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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