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Pope Benedict XVI has said, “Christians can learn a great deal from a Jewish exegesis practised for more than 2000 years … for the interior formation of Christian consciousness,” a notion which I reject entirely as a very bad deal. Nevertheless, we occasionally briefly entertain this reasoning as it behooves those paddling on the Pope’s “little wave of tradition” to consider the trajectory of the great tsunami of Judeophilia he rides upon.
Without the moral teachings of Israel, without the seven Noahide Laws and the Ten Commandments, the free world would cease to exist, and humanity would dissolve in a blast of nuclear explosions.
Aside from pointing out that it is master-race Talmudists such as himself that Rabbi Riskin refers to as “Israel;” that the rabbi-concocted “Noahide Laws” are of the Talmud which nullifies the Ten Commandments; that SSPX Superior Bernard Fellay’s lawyer would take great offense at the observation that it is, in fact, the actualization of the talmudic ‘morals’ and teachings of this Counterfeit Israel which threatens an apocalypse of its own making; I believe no additional comment is necessary.
|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 GoldbloomJanice Arnold – The Canadian Jewish NewsMay 21, 2012
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.”
Google translate renders it fairly coherent.
The essay is largely based upon a book authored by Pope Benedict XVI’s favorite rabbi and one of the world’s most respected authorities on Orthodox Judaism, Rabbi Jacob Neusner titled, Jews and Christians: the myth of a common tradition.
The lengthy introduction is in English at Google books here:
The thesis of the book is stated plainly at the outset in refreshingly direct and concise language:
The thesis of this book is that Judaism and Christianity do not form a common tradition, “the Judeo-Christian tradition.” They are not compatible … only now, for reasons of politics and sociology, have some representatives of Judaism maintained otherwise.
While I agree with the learned rabbi in his statement of fact that Judaism and Christianity are entirely incompatible, I must add proselytism to the ‘Noahide’ religion to his list of reasons that some representatives of Judaism would claim otherwise (even Maimoides suggested that Christianity and Islam could be viewed as directing ‘the Goyim’ towards the ‘Noahide laws’) and I observe this ‘Noahide’ proselytism beginning many centuries prior to the “only now” of 2001 (the date Neusner’s claim was published) that Neusner identified as the genesis of a claimed “Judeo-Christian tradition.” In Neusner’s book, Historical Synthesis, he references the 18th century Brit-ish Rabbi Jacob Emden and his thesis that the Gospels were written to teach the ‘Noahide Laws’ to ‘Gentiles.’ Perhaps it was for political or sociological reasons that Neusner overstated his case here. Perhaps it is for the same such reasons that he has more recently apparently softened the hard line evident in his 2001 thesis.
Translation: “We rabbis hate Jesus Christ and bishops who uphold the plain teaching of his Gospel. We will not bloody our hands in destroying these figures we hate. We demand that some third party do our dirty work. This is the tradition of our Pharisaic ancestors which we uphold. The Gospel warns the Goyim of this method of ours so we must destroy it, or at least make it impossible for its plain teaching to be understood. But among ourselves we revel in our vengeance against Jesus and all those we hate. We will continue to use this method, and others until our hate is completely unopposed.”
Pope called on to condemn bishop’s new anti-Semitic slur
October 19, 2011
BERLIN (JTA) — A group of European rabbis has called on the pope to condemn the latest anti-Semitic remarks by a Holocaust-denying Catholic bishop.
The Brussels-based Conference of European Rabbis slammed comments by Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson in which he allegedly blamed Jews for deicide. Williamson, a member of the radical Catholic Pius Brotherhood sect, reportedly made the comments in the latest issue of his newsletter, “The Eleison Comments.” He has been living in London …
[Conference of European Rabbis President, Chief Rabbi Pinchas] Goldschmidt called for the Church to “suspend negotiations with extremist Catholic tendencies until it is clear that these groups show a clear commitment to tackling anti-Semitism within their ranks.”
In his newsletter, Williamson wrote that “only the Jews were the primary agents of the deicide because Pontius Pilate would never have condemned Jesus if the Jews had not asked for blood.”
Williamson was found guilty of Holocaust denial in Germany in 2010 and fined about $14,000. He has previously denied the existence of gas chambers and the murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication against Williamson, but the Vatican also reportedly declared that “in order to be admitted to episcopal functions within the Church, (he) will have to take his distance, in an absolutely unequivocal and public fashion, from his position on the Shoah, which the Holy Father was not aware of when the excommunication was lifted.”
During meetings with Pope Benedict in Berlin last month, German Jewish leader Dieter Graumann said that one of the issues that troubled Jewish-Catholic relations was the Church’s refusal to condemn Williamson.
In his statement Wednesday, Goldschmidt said the pope “has shown a commitment to fostering a spirit of positive dialogue with Jews both before and during his papacy. But he must clearly show that there is no room in the Catholic Church for purveyors of hate.”
Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen, in addition to being a Chief Rabbi of counterfeit Israel, is also a co-chairman of the Israeli-Vatican joint commission which in 2007 recognized the Talmudic ‘Noahide Laws’ HERE. Rabbi She-ar Yashuv Cohen was invited by Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Martini to address the October 2008 synod of bishops on scripture.
Pope: "We Need to Work Together" with Scheming, ‘Noahide Law’ Coercing, Land-Grabber Rabbi Shlomo RiskinJanuary 30, 2011
“Maimonides legislates that it is incumbent upon the Jewish people even to coerce the rest of the world if necessary to accept the Noahide laws (Mishneh Torah , Laws of Kings 8,10) … we certainly must proselytize every human being to keep those seven laws.” (Rabbi Shlomo Riskin)
Rabbi Visits Benedict XVI
Pope: “We Need to Work Together”
VATICAN CITY, JAN. 13, 2011 (Zenit.org).- A [Brooklyn] New-York born rabbi who is the chancellor of [an alleged] Jewish-Christian cooperation group in [counterfeit] Israel met with Benedict XVI after Wednesday’s general audience.
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of [the illegal] Efrat [“Jewish” “settlement” in the Palestinian] West Bank, met with the Pope and briefed him on the work of the [so-called] Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) [which receives extraordinary funding from ‘Christian’ Evengelicals which is used towards the religious Zionist project].
“We are taking Your Holiness’ call to stand in solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters in Israel and advocating on their behalf,” Riskin said, according to a CJCUC statement. He [deceptively] told the Holy Father that the group is looking for ways to alleviate Christians’ poverty in Israel and to foster dialogue on issues of faith.
Benedict XVI responded that “we need to work together,” the statement informed.
SSPX members, are you ready for the rabbis and their helpers’ intensive ‘Holocaust’ guilt programming? Are you amenable to your children learning that Catholicism “paved the road to Auschwitz”? This is what “communion with Rome” in Rome’s present degraded state entails.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., has been named a voting member of two Vatican offices that oversee efforts to teach the Catholic faith and that promote relationships with other Christians and with Jews.
On Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI named Pittsburgh’s former bishop to the Congregation for Clergy and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The latter includes the Vatican’s commission for relations with Jews. He will travel to Rome for meetings.
His appointment to the Congregation for Clergy surprised no one … It oversees instruction, ranging from catechisms for children to seminary training. Cardinal Wuerl is the author of several popular catechisms.
“I would hope they would ask me to concentrate in the area of catechetics, of teaching the faith. When I was a consultant, it was always the area they asked me to work on,” he said.
He was a bit surprised at his appointment to the Council for Promoting Christian Unity. But non-Catholic friends of his who often work with that office thought it was a brilliant choice …
Rabbi Alvin Berkun of Pittsburgh, a longtime participant in Catholic-Jewish dialogue at the Vatican level, believes his old friend may help prevent future problems [in Catholic-Judaic ‘relations’].
“It’s a great move,” Rabbi Berkun said. “He brings a wonderful measure of sensitivity and caring and involvement in these matters. This uses his skills in a wonderful way.” (“Cardinal Wuerl appointed to 2 Vatican offices,” Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 30, 2010)
Catholic school educators participating in [the ADL program, Bearing Witness] to learn how to teach about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism are helping to build positive relations between Catholics and Jews and all people, Archbishop Donald Wuerl said July 22.
Addressing participants in the Bearing Witness program, Archbishop Wuerl told the educators they are helping to “raise the level of awareness (of their students) of our positive relations with our Jewish brothers and sisters.”
More than two dozen Catholic school educators from the Archdiocese of Washington and five other states gathered in Washington last week to participate in the Bearing Witness program. During nearly a week of professional development, the educators not only learned how to teach about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, but they also explored the history of anti-Semitism, Catholic teachings on Jews and Judaism, and contemporary issues of prejudice.
Archbishop Donald Wuerl said the importance of the program “is found in both its goal and its accomplishments.” He said the program helps educators “build on growing mutual Jewish-Catholic understanding” …
[The Bearing Witness program is] jointly sponsored by the [Washington D.C.] archdiocese, the ADL, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Participation in the program has … grown. Archdiocesan educators are now joined by their counterparts from throughout Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, Minnesota and Missouri. For five days, the educators meet in Washington to receive training and resources so that they can share the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern-day prejudice with their students.
Similar programs have begun in other parts of the country, and two years ago, the Bearing Witness program was presented with the NCEA’s President’s Award. In the past the past 14 years, Bearing Witness has trained more than 1,300 Catholic school educators nationwide, impacting 195,000 students across the country. The program is open to Catholic high school and middle teachers of history, religion, social studies, and English, as well as administrators and librarians …
During the [week-long program], Catholic educators ate a traditional sabbath dinner at a synagogue, learned about Jewish beliefs and practices from a rabbi, toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, met with Archbishop Wuerl at the USCCB headquarters and met Holocaust survivor Halina Peabody …
Archbishop Wuerl, reminding the participants that “we come out of the Jewish tradition,” noted that he has long had an interest in “our religious commonality.” While he was bishop of Pittsburgh, he started a program where priests and rabbis gathered for “wonderful and fruitful dialogue.” Also in that diocese, he invited rabbis to give lectures to Catholic high school students. (“Archbishop Wuerl says Bearing Witness Holocaust education program builds understanding,” Richard Szczepanowski, Catholic Standard, July 22, 2010)
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.
TRIBUTE TO HOLOCAUST VICTIMS TO OPEN POPE’S SYNAGOGUE VISIT
(ANSA) – Vatican City, January 12 – Pope Benedict XVI’s landmark visit to the Rome Synagogue next week will open with a tribute to the capital’s Jews killed in the Holocaust, the Vatican press office said Tuesday. The visit will start with a homage at a memorial plaque commemorating the events of October 1943, when Nazi troops swept into Rome’s Jewish ghetto and deported more than 2,000 Jews to concentration camps, the statement said. Although many Jews fled Rome prior to the troops’ arrival, almost none of those deported survived. Benedict, only the second pope in history to enter the Rome Synagogue, will be greeted at the entrance to the ghetto by the respective heads of the Rome Jewish Community and the Italian Jewish Community, Riccardo Pacifici and Renzo Gattegna. He will stop to pay tribute at the Holocaust memorial and will then be welcomed at the Synagogue steps by Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the Vatican statement said. A choir will greet the pontiff inside the building, after which the official meeting will get under way, with speeches from both sides. After leaving the building, Benedict will be taken to the gardens and Rome’s Jewish Museum … The visit has been scheduled to take place on Catholic-Jewish Dialogue Day, which this year also coincides with the Roman Jewish holiday of ‘Moed di Piombo’ …