Of course [the prayer for the conversion of the Jews from the Good Friday liturgy in the 1962 missal can be changed], and I suspect it probably will be, because the intention is to be sure that our prayers are not offensive to the Jewish people who are our ancestors in the faith.
So then, the people who Cardinal George is about to say mocks our Lord, calling Him a bastard, are here identified as our "ancestors in the faith." This is patent nonsense. Our ancestors in the faith are the Old Testament prophets. The "ancestors in the faith" that George speaks of here are spiritually descended of the Pharisees who persecuted our spiritual ancestors and our Lord, Jesus Christ. Benedict XVI said as much himself HERE. And Benedict's favorite rabbi, Jacob Neusner has made the same fact amply clear HERE.
Not content to let that whopper stand alone, George continues:
We can't possibly insult them in our liturgy.
And what, exactly, from the Church canon does George draw this foolish notion from? Is he familiar with the Old Testament's myriad of harsh chastisements of the true Israelites for their constant falls into idolatry? Is he aware of Christ's chastisements of the true Judeans throughout the Gospel? Is he aware of St. Stephen's litany of chastisements, and those of the Apostles, the Church Fathers, Church Doctors, Saints and popes for over 1900 years? Of course he is, but he must think that you and I are not. And it seems to me that if the true Jews weren't above reproach from Christ and the Apostles, these fake "Jews" that George speaks of are certainly not above reproach either.
But this is putting aside the fact that a Christian prayer for the conversion of a non-believer is not an insult in any way. Only in the twisted minds of self-worshiping Talmudists who believe they're saved by their Khazar ethnicity and in the minds of their philo-Judaic dupes is a prayer perceived to be an insult.
And it's not just the Good Friday prayer that they perceive to be insulting. The Gospel is insulting to them, the prophet Isaiah is insulting to them, the writings of the Church Fathers, the saints and popes and Church councils are insulting to them as well. Is it also true that "we can't possibly insult the 'Jews'" with our Scripture and the rest of our Church canon and Church tradition in addition to our liturgy? Why would the line be drawn only at the liturgy? Indeed, many of these things have been changed already and the 2008 synod has it's sights set on Scripture and scriptural exegesis.
Cardinal George is often credited for his intellect, so I will assume that he is well aware of the logical end to his reasoning. George continues:
Not that any group has a veto on anybody's prayers ...
But it seems that "Jewish" organizations do, in fact, have veto power over Catholic prayers. What is all of this controversy about in the first place? It wasn't due to an outcry among Catholics.
... because you can go through Jewish texts and find material that is offensive to us.
You're telling me? Where have you been?
But if we're interested in keeping the dialogue strong, and we have to be ...
What is this ridiculous notion based upon? Where in the Catholic canon does it state that strong dialog must be maintained between Catholic prelates and Judaic power organizations?
... we should be very cautious about any prayer that they find insulting.
Yes. We should be VERY cautious because they seek to eradicate everything that insults them and they're insulted by our religion in it's totality. I promise anyone who seeks to accommodate "the Jews" by changing everything that insults them, your work will never end.
'They,' however, is a big tent. What my Jewish rabbi friend down the block finds insulting is different from what Abraham Foxman [national director of the Anti-Defamation League] finds insulting.
There's the dialectic again. Just because Foxman is a lunatic doesn't make the rabbis reasonable. Show me an Orthodox rabbi who says he thinks Christians should be left alone and I'll show you a liar.
Also, it does work both ways. Maybe this is an opening to say, 'Would you care to look at some of the Talmudic literature's description of Jesus as a bastard, and so on, and maybe make a few changes in some of that?'
What a joke! Haven't we seen that charade already? The rabbis will change their Christ mocking tradition at the request of "the goyim"? You think that a tradition based upon opposition to Christ will stop mocking Christ? 800 years of forced censorship and self-censorship hasn't dampened Judaism's extreme hatred for Jesus Christ in the slightest. They might even censor the texts for show but the tradition remains. Get out of here with that idiocy.
And again, this is beside the fact that there is no parity whatsoever between Christians praying for the salvation of the souls of the "Jews" and the Judaic texts that mock the Savior of Christianity calling Him a bastard, pervert, magician, idolator who led Israel astray, who deserved to be executed and is suffering eternal punishment in boiling excrement for chastising the Pharisees. To suggest that there is some equivalence between the two is lower than a card trick or shell game.
Who buys this trash?
The Vatican has recently entered a new stage of double-mind inducement in which it openly states that rabbinic Judaism is descended from the Pharisees who were Christ's enemies and persecutors but that those who uphold rabbinic Judaism are our "elder brothers in the faith"; where it openly states that the rabbis blaspheme and mock our Lord but that they are our "ancestors in the faith" and we mustn't "insult" them by praying for them. Who would buy into this besides hypnotics and the mentally retarded?