Archive for the ‘Rome’ Category

Letter from SSPX Superior General Bishop Fellay to Bishop Williamson

October 13, 2011
UPDATED, PLEASE READ

I’ve received the following notice from Bp. Williamson:

Dear Maurice Pinay,

Please publish on the same blog on which you published the Sept 23 letter of Bishop Fellay to me, the following message —

The September 23 letter from Bishop Fellay to me, as posted on the Maurice Pinay blog, is authentic, but it was put on the Internet without my knowledge and without my permission. I sent a copy to friends to ask their advice or to tell them why I was not present at the Albano meeting, but never did I want that copy to appear in public. I have no idea who posted it, nor do I ask who did so.

Bishop Richard Williamson, London, 14 Oct. 2011

Letter from Bishop Fellay to Bishop Williamson

23 September, 2011

Your Excellency,

I would be happy to invite you to the SSPX Superiors’ meeting to be held in Albano early in October, as the nature and composition of the meeting has been somewhat changed because of current events. I would also be happy to send you a text from Rome to which they want a reply. However, I find myself obliged to attach conditions to each of these points.

Firstly, as to the text, I ask of you an oath in writing that you will communicate to nobody either the text or its content. Too often in the past you have lacked discretion, so I am obliged to submit you to a procedure of this kind, which I am not happy to have to do.

Secondly, as to the meeting in Albano, I can only invite you to attend insofar as you stop publishing Eleison Comments. You have already been given the reason several times, as you have been given the order to stop. You considered that for the sake of the preaching and defence of the Faith you needed pay no attention, on the pretext that nobody had the right to stop a bishop from fulfilling his duty to preach and defend the Faith. But such preaching and defence of the Faith are inserted in concrete circumstances which may well call for superiors to intervene. Besides, no other bishop of the SSPX publishes a circular letter and considers himself thereby hindered from expressing himself.

Moreover the consequences of your attitude are harmful to the SSPX: you ooze distrust towards SSPX headquarters and the Superior General. You cannot help yourself communicating this feeling to those around you. No revolution could do a better job of undermining authority… and this you do in the name of a supposed possible betrayal on the part of the Superior General… That is very serious.

Especially when a certain number of indications show that your action is not confined to theory:

1 To an Argentinian priest from the Novus Ordo who asks for your advice, you recommend that he should not join the SSPX.

2 To an American layman you write that the apostasy of the mainstream Church is farther advanced than that of the SSPX. How can you write such things, false and unjust, against the Society of which you are still a member?

3 There exists in Anglo-saxon circles a network of infiltrators of the SSPX preparing a break-away. You are put forward as the head of this movement, you are the friend of its leaders and you are playing their game.

And you talk to us of being double tongued! As for the unity of the SSPX, the one most putting it in danger is yourself, your Excellency! Always in the name of defense of the Faith. In such a grave moment as the confrontation now taking place between ourselves and the Holy See, the outcome of which will be decisive for our own future and not without consequences for the entire Church, I ask you then, once more, to remain silent until further orders. If you were to refuse to heed this directive, it would mean both your not being invited to the Albano meeting and the starting of the canonical procedure leading to exclusion from the SSPX. So I await your reply.

All of this is most sad, and it has nothing to do with the confrontation just mentioned, whatever you may think. The loss of one of its bishops is one of the worst things that could happen to the SSPX. It depends entirely on you to spare it such a misfortune. Do believe, your Excellency, in my fervent prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
BpF.

A Lesson in Modern "Dialogue"

January 26, 2011

It has been revealed that the Palestinian Authority agreed to suppress the Goldstone Report on the 2008/2009 Gaza massacre to:

“help promote a positive atmosphere conducive to negotiations … [to] refrain from pursuing or supporting any initiative directly or indirectly in international legal forums that would undermine that atmosphere.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/26/gaza-report-palestinian-authority-stalled

Meanwhile, the Israelis are free to bomb, demolish, assassinate and steal land with impunity, none of which promotes a positive atmosphere. I think that the ostensibly noble end of “creating a positive atmosphere conducive to discussion” is not the real objective here.

Now, a few words from SSPX Superior General, Bishop Fellay regarding his discussions with Rome:

For our part, we wanted to try—willfully and deliberately—to create a serene climate around the discussions. Evidently, an indirect consequence of this can be that, concerning certain themes, unrelated or related to these discussions, for the moment one might have the impression that the Society will not have spoken with as much vehemence as on other occasions.

http://sspx.org/news/is_sspx_being_muzzled.htm

While these words suggest a lofty ideal, Bp. Fellay’s actions–taking on a Zionist lawyer/business partner and jointly, vehemently smearing Bp. Williamson in the international media–are evidence that creating a serene climate is not the real objective.

What is evident in both cases is that a certain agenda plods steadily along wreaking havoc while the alleged opposition is neutralized by the alleged need for “creating a serene atmosphere” “conducive to dialogue.”

This “dialogue” is no dialogue. It’s a time-buying fraud. I pray that people figure this out before they’ve been robbed entirely of their history, property and their very souls.

Flotilla attackers to feast in Rome

June 16, 2010

You can judge a man by the elder brothers that he keeps:

Benedict XVI with Riccardo Pacifici at the Synagogue of Rome, January 2010 where the Pope proclaimed, “How pleasant it is when brothers live in unity.”


Flotilla attackers to feast in Italy

June 15, 2010 – Press TV

The leader of the Jewish community in Rome has arranged a recreational trip to Italy for two Israeli forces involved [in] a deadly attack on a Gaza aid convoy.

Riccardo Pacifici, chief of Rome’s Jewish community, invited the Israeli navy troops to Italy during his visit to Israel, where he praised and lionized them as “heroes,” IRNA reported on Monday.

Israeli commandos killed at least 20 human rights activists and injured 50 others during a May 31 onslaught on a six-ship fleet carrying 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid and 700 international activists from 42 countries to the besieged Gaza Strip.

Israel also arrested hundreds of the civilians on board the ships of the Freedom Flotilla, which was attempting to break the years-long siege of Gaza.

The campaigners were captured and forcefully taken into Israel from the international waters where they were attacked, but were soon released under international pressure on Tel Aviv not to deepen the crisis.

The attack sparked outrage across the globe and led to a chorus of calls for lifting the siege on the impoverished Gaza Strip.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=130504&sectionid=351020202

Pope: God Led Rabbi of Talmud on Right Path to Salvation

May 5, 2010

If Talmudist Elio Toaff has been led by God on the right path to salvation, who is not on the right path? “Holocaust deniers,” of course!

You can have your ‘Jesus’ and Latin Mass as long as you don’t interpret them to conflict with these principles. Understand?

From the Holy See press office:

POPE CONGRATULATES RABBI EMERITUS ELIO TOAFF

VATICAN CITY, 4 MAY 2010 (VIS) – Benedict XVI has sent a message of congratulation to Elio Toaff, former rabbi of Rome, for his ninety-fifth birthday, which fell yesterday 3 May. The Message was read out by Msgr. Georg Gaenswein, personal secretary of the Pope, in the course of the inaugural ceremony of the Elio Toaff Foundation for Hebrew Culture.

“I think”, the Holy Father writes, “using the expressions of the Psalm, how the Lord restored your soul, leading you along the right path, even through the darkest valley, at the time of the persecution and extermination of the Jewish People. The Lord, in His mysterious plans, wished you to have a unique experience of His salvation, becoming a sign of hope for the rebirth of many of your brothers and sisters.

“I am particularly happy to recall”, the Pope adds, “your commitment to promoting fraternal relations between Catholics and Jews, and the sincere friendship that bound you to my venerated predecessor Pope John Paul II”.

http://212.77.1.245/news_services/press/vis/dinamiche/c1_en.htm

This Evening the "Elder Brothers" Cleanse their Homes of Leaven, Hopeful for our Annihilation

April 17, 2008

This evening, Thursday April 17th, after nightfall, the Orthodox Judaic fold, representatives of whom Benedict will visit in a NY synagogue the following day, will commence with the obligatory search of their households for chametz (leaven). The impetus behind this tradition according to Talmud, Pesachim 5a and Sefer ha-Roqeah sec 271, is that by removing leaven for Passover, “Israel” becomes worthy of seeing the annihilation of “Esau’s” seed. “Esau” according to Orthodox Judaic tradition is Rome and Christendom.

The following is a quotation from an article from the aish.com Chabad Lubavitch website which explains this Judaic belief. I qualify this quotation by clarifying that the Bible does not identify Edom with Rome, much less Christendom or Roman Catholicism. This is, however, what the rabbis teach, and consequently, this is the foundation for the Noahide component of certain sects of Protestantism which associates Edom and Babylon with Roman Catholicism:

Esau, who embodies the power of might and sword, will, through his descendants, give rise to the Roman Empire or “Edom” as the Bible calls it. The power or Rome clearly lay its ability to conquer, dominate and build and Empire. Even after the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, the spirit and power of Rome will perpetuate itself through the rise of the West and the Empires of Europe. And, of course, it is the Romans (as in Roman Catholic Church) that converted the world to Christianity …

As intense as the rivalry is between Isaac and Ishmael (the Jews and the Arabs) they are only half brothers. Jacob and Esau are twins with the same genetic material. This rivalry (Israel and Rome/The West) is understood to be the ultimate rivalry in history. This is nothing less than a cosmic struggle. These two — Jacob and Esau — started fighting in utero, and they’re going to be fighting throughout history. The battle continues until today and does not end until the final showdown during the messianic era. It’s not an even battle ever. Esau will always be stronger in the physical sense, but the Jewish people have inner strengths, resources and a destiny that will ultimately lead to their triumph …

http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_6_Isaac_and_His_Sons.asp

A few proof texts for this rabbinic teaching:

“…And a long time after him [Jesus of Nazareth], a religion that was attributed to him spread through the Children of Esau [i.e., Rome and its empire] …” Moses Maimonides, Letter to Yemen

“They are called Edomites who move their fingers ‘here and there'” (who make the sign of the cross). (Rabbi Bechai, Kad Hakkemach 20a)

“The Nazarenes are Romans, the sons of Edom.” (Rabbi Abarbinel, Maschima Ieschua 36d)

“He who exacted vengeance from the former [oppressor] will exact vengeance from the latter. Just as in Egypt it was with blood, so with Edom it will be the same.” (Rabbi Hama bar Hanina, Pesiqta de-Rav Kahana, sec. 7, 133)

I will remind readers that rabbis who promote and are guided by this vengeful, racial-supremacist psychodrama, were honored by the “Christian Conservative” President George W. Bush two days ago, April 15, 2008 for their contributions to the world in “education,” and that the Vatican cannot stop praising and making accommodations to Orthodox rabbis whom Benedict will visit in a synagogue tomorrow, Friday, April 18, 2008. Meanwhile, the traditional Catholic liturgy is altered to suit the sensibilities of the rabbis who on this evening will remove the leaven from their homes in hopes that “Hashem,” which is to say, the so-called “Jewish” people themselves, will annihilate us.

This Evening the "Elder Brothers" Cleanse their Homes of Leaven, Hopeful for our Annihilation

April 17, 2008

This evening, Thursday April 17th, after nightfall, the Orthodox Judaic fold, representatives of whom Benedict will visit in a NY synagogue the following day, will commence with the obligatory search of their households for chametz (leaven). The impetus behind this tradition according to Talmud, Pesachim 5a and Sefer ha-Roqeah sec 271, is that by removing leaven for Passover, “Israel” becomes worthy of seeing the annihilation of “Esau’s” seed. “Esau” according to Orthodox Judaic tradition is Rome and Christendom.

The following is a quotation from an article from the aish.com Chabad Lubavitch website which explains this Judaic belief. I qualify this quotation by clarifying that the Bible does not identify Edom with Rome, much less Christendom or Roman Catholicism. This is, however, what the rabbis teach, and consequently, this is the foundation for the Noahide component of certain sects of Protestantism which associates Edom and Babylon with Roman Catholicism:

Esau, who embodies the power of might and sword, will, through his descendants, give rise to the Roman Empire or “Edom” as the Bible calls it. The power or Rome clearly lay its ability to conquer, dominate and build and Empire. Even after the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, the spirit and power of Rome will perpetuate itself through the rise of the West and the Empires of Europe. And, of course, it is the Romans (as in Roman Catholic Church) that converted the world to Christianity …

As intense as the rivalry is between Isaac and Ishmael (the Jews and the Arabs) they are only half brothers. Jacob and Esau are twins with the same genetic material. This rivalry (Israel and Rome/The West) is understood to be the ultimate rivalry in history. This is nothing less than a cosmic struggle. These two — Jacob and Esau — started fighting in utero, and they’re going to be fighting throughout history. The battle continues until today and does not end until the final showdown during the messianic era. It’s not an even battle ever. Esau will always be stronger in the physical sense, but the Jewish people have inner strengths, resources and a destiny that will ultimately lead to their triumph …

http://www.aish.com/literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_6_Isaac_and_His_Sons.asp

A few proof texts for this rabbinic teaching:

“…And a long time after him [Jesus of Nazareth], a religion that was attributed to him spread through the Children of Esau [i.e., Rome and its empire] …” Moses Maimonides, Letter to Yemen

“They are called Edomites who move their fingers ‘here and there'” (who make the sign of the cross). (Rabbi Bechai, Kad Hakkemach 20a)

“The Nazarenes are Romans, the sons of Edom.” (Rabbi Abarbinel, Maschima Ieschua 36d)

“He who exacted vengeance from the former [oppressor] will exact vengeance from the latter. Just as in Egypt it was with blood, so with Edom it will be the same.” (Rabbi Hama bar Hanina, Pesiqta de-Rav Kahana, sec. 7, 133)

I will remind readers that rabbis who promote and are guided by this vengeful, racial-supremacist psychodrama, were honored by the “Christian Conservative” President George W. Bush two days ago, April 15, 2008 for their contributions to the world in “education,” and that the Vatican cannot stop praising and making accommodations to Orthodox rabbis whom Benedict will visit in a synagogue tomorrow, Friday, April 18, 2008. Meanwhile, the traditional Catholic liturgy is altered to suit the sensibilities of the rabbis who on this evening will remove the leaven from their homes in hopes that “Hashem,” which is to say, the so-called “Jewish” people themselves, will annihilate us.

Benedict’s Elder Brother, Israeli Chief Rabbi Calls For Religious/Ethnic Cleansing

January 29, 2008

Last year this lunatic Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” Yona Metzger was given a platform at the Vatican to pronounce that “lack of action against [Iran] is a cardinal sin.” Benedict supported Rabbi Metzger’s edict by encouraging Christians to cooperate with “Jews” (but not Muslims) “for justice and peace in the world.” This must be the “justice and peace” he had in mind.

background here:

Rabbinic Moralizing and Warmongering from Rome

Gazans belong in Sinai, says Chief Rabbi Metzger

By Saul Sadka, Haaretz

January 28, 2008

LONDON – Gazans should be transfered to the Sinai Peninsula where a Palestinian state could be constructed for them in the desert, according to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, in an interview with the British weekly “The Jewish News.”

Metzger also said that while Muslims should be allowed to pray in the mosques on the Temple Mount, Muslims “have no connection to Jerusalem”, and must recognize that Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. Muslims have Mecca and Medina, “you don’t need a third place.”

Metzger called for Britain, the European Union and the United States to assist in the construction of a Palestinian state in the Sinai Desert. According to Metzger, the plan would be to “take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains, buses, cars, like in Arizona. This will be a solution for the poor people – they will have a nice county, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/948977.html

Video of the above mentioned interview with Rabbi Metzer is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8KR3dIAjM4&eurl=http://www.totallyjewish.com/

And note that the Rabbi proposes that the U.S., Great Britain and the European Union pay for his ethnic cleansing plan. And this, after he declares that as a “religious” figure he doesn’t make political statements! Pure rabbinic clownery.

Also see:

Israeli Chief Rabbi Thanks Bush for War On Iraq

A Heartwarming Elder Brother Tale

Benedict’s Elder Brother, Israeli Chief Rabbi Calls For Religious/Ethnic Cleansing

January 29, 2008

Last year this lunatic Chief Rabbi of “Israel,” Yona Metzger was given a platform at the Vatican to pronounce that “lack of action against [Iran] is a cardinal sin.” Benedict supported Rabbi Metzger’s edict by encouraging Christians to cooperate with “Jews” (but not Muslims) “for justice and peace in the world.” This must be the “justice and peace” he had in mind.

background here:

Rabbinic Moralizing and Warmongering from Rome

Gazans belong in Sinai, says Chief Rabbi Metzger

By Saul Sadka, Haaretz

January 28, 2008

LONDON – Gazans should be transfered to the Sinai Peninsula where a Palestinian state could be constructed for them in the desert, according to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, in an interview with the British weekly “The Jewish News.”

Metzger also said that while Muslims should be allowed to pray in the mosques on the Temple Mount, Muslims “have no connection to Jerusalem”, and must recognize that Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. Muslims have Mecca and Medina, “you don’t need a third place.”

Metzger called for Britain, the European Union and the United States to assist in the construction of a Palestinian state in the Sinai Desert. According to Metzger, the plan would be to “take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains, buses, cars, like in Arizona. This will be a solution for the poor people – they will have a nice county, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/948977.html

Video of the above mentioned interview with Rabbi Metzer is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8KR3dIAjM4&eurl=http://www.totallyjewish.com/

And note that the Rabbi proposes that the U.S., Great Britain and the European Union pay for his ethnic cleansing plan. And this, after he declares that as a “religious” figure he doesn’t make political statements!

Also see:

Israeli Chief Rabbi Thanks Bush for War On Iraq

A Heartwarming Elder Brother Tale

Benedict XVI Wishes Chief Rabbi a Happy New Year

September 20, 2007

Benedict XVI Wishes Chief Rabbi a Happy New Year

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 19, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI sent the Chief Rabbi of Rome a message for the Jewish festivities celebrated this month.

The Pope expressed in a message his “most cordial and sincere best wishes” to Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni and the entire Jewish community in Italy’s capital.

The Jewish calendar marks Rosh Hashana (New Year) Sept. 12-14; Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Sept. 21-22; and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Sept. 27-Oct. 3.

“These festivities,” the Holy Father wrote, “can be occasions for many blessings from the Eternal and a source of immense joy, so that the will to promote the peace that the world so greatly needs will grow within each one of us. May God in his goodness protect your community and grant that the friendship between us deepen, in this city of Rome and everywhere.”

http://www.zenit.org/article-20545?l=english

Benedict XVI Wishes Chief Rabbi a Happy New Year

September 20, 2007

Benedict XVI Wishes Chief Rabbi a Happy New Year

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 19, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI sent the Chief Rabbi of Rome a message for the Jewish festivities celebrated this month.

The Pope expressed in a message his “most cordial and sincere best wishes” to Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni and the entire Jewish community in Italy’s capital.

The Jewish calendar marks Rosh Hashana (New Year) Sept. 12-14; Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Sept. 21-22; and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Sept. 27-Oct. 3.

“These festivities,” the Holy Father wrote, “can be occasions for many blessings from the Eternal and a source of immense joy, so that the will to promote the peace that the world so greatly needs will grow within each one of us. May God in his goodness protect your community and grant that the friendship between us deepen, in this city of Rome and everywhere.”

http://www.zenit.org/article-20545?l=english