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Another Judaic Papal Knight Joins the Ranks

May 25, 2012

Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte with Dr. Victor Goldbloom, November 16, 2005. (Note Turcotte’s hidden pectoral cross)

Dr. Victor Goldbloom is an executive chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress which was exposed for having propped up phony ‘Nazis’ in Canada in the 1960’s which Victor Goldbloom and his cronies then used to intimidate the Canadian government and justify hate legislation.

Dr. Goldbloom is a pediatrician and politician who worked as a Liberal party Member of the National Assembly of Quebec at the time that Canada’s Liberal party introduced legalized abortion into North America. His wife, Sheila Goldbloom is also a strong advocate of abortion on demand.

When Canadian politician Camil Samson, outraged by the acquittal of bolshevik abortionist Dr. Henry Morgantaler, aptly noted the irony that Canadians had gone to war to save ‘Jews’ and that Judaic doctors thanked them by terminating the lives of Canadian babies, Dr. Goldbloom led the political lynch mob against him.

Dr. Goldbloom  is also a veteran Judaizer of Christians under the euphemism of ‘dialogue.’

Pope to honour interfaith pioneer Goldbloom

MONTREAL — Dr. Victor Goldbloom is being recognized by the Vatican for his lifelong leadership in promoting Catholic-Jewish relations.

Goldbloom, a pioneer in interfaith dialogue locally, nationally and internationally, will receive the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Sylvester Pope and Martyr, to be bestowed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Established in 1905, it’s one of five Orders of Knighthood awarded directly by the pope as head of the Catholic Church and as head of the State of Vatican City.

Goldbloom is among a minority of non-Catholics and small number of Jews worldwide to be so honoured, and he joins the ranks of such noteworthy and diverse members as German industrialist Oskar Schindler, credited with saving more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust; entertainer Bob Hope; Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, and Archduke Otto von Habsburg, crown prince of Austria and Hungary.

Goldbloom, 88, was recommended by the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, an independent Montreal-based organization encouraging inter-church and interfaith dialogue.

“This is an extremely rare honour, normally reserved for ambassadors,” said the centre’s executive director, Anthony Mansour.

“As far as I know, Dr. Goldbloom is the first Jewish Canadian to receive the honour, and among a handful of Canadians of any faith. He is the first non-Christian in the history of the Archdiocese of Montreal and Quebec to have the papal honour conferred upon him.”

The recommendation was approved by the new Catholic Archbishop of Montreal Christian Lépine and officially announced at a reception held at his residence May 10. Also present were Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte and Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd.

Announced concurrently was the awarding to Father Irénée Beaubien, 96, the centre’s founder in 1963, of the Pontifical Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.

Father Beaubien and Goldbloom, a board member of the centre, are pioneers in combating misunderstanding between Catholics, especially francophones, and Jews in Quebec. They will formally be decorated Sept. 4 at a gala dinner at Federation CJA’s Gelber Conference Centre, which will benefit the centre.

The choice of award, Bishop Dowd noted, was recommended by the Vatican.
“It is appropriate, because what is an ambassador? It is someone who knows where he is from and is faithful to it, but is open to dialogue with another community.”

Goldbloom said his interfaith work began more than 50 years ago, when he was “an ordinary practising pediatrician with no experience in inter-religious relations” and came into contact with the Jesuit fathers who were then the faculty of what was Loyola College.

“It challenged me to know my own religion better and to talk about it with those who did not know it,” he recalled.

Early on, Goldbloom advocated that the Jewish community must dialogue with the majority in Quebec, and must be able to do so in French. Among the many friendships he made, one Goldbloom cherishes is with Cardinal Turcotte, who retired as archbishop in March.

Goldbloom remembered the archbishop’s participation in a Yom Kippur service at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom some years ago.

Turcotte sat between Goldbloom and Rabbi Leigh Lerner. As is customary, they placed a tallit over the shoulders of their guest as an amicable gesture.

“That was one of the most moving moments of my life,” Goldbloom said.

Venerable David Oliver, the Anglican chair of the centre’s board, noted the historical significance of a Christian and a Jew being honoured at the same Sept. 4 event. It marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, which radically transformed the Catholic Church’s relationship with other faiths.

“Leading up to the Council, it was men like Father Beaubien and Dr. Goldbloom, often working against opposition from within their own religious communities, who paved the way,” Oliver said.

“They are two Quebecers, two Canadians, two men of faith who helped shape the open and tolerant society we enjoy today. Every generation that follows owes them a debt of gratitude for their courage, perseverance and unwavering commitment to dialogue as the path to peace and reconciliation.”

http://www.cjnews.com/index.php?q=node/90063

Also see:

The Vatican’s Knight Defenders of the Talmud 

One More Papal Knight Defender of the Talmud Joins the Battalion 

B’nai B’rith Papal Knight Rabbi Leon Klenicki Recommends ‘Noahide’ Tome

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

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Rabbi David Rosen Honored by QEII

January 4, 2010

Queen Elizabeth Names AJC’s Rabbi David Rosen Commander of British Empire

January 3, 2010 – New York – Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, has been awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her prestigious New Years honors list.

The CBE, one of Great Britain’s highest honors, was given to Rabbi Rosen in recognition of his interfaith relations work in the Middle East, and between the UK and Israel. He is the first Orthodox rabbi to receive the CBE.

“I feel very honored,” said the British-born Rabbi Rosen from his home in Jerusalem. “It’s not just a personal tribute but to all those before me and with me who work to promote a better world through deeper understanding and cooperation between religions.”

In addition to his role at AJC, where he also serves as Director of the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, Rabbi Rosen is an Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He also was a member of the permanent Bilateral Commission of the State of Israel and the Holy See that established bilateral relations between Israel and the Vatican.

In November 2005, Rabbi Rosen was named by Pope Benedict XVI a Papal Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great for his outstanding contributions to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation. It was the first time this Vatican honor was given to an Orthodox rabbi.

“All of us at AJC are delighted that the Queen has recognized Rabbi Rosen’s achievements in advancing international interfaith understanding,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “Wherever Rabbi Rosen travels, and he does so extensively, he engages those who aspire to a world where religion is seen as a force for good, not evil.”

Among his other path-breaking interreligious initiatives on behalf of AJC, last year Rabbi Rosen hosted at AJC headquarters in New York a major international Hindu-Jewish Summit, further deepening ties between the two faith groups. He also was key to the first visit to Israel, in 2007, of Muslim leadership from India.

http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=2818295&content_id={E1B45621-5F1D-4BF6-A62F-134DE8C87F48}&notoc=1

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Judaic Papal Knight: "German" Pope Aware of "Special Responsibility to Reaffirm Church’s Commitment to a More Pro-Jewish Attitude"

April 13, 2007

This is the type of thinking typical of today’s Vatican knights:

[Rabbi, and Papal Knight, David] Rosen also said that as a German, Benedict was aware of his special responsibility to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to a more pro-Jewish attitude as set down in the (sic) Nostra Etate (sic), the 1965 declaration on the relation (sic) of the Catholic Church to non-Christian religions. (Jerusalem Post, “Views mixed on pope’s use of Auschwitz diary in Easter ritual”)

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It seems hypocritical of Rabbi Knight Rosen to cite Nostra Aetate, the rabbinic document which presumes to absolve Judaics for the guilt of Deicide though their holy books state that Christ deserved to be executed, even as he holds all Germans responsible for “The Holocaust.” Rosen appeals to the establishment promulgated dogma that Christians must do penance for the charge of Deicide, even as he enforces the charge of Judeocide against Germans and prescribes their penance.

Rosen speaks of a “special responsibility” of the German Pope to change the Church’s attitude towards Judaics.

So, Judaics who did not take part in the execution of Christ, but who believe He deserved it anyway, share no guilt for that cosmic crime, but German Christians who did not take part in the Nazi atrocities and who denounce them at every opportunity have a “special responsibility” to not only do penance and pay reparations, but to radically change the 2000 year-old Gospel of Christ which is entirely unrelated to the Nazis to accommodate the desires of the rabbis. And for this hypocrisy and chutzpah; this direct attack against Christ and the Gospel, the rabbis are knighted by the Vatican.

If it’s wrong to make solely ethnicity-based charges against Judaics, it’s wrong to do so in the case of Germans. But that’s a very unpopular truth to state today under the harsh mental tyranny of the Judaic Imperium.

Most mind-bombed goys will go along with Rabbi Knight Rosen’s Talmudic logic. The Gospel account of the Pharisees’ plotting of Christ’s execution and the Jews’ crying out for His blood needs to be blotted out, for “it could lead to another ‘Holocaust’ of ‘The Jews’!” But are the rabbis concerned with what 60+ years of anti-German propaganda–which Rabbi Knight Rosen’s comment about the “German” Pope and his “special responsibility” is just one example of–causes Germans? Not in the rabbis’ twisted world of double standards. The fact that Germans are the most rapidly diminishing population in Europe is good news to them, but it’s no reason to relent, quite obviously.

If Germans were to become completely extinct and every Christian were to forsake the priceless gift of truth and salvation of Calvary for the hellish fool’s gold of Auschwitz, the “debt” would remain on the rabbis’ ledger. Debts to the rabbis, whether real or fictional, are never paid.

Rabbi David Rosen is the President of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee that represents World Jewry in its relations with other world Religions.

He is Director of the Department for Interreligious Affairs and Director of the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding of the American Jewish Committee, and is an Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews, and an International President of the World Conference of Religions for Peace.

In November 2005, Rabbi Rosen was named a papal Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great for his outstanding contributions to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation.

http://rabbidavidrosen.net/

Judaic Papal Knight: "German" Pope Aware of "Special Responsibility to Reaffirm Church’s Commitment to a More Pro-Jewish Attitude"

April 13, 2007

This is the type of thinking typical of today’s Vatican knights:

[Rabbi, and Papal Knight, David] Rosen also said that as a German, Benedict was aware of his special responsibility to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to a more pro-Jewish attitude as set down in the (sic) Nostra Etate (sic), the 1965 declaration on the relation (sic) of the Catholic Church to non-Christian religions. (Jerusalem Post, “Views mixed on pope’s use of Auschwitz diary in Easter ritual”)

Full Article

It seems hypocritical of Rabbi Knight Rosen to cite Nostra Aetate, the rabbinic document which presumes to absolve Judaics for the guilt of Deicide though their holy books state that Christ deserved to be executed, even as he holds all Germans responsible for “The Holocaust.” Rosen appeals to the establishment promulgated dogma that Christians must do penance for the charge of Deicide, even as he enforces the charge of Judeocide against Germans and prescribes their penance.

Rosen speaks of a “special responsibility” of the German Pope to change the Church’s attitude towards Judaics.

So, Judaics who did not take part in the execution of Christ, but who believe He deserved it anyway, share no guilt for that cosmic crime, but German Christians who did not take part in the Nazi atrocities and who denounce them at every opportunity have a “special responsibility” to not only do penance and pay reparations, but to radically change the 2000 year-old Gospel of Christ which is entirely unrelated to the Nazis to accommodate the desires of the rabbis. And for this hypocrisy and chutzpah; this direct attack against Christ and the Gospel, the rabbis are knighted by the Vatican.

If it’s wrong to make solely ethnicity-based charges against Judaics, it’s wrong to do so in the case of Germans. But that’s a very unpopular truth to state today under the harsh mental tyranny of the Judaic Imperium.

Most mind-bombed goys will go along with Rabbi Knight Rosen’s Talmudic logic. The Gospel account of the Pharisees’ plotting of Christ’s execution and the Jews’ crying out for His blood needs to be blotted out, for “it could lead to another ‘Holocaust’ of ‘The Jews’!” But are the rabbis concerned with what 60+ years of anti-German propaganda–which Rabbi Knight Rosen’s comment about the “German” Pope and his “special responsibility” is just one example of–causes Germans? Not in the rabbis’ twisted world of double standards. The fact that Germans are the most rapidly diminishing population in Europe is good news to them, but it’s no reason to relent, quite obviously.

If Germans were to become completely extinct and every Christian were to forsake the priceless gift of truth and salvation of Calvary for the hellish fool’s gold of Auschwitz, the “debt” would remain on the rabbis’ ledger. Debts to the rabbis, whether real or fictional, are never paid.

Rabbi David Rosen is the President of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee that represents World Jewry in its relations with other world Religions.

He is Director of the Department for Interreligious Affairs and Director of the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding of the American Jewish Committee, and is an Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews, and an International President of the World Conference of Religions for Peace.

In November 2005, Rabbi Rosen was named a papal Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great for his outstanding contributions to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation.

http://rabbidavidrosen.net/

One More Papal Knight Defender of the Talmud Joins the Battalion

March 27, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of the Vatican’s eight Talmudic/Kabbalistic knights. More on the other seven HERE, and HERE. This one is not only a rabbi, but also a member of the Anti-Defamation League of the Judaic, Freemasonic B’nai B’rith. Who needs enemies when you have rabbinic-masonic knights on your side?

Catholic-Jewish Relations Pioneer Named By Pope To Receive Highest Church Honor

New York, New York, March 26, 2007…Rabbi Leon Klenicki, Director Emeritus of Interfaith Affairs of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has been named a Papal Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Benedict XVI, for his historic contributions in improving the relationship between Catholics and Jews. The Papal Order of Saint Gregory is the highest honor the Catholic Church confers on a layperson, in recognition of “Outstanding Services Rendered to the Welfare of Society and the Church”. This Pontifical Honor of Knighthood is conferred by the Holy Father on his own initiative and at the recommendation of diocesan bishops who present worthy candidates to the Holy Father.

Rabbi Klenicki becomes the second ADL interfaith official to receive papal knighthood. In 1986, the late Dr. Joseph L. Lichten became the first American Jew to receive the honor when Pope John Paul II named him a knight commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.

Rabbi Klenicki, a renowned scholar and theologian, now joins a select group of living Jews, and only a handful of rabbis, who have been so honored by the Vatican.

“We are extremely proud that Rabbi Klenicki’s decades of work to help reconcile the Catholic and Jewish faiths have been recognized by Pope Benedict XVI with this unique papal honor,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “We can think of no one more deserving of this honor than Rabbi Leon Klenicki,” who has worked tirelessly and passionately to bring about mutual understanding and respect between the two faiths.”

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who will present a scroll from the Holy See as a formal recognition of Knighthood, and the medallion and sword which are the insignia of the Order, said, ” Rabbi Klenicki has been a pioneer in Jewish-Catholic relations for decades. His own personal experiences of anti-Semitism led the Rabbi to be a passionate advocate for education as means of dispelling religious prejudice and promoting inter-religious collaboration. Rabbi Leon Klenicki’s life has been the source of blessings for all of us, we are deeply grateful for his witness and his work.”

A native of Argentina, Klenicki received his rabbinical degree from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 1967 and returned to Buenos Aires as Director of the Latin American Office of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. In that position he helped develop Reform Judaism in Latin America.

Since his days as a student growing up in Argentina, Rabbi Klenicki has been interested in inter-religious dialogue. In 1968, he delivered the major paper representing the Jewish community at the first Latin American meeting of Jews and Catholics in Bogota, Colombia. This historic meeting, organized by ADL and CELAM (Latin American Episcopal Conference), occurred during the visit of Pope Paul VI to Colombia. It was the first time that Jews and Catholics met in Latin America on a continental basis, and it paved the way for future dialogues and inter-religious work.

Rabbi Klenicki was authorized by CELAM and the Argentine Council of Jews and Christians to undertake a study of catechisms and Catholic religious texts, the first of its kind to be done in South America. His final recommendations were presented to the Bishops Conference in Argentina for a revision of how Jews and Judaism were portrayed in Catholic texts. He traveled to Rome on behalf of the Council of Jews and Christians for study sessions at the Vatican. He also served as an advisor on interfaith affairs for the DAIA, the main Jewish organization in Argentina. He served as spiritual leader of Congregation Emanu-El in Buenos Aires.

In 1973 he moved to New York to become head of ADL’s Jewish-Catholic Relations Department and in was named ADL Director of Interfaith Affairs Co-Liaison to the Vatican in 1984, positions he held until his retirement in 2001.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recommended to all US bishops and cardinals to observe Holocaust Day by using as a liturgy the service prepared by Rabbi Klenicki and Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Associate Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs, USCCB.

A lecturer at Catholic and Jewish universities and seminaries, Rabbi Klenicki was the first Hugo Gryn Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Jewish Christian Relations at Cambridge University, England; one of the first two Scholars-at-Large for the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute in New York; and a visiting professor at Leuven Catholic University in Belgium.

A prolific writer and editor on inter-religious issues for American and international publications, Rabbi Klenicki is the recipient of many awards and honors.

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Mise_00/5012_00.htm

One More Papal Knight Defender of the Talmud Joins the Battalion

March 27, 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of the Vatican’s eight Talmudic/Kabbalistic knights. More on the other seven HERE, and HERE. This one is not only a rabbi, but also a member of the Anti-Defamation League of the Judaic, Freemasonic B’nai B’rith. Who needs enemies when you have rabbinic-masonic knights on your side?

Catholic-Jewish Relations Pioneer Named By Pope To Receive Highest Church Honor

New York, New York, March 26, 2007…Rabbi Leon Klenicki, Director Emeritus of Interfaith Affairs of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has been named a Papal Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great by Pope Benedict XVI, for his historic contributions in improving the relationship between Catholics and Jews. The Papal Order of Saint Gregory is the highest honor the Catholic Church confers on a layperson, in recognition of “Outstanding Services Rendered to the Welfare of Society and the Church”. This Pontifical Honor of Knighthood is conferred by the Holy Father on his own initiative and at the recommendation of diocesan bishops who present worthy candidates to the Holy Father.

Rabbi Klenicki becomes the second ADL interfaith official to receive papal knighthood. In 1986, the late Dr. Joseph L. Lichten became the first American Jew to receive the honor when Pope John Paul II named him a knight commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.

Rabbi Klenicki, a renowned scholar and theologian, now joins a select group of living Jews, and only a handful of rabbis, who have been so honored by the Vatican.

“We are extremely proud that Rabbi Klenicki’s decades of work to help reconcile the Catholic and Jewish faiths have been recognized by Pope Benedict XVI with this unique papal honor,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “We can think of no one more deserving of this honor than Rabbi Leon Klenicki,” who has worked tirelessly and passionately to bring about mutual understanding and respect between the two faiths.”

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who will present a scroll from the Holy See as a formal recognition of Knighthood, and the medallion and sword which are the insignia of the Order, said, ” Rabbi Klenicki has been a pioneer in Jewish-Catholic relations for decades. His own personal experiences of anti-Semitism led the Rabbi to be a passionate advocate for education as means of dispelling religious prejudice and promoting inter-religious collaboration. Rabbi Leon Klenicki’s life has been the source of blessings for all of us, we are deeply grateful for his witness and his work.”

A native of Argentina, Klenicki received his rabbinical degree from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 1967 and returned to Buenos Aires as Director of the Latin American Office of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. In that position he helped develop Reform Judaism in Latin America.

Since his days as a student growing up in Argentina, Rabbi Klenicki has been interested in inter-religious dialogue. In 1968, he delivered the major paper representing the Jewish community at the first Latin American meeting of Jews and Catholics in Bogota, Colombia. This historic meeting, organized by ADL and CELAM (Latin American Episcopal Conference), occurred during the visit of Pope Paul VI to Colombia. It was the first time that Jews and Catholics met in Latin America on a continental basis, and it paved the way for future dialogues and inter-religious work.

Rabbi Klenicki was authorized by CELAM and the Argentine Council of Jews and Christians to undertake a study of catechisms and Catholic religious texts, the first of its kind to be done in South America. His final recommendations were presented to the Bishops Conference in Argentina for a revision of how Jews and Judaism were portrayed in Catholic texts. He traveled to Rome on behalf of the Council of Jews and Christians for study sessions at the Vatican. He also served as an advisor on interfaith affairs for the DAIA, the main Jewish organization in Argentina. He served as spiritual leader of Congregation Emanu-El in Buenos Aires.

In 1973 he moved to New York to become head of ADL’s Jewish-Catholic Relations Department and in was named ADL Director of Interfaith Affairs Co-Liaison to the Vatican in 1984, positions he held until his retirement in 2001.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recommended to all US bishops and cardinals to observe Holocaust Day by using as a liturgy the service prepared by Rabbi Klenicki and Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Associate Director, Secretariat for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs, USCCB.

A lecturer at Catholic and Jewish universities and seminaries, Rabbi Klenicki was the first Hugo Gryn Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Jewish Christian Relations at Cambridge University, England; one of the first two Scholars-at-Large for the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute in New York; and a visiting professor at Leuven Catholic University in Belgium.

A prolific writer and editor on inter-religious issues for American and international publications, Rabbi Klenicki is the recipient of many awards and honors.

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/Mise_00/5012_00.htm