These people believe they are redeemed solely by virtue of their being born. Prayers from soulless Christian idolater trash for the eternal welfare of the chosen people are not necessary, and indeed highly offensive. Vatican authorities seem to be of this same thinking.
The question, however, is this: if these "chosen people" are redeemed solely by virtue of their "race," then why did John the Baptist preach repentance to the true ethnic Jews of his day and why did Jesus Christ target the same Jews in His ministry and die a horrible death for them on the cross? He must have been very confused. Thank God we have the great minds of the ADL and the Vatican to sort out Christ's mistakes.
Top Vatican official says controversial Latin prayer for Jews could be dropped
ROME - The most senior official in the Vatican after the Pope suggested yesterday that a highly controversial prayer for the conversion of the Jews could be dropped from the re-introduced Latin-language rite.
Speaking at a news conference, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone was asked about Pope Benedict's recent decree allowing a wider use of the old Latin missal, or prayer book, that was phased out after the reforms of the so-called Second Vatican Council.
Jewish leaders sharply criticized the decree, which revived the possible use of a passage from the old Latin prayer book for Good Friday calling for Jews to be converted.
Bertone, who is secretary of state and ranks second only to the Pope in the Vatican hierarchy, said "we could simply study" the possibility of substituting the prayer. The Good Friday prayer asks that God remove the "veil" from from Jewish heart so that they would recognize Jesus Christ.
Bertone said the prayer that many Jews have found offensive could be substituted with one introduced into church rituals in the 1970s and which makes no reference to conversion of Jews. (Associated Press, Thu., July 19, 2007)