Monday, July 9, 2012

USCCB: Anti-Christ New Testament "an important milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations"

Catholic and rabbinic Pharisees met in New York on May 22, 2012 to further void the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Topics of 'dialogue' included Amy Jill Levine's Gospel-nullifying New Testament which USCCB Bishop Denis Madden proclaimed to be, "an important milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations" evidently because it has been kosher-slaughtered to the degree that talmudist 'Jews' can read and appreciate it from their own perspective according to the executive director of the National Council of Synagogues, Rabbi Gil Rosenthal.

The progress of the implementation of practical aspects of the Vatican-Counterfeit Israel accord was discussed as was the bolshevik takeover of the SSPX.

The pharisaic vision for a "just economic order" begun by the Vatican-Chief Rabbinate of Counterfeit Israel bilateral commission which was warned against HERE, and HERE was discussed. Rabbi David Berger, the dean of Yeshiva University (where bishops and rabbis often study Talmud together) co-chaired that discussion.

"Religious freedom" was discussed; a ruse which will in all likelihood end with Catholics fighting to protect rabbinic depravity such as "suction by mouth" as the Christian mandate to speak the plain meaning of the Gospel is criminalized.

And a kosher youth catechism was discussed.
Catholic-Jewish Dialogues Explore Economics, Education, Religious Freedom And Jewish Take On New Testament

July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON—Gatherings of two different Catholic-Jewish dialogues explored topics including economics, education, religious freedom and even a Jewish commentary on the New Testament.

The semi-annual consultation of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/National Council of Synagogues (USCCB/NCS) discussed the publication of Amy Jill Levine and Mark Zvi Brettler's book, The Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford, 2012) at their May 22 meeting in New York City. Bishop Denis Madden, auxiliary of Baltimore, and Rabbi David Straus of the Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania co-chaired the meeting.

"The publication of Levine's and Brettler's comprehensive work on the New Testament represents an important milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations," said Bishop Denis Madden, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. "Never before has a group of Jewish scholars made so learned and technical a reading of the New Testament. Clearly, this new effort reflects the progress we have made since the Second Vatican Council in mutual respect for each other's sacred Scriptures."

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of USCCB, joined the meeting to extend his greetings and welcome to all the participants. He made brief remarks on the central importance of Catholic-Jewish dialogue and, in particular, of the work done between the USCCB and National Council of Synagogues. He thanked all of the members present for their continued dedication.

Professor Amy Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University gave a brief overview of her work, co-edited with Professor Marc Brettler of Brandeis University, while Jesuit Father John Donahue, professor of New Testament at Loyola University, Baltimore, offered a Catholic response. Dialogue members then discussed various aspects of biblical studies, as well as how the publication of The Jewish Annotated New Testament marked a deepening of understanding in Catholic-Jewish relations. Levine stressed that it is vital for Jews to study the New Testament to gain respect for their Christian neighbors, even as Christians must do the same with the Hebrew Scriptures.

Rabbi Gil Rosenthal, executive director of the National Council of Synagogues, remarked: "This important volume is testimony not only to the enormous competence of its editors and authors, but to the spirit of dialogue that can allow Jews to read and appreciate the Jewish context of Christian scriptures."

Reports on other dialogue issues, such as continued progress in the implementation of practical aspects of the Vatican-Israeli accord, and updates on the reconciliation of the Society of St. Pius X with the Vatican filled the second half of the meeting. Plans for a two-day October dialogue were considered, centered around the topic of the role of religion in the public square.

On May 25, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops/Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America/Rabbinical Council of America (USCCB/OU/RCA) met for their semi-annual consultation to discuss global economics, religious education, religious freedom and the state of Israel. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York, and Rabbi David Berger, Ph.D., of Yeshiva University co-chaired the meeting.

The meeting began with a discussion of a religious perspective on financial reform and a vision for a just economic order. The group review of the full text of the Bilateral Commission Meeting of the Delegations for the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, which took place March 27-29, at the Vatican. Both traditions underscored the need for the moral leadership of religious groups to shed light on ethical considerations in economic systems, their failures and possible reforms.

James Cultrara, director of education for the New York Catholic Conference, and Michael Cohen, New York State political director for the Orthodox Union, updated the group on the funding of religious schools in the state of New York, a topic of shared concerns for both communities. "There is a tuition crisis in both of our communities," Cohen told the group. "The escalating cost of tuition, in some communities it has doubled within six or seven years. We need to find the solution that works."

Thomas Renker, legal counsel for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, updated the group on developments in the federal HHS contraception mandate and the response of the Catholic community. The group discussed the situation at some length with several noting the inherent threat to religious freedom for all faith traditions which the situation presents.

Rabbi Tzvi H. Weinreb, executive vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union, gave a brief presentation on current cultural and domestic policy issues in Israel. Bishop Murphy gave a brief report on the new Catholic Catechism for Youth titled "YouCAT." Of specific interest to the group were sections dealing with Jewish people. Some concerns had previously been voiced surrounding the formulation of some parts of the text, initiating a revision.

Additional Jewish participants in the USCCB/OU/ RCA consultation included: Maury Litwack, director of political affairs, OU; Betty Ehrenberg, executive director of the World Jewish Congress North America; Nathan Diament, director of public affairs, OU; Rabbi Basil Herring, executive vice president, RCA; Rabbi Aaron Glatt, Young Israel of Woodmere; and Mr. Avi Schick, an attorney with experience in both government work and interfaith relations.Additional Catholic included: Msgr. Donald Beckman, ecumenical officer of the Diocese of Rockville Centre; Father Robert Robbins, pastor of the United Nations Parish Church of the Holy Family and New York archdiocesan director for ecumenical and interreligious affairs; Msgr. Robert Stern, Catholic Near East Welfare Association; Father John Crossin, executive director, USCCB Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs (SEIA); Kirsten Evans, program and research specialist, USCCB SEIA.

Jewish participants at the USCCB/NCS consultation included Rabbi Lewis Eron, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Rabbi Joel Meyers, executive vice-president emeritus of the (Conservative) Rabbinical Assembly; Rabbi Jonathan Waxman, Temple Beth Sholom, Smitonthtown, New York; Rabbi David Straus, Central Conference of American Rabbis; Rabbi Gilbert Rosenthal, National Council of Synagogues; Rabbi Daniel F. Polish of La Grangeville, New York; Ruth Langer, Ph.D., of Boston College; Rabbi David Sandmel, Ph.D. of The Catholic Theological Union, Chicago; Rabbi Alvin Berkin of The Tree of Life Congregation, Pittsburgh; Rabbi Jeffrey A. Wohlberg of Adas Israel, Washington; Rabbi Jerome Davidson of Temple Beth-El, Great Neck, New York; Judith Hertz of the International Council of Presidents of the World Conferences of Religions for Peace and Betty Ehrenberg, executive director of the North American Division of the World Jewish Congress. Catholic participants at the consultation included Bishop Basil H. Losten, former bishop of Stamford for Ukrainians; Brother of the Christians Schools David Carroll, former associate director at Catholic Near East Welfare Association; Msgr. Robert Stern, former director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association; Father Dennis McManus, USCCB consultant for Jewish Affairs and Jesuit Father Drew Christiansen, editor of America Magazine.


Michael Hoffman said...

Another research coup from Maurice Pinay!

Maurice Pinay said...

"To ban circumcision is a serious attack on religious freedom," said Catholic Bishop Heinrich Mussinghoff. ("German court circumcision ban meets wave of criticism," Reuters, Jun 28, 2012)

Take note, Catholic reader, the Novus Ordo "religious liberty" campaign is as lopsided an arrangement as everything else Judeo-Christian.

The bishops will not fight for the liberty to preach the unvarnished Gospel as it has been for 2000 years; offer the ancient unaltered Holy Week liturgy; to conscientiously object to Holocaustolatry and its endeavor to replace Calvary, among many other things the rabbis hate.

It is intended for Catholics to fight for the traditional depravity of rabbinic Judaism while Christian traditions, even those handed down by Christ and His Apostles, vanish into obscurity.

Malleus Haereticorum said...

The evidence keeps piling up that, largely as the result of insidious and nefarious Judeo-Masonry, the Church, at least in her human aspect, has pretty much reached the point of irrelevance and meaninglessness. Next stop -- oblivion.

Nynorsk Bokmal said...

I can already hear conciliar Rome's applause for the rabbis' official guide to a proper Judaic understanding of the Eucharist.

Anonymous said...

Relgious liberty for everyone but traditional Catholics.

The sexual abuse by clergy should be a priority.

When are they going to get rid of the pedophiles, perverts, etc?

And same with the Jewish liberals who promote sexual perversions in Hollywood and tv

Viva Cristo Rey y Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe

Anonymous said...

I just got an old Catholic bible. Time to stock up on catholic bibles and other literature before they are all watered down like the Mass and sacraments of Vatican II aka catholic Lite

Mary Breslin, PHiladelphia,pa

Anonymous said...

"Cardinal Dolan" has denied Christ and even Septmeber 11, 2001 when he agreed with Bloomberg (Jewish)governor of New York City with the religion ban on the tenth anniversary of september 11,2001.

After he denied Christ, Bishop Timothy Dolan was promoted Cardinal and is considered by novus ordo as being conservative. His Catholic Channel on sirus radio especially the "broken Halo" catholic radio show which is produced by a jewish woman does more to promote the jewish faith then the Catholic faith. and it even talks about Muslim days of fasting..It is so sickening to know that these people know nothing about the Catholic faith and yet are destroying what little there is in novus ordo.

LeonG said...

The hypocrisy of NO bishops on religious libertyy is so flagrant that the try endlessly to prohibit Roman Catholic priests and lay from their right to The Latin Mass of All Times.

Catholic Mission said...

Bishop Raffaello Martinelli of Frascati supports SSPX on other religions and opposes Cardinal Luiz Ladaria, Cardinal Kurt Koch and Archbishop Augustine Di Noia

Pope John Paul II’s Notification on the Jesuit priest Jacques Dupuis is in accord with the Society of St.Pius X (SSPX) position on other religions including Judaism. Ladaria, Koch and Di Noia have in public opposed the Notification with respect to Judaism.

The Italian diocesan Bishop Mons Raffaelo Martinelli who has worked at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican agrees with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) position on other religions. He is saying that non Catholics religions are not paths to salvation and their members are objectively oriented into the Catholic Church. This is expressed in his pamphlets available in Rome and on the internet.

Pope John Paul II was in agreement with the SSPX position on other religions. Inter religious dialogue for him was part of Catholic Mission.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican Notification during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II is in accord with the SSPX : other religions are not paths to salvation and their members are oriented to the Catholic Church

Mons. Raffaello Martinelli. the Bishop of Frascati, Italy in an apologetical pamphlet has said that non Catholic religions have deficiencies, errors and superstition (Dominus Iesus) and that non Catholics are objectively oriented towards the Catholic Church (CDF ,Notification on Fr. Jacques Dupuis S.J 2011).

The CDF, Notification says according to Catholic doctrine,' the followers of other religions are oriented to the Church and are all called to become part of her' and 'it must be firmly believed that the Church is sign and instrument of salvation for all people. It is contrary to the Catholic faith to consider the different religions of the world as ways of salvation complementary to the Church.'

The Bishop of Frascati says 'even those who do not actually belong to the visible Church, they are objectively oriented towards her' then he adds that ‘they are part of that wider Church known only by God. '

The Notification on the Jesuit priest was in agreement with Dominus Iesus 20 which indicated that even though Jesus died for all, for salvation it was necessary that all enter the Church. The Church was necessary for salvation. This is the message of Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II that all need faith and baptism.

The Notification is also in harmony with the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and the Syllabus of Errors.

It is accord with the St.Robert Bellarmine interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus since invincible ignorance and a good conscience (LG 16) are not exceptions to the dogma. We do not know any such case in the present times.

The baptism of desire is not an exception to the dogma. So contrary to the leftist media propaganda, whether Fr. Leonard Feeney supported or opposed the baptism of desire, it is irrelevant. It is irrelevant to the literal interpretation of the dogma on exclusive salvation, being there in only the Catholic Church. Similarly those who have not had the Gospel preached to them through no fault of their own (invincible ignorance) are irrelevant to the literal interpretation of the dogma.This was the error of Cardinal Richard Cushing , the Archbishop of Boston.

The influence of the Richard Cushing error however can be seen in the Notification. Though basically the Notification is saying that non Catholic religions are not paths to salvation and their members need to objectively enter the Catholic Church to go to Heaven and avoid Hell (for salvation).


Catholic Mission said...

The style and contents of the leaflets are confusing. There is no new Revelation but the bishop is using the new 'doctrine' of the visible dead. He assumes that we know the dead saved. Since he assumes that the dead saved in invincible ignorance etc are known to us Lumen Gentium 16, for him, could be an exception to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus in its traditional understanding.LG 16 would be a break from tradition and without the hermeneutic of continuity.

Having established the 'new doctrine', the 'new fact' of being able to see the dead on earth, conclusions are made which are not Catholic teachings.

1. Since we can see the dead saved, there is salvation outside the church for them. So the defined dogma on salvation it is concluded, became obsolete.

2. Since there is salvation outside the Church it means those who are not baptised can be saved. So there is salvation outside the Church for infants it is concluded.

3. Since there is salvation outside the church, mission must not depend on saving souls from Hell but in showing them the beautiful face of Jesus.

One can expect contradictions in the bishop’s apologetic material

If you ask two questions (1) they see their whole house of cards crumble. So they don't answer.

The error has been passed on from Boston in the 1940's. The wrong interpretation can also be made of Vatican Council II - and it is being made by the bishop.

So the bishop seems the support the liberals because of the Richard Cushing error but on the issue of other religions opposed the Vatican Curia.

It may be mentioned that Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, Vice President of Ecclesia Dei has been quoted in the leftist media saying that the SSPX has to accept that Jews do not have to convert in the present time. This was also the public position of Cardinal Kurt Koch, the President of the Vatican Council for Christian Unity. They are contradicting Pope John Paul’s Notification on Fr. Jacques Dupuis, Vatican Council II (AG 7), Dominus Iesus 20, the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus, the Syllabus of Errors and the Bible especially the Gospel of St. John. They are also contradicting Bishop Raffaelo Martinelli.

Catholic Mission said...

Since Cardinal Luiz Ladaria, S.J the Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican assumes the dead saved in invincible ignorance and with implicit desire are known to us they are exceptions to the traditional interpretation of the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Since these cases of ghosts are exceptions to the dogma he assumes the Notification is flawed, every non Catholic does not have to be objectively oriented into the Catholic Church. So for him John Paul II made a mistake.

Since there is salvation outside the Church because of the dead visible to him on earth he has formulated a ‘theology of religions’ and an ‘ecclesiology of communion’ as president of the International Theological Commision.So Jews do not have to convert in the present times as the pope and his Curia state, since there is known salvation outside the Catholic Church in the present times. This is irrationality from adults.-Lionel Andrades

It is the responsibility of the CDF to clarify doctrine and the Faith and so they should answer the two questions for all to know

Vatican-SSPX reconciliation is possible just by announcing that the baptism of desire does not contradict the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus