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Another Vatican II Peritus Confirmed to be Estranged from the Gospel

January 4, 2011

From Cardinal Biffi comes testimony of a speech prepared by Vatican II peritus, Fr. Giuseppi Dossetti containing plain dual-covenant theology.

A few comments: Cardinal Biffi’s assessment of a grave distortion of the Gospel at the most fundamental level is exceedingly mild.

The “contemporary German author” Cardinal Biffi has in mind is likely Jürgen Moltmann, although, it could be any given German Cardinal or Bishop, or a certain German Pope who is in the habit of reckless statements and acts that betray an ambivalence towards the Gospel at best.

This is useful information but in the big picture it seems to be a limited hang-out for English speakers. Could Cardinal Biffi be unaware of his neighbor, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini’s, L’assurdo di Auschwitz e il Mistero della Croce and many other such works? Could he be unaware that one of John Paul II’s first papal acts was to offer a Mass at Auschwitz and proclaim, “I kneel at this Golgotha of the modern world”? Does this not at least represent a grave alteration of Christology fatally compromising the whole perspective of “sacred doctrine”? Dual-covenant (“Noahide”) theology and the Calvary-relativising theology of Auschwitz are tightly intertwined within the contemporary German school of philosophy/theology that Biffi makes reference to which John Paul II and Benedict XVI were certainly influenced by.

That such violence to the Gospel could be excused as a concession to “Jewish-Christian dialogue” only demonstrates the problem inherent to that “dialogue.”

… AN UNPRESENTABLE CHRISTOLOGY

At the end of October 1991, [Vatican II peritus, Fr. Giuseppi] Dossetti graciously brought me the speech I had commissioned from him for the centenary of Lercaro’s birth. “Examine it, change it, add, remove freely,” he told me. He was certainly sincere: at that moment, the man of God and faithful priest was speaking.

Unfortunately, I found something that wasn’t right. And it was the idea, presented favorably by Dossetti, that just as Jesus is the Savior of the Christians, so also the Torah, the Mosaic law, is also currently the path of salvation for the Jews. The assertion was shared by a contemporary German author, and was probably favored by Dossetti because he saw its usefulness for Jewish-Christian dialogue.

But with chief responsibility for orthodoxy in my Church, I could never have accepted putting into doubt the revealed truth that Jesus Christ is the only Savior of all. […]

“Fr. Giuseppe,” I said to him, “haven’t you ever read the pages of Saint Paul, and the narration of the Acts of the Apostles? Doesn’t it seem to you that in the first Christian community, the problem was exactly the opposite? In those days, it was accepted peacefully and without a doubt that Jesus was the Redeemer of the Jews; if anything, what was discussed was whether the gentiles could also be fully reached by his salvific action.”

Besides, it should be enough – I thought to myself – not to forget a little phrase from the letter to the Romans, where it says that the Gospel of Christ “is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek” (cf. Rm. 1:16).

Dossetti was not in the habit of renouncing any of his convictions. Here in the end he gave in when I warned him that, if necessary, I would interrupt and publicly contradict him; and he acquiesced to say only this: “It does not seem consistent with the thinking of Saint Paul to say that the way of salvation for Christians is Christ, and for Jews is the Mosaic Law.” There was no longer anything erroneous in this statement, and I did not raise any objections, even if I would have preferred that there had not even been a reference to such an aberrant theological opinion.

This “incident” made me reflect a great deal, and I immediately judged it to be of extreme gravity, although I did not speak of it with anyone at the time. Any alteration of Christology fatally compromises the whole perspective of “sacred doctrine.” In a man of faith and of sincere religious life like Fr. Dossetti, it was plausible that the misstep was the result of a mistaken and inexact general methodological approach … (“Cardinal Biffi Breaks Another Taboo. On Dossetti,” Sandro Magister, Chiesa, January 3, 2011)

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1346167?eng=y

Also see:

Vatican II Peritus: Because of “The Holocaust,” Church Must Reinterpret Gospel

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"Papal Ambiguity" has a Clear Trajectory

November 28, 2010

This is a reference to discussion underway HERE and HERE.

The usefulness of puzzling over, debating and discussing papal double-speak is limited. While we ‘dialogue’ over these two-faced statements, a single agenda forges steadily on a clear trajectory. Oh, it may zig a hair to the ‘left’ and zag a bit to the ‘right’ at times, but trajectory is determined from long-term trends, not on short term events.

Now, it may not seem very ‘traditional’ to some Traditionalists to take first principles from the founding text of Christianity rather than pious 15th-century mystical works or apparitions, but I guess it’s my cross to be ‘weird’ or ‘Protestant’ in that sense. I look to the Gospel and see Jesus stating the principle that it’s fruits, not words, that we know intent by. This is a crucial Christian principle. Why do so few heed it? Why do so many Christians behave as though Jesus taught, “Respect prevaricators and give them the benefit of the doubt in spite of all evidence” or “Yea-no speech should be ‘dialogued’ over until a consensus interpretation divorced from observable facts is arrived at”? The very presence of yea-no speech is proof that we’re hearing evil rather than Christian teaching according to the Gospel principle taught by Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount.

The Pope proclaims in his book, Light of the World, essentially, “Jesus is Savior of the Jews – to pray for Jews to convert to Jesus is to wound them.” This is patent yea-no speech. According to Jesus’ principle, we know we’re hearing evil: “Let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.” The whole of yea-no speech is of evil. To seize upon the yea as evidence of orthodoxy as if the no didn’t accompany it is to participate in the same evil.

Yea-no speech cannot proceed from a good motive. Neither can there be any good motive for an observer pretending that the yea hasn’t a negating no attached. To do so is self-deception at best. On the test of Matthew 5;37 this Papal teaching is of evil.

Then, according to Jesus’ test of Matthew 7;16-20 we look at the fruits. There is no evidence of Joseph Ratzinger in his 83 years ever converting one of these people he calls “Jews” to Jesus as far as I am aware, and I’m an avid researcher of such things. I’ve been asking doubters to produce such evidence since 2008 to no avail, but it seems a nonsensical exercise. Why would a man try to convert “Jews” if he believes so much as a prayer for their conversion that they don’t even hear wounds them?

It’s not for lack of opportunity that this man doesn’t evangelize “Jews.” He ‘dialogues’ with them weekly, visits their synagogues regularly and never uses it as an occasion to evangelize. On the contrary, he uses these occasions to confirm their error and delusion. The fruits of Joseph Ratzinger’s work concerning “The Jews” are of the most rotten sort: not one conversion and mass delusion among “Jews” and Christians alike on this key Gospel doctrine.

Let’s be frank, the fruits of the Pope’s apocalyptic theology–praying for the end to come quickly so “The Jews” will convert–is of the same lunatic tree that bore “Pastors” John Hagee and Tim LaHaye’s eschatology. What is Hagee and Benedict doing when they discourage evangelizing “Jews”? They’ve made the Gospel of no effect. They’ve neutralized the one thing that has the power to save their souls and impede their hostility against us. They’re buying these “children of the covenant” time to build up Pharisaic Talmudism. How much time? All of it! For whatever time there is left until the end of time we’re to refrain from “wounding” evangelization of “Jews” according to the Hagee-Ratzinger dispensation.

Think about this. This is as fraudulent and pernicious as the time-buying “Peace Process” by which an Israeli state steadily emerges on Palestinian land allegedly allocated for a Palestinian state. In that case the Israelis make an occasional token concession and feign a light at the end of a very long tunnel. Benedict’s theology is a more plain raw deal than that; there’s no concessions and the time-frame, by design, is until the end of time; we’re to “deepen our religious relations” with people who’re undermining our religion until there’s no time left. What of the souls that will be lost, Christians, “Jews” and all, during this strange dispensation lasting until the eschaton? How do we begin to account for such a loss? It would be a spiritual catastrophe on a much greater scale than the temporal Palestinian catastrophe.

What can be said of ‘traditionalists’ who call this sucker deal–these innovations and their objective rotten fruits–consistent with tradition? Whether it be self-deception or willful deception of others, it’s part and parcel of the evil from whence the teaching itself proceeds.

Vatican II Peritus: Because of "The Holocaust," Church Must Reinterpret Gospel

April 26, 2010

Fr. Gregory Baum, along with Frs. Ratzinger, De Lubac, Schillebeecks and Küng, was a Peritus (theological expert; advisor) at the Vatican II Council. The modernist theology of Auschwitz that he preaches is at least as pernicious as any other modernist error devastating the Church. Who will stand against it?

“… if the Church wants to clear itself of the anti-Jewish trends built into its teaching, a few marginal correctives won’t do. It must examine the very center of its proclamation and reinterpret the meaning of the gospel for our times … It was not until the holocaust of six million Jewish victims that some Christian theologians have been willing to face this question in a radical way … Auschwitz has a message that must be heard: it reveals an illness operative not on the margin of our civilization but at the heart of it, in the very best that we have inherited … It summons us to face up to the negative side of our religious and cultural heritage.” (Gregory Baum, ‘Introduction’, in Rosemary Ruether, Faith and Fratricide: The Theological Roots of Anti-Semitism, p.7)

Also see:

“Auschwitz: Beginning of a New Era?”

Bad Advice From the Pope

Catholic Dogma Denier Hans Küng Clings Fast to “Holocaust” Dogma


Cardinal Vingt-Trois: “Being a Catholic is Radically Incompatible With Denying the Holocaust”

Cardinals Kasper, O’Malley Enshrine “Holocaust” in Boston

Benedict’s Hegelian Method

September 26, 2008

Witness the reaction to these two recent actions by Benedict XVI:

Pope Benedict Selects Rabbi to Speak to Synod

Pope replaces all members of Liturgical Celebrations Office

What is the synthesis of this? Double-minded Catholics who are euphoric about neoconservative liturgies and vestments even as the Gospel is trashed by the prelates celebrating those liturgies: Kosher Katholicism.

And note that Benedict’s neoconservative liturgical commission will be headed by priests from the homo-founded Legionaries “of Christ” and Opus Judei.

See:

The Double-Mind in Occult Philosophy by Craig Heimbichner

Benedict’s Hegelian Method

September 26, 2008

Witness the reaction to these two recent actions by Benedict XVI:

Pope Benedict Selects Rabbi to Speak to Synod

Pope replaces all members of Liturgical Celebrations Office

What is the synthesis of this? Double-minded Catholics who are euphoric about neoconservative liturgies and vestments even as the Gospel is trashed by the prelates celebrating those liturgies: Kosher Katholicism.

And note that Benedict’s neoconservative liturgical commission will be headed by priests from the homo-founded Legionaries “of Christ” and Opus Judei.

See:

The Double-Mind in Occult Philosophy by Craig Heimbichner

Chaos and Transformation

February 9, 2008

The chaos caused by the recent replacement of a prayer from the ancient Catholic liturgy due to pressure from Judaic organizations has become a perfect opportunity for rebirth, reinvention and transformation. As we have seen that “The Remnant Resistance” now provides support for the characters they formerly resisted against, now, even the foaming-at-the-mouth change-agent, Walter Kasper is transformed in the other direction. Watch this protégé of Hasidic philosopher Martin Buber–whom Benedict also is a student of–as he is transformed into a tough-talking “defender of the faith”:

“We think that reasonably this prayer cannot be an obstacle to dialogue because it reflects the faith of the Church and, furthermore, Jews have prayers in their liturgical texts that we Catholics don’t like,”

“I must say that I don’t understand why Jews cannot accept that we can make use of our freedom to formulate our prayers,” Kasper, a German, told the Corriere della Sera. (Adi Schwartz, “Vatican rejects criticism of new prayer for Jewish conversion” Haaretz, 07/02/2008)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/952188.html

This is pure stagecraft between the rabbis and Kasper. But what is really taking place here? Walter Kasper is defending the altering of an ancient Catholic prayer which expressed pure, crystal clear, orthodox theology, to a novel, mysterious prayer intended to express Benedict’s Orwellian theology of the “elder brothers.”

And it is interesting to see Kasper state the plain fact that Judaic prayers and texts contain offenses against Christians. Although this hardly scratches the surface of the true nature of the Judaic tradition, it is yet another public admission from a prominent Cardinal that the texts of Judaism harbor real teachings of contempt towards Christians, even as he calls these haters of Christ “elder brothers in the faith” and supports “correction” of Catholic theology and liturgy to suit them.

I will remind readers that not very long ago, the story was that it was deemed “Jew hate” to claim that the texts of Judaism contained hateful passages against Christians. When a high-profile figure like Kasper states that fact publicly, it is clear evidence that we are in a new era of revelations. The information is now getting out there. The establishment won’t allow independent researchers to handle the information. They must control it themselves.

And how is the release of this information handled by Kasper? Just as it was handled by Cardinal George. The correct response should be outrage, ending of “dialogue” and a call for the rabbis to correct their hateful traditions. Kasper gives every indication that “dialogue” with the rabbis should continue, even though Catholics have nothing to gain from “religious relations” with rabbinic enemies of the faith in an arrangement where Catholic theology and tradition is “corrected” to suit rabbinic sensibilities while the rabbis keep their hateful traditions intact. If a banker threw a tantrum and threatened to tear up a 100% interest loan contract while the debtor begged him not to, that would not even begin to approach the insanity at play here.

The charade is plain and in the open for those with eyes to see.

Also read:

Cardinal George Induces the Double Mind

and

Pontifical Household Preacher: A Revelation and Obfuscation

Chaos and Transformation

February 9, 2008

The chaos caused by the recent replacement of a prayer from the ancient Catholic liturgy due to pressure from Judaic organizations has become a perfect opportunity for rebirth, reinvention and transformation. As we have seen that “The Remnant Resistance” now provides support for the characters they formerly resisted against, now, even the foaming-at-the-mouth change-agent, Walter Kasper is transformed in the other direction. Watch this protégé of Hasidic philosopher Martin Buber–whom Benedict also is a student of–as he is transformed into a tough-talking “defender of the faith”:

“We think that reasonably this prayer cannot be an obstacle to dialogue because it reflects the faith of the Church and, furthermore, Jews have prayers in their liturgical texts that we Catholics don’t like,”

“I must say that I don’t understand why Jews cannot accept that we can make use of our freedom to formulate our prayers,” Kasper, a German, told the Corriere della Sera. (Adi Schwartz, “Vatican rejects criticism of new prayer for Jewish conversion” Haaretz, 07/02/2008)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/952188.html

This is pure stagecraft between the rabbis and Kasper. But what is really taking place here? Walter Kasper is defending the altering of an ancient Catholic prayer which expressed pure, crystal clear, orthodox theology, to a novel, mysterious prayer intended to express Benedict’s Orwellian theology of the “elder brothers.”

And it is interesting to see Kasper state the plain fact that Judaic prayers and texts contain offenses against Christians. Although this hardly scratches the surface of the true nature of the Judaic tradition, it is yet another public admission from a prominent Cardinal that the texts of Judaism harbor real teachings of contempt towards Christians, even as he calls these haters of Christ “elder brothers in the faith” and supports “correction” of Catholic theology and liturgy to suit them.

I will remind readers that not very long ago, the story was that it was deemed “Jew hate” to claim that the texts of Judaism contained hateful passages against Christians. When a high-profile figure like Kasper states that fact publicly, it is clear evidence that we are in a new era of revelations. The information is now getting out there. The establishment won’t allow independent researchers to handle the information. They must control it themselves.

And how is the release of this information handled by Kasper? Just as it was handled by Cardinal George. The correct response should be outrage, ending of “dialogue” and a call for the rabbis to correct their hateful traditions. Kasper gives every indication that “dialogue” with the rabbis should continue, even though Catholics have nothing to gain from “religious relations” with rabbinic enemies of the faith in an arrangement where Catholic theology and tradition is “corrected” to suit rabbinic sensibilities while the rabbis keep their hateful traditions intact. If a banker threw a tantrum and threatened to tear up a 100% interest loan contract while the debtor begged him not to, that would not even begin to approach the insanity at play here.

The charade is plain and in the open for those with eyes to see.

Also read:

Cardinal George Induces the Double Mind

and

Pontifical Household Preacher: A Revelation and Obfuscation

Walter Kasper’s Statement on the Good Friday Prayer for the Jews

February 9, 2008

Catholic Church Conservation blog has provided the following translation of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s statement on the new Good Friday Prayer for the Jews. I’m certain that those who are familiar with Benedict’s theology of the “elder brothers” will see that theology reinforced in this statement. For “Jews,” conversion to Christ is not a pressing issue. That can wait until the Apocalypse. For now, we must only be concerned with “reconciliation” with the “elder brothers,” always respecting their “faithfulness to the covenant” and working together “for peace and justice in the world.”

For those who have a working knowledge of the actual anti-biblical Talmudic and Kabbalistic traditions of the “elder brothers,” this is a spiritual and temporal death sentence for Catholics. It also is cause for deprivation of the only possible means of salvation for Jews–both real Jews and the fake Jews whom Vatican prelates demand that we have “religious relations” with, that is, “religious relations” devoid of even the thought of evangelism.

And note that, as pointed out earlier, this change is a “correction” which is to say that there was error (“antisemitism”) in one of the most ancient prayers of the Catholic liturgy. Those who accuse the Catholic Church of harboring “teachings of contempt” have scored a huge victory here.

“The Holy Father, the Holy See, is aware that the history between Jews and Christians is a difficult and complicated history. We must take this into account, there are many sensitivities. Therefore, the prayer for the Good Friday has been corrected in the so-called old liturgy which is now the “extraordinary” liturgy. The blindness of the Jews was cited. This was perceived as insulting and the sentence has been deleted.

But on the other hand, the Pope did not remove what is specific to our faith, namely the belief in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Saviour of all people, which includes according to our belief also the Jews. The Pope wanted to express this Faith. This is not an obstacle for dialogue, because the dialogue presupposes that the identity of the Jewish faith and identity of the Christian faith can be mutually recognised and naturally, this leads to dialogue.

We have much in common with Jewish people, but this is a difference which you cannot ignore.

When the Pope presently speaks on the conversion of Jews, then you have to understand correctly. He cited literally the Eleventh Chapter of the letter of the Apostle Paul to the Romans. The apostle, says that we, as Christians, hope, when the fullness of pagans enters the church, then that Israel will completely convert. This is an eschatological hope for the end of the ages, which does not mean that we have the intention now to be missionaries to Jews as one sends missions to the heathens.

We have in the meantime now shoulder to shoulder to recognise our mutual diversity. We Christians must of course give testimony of our faith in Jesus the Christ. This is also a freedom of religion, which we have to be given to say and confess what we believe, as the Jews themselves have the opportunity to express their Faith. One could also say that in the place of the old language of contempt is now respect and mutual recognition in our diversity. With this difference, in faith in Jesus Christ, we must live and we must recognize, which does not exclude in any way that there are the many things on which we agree, the possibility of working together for peace and justice in the world.”

http://cathcon.blogspot.com/2008/02/cardinal-kaspers-statement-on-good.html

Walter Kasper’s Statement on the Good Friday Prayer for the Jews

February 9, 2008

Catholic Church Conservation blog has provided the following translation of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s statement on the new Good Friday Prayer for the Jews. I’m certain that those who are familiar with Benedict’s theology of the “elder brothers” will see that theology reinforced in this statement. For “Jews,” conversion to Christ is not a pressing issue. That can wait until the Apocalypse. For now, we must only be concerned with “reconciliation” with the “elder brothers,” always respecting their “faithfulness to the covenant” and working together “for peace and justice in the world.”

For those who have a working knowledge of the actual anti-biblical Talmudic and Kabbalistic traditions of the “elder brothers,” this is a spiritual and temporal death sentence for Catholics. It also is cause for deprivation of the only possible means of salvation for Jews–both real Jews and the fake Jews whom Vatican prelates demand that we have “religious relations” with, that is, “religious relations” devoid of even the thought of evangelism.

And note that, as pointed out earlier, this change is a “correction” which is to say that there was error (“antisemitism”) in one of the most ancient prayers of the Catholic liturgy. Those who accuse the Catholic Church of harboring “teachings of contempt” have scored a huge victory here.

“The Holy Father, the Holy See, is aware that the history between Jews and Christians is a difficult and complicated history. We must take this into account, there are many sensitivities. Therefore, the prayer for the Good Friday has been corrected in the so-called old liturgy which is now the “extraordinary” liturgy. The blindness of the Jews was cited. This was perceived as insulting and the sentence has been deleted.

But on the other hand, the Pope did not remove what is specific to our faith, namely the belief in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, the Saviour of all people, which includes according to our belief also the Jews. The Pope wanted to express this Faith. This is not an obstacle for dialogue, because the dialogue presupposes that the identity of the Jewish faith and identity of the Christian faith can be mutually recognised and naturally, this leads to dialogue.

We have much in common with Jewish people, but this is a difference which you cannot ignore.

When the Pope presently speaks on the conversion of Jews, then you have to understand correctly. He cited literally the Eleventh Chapter of the letter of the Apostle Paul to the Romans. The apostle, says that we, as Christians, hope, when the fullness of pagans enters the church, then that Israel will completely convert. This is an eschatological hope for the end of the ages, which does not mean that we have the intention now to be missionaries to Jews as one sends missions to the heathens.

We have in the meantime now shoulder to shoulder to recognise our mutual diversity. We Christians must of course give testimony of our faith in Jesus the Christ. This is also a freedom of religion, which we have to be given to say and confess what we believe, as the Jews themselves have the opportunity to express their Faith. One could also say that in the place of the old language of contempt is now respect and mutual recognition in our diversity. With this difference, in faith in Jesus Christ, we must live and we must recognize, which does not exclude in any way that there are the many things on which we agree, the possibility of working together for peace and justice in the world.”

http://cathcon.blogspot.com/2008/02/cardinal-kaspers-statement-on-good.html