Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rabbis Demand Papal Condemnation of Bishop Richard Williamson's Preaching of the Gospel

[The Pope] must clearly show that there is no room in the Catholic Church for purveyors of hate.

Translation: "We rabbis hate Jesus Christ and bishops who uphold the plain teaching of his Gospel. We will not bloody our hands in destroying these figures we hate. We demand that some third party do our dirty work. This is the tradition of our Pharisaic ancestors which we uphold. The Gospel warns the Goyim of this method of ours so we must destroy it, or at least make it impossible for its plain teaching to be understood. But among ourselves we revel in our vengeance against Jesus and all those we hate. We will continue to use this method, and others until our hate is completely unopposed."

Enough from these hypocritical commissars of hate! We also ask, when will the Pope condemn their Talmudic hatred and lies? The Pope should support Bp. Williamson's preaching of the Gospel.
Pope called on to condemn bishop’s new anti-Semitic slur

October 19, 2011

BERLIN (JTA) -- A group of European rabbis has called on the pope to condemn the latest anti-Semitic remarks by a Holocaust-denying Catholic bishop.

The Brussels-based Conference of European Rabbis slammed comments by Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson in which he allegedly blamed Jews for deicide. Williamson, a member of the radical Catholic Pius Brotherhood sect, reportedly made the comments in the latest issue of his newsletter, “The Eleison Comments." He has been living in London ...

[Conference of European Rabbis President, Chief Rabbi Pinchas] Goldschmidt called for the Church to "suspend negotiations with extremist Catholic tendencies until it is clear that these groups show a clear commitment to tackling anti-Semitism within their ranks."

In his newsletter, Williamson wrote that “only the Jews were the primary agents of the deicide because Pontius Pilate would never have condemned Jesus if the Jews had not asked for blood.”

Williamson was found guilty of Holocaust denial in Germany in 2010 and fined about $14,000. He has previously denied the existence of gas chambers and the murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.

In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication against Williamson, but the Vatican also reportedly declared that "in order to be admitted to episcopal functions within the Church, (he) will have to take his distance, in an absolutely unequivocal and public fashion, from his position on the Shoah, which the Holy Father was not aware of when the excommunication was lifted."

During meetings with Pope Benedict in Berlin last month, German Jewish leader Dieter Graumann said that one of the issues that troubled Jewish-Catholic relations was the Church's refusal to condemn Williamson.

In his statement Wednesday, Goldschmidt said the pope "has shown a commitment to fostering a spirit of positive dialogue with Jews both before and during his papacy. But he must clearly show that there is no room in the Catholic Church for purveyors of hate."

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Anonymous said...

I saw what the bishop wrote. It was all true and it was all Catholic. Nothing he said was controversial if you look back at the history of the church. It's only controversial now.

Anonymous said...

During meetings with Pope Benedict in Berlin last month, German Jewish leader Dieter Graumann said that one of the issues that troubled Jewish-Catholic relations was the Church's refusal to condemn Williamson.

Last month? Last month? Isn't that the date of the letter when Bishop Fellay threatened ouster?

Malleus Haereticorum said...

Since the time of the Apostles, the Church has maintained vigilance against the threat of Judaization. Most notable in the condemnation of this great danger and evil was "Adversus Judaeos", a series of 4th century homilies authored by a Father and Doctor of the Church, Saint John Chrysostom. Indeed, until the egregious Second Vatican Council, the Church was admirably on guard against the insidious strategy of Judaization, with the nefarious objective being nothing less than de-Christianization.

We have now sorrowfully descended to the point where Jews (enemies of Christ and of His Church) have the sneering impudence to make demands of the Vicar of Christ. Scandal and disgrace!

We must hold fast to the promise of Our Lord that the gates of hell will never prevail and to the pledge of Our Blessed Mother that her Immaculate Heart will ultimately triumph.

Saints John Chrysostom and Peter Arbues, pray for us.

Anonymous said...

Thank God this fight is only until the end of one's life - that we must only perservere until then, for there may come a time when the "traditional Catholic movement" is merely a footnote in a future generation's church history, being referred to as those "heretics" and "purveyors of hate" who dared to say that the Jews crucified Christ.

Dan said...

Here Bishop Williamson is on firm ground in merely repeating what great Saints and the Church have been saying since the beginning. By using Catholic sources his writings will be unexceptionable even though they will put on the spot His Holiness the Pope and his confreres in the SSPX. He doesn't necessarily have to continually harp on this one issue but he should continue to be courageous in giving the world these reminders when the need arises. If he is ostracized because of this I would advise him to be calm, continue his priestly duties, continue speaking the truths about the Faith and its enemies, and avoid falling into the traps that are undoubtedly being laid for him now.

Some examples of the "firm ground" he should rest his case on:

"O Jewish hearts, harder than rocks!" laments St Ambrose in his writings, and he is far from alone.

St Alphonsus Maria Liguori: "Poor Jews! You invoked a dreadful curse upon your own heads in saying: 'His blood be upon us and our children'; and that curse, miserable race, you carry upon you to this day, and to the End of Time you shall endure the chastisement of that innocent blood."

St Augustine: "Judaism, since Christ, is a corruption; indeed, Judas is the image of the Jewish people: their understanding of Scripture is carnal; they bear the guilt for the death of the Savior, for through their fathers they have killed Christ. The Jews held Him; the Jews insulted Him; the Jews bound Him; they crowned Him with thorns and dishonored Him by spitting upon Him; they scourged Him; they heaped abuses on Him; they hung Him upon a tree."

And so as not to think this is all ancient history, hear are the words of St Padre Pio: "The Jews are enemies of God and foes of our holy religion." Harsh words? Possibly. True words? Sadly, yes.

Keep being a good priest, a good Bishop and a good teacher, Your Excellency, with wisdom and prudence as your guide.

Diego said...


To make those excellent quotes from the Saints more accessible, can you reference the works from which they come?

John McFarland said...


For any traditional Catholic, the issue is not the accuracy of Bishop Williamson's statement.

It is the prudence of twisting Abe Foxman's nose.

I note that many of those crying attaboy to BW confine their own Speaking Out to anonymous or pseudonymous big talk on obscure blogs.

The first three centuries of the Church had martyrs...

...but they also had catacombs.

The Roman authorities of course knew about them, but for most of those three centuries there was a truce of sorts between Rome and Christianity.

For most of those three centuries, there was more hunkering down than there was confessing and being martyred.

For the SSPX, hunkering down would seem the logical tactic.

But BW is making that rather tough.

Maurice Pinay said...

I note that many of those crying attaboy to BW confine their own Speaking Out to anonymous or pseudonymous big talk on obscure blogs.


Mr. McFarland, you don't know what I or any other person commenting anonymously does in his own name. If you have any long term exposure to the traditionalist world you know there's as much to fear from "our own" as there is "our enemies." You know how easily a message can be destroyed by attacking its messenger and how commonplace that disreputable tactic is.

Further, your suggestion that the SSPX international corporation is "in the catacombs" is ridiculous in the extreme. Fellay and his cronies are living like 15th century nobility. There's no temporal sacrifices being made by them, only sacrifices of the truth to accommodate the world's lies, not unlike your apologetics on their behalf.

James said...

The hunker in the SSPX chapel bunker is the antithesis to Catholic Action. The best defense (of the Christian faith) is a good offense. The catacombs certainly existed, but they did not serve as an impediment to the spreading of the faith in the way that the hunker in the chapel bunker mentality today does.

James Phillips

Maurice Pinay said...

Further Mr. McFarland, you claim there's virtue in hiding in catacombs in the same breath that you chastise anonymous bloggers.

Why don't you take some time to sort your thoughts out. Your confusion reflects the misdirection of the Rorate Caeli crowd you've associated with.

Dan said...


The St Ambrose Quote, from THE GREAT COMMENTARY OF CORNELIUS LAPIDE, Vol 3, page 311.

St Alphonsus quote, from THE PASSION AND DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST, page 444.

St Augustine quotation: from THE ANGUISH OF THE JEWS by Fr Edward Flannery, Macmillan, 1954 (cf), and in THE FAITH OF THE EARLY FATHERS by Fr Jurgens, Collegeville, 1979.

The Padre Pio citation: from THE CALVARY OF PADRE PIO by Joseph Pagnossin, 1978 Padua, Italy, page 91.

Mr McFarland: I recognize the necessity of the virtue of prudence, as I believe I have made clear in a previous post here, and I have also stated that I am not competent to judge the rightness or wrongness of BW's approach. But that's all academic now, because the cat is out of the bag. BW has, I think, placed both the Pope and the SSPX between a rock and a hard place. They could possibly quibble with his particular views on the sufferings of peoples in World War II; it will be very much more difficult for them to quibble about perennial Catholic teaching and history without seeming to have jettisoned the Faith of their Fathers. It will be interesting to see what happens next, but I believe it is now more important to have courage as well as prudence because the yelping jackals are NOT going to let this pass by quietly.

I can see by what you say that you are very concerned about what happens in this situation. Please know that I share that concern.

Diego said...

Thank you for the cites.

dolorosa said...

How can the Pope condemn what is God's word in the Bible which is NOT anti-semitic? Either he supports the Rabbi's who are wrong or Bishop Williamson who is on the side of the one true Messiah.

Anonymous said...

Let's support Bishop Williamson,
a true Apostolic shepherd who has the courage to confront Rome, the cowardly SSPX and the tribe.

Malleus Haereticorum said...

One shouldn't be too hard on the Society of Saint Pius X, which has been both the backbone and at the forefront of the traditionalist movement. Indeed, if not for the SSPX, traditionalism would today consist of little more than a handful of angry and ineffectual sedevacantists.

There's a great deal more to the SSPX than its admittedly pusillanimous attitude toward Bishop Williamson. Think of the Society's seminaries, parishes, schools, and religious communities (Benedictine, Franciscan, and Dominican).

One may subject the SSPX to legitimate and deserved scrutiny and criticism, while yet providing it with well-earned and much-needed financial and prayerful support.

Anonymous said...

" ....Fellay and his cronies are living like 15th century nobility. There's no temporal sacrifices being made by them, ...."

Wow! And I thought it was only the Asia District ..... ! ! !

JohnnyTheGreek said...

Well GOD BLESS that Bishop for doing HIS JOB!

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Anonymous said...

@ Johnny the Greek

As if we need more FICTION about "Jews"???