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St. Thomas Aquinas Contra Cardinal George on Offending "the Jews"

October 15, 2007

Cardinal George, interviewed in the National Catholic Reporter Oct. 4, 2007, speaks of today’s fake Jews calling them “ancestors in the faith” and claiming that Christians cannot possibly offend them:

” … the intention is to be sure that our prayers are not offensive to the Jewish people who are our ancestors in the faith. We can’t possibly insult them in our liturgy.”

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/10/cardinal-george-induces-double-mind.html

Speaking of true ethnic Jews of Christ’s time, St. Thomas responds:


Article 2. Whether Christ should have preached to the Jews without offending them?

… On the contrary, It was foretold (Isaiah 8:14) that Christ would be “for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to the two houses of Israel.”

I answer that, The salvation of the multitude is to be preferred to the peace of any individuals whatsoever. Consequently, when certain ones, by their perverseness, hinder the salvation of the multitude, the preacher and the teacher should not fear to offend those men, in order that he may insure the salvation of the multitude. Now the Scribes and Pharisees and the princes of the Jews were by their malice a considerable hindrance to the salvation of the people, both because they opposed themselves to Christ’s doctrine, which was the only way to salvation, and because their evil ways corrupted the morals of the people. For which reason our Lord, undeterred by their taking offense, publicly taught the truth which they hated, and condemned their vices. Hence we read (Matthew 15:12,14) that when the disciples of our Lord said: “Dost Thou know that the Pharisees, when they heard this word, were scandalized?” He answered: “Let them alone: they are blind and leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.”

… By publicly reproving the Scribes and Pharisees, Christ promoted rather than hindered the effect of His teaching. Because when the people came to know the vices of those men, they were less inclined to be prejudiced against Christ by hearing what was said of Him by the Scribes and Pharisees, who were ever withstanding His doctrine.

http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4042.htm

If the Gospel is not clear enough, St. Thomas Aquinas reveals with stunning clarity the falsehood that Cardinal George promotes. And if true ethnic Jews are not above reproach, as St. Thomas clarifies, what immunity from offense is due to those who say they are Jews and are not and do lie?

St. Thomas Aquinas Contra Cardinal George on Offending "the Jews"

October 15, 2007

Cardinal George, interviewed in the National Catholic Reporter Oct. 4, 2007, speaks of today’s fake Jews calling them “ancestors in the faith” and claiming that Christians cannot possibly offend them:

” … the intention is to be sure that our prayers are not offensive to the Jewish people who are our ancestors in the faith. We can’t possibly insult them in our liturgy.”

http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/10/cardinal-george-induces-double-mind.html

Speaking of true ethnic Jews of Christ’s time, St. Thomas responds:


Article 2. Whether Christ should have preached to the Jews without offending them?

… On the contrary, It was foretold (Isaiah 8:14) that Christ would be “for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offense to the two houses of Israel.”

I answer that, The salvation of the multitude is to be preferred to the peace of any individuals whatsoever. Consequently, when certain ones, by their perverseness, hinder the salvation of the multitude, the preacher and the teacher should not fear to offend those men, in order that he may insure the salvation of the multitude. Now the Scribes and Pharisees and the princes of the Jews were by their malice a considerable hindrance to the salvation of the people, both because they opposed themselves to Christ’s doctrine, which was the only way to salvation, and because their evil ways corrupted the morals of the people. For which reason our Lord, undeterred by their taking offense, publicly taught the truth which they hated, and condemned their vices. Hence we read (Matthew 15:12,14) that when the disciples of our Lord said: “Dost Thou know that the Pharisees, when they heard this word, were scandalized?” He answered: “Let them alone: they are blind and leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.”

… By publicly reproving the Scribes and Pharisees, Christ promoted rather than hindered the effect of His teaching. Because when the people came to know the vices of those men, they were less inclined to be prejudiced against Christ by hearing what was said of Him by the Scribes and Pharisees, who were ever withstanding His doctrine.

http://www.newadvent.org/summa/4042.htm

If the Gospel is not clear enough, St. Thomas Aquinas reveals with stunning clarity the falsehood that Cardinal George promotes. And if true ethnic Jews are not above reproach, as St. Thomas clarifies, what immunity from offense is due to those who say they are Jews and are not and do lie?

World Jewish Congress Delegation Meets Benedict XVI at Vatican

October 9, 2007

The WJC is pressing the Vatican to punish those who uphold 2000 years of Church teaching on Judaism.

Leader of World Jewish Congress Thanks Pope

Notes 4 Decades of Progress in Relationship

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 9, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The president of the World Jewish Congress thanked Benedict XVI for everything he has done for the Jewish people over the past decades.

Ronald Lauder met with the Pope on Monday, accompanied by Michael Schneider, secretary-general of the World Jewish Congress.

The Jewish leaders’ talk with the Holy Father focused on “interreligious dialogue and on anti-Semitism in a number of European countries,” according to a press release issued by the congress. The Pontiff said that the issue of Catholic-Jewish relations was very close to his heart.

According to the press release, “Lauder said that the repeated anti-Semitic statements by the Polish priest Tadeusz Rydzyk, owner of the ultraconservative Catholic station Radio Maryja, should not be tolerated any more.”

Lauder, the son of Estée Lauder and a former U.S. ambassador to Austria, called on the Pontiff to take strong action against those in the Church who want to do damage to what the press release called a “close and positive relationship between Christians and Jews.”

The Jewish leaders also spoke of the possibility of joint initiatives on social welfare issues in poorer countries. They further discussed the importance of dialogue with moderate Muslims in order to ensure a peaceful future.

They emphasized the need to work together to strengthen further the relationship between the Jewish people and the Holy See. “We have made such great progress over the last four decades that it should be possible to work even more closely together,” Lauder pointed out.

On Sunday evening, Lauder and Schneider hosted a dinner attended by a number of cardinals, ambassadors to the Vatican and officials engaged in interreligious dialogue.

http://www.zenit.org/article-20717?l=english

WJC Delegation Meets Pope in Vatican

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

The WJC statement said that the delegates “called on the Pontiff to take action against those in the Church who wanted to do damage to the close and positive relationship between Christians and Jews.”

“Anti-Semitic statements by the Polish priest Tadeusz Rydzyk, owner of the ultra-conservative Catholic station Radio Maryja should not be tolerated any more,” Lauder told the Pope. Radio Maryja and the affiliated television station Trwam are watched and listened to by millions of Poles.

The delegates included WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, WJC Secretary-General Michael Schneider and WJC Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Maram Stern. The WJC visit to Vatican City included a dinner on Sunday evening hosted by Lauder and Schneider, which was attended by cardinals, ambassadors to the Vatican, and other officials. On Monday, the WJC representatives met in private with Pope Benedict.

In addition, the WJC delegates discussed with the Catholic leader the threat posed to the Jewish people, Israel and the West by the Islamic Republic of Iran …

… Lauder then invited Pope Benedict to host a “joint event” when a Vatican delegation visits the United States next year.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123867

World Jewish Congress Delegation Meets Benedict XVI at Vatican

October 9, 2007

The WJC is pressing the Vatican to punish those who uphold 2000 years of Church teaching on Judaism.

Leader of World Jewish Congress Thanks Pope

Notes 4 Decades of Progress in Relationship

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 9, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The president of the World Jewish Congress thanked Benedict XVI for everything he has done for the Jewish people over the past decades.

Ronald Lauder met with the Pope on Monday, accompanied by Michael Schneider, secretary-general of the World Jewish Congress.

The Jewish leaders’ talk with the Holy Father focused on “interreligious dialogue and on anti-Semitism in a number of European countries,” according to a press release issued by the congress. The Pontiff said that the issue of Catholic-Jewish relations was very close to his heart.

According to the press release, “Lauder said that the repeated anti-Semitic statements by the Polish priest Tadeusz Rydzyk, owner of the ultraconservative Catholic station Radio Maryja, should not be tolerated any more.”

Lauder, the son of Estée Lauder and a former U.S. ambassador to Austria, called on the Pontiff to take strong action against those in the Church who want to do damage to what the press release called a “close and positive relationship between Christians and Jews.”

The Jewish leaders also spoke of the possibility of joint initiatives on social welfare issues in poorer countries. They further discussed the importance of dialogue with moderate Muslims in order to ensure a peaceful future.

They emphasized the need to work together to strengthen further the relationship between the Jewish people and the Holy See. “We have made such great progress over the last four decades that it should be possible to work even more closely together,” Lauder pointed out.

On Sunday evening, Lauder and Schneider hosted a dinner attended by a number of cardinals, ambassadors to the Vatican and officials engaged in interreligious dialogue.

http://www.zenit.org/article-20717?l=english

WJC Delegation Meets Pope in Vatican

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

The WJC statement said that the delegates “called on the Pontiff to take action against those in the Church who wanted to do damage to the close and positive relationship between Christians and Jews.”

“Anti-Semitic statements by the Polish priest Tadeusz Rydzyk, owner of the ultra-conservative Catholic station Radio Maryja should not be tolerated any more,” Lauder told the Pope. Radio Maryja and the affiliated television station Trwam are watched and listened to by millions of Poles.

The delegates included WJC President Ronald S. Lauder, WJC Secretary-General Michael Schneider and WJC Deputy Secretary-General Dr. Maram Stern. The WJC visit to Vatican City included a dinner on Sunday evening hosted by Lauder and Schneider, which was attended by cardinals, ambassadors to the Vatican, and other officials. On Monday, the WJC representatives met in private with Pope Benedict.

In addition, the WJC delegates discussed with the Catholic leader the threat posed to the Jewish people, Israel and the West by the Islamic Republic of Iran …

… Lauder then invited Pope Benedict to host a “joint event” when a Vatican delegation visits the United States next year.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123867