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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Judaic Banker on a Judaizing Crusade in Catholic Schools and Seminaries

Last year it was revealed on this blog that this Judaic banker from Miami is energetically involved in altering (Judaizing) Catholic school curriculum, with full cooperation from the Miami Archdiocese. He's as active as ever this year. Background here:
http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/judaic-lawyerbanker-altering-curriculum.html


... Bernardo Benes, a retired Cuban-born banker ... Benes is Jewish ...

When John Paul died in April 2005, Benes went ''as a simple Jew'' to Rome for the funeral. Using his considerable business contacts, he was able to meet [JPII lifelong Judaic friend Jerzy] Kluger. That visit confirmed what Benes had been feeling for a while: somehow, the late pope's work with the Jewish community had to continue.

Back in Miami, Benes threw himself into a new project, Our Elder Brothers and Sisters Foundation (www.ourelderbrothers.org). Its goal: To foster better relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people by building upon the late pope's work.

So now Benes, 73, spends 10-hour days in front of a computer at a desk an old friend has loaned him in an office overlooking Coral Way. His fiery red hair has faded, and the stogie that was once his trademark is only an occasional indulgence.

Benes' optimism, however, remains intact.

''He's a very idealistic person, and that has sometimes gotten him into trouble,'' says Dave Lawrence Jr., former Miami Herald publisher and a member of the Our Elder Brothers advisory board. ``But we need people like him to make progress in this world. What would we do without big dreamers?''

The organization builds on the late pope's work in three ways: by distributing a four-page brochure on John Paul II and the Jews, by promoting a universal celebration of April 13 in every synagogue and Catholic church as a commemoration of John Paul's visit to the Great Synagogue of Rome in 1986, and by working with Catholic and Jewish educational institutions to include lessons about John Paul and the Jews in their curricula.

So far, Benes has recruited well-known local and national leaders to join his board and has raised $70,000 in small donations. His core advisers believe that the foundation's mission is different from the efforts of other interfaith groups.

''It's more practical and more activist,'' says former U.S. ambassador Ambler Moss, a professor of international studies at the University of Miami who is on the foundation's board. ``The goals are very specific. He's very focused on education.''

Benes has distributed hundreds of thousands of copies of the brochure -- now translated into 11 languages -- through churches, schools and other organizations. In October he attended the First Conference in the Vatican of Lay Catholic and Jewish Leaders. At his suggestion, John Paul's writings on the Jews have been added to the curriculum at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, and the school's course offerings now include a Jewish theology class taught by a rabbi.

''From an academic point of view, you can't understand Catholic theology, certainly Christianity itself, without knowing Jewish thought,'' says Steven O'Hala, vice rector and academic dean. ``From a pastoral view, we want our seminarians to be more effective in a pluralistic setting, and this certainly contributes to that.''

Benes says his work these past two years is not that much different from the delicate political maneuvering he managed three decades ago. In fact, the goal -- ''To make this a better world'' -- is the same ... (Ana Veciana-Suarez, "Jewish exile takes up late pope's work," Miami Herald, Feb. 02, 2008)

Full article:

http://www.miamiherald.com/tropical_life/story/402130.html


From Benes' "Our Elder Brothers" Website:

Get Involved

There are different levels of involvement you can select according to your commitment to expand our mission, as follows:

1.- Organize a Mass or an event at a Catholic Church similar to the one we organized in Miami on Sept. 17th. 2006-see media coverage under icon Press Room. The Mass is to celebrate the life of Pope Paul II as the reconciliator of Catholic and Jews. In our case we served a Kosher luncheon at the St. Mary's Cathedral in Miami. Many local Jewish and Catholic leaders were invited.The media coverage was excellent.

2. Organize an event at a Synagogue inviting a Catholic, Protestant and Muslim clergy to celebrate the visit of Pope John Paul II to the Synagogue of Rome as we did in Miami on January 17th., 2007. See media coverage under icon Press Room. An adapted program could be develop by you. An ample media coverage took place.

3. For every Synagogue in the World to celebrate every April 13th the Anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II by inviting the priest of a Catholic Church in the area to participate in the celebration. We are working to start this event on April 13, 2007.

4. Visit and contact the Dean of Education of the Seminary in your area to include in the curriculum:
a) Studies of Pope John Paul II and the Jews
b) The Holocaust, and
c) Anti-Semitism

5. The distribution in your area of the brochure as it appears in the icon BROCHURE. It is very easy to finance the printing of it. Just let us know that you want to do it. We will tell you how.

6. Forward this website to any organization and/or individual that you know believes in ecumenism and interreligiuos activities as a way to advance the Judeo-Christian civilization.

If in principle you want to engage yourself in initiating any of the activities mentioned above, please contact us. We can provide you with many details of how to organize any of them. It will save you time and effort. We have the experience because we have done it already.

To become a Volunteer with the Our Elder Brothers and Sisters Foundation, please contact Bernardo Benes at 305 785-7028 or at e-mail address benesb@aol.com .

Thank you!

http://www.ourelderbrothers.org/get_involved.php

2 comments:

Diego said...

Sent to Benes and his confreres, including those at the Miami archdiocese:

Dear Mr. Benes,

I first read about your organization, Our Elder Brothers and Sisters Foundation, through a pair of most informative articles, Judaic Lawyer/Banker "Altering Curriculum of Catholic Schools" http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2007/02/judaic-lawyerbanker-altering-curriculum.html and Judaic Banker on a Judaizing Crusade in Catholic Schools and Seminaries http://mauricepinay.blogspot.com/2008/02/judaic-banker-on-judaizing-crusade-in.html. It is overdue for a practicing Catholic to advise you that you are not the "elder brother" of any of us. Your parentage is precisely as Jesus Christ, Messiah and Son of God, said at John 8:44. A knowledgeable scholar described Judaism as self-exalting megalomania, paranoia, venomous hatred of Jesus, and the rabbis' pedagogy of deceit. Apt indeed, but Jesus was more pointed —twice! "the synagogue of Satan, those who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie." [Apocalypse 2:9, 3:9] You see, at the time of Jesus' ministry, the Pharisees you follow had already defected from the Mosaic covenant. They had "made void the commandments of God for the traditions of men." [Mark 7:9] We know that Judaism claims the lineage of the Pharisees. Your progenitors, then, abrogated the covenant that Jesus fulfilled: http://www.catholicintl.com/articles/The%20Old%20Covenant%20Revoked%20or%20Not%20Revoked%20for%20Culture%20Wars.pdf

So, until such time as you believe and are baptized [Mark 16:16], please stay away from our children.

Far from being elder brothers, Jesus Christ, Messiah and Son of God, who can neither deceive nor be deceived, spoke clearly of the Pharisees and their followers:

adversaries to all men (St. Paul in I Thessalonians 2:14), agents of the devil (John 8:44), blind (Matthew 23:26), blind guides (Matthew 23:16, 17, 19, 24), children of Hell (Matthew 23:15), children of the devil (John 8:44), crucifiers (Matthew 23:34), defectors (Matthew 15:6; Mark 7:9, 13; John 5:45, 46, 47), deicides (St. Paul in I Thessalonians 2:14-15), dogs (Matthew 7:6; Apocalypse 22:16), foolish (Matthew 23:17), full of dead men's bones (Matthew 23:27), hypocrites (Matthew 23:13, 14, 15, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29), idolators (Apocalypse 22:16), iniquitous (Matthew 23:28), killers of the just (Matthew 23:35), killers of the prophets (Matthew 23:37; St. Paul in I Thessalonians 2:14-15), liars (John 8:44, 55; Apocalypse 22:16), murderers (Matthew 23:31; Apocalypse 22:16), offspring of vipers (Luke 3:7), serpents (Matthew 23:33), sorcerers (Apocalypse 22:16), swine (Matthew 7:6), synagogue of Satan (Apocalypse 2:9, 3:9), unchaste(Apocalypse 22:16), unclean (Matthew 23:25), vipers (Matthew 3:7; 12:34; 23:33), and whited sepulchers (Matthew 23:27).

Equally clearly, Jesus judged the fate of the Pharisees and their followers, yourself included:

"axe laid to the root" (Matthew 3:10), "cast into the fire" (Matthew 3:10; 7:19; Luke 3:9), "condemned" (Mark 16:16), "cut down" (Matthew 3:10), "in vain do they worship me." (Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7), "judgment of Hell" (Matthew 23:33), "woe" Matthew 23:13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 25, 27; Luke 11:42, 46, 47, 52), "wrath" (Matthew 3:7; Luke 3:7; 21:23; St. Paul in I Thessalonians 2:16), and "you do not enter the kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 23:13).

Please be so kind as to stay away from our children.

Your authoritative "holy book," the Talmud, teaches that Jesus was a bastard born of an adulterous relationship [Kallah 51a] of a whore [Sanhedrin 106a] and that, because he was an idolator and sex pervert, He is now in Hell boiling in feces and semen [Gittin 57a]. [See Princeton University Judaic Studies Prof. Peter Schafer, Jesus in the Talmud, ISBN-13 978-0691129266] Since Gentiles only look like men, but have the souls of animals [among many, Kerithoth 6b, Sanhedrin 74b,Yebamoth 98a, Bereshith 47a, et al.], Gentiles are owed no debt of morality or decency - not honesty [Baba Kamma 113a], not property [Baba Mezia 24a], not even life! —"The best of the Gentiles should all be killed" [Soferim 15, rule 10]. No mere imprecation that, Bar Ilan University Professor Ariel Toaff, son of the retired Chief Rabbi of Rome, has documented the medieval Ashkenazi cult that crucified then bled to death little Christian children like St. Simon of Trent, Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, and St. William of Norwich. Notwithstanding Mosaic Laws against the use of blood, the blood obtained was widely used as an alleged hemostatic agent in the circumcision ritual and also used in Kabbalistic necromancy. [Prof. Ariel Toaff, Pasque di Sangue, English translation available at http://www.israelshamir.net/BLOODPASSOVER.pdf]

Please stay away from our children.

At tractate Yebamoth 63a the Talmud teaches that "Adam had intercourse with all the beasts and animals" in the Garden of Eden. At tractate Gittin 69b the Talmud teaches that the cure of a catarrh is to "take the excrement of a white dog kneaded with balsam." Then, of course, the rabbis till perform their oral circumcision ritual Mezizah b'peh* on little boys, sometimes causing the death of innocent babies. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/26/nyregion/26circumcise.html

Please stay away from our children.

Indeed it is a genuine charity, a Spiritual Work of Mercy, to educate and pray for the conversion of the people who still adhere to such a satanic creed that is not Mosaic at all. "There is one who accuses you... Moses" [John 5:43-47]. Perhaps you now have an inkling of the substance of Jesus' accusations against you —"...voiding the commandments of God for the traditions of men" [Mark 7:9].

Please notice the infallible, perennial, and unchangeable de fide definition by the dogmatic Council of Florence:

"§ 712 It [the Holy Catholic Church] firmly believes, professes, and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, of the Mosaic law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were established to signify something in the future, although they were suited to Divine worship at that time, after our Lord's coming had been signified by them, ceased, and the Sacraments of the New Testament began; and that whoever, even after the passion, placed hope in these matters of law and submitted himself to them as necessary for salvation, as if faith in Christ could not save without them, sinned mortally. Yet it does not deny that after the passion of Christ up to the promulgation of the Gospel they could have been observed until they were believed to be in no way necessary for salvation; but after the promulgation of the Gospel it asserts they cannot be observed without the loss of eternal salvation. All, therefore, who after that time observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, it declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday they recover from these errors....
"§714 The Most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, and heretics, and schismatics, can ever be partakers of eternal life, but that they are to go into the eternal fire 'which was prepared for the devil, and his angels,' (Matthew 25:41) unless before death they are joined with Her; and that so important is the unity of this Ecclesiastical Body, that only those remaining within this unity can profit from the sacraments of the Church unto salvation, and that they alone can receive an eternal recompense for their fasts, alms deeds, and other works of Christian piety and duties of a Christian soldier. No one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the Name of Christ, can be saved unless they abide within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church." —Cantate Domino, from the infallible ecumenical Council of Florence under His Holiness Pope Eugene IV defining the Solemn Doctrine: Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, promulgated by papal bull, February 4, 1444 [Florentine calendar] in Denziger Enchiridion Symbolorum, The Sources of Catholic Dogma, § 712-714

So we pray:

"Let us pray also for the faithless Jews: that Our God and Lord would withdraw the veil from their hearts: that they also may acknowledge Our Lord Jesus Christ. Almighty and eternal God, who drivest not away from Thy mercy even the faithless Jews; hear our prayers, which we offer for the blindness of that people: that acknowledging the light of Thy truth, which is Christ, they may be delivered from their darkness. Through the same Christ, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You in the Unity of the Holy Ghost. Amen."

Until you do convert, please stay away from our children.

St. John Chrysostom, pray for us! St.Vincent Ferrer, pray for us! St. Simon of Trent, pray for us! Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, pray for us! St. William of Norwich, pray for us! Fr. Thomas of Damascus, pray for us! Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!


Sincerely,

Diego Milagro

* Go to http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=514&letter=C&search=circumcision#1811 then scroll down to:

Meẓiẓah:
By this is meant the sucking of the blood from the wound. The mohel takes some wine in his mouth and applies his lips to the part involved in the operation, and exerts suction, after which he expels the mixture of wine and blood into a receptacle (see Fig. 4, below) provided for the purpose. This procedure is repeated several times, and completes the operation, except as to the control of the bleeding and the dressing of the wound.

Tio said...

Bernardo Benes was accused of being a Castro agent in 1980.
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/benes.htm