Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Auschwitz: Beginning of a New Era?"

I have been reading a book titled, Auschwitz: Beginning of a New Era? This is a collection of papers given at an "International Symposium on the Holocaust" held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, June 3 to 6, 1974. The book is edited by Eva Fleischer and published by the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and the "Anti-Defamation League" of "B'nai B'rith."

The title of the book should be Theological Contrivances Rationalizing Displacement of Calvary by Auschwitz to be Taught in Christian Churches and Schools because that is precisely what Catholic priests, Protestant ministers, rabbis and others including Elie Wiesel came together to synthesize at this symposium.

Gregory Baum was a Judaic (alleged) convert to Catholicism and Catholic priest, assistant to Cardinal Bea and peritus (theological advisor) at the Second Vatican Council, particularly on the three most troubling Vatican II documents, Dignitatis Humanæ, Unitatis Redintegratio and Nostra Aetate. For the moment I will focus primarily on his words because he was a priest of great influence in Rome and at the Vatican II Council.

Getting straight to business, Fr. Gregory Baum opened his talk thus:

After Auschwitz the Christian churches no longer wish to convert the Jews. While they may not be sure of the theological grounds that dispense them from this mission, the churches have become aware that asking the Jews to become Christians is a spiritual way of blotting them out of existence and thus only reinforces the effects of the Holocaust. The churches, moreover, realize the deadly irony implicit in a Christian plea for the conversion of the Jews; for after Auschwitz and the participation of the nations, it is the Christian world that is in need of conversion. The major churches have come to repudiate mission to the Jews, even if they have not justified this by adequate doctrinal explanations. We have here a case, frequently found in church history, where a practical decision on the part of the churches, in response to a significant event, precedes dogmatic reflection and in fact becomes the guide to future doctrinal development. Moved by a sense of shame over the doctrinal formulations that negate Jewish existence, the churches have come to recognize Judaism as an authentic religion before God, with independent value and meaning, not as a stage on the way to Christianity ...

The new openness to Jewish faith and the emergence of a new understanding of mission reflect the response of the Christian conscience to the voice of the Holocaust ... The churches believe that they have been addressed by God's Word through these events: they have placed themselves under God's judgment.

Fr. Baum later returns to this idea that "God's Word" is spoken to the "Christian conscience" through "The Holocaust" and explains what is "demanded" in response to "God's call."

Even without elaborating an adequate dogmatic basis, they have made significant public declarations and changed the public policy in remarkable ways. Christian theologians have reflected on the new trends and tried to establish their doctrinal foundation. Christian educators have begun to rewrite catechisms and schoolbooks. Many missionary congregations and Christian-action groups have abandoned their former ideal of evangelization and adopted a new policy, according to which missionaries enter into solidarity with the people in whose midst they serve, bear the burdens of life with them, and promote the self-discovery and humanization taking place in their midst. In particular the churches have renounced the desire to convert the Jews; they have begun to call them brothers and sisters.

While these changes have taken place on the highest ecclesiastical level, in official circles and among Christians intensely involved in the problems of contemporary life, the effect of the new policy on the great majority of Christians is negligible. Most Christians have not even begun to reflect on these issues ... the reason why the new policies adopted by the churches have so little power and influence among Christians is that the negation of Judaism and other religions seems to be built into the central Christian symbols. The corrections made on the margins hardly affect the central teaching. Since Christian teaching confesses Jesus as the one mediator between God and man, and the church as the true Israel, the unique vehicle of salvation, in whom the peoples of the world will find forgiveness and new life, the dangerous social trends against which the new ecclesiastical policies have reacted continue to affect the Christian understanding of history. Unless people are well informed and belong to a religious elite, the traditional language continues to shape their outlook and attitude. What is demanded, therefore, is that the churches interpret the central Christian doctrine, in obedience to God's call, in a more socially responsible way and find a sound dogmatic basis for their new policies ... (Auschwitz, Beginning of a New Era?, pp. 113, 116-117)

As we can see, Vatican II peritus Fr. Gregory Baum was not a convert to Catholicism, but rather, a subvert who sought to convert Catholics to a new religion as he stated explicitly himself: "... after Auschwitz ... it is the Christian world that is in need of conversion."

"After Auschwitz" is of course Baum's designator for the measurement of time in the new dispensation he is operating in. As Calvary is replaced by Auschwitz in this new religion, so, Anno Domini is replaced by Anno Auschwitz. If you believe that I'm reading into his words, then listen to co-speaker Johannes Hoekendijk in his response to Baum's paper:

"Are we anno Auschwitz 30 in a new era? That is what the theme of our colloquium suggests ... After Auschwitz: The State of Israel--A New era." (ibid p.129)

Note that Gregory Baum lamented in 1974 that while he and his comrades in Rome were inebriated on the new "Holocaust" religion that the laity in the pews hadn't yet received the message. I imagine that he must be quite pleased with the "Holocaust" religion teaching opportunity which materialized in January-February 2009 HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

Fr. Baum speaks at length on the topic of the revised Vatican II "mission" of the Church which negates Catholic traditional missionary theology and activity which he was involved in formulating. Just as the central dogmas of Catholicism are subordinate to "Holocaust" theology as quoted above, so is Christian missionary activity, in Gregory Baum's universe:

"The new openness to the Jewish faith and the emergence of a new understanding of mission reflect the response of the Christian conscience to the voice of the Holocaust ...
Fr. Baum repeats his delusional language suggesting that God, speaking in judgment through "The Holocaust," is commanding this change in mission:

"The churches believe that they have been addressed by God's Word through these events: they have placed themselves under God's judgment." (ibid p.116)

Gregory Baum proposed a replacement theology in which the "existence" of "The Jews" is the first principle to which even the most fundamental Catholic dogmas must yield. I reiterate that it is a Vatican II peritus who wrote these things 35 years ago. Clearly we can see in recent events that many prelates in and outside the Vatican have made these lunatic ideas their own.


The New Catholic "Shoah" Theology: Newsletter #47


James said...

At the bottom of this article we see the following link: The New Catholic "Shoah" Theology: Newsletter #47.

The following is my comment which I submitted after that above linked article. I hope to add it here for what the reader should see to be obvious reasons. (One mistake is to be noted. I meant to say 2009, not 2008!) It is as follows: "I wish to make this of record. Today is April 28, 2008. I just did an advanced search Google of the exact phrase "Shoah Theology." The results shown on my computer screen for same were as follows: "Results 1 - 10 of about 631 for "shoah theology". (One year from now I believe that #631 will have risen dramatically owing to Mr. Hoffman's writing about the Shoah Theology.)

My screen also showed Mr. Hoffman's www.revisionistreview.blogspot.com to be the second most visited site on the Internet for "Shoah Theology," the first beingwww.shoahrose.com/jewishtheologians.html. This latter site has a section called "JEWISH WRITERS AND THEOLOGIANS INFLUENCING SHOAH THEOLOGY." I suspect that the people behind this site (and a good number of other Judaics) will have a bit of an apoplectic fit when all of a sudden they look up and see this new kid on the block using their language, but in ways not exactly in conformity with their anti-Christ rabbinic agenda! As a matter of fact, the new kid on the block is exposing their infernal many layered web of lies and treachery with a skill which is nothing short of brilliant.

Having carefully read, Mr. Hoffman's stunning essay "The New Catholic 'Shoah' Theology," I strongly attest to his great work. I sincerely believe this essay has laid a most firm groundwork for much future discussion of a subject which is of incredibly important and ever growing significance. Many thanks to Mr. Hoffman in putting this all together.

James B. Phillips

P.S. I would strongly encourage all men and women of good will to do what they can to get extra copies of Mr. Hoffman's essay and to distribute them to people with whom they think they may do some good.

Prodinoscopus said...

This Shoah theology is like an onion: the further you peel it back, the more it stinks.

Thanks, Maurice, for shining the spotlight on this diabolical phenomenon. It is truly the work of the devil, there is no other way to describe it.

Prodinoscopus said...

By the way, what is the connection between Freemasonry and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine?

Anonymous said...

Hindu power in America!


Prodinoscopus said...

It's decision time for the Pope:


Will it be Jesus Christ or the rabbis? There is no middle ground. The Pope must choose.

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Anonymous said...

The SSPX has started a new "Rosary Crusade" one objective being " the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary".

Surely, shouldn't it be the Zionist Jews who should to be consecrated to Mary's Immaculate Heart?

Prodinoscopus said...

Anon 12:01, considering the root cause of Russia's errors beginning with the October Revolution of 1917, your suggestion isn't so far off the mark.

Anonymous said...

Maurice Pinay, the online edition of Mary Ball Martinez' THE UNDERMINING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH (request a copy from trulycatholic@yahoo.com)
claims that Pius XII had Jewish ancestry. How and when will it all end?

Prodinoscopus said...

Good grief, Anon 6:34. This isn't about race. As Maurice has said time and again, let's not view the world through the racist lenses of the rabbis.

Our Lord Jesus Christ had Jewish ancestry. Hello?

Anonymous said...

Well Jesus did have Jewish ancestry but he was a Catholic. That is different from someone like Paul VI who had Jewish ancestry and did a lot to corrupt and destroy the Church. So there is a difference; Jesus Jewish by ethnicity, Catholic by faith, Paul VI Jewish by ancestry, Jewish by heart, heretic by faith.

Anonymous said...

Jesus was a catholic!!!
Again I am stunned at how delusional you guys are.
Jesus, if there really was such a person, was a creation of Saul/Paul who created this very weird religion that says that if you believe in some Jewish guy, you will be saved. And countless people have been tormented by this horrible concoction.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:16, you pathetic little troll, get a life. You hang around this blog trying to stir up trouble, and no one cares. You are the delusional one. Jesus Christ has been a stumbling block to the Jews and a folly to the Gentiles for 2000 years. You are late to the party, unoriginal, and boring. Your delusion is that anyone cares about anything that you have to say.

Anonymous said...

I do not hang around this blog to cause trouble. I hang around because it's entertaining to see how seemingly intelligent people who can use many big words well can be so dumb. I'm also amazed by your obsession with Jews.

Anonymous said...

Plus I have a wonderful life already thank you.
I live in Jerusalem which is an extraordinary city.
With all the Christian 'holy' places determined by a 'seer' hundreds of years after the alleged 'events'.

Maximilian said...

Gregory Baum was also one of the leading voices campaigning to overturn the Church teaching on birth control. Then he left the priesthood.

Hmm, very interesting. Are you sure that he's a jewish convert? Wikipedia doesn't mention it, although it does say that he was a refugee from Berlin who ended up in Canada.

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BG Matt said...

Anonymous said...

The SSPX has started a new "Rosary Crusade" one objective being " the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary".

Surely, shouldn't it be the Zionist Jews who should to be consecrated to Mary's Immaculate Heart?
May 3, 2009 1:01 AM
Prodinoscopus said...

Anon 12:01, considering the root cause of Russia's errors beginning with the October Revolution of 1917, your suggestion isn't so far off the mark.
May 3, 2009 12:47 PM

Three arguments in support of our contention that the 'Russia' Our Lady was primarily referring to was this mystical Russia, rather than a heretofore presumed territorial Russia, in the second part of the now famous Secret that She revealed on July 13, 1917, in Fatima, Portugal, as follows:

Almost all the top Illuminati claim to be Jews. And yet, as we have seen, they are not Semites at all. They must trace their ancestry back, not to Palestine, but to the Russian kingdom of Khazaria, which converted en masse to Judaism in 740 A.D. (Incidentally, this means that exposing their nefarious practices cannot in any way be construed as anti-Semitic.)

Just as God refused to hallow by the name of Jew those who in reality are “members of the synagogue of Satan” (Apocalypse 2:9), so Our Lady does likewise. She refers to them as Russia, thus exploding their delusional racial pretensions and confirming their non-Semitic origin.

Although territorial Russia may have helped to spread throughout the world the errors and persecutions prophesied by Our Lady, it would be more correct to regard her as the victim rather than the agent of these errors and persecutions. Holy Russia was as though possessed by these satanic errors which came to her largely from outside her borders.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Jesus was katolik, but not romanist. Remember dear brethren and sisters, the one who denies the Son, has not the Father. This is important, we should love each other, and reject the antikrist, the one who denies that Jesus is Messiah, that means Christ. Pray for your enemies, and raise your heads...