses, the two Cincinnati schools said Tuesday.

The collaborative was spearheaded by Rabbi David Ellenson, president of the Jewish rabbinical seminary, and the Rabbi David Ellenson, president of the Jesuit-run university, according to a news release. A $750,000 grant from the Macy’s Foundation is helping to fund the initiative.

In phase one, Hebrew Union faculty members will provide courses on Xavier’s campus, allowing the university to offer a minor in Jewish studies. In phase two, Xavier faculty members will offer undergraduate and graduate courses at Hebrew Union, enabling its students to enroll in certain XU professional programs like education and business administration.

“It is in this spirit of ecumenicism, reconciliation and hope – and with the conviction that both our Catholic and Jewish traditions require that we do the work of the Divine in this world – that an exciting and unprecedented partnership between this great Catholic university and this venerable Jewish seminary has been created,” Ellenson said in the release.

Xavier University, a liberal arts university founded in 1831, has about 6,650 graduate and undergraduate students. Hebrew Union, founded in 1875, has learning centers in Cincinnati, New York, Los Angeles and Jerusalem.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2008/11/17/daily23.html

Interview With a Judaizer from Valencia

February 26, 2008

St. Vincent Ferrer of Valencia is said to have converted tens of thousands of Jews to the Christian faith by his preaching in the early 15th century. Nevertheless, the city has always had more than its share of conversos. Today, Valencia is an “Opus Dei” hotbed. It’s said that “Opus Dei” aggressively recruits doctors, lawyers, judges, government officials, and those who hold high positions in finance. Is the Judaizing neurosurgeon from Valencia interviewed below an “Opus Dei” member? His “work” suggests so. Of course, it wouldn’t be necessary to speculate if “Opus Dei” wasn’t a secret society.

More Catholics Interested in Jewish World

Interview With President of Valencia’s Judeo-Christian Friendship

By Inmaculada Álvarez

VALENCIA, Spain, FEB. 25, 2008 (Zenit.org).- More and more Catholics are taking an interest in the Jewish world, our “older brothers in the faith,” said the president and founder of the association Judeo-Christian Friendship of Valencia.

Francisco Fontana Tormo, a Catholic and neurosurgeon, received in November from the Parliament of Israel the Samuel Toledano Prize for his contribution to the dialogue between Jews and Christians.

In this interview with ZENIT, Fontana speaks of his work and association, and the status of Jewish-Christian relations.

Q: In what does this recognition consist and what has it involved for you?

Fontana: The Samuel Toledano Prize was instituted by the Toledano family in memory of Samuel Toledano, leader of the Jewish community of Madrid, who died in 1996. The prize is given annually to two researchers, one Israeli and the other Spanish, for a research work about the Jewish past in Spain, for the relations between Spain and Israel and for the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Occasionally one is given a diploma of recognition for work, not research but activity, in the context of these areas. In this case, I have been given a diploma for my activities in promoting the mutual knowledge between Judaism and Christianity and maintaining good relations between both religions, as president and founder of the Judeo-Christian Friendship of Valencia.

For me it has implied great joy for what involves the recognition on the part of Jews for the Judeo-Christian relationship, and on the other hand, a deep emotion, since it was given to me by Isaac Navon, fifth president of Israel, in Kneset, the Parliament of Israel, and as well was an opportunity to travel again to Israel.

Q: What is the basis upon which the dialogue between Jews and Christians sits?

Fontana: We have a very similar concept on basic questions of morals and beliefs. There are many points in common: the importance of religion for personal and community life, the basic dignity of being human, created in the image and likeness of God, God as giver of the Ten Commandments, a salvation history which begins with Abraham, father of the believing.

We have the Bible in common. The Old Testament — or Hebrew Talmud — is contained in the Christian Bible. The Church has always been considered implanted into the ancient Israel. “If the root is holy, so are the branches. You […] were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree.” (Romans 11:16-17).

Q: How has the Holocaust influenced this dialogue?

Fontana: The Holocaust has been determinant for Christianity to reopen its relationship with the Jewish people. The extermination of six million Jews during World War II has provoked the Christian Churches to ask themselves for their degree of responsibility in such a sizeable catastrophe, and whether or not an anti-Jewish Christianity had been a breeding ground for the Nazi persecution.

The Church has published a document, “We Remember; a Reflection on the Holocaust.” It has been like a veil has been lifted. The Catholic Church has taken into account that God does not break the Covenant with his people — the Covenant was never abolished, as it is said very accurately. Also, the creation of the modern state of Israel, reviving the Jewish state, after almost 1,900 years of being dispersed among the nations, is an exceptional fact and without comparison in the history of humanity.

Q: Has the vision of the Jewish world about Jesus Christ and about the Church changed?

Fontana: Very slowly but surely, the Jewish world is changing its perception of the Catholic Church. The visit of Pope John Paul II to Israel and his gesture of praying at the Wailing Wall were fundamental, leaving there a beautiful prayer: “God of our Fathers, you chose Abraham and his descendants, to bring Your Name to the nations. We are deeply sorry for sharing in that curse of history that caused suffering for your sons and we ask your forgiveness. We desire an authentic fraternity with the people of the Covenant.” This was a very important sign in the eyes of the Jewish people.

On the part of Judaism, it does not have a centralized authority like the figure of the Pope in the Catholic Church, there are many voices and at times these are discordant, but there was published in 2002 a manifesto signed by 150 rabbis titled “Dabru Emet” — To Speak the Truth. In it they recognize the change brought about by the Catholic Church and encouraged everyone to follow on this path of reconciliation and cooperation between Jews and Christians.

Q: Has the vision of Catholics about the Jewish world changed?

Fontana: In the Catholic Church it is also changing, however very slowly because the Catholic Church is very large and a change of direction cannot be brusque. On the part of the hierarchy they have published many official documents, which settle the doctrinal position of the Church.

The primary one is the Second Vatican Council declaration “Nostra Aetate” and the complementary documents “Orientations and Suggestions for the Application of the Conciliar Decree ‘Nostra Aetate’” and “Notes on the Correct Way to Present the Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Catechesis in the Catholic Church.” With these, the Catholic Church fixes its current position faced to the Jewish people. In fact, there is a Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations With the Jews.

But one thing is the official documents and the other is the reality up to which the faithful, the change is very slow but is already being taken, there is more and more interest by the Catholic faithful in knowing things about the Jews and getting along well with them. The Catholics are taking into account the fact that the Jews are a people who pray, who hang onto their faith, who maintain their traditions — an example in these times of secularization. “Our older bothers in the faith,” as John Paul II said.

Q: At what point is the dialogue and what are its perspectives?

Fontana: Currently the ice has been broken, there is no environment of hostility and there are desires to meet and even to cooperate on specific themes. There are projects of international assistance for the needy, Caritas and similar Jewish institutions, in countries of Africa, for example.

But there are goals to reach: referring to Judeo-Christian dialogue, a theological dialogue has not yet been entered into in-depth. We say that we are in the phase of greeting them and speaking about topics that do not produce frictions. The figure of Jesus Christ in his significance for Christians is difficult to approach for the Jews, just as the topic of the precepts of the Law of Moses is for Christians.

But yes, there are that could be talked about — creation, the fall, redemption, the figure of the Messiah and the interpretations of each religion, in the aspects in which they are common and in which they disagree.

Everything else is a task for the future.

http://www.zenit.org/article-21892?l=english

Also see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/opus-judei.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/02/opus-dei-hebrew-catholic-connection.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/07/opus-judei-founder-escriba-preached.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/vatican-lesson-on-shekinah.html

Interview With a Judaizer from Valencia

February 26, 2008

St. Vincent Ferrer of Valencia is said to have converted tens of thousands of Jews to the Christian faith by his preaching in the early 15th century. Nevertheless, the city has always had more than its share of conversos. Today, Valencia is an “Opus Dei” hotbed. It’s said that “Opus Dei” aggressively recruits doctors, lawyers, judges, government officials, and those who hold high positions in finance. Is the Judaizing neurosurgeon from Valencia interviewed below an “Opus Dei” member? His “work” suggests so. Of course, it wouldn’t be necessary to speculate if “Opus Dei” wasn’t a secret society.

More Catholics Interested in Jewish World

Interview With President of Valencia’s Judeo-Christian Friendship

By Inmaculada Álvarez

VALENCIA, Spain, FEB. 25, 2008 (Zenit.org).- More and more Catholics are taking an interest in the Jewish world, our “older brothers in the faith,” said the president and founder of the association Judeo-Christian Friendship of Valencia.

Francisco Fontana Tormo, a Catholic and neurosurgeon, received in November from the Parliament of Israel the Samuel Toledano Prize for his contribution to the dialogue between Jews and Christians.

In this interview with ZENIT, Fontana speaks of his work and association, and the status of Jewish-Christian relations.

Q: In what does this recognition consist and what has it involved for you?

Fontana: The Samuel Toledano Prize was instituted by the Toledano family in memory of Samuel Toledano, leader of the Jewish community of Madrid, who died in 1996. The prize is given annually to two researchers, one Israeli and the other Spanish, for a research work about the Jewish past in Spain, for the relations between Spain and Israel and for the relationships between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Occasionally one is given a diploma of recognition for work, not research but activity, in the context of these areas. In this case, I have been given a diploma for my activities in promoting the mutual knowledge between Judaism and Christianity and maintaining good relations between both religions, as president and founder of the Judeo-Christian Friendship of Valencia.

For me it has implied great joy for what involves the recognition on the part of Jews for the Judeo-Christian relationship, and on the other hand, a deep emotion, since it was given to me by Isaac Navon, fifth president of Israel, in Kneset, the Parliament of Israel, and as well was an opportunity to travel again to Israel.

Q: What is the basis upon which the dialogue between Jews and Christians sits?

Fontana: We have a very similar concept on basic questions of morals and beliefs. There are many points in common: the importance of religion for personal and community life, the basic dignity of being human, created in the image and likeness of God, God as giver of the Ten Commandments, a salvation history which begins with Abraham, father of the believing.

We have the Bible in common. The Old Testament — or Hebrew Talmud — is contained in the Christian Bible. The Church has always been considered implanted into the ancient Israel. “If the root is holy, so are the branches. You […] were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree.” (Romans 11:16-17).

Q: How has the Holocaust influenced this dialogue?

Fontana: The Holocaust has been determinant for Christianity to reopen its relationship with the Jewish people. The extermination of six million Jews during World War II has provoked the Christian Churches to ask themselves for their degree of responsibility in such a sizeable catastrophe, and whether or not an anti-Jewish Christianity had been a breeding ground for the Nazi persecution.

The Church has published a document, “We Remember; a Reflection on the Holocaust.” It has been like a veil has been lifted. The Catholic Church has taken into account that God does not break the Covenant with his people — the Covenant was never abolished, as it is said very accurately. Also, the creation of the modern state of Israel, reviving the Jewish state, after almost 1,900 years of being dispersed among the nations, is an exceptional fact and without comparison in the history of humanity.

Q: Has the vision of the Jewish world about Jesus Christ and about the Church changed?

Fontana: Very slowly but surely, the Jewish world is changing its perception of the Catholic Church. The visit of Pope John Paul II to Israel and his gesture of praying at the Wailing Wall were fundamental, leaving there a beautiful prayer: “God of our Fathers, you chose Abraham and his descendants, to bring Your Name to the nations. We are deeply sorry for sharing in that curse of history that caused suffering for your sons and we ask your forgiveness. We desire an authentic fraternity with the people of the Covenant.” This was a very important sign in the eyes of the Jewish people.

On the part of Judaism, it does not have a centralized authority like the figure of the Pope in the Catholic Church, there are many voices and at times these are discordant, but there was published in 2002 a manifesto signed by 150 rabbis titled “Dabru Emet” — To Speak the Truth. In it they recognize the change brought about by the Catholic Church and encouraged everyone to follow on this path of reconciliation and cooperation between Jews and Christians.

Q: Has the vision of Catholics about the Jewish world changed?

Fontana: In the Catholic Church it is also changing, however very slowly because the Catholic Church is very large and a change of direction cannot be brusque. On the part of the hierarchy they have published many official documents, which settle the doctrinal position of the Church.

The primary one is the Second Vatican Council declaration “Nostra Aetate” and the complementary documents “Orientations and Suggestions for the Application of the Conciliar Decree ‘Nostra Aetate’” and “Notes on the Correct Way to Present the Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Catechesis in the Catholic Church.” With these, the Catholic Church fixes its current position faced to the Jewish people. In fact, there is a Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations With the Jews.

But one thing is the official documents and the other is the reality up to which the faithful, the change is very slow but is already being taken, there is more and more interest by the Catholic faithful in knowing things about the Jews and getting along well with them. The Catholics are taking into account the fact that the Jews are a people who pray, who hang onto their faith, who maintain their traditions — an example in these times of secularization. “Our older bothers in the faith,” as John Paul II said.

Q: At what point is the dialogue and what are its perspectives?

Fontana: Currently the ice has been broken, there is no environment of hostility and there are desires to meet and even to cooperate on specific themes. There are projects of international assistance for the needy, Caritas and similar Jewish institutions, in countries of Africa, for example.

But there are goals to reach: referring to Judeo-Christian dialogue, a theological dialogue has not yet been entered into in-depth. We say that we are in the phase of greeting them and speaking about topics that do not produce frictions. The figure of Jesus Christ in his significance for Christians is difficult to approach for the Jews, just as the topic of the precepts of the Law of Moses is for Christians.

But yes, there are that could be talked about — creation, the fall, redemption, the figure of the Messiah and the interpretations of each religion, in the aspects in which they are common and in which they disagree.

Everything else is a task for the future.

http://www.zenit.org/article-21892?l=english

Also see:

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/opus-judei.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/02/opus-dei-hebrew-catholic-connection.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/07/opus-judei-founder-escriba-preached.html

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/vatican-lesson-on-shekinah.html

No Obstacle Too High to Separate Brothers, Except Cash

December 19, 2007

The December 12th meeting between Vatican and Israeli officials to discuss tax and financial issues related to Church property in “Israel” has ended once again in disappointment for the Vatican and Benedict has now decided that the time is not right for a papal visit to the “holy land” of fugitive criminals, ecstasy dealers, white slavery, racial supremacy, apartheid, cluster bombings, spying, crushing oppression of Palestinians, women, Christians, and home to today’s version of the Sanhedrin which condemned Christ to death.

And in recent years Benedict has questioned the Christian claim to biblical scripture, bowed before Holocaustolatry, created Talmudic papal knights, and on his watch the Vatican has claimed a biblical basis for the anti-biblical Talmudic “Noahide Laws,” among countless other examples of their trampling upon the Gospel in the name of “Jewish-Catholic relations,” but it seems the one thing that comes between Benedict and his elder brothers is cash.

No Obstacle Too High to Separate Brothers, Except Cash

December 19, 2007

The December 12th meeting between Vatican and Israeli officials to discuss tax and financial issues related to Church property in “Israel” has ended once again in disappointment for the Vatican and Benedict has now decided that the time is not right for a papal visit to the “holy land” of fugitive criminals, ecstasy dealers, white slavery, racial supremacy, apartheid, cluster bombings, spying, crushing oppression of Palestinians, women, Christians, and home to today’s version of the Sanhedrin which condemned Christ to death.

And in recent years Benedict has questioned the Christian claim to biblical scripture, bowed before Holocaustolatry, created Talmudic papal knights, and on his watch the Vatican has claimed a biblical basis for the anti-biblical Talmudic “Noahide Laws,” among countless other examples of their trampling upon the Gospel in the name of “Jewish-Catholic relations,” but it seems the one thing that comes between Benedict and his elder brothers is cash.