What a pathetic sight to see a Catholic lawyer outsource to a rabbi for his defense.
“… This is ridiculous! False accusations of “anti-Semitism” are a dime a dozen these days, but true anti-Semitism — hatred of the Jewish people — is a sin that I [Christopher Ferrara], Michael [Matt] and Robert [Sungenis] utterly reject as believing Catholics.
“I conclude with these words from Rabbi Mayer Schiller: ‘I have known Chris Ferrara and Michael Matt for many years. The notion that they hate Jews is so absurd as to be beneath contempt’.”
Apparently, Ferrara believes the word of a traditional Catholic holds little value in the court of public opinion. That’s the message implicit in his letter. Need to settle a difficult controversy? Solicit a rabbi of the Talmud to be the final arbiter.
And don’t forget what precipitated this event–the SPLC report on traditional Catholics, of course.
Can’t they see the dialectic at work here? The SPLC attack on traditional Catholics (Thesis), set the stage for Rabbi Mayer Schiller to sponsor embattled traditional Catholics (Antithesis), which synthesizes rabbinic prestige and inroads into Christian territory.
Thanks, Ferrara, for building up the prestige of the rabbis and further degrading the image and standing of traditional Catholics.
Lord, grant them the sight to identify the dialectic and the wisdom to stop participating in it.