Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pope Appoints 'Holocaust' Guilt Booster to Council Overseeing Catholic Education

SSPX members, are you ready for the rabbis and their helpers' intensive 'Holocaust' guilt programming? Are you amenable to your children learning that Catholicism "paved the road to Auschwitz"? This is what "communion with Rome" in Rome's present degraded state entails.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., has been named a voting member of two Vatican offices that oversee efforts to teach the Catholic faith and that promote relationships with other Christians and with Jews.

On Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI named Pittsburgh's former bishop to the Congregation for Clergy and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The latter includes the Vatican's commission for relations with Jews. He will travel to Rome for meetings.

His appointment to the Congregation for Clergy surprised no one ... It oversees instruction, ranging from catechisms for children to seminary training. Cardinal Wuerl is the author of several popular catechisms.

"I would hope they would ask me to concentrate in the area of catechetics, of teaching the faith. When I was a consultant, it was always the area they asked me to work on," he said.

He was a bit surprised at his appointment to the Council for Promoting Christian Unity. But non-Catholic friends of his who often work with that office thought it was a brilliant choice ...

Rabbi Alvin Berkun of Pittsburgh, a longtime participant in Catholic-Jewish dialogue at the Vatican level, believes his old friend may help prevent future problems [in Catholic-Judaic 'relations'].

"It's a great move," Rabbi Berkun said. "He brings a wonderful measure of sensitivity and caring and involvement in these matters. This uses his skills in a wonderful way." ("Cardinal Wuerl appointed to 2 Vatican offices," Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 30, 2010)

Catholic school educators participating in [the ADL program, Bearing Witness] to learn how to teach about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism are helping to build positive relations between Catholics and Jews and all people, Archbishop Donald Wuerl said July 22.

Addressing participants in the Bearing Witness program, Archbishop Wuerl told the educators they are helping to "raise the level of awareness (of their students) of our positive relations with our Jewish brothers and sisters."

More than two dozen Catholic school educators from the Archdiocese of Washington and five other states gathered in Washington last week to participate in the Bearing Witness program. During nearly a week of professional development, the educators not only learned how to teach about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism, but they also explored the history of anti-Semitism, Catholic teachings on Jews and Judaism, and contemporary issues of prejudice.

Archbishop Donald Wuerl said the importance of the program "is found in both its goal and its accomplishments." He said the program helps educators "build on growing mutual Jewish-Catholic understanding" ...

[The Bearing Witness program is] jointly sponsored by the [Washington D.C.] archdiocese, the ADL, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Participation in the program has ... grown. Archdiocesan educators are now joined by their counterparts from throughout Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, Minnesota and Missouri. For five days, the educators meet in Washington to receive training and resources so that they can share the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern-day prejudice with their students.

Similar programs have begun in other parts of the country, and two years ago, the Bearing Witness program was presented with the NCEA's President's Award. In the past the past 14 years, Bearing Witness has trained more than 1,300 Catholic school educators nationwide, impacting 195,000 students across the country. The program is open to Catholic high school and middle teachers of history, religion, social studies, and English, as well as administrators and librarians ...

During the [week-long program], Catholic educators ate a traditional sabbath dinner at a synagogue, learned about Jewish beliefs and practices from a rabbi, toured the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, met with Archbishop Wuerl at the USCCB headquarters and met Holocaust survivor Halina Peabody ...

Archbishop Wuerl, reminding the participants that "we come out of the Jewish tradition," noted that he has long had an interest in "our religious commonality." While he was bishop of Pittsburgh, he started a program where priests and rabbis gathered for "wonderful and fruitful dialogue." Also in that diocese, he invited rabbis to give lectures to Catholic high school students. ("Archbishop Wuerl says Bearing Witness Holocaust education program builds understanding," Richard Szczepanowski, Catholic Standard, July 22, 2010)
Also see:

Rabbis Preach Guilt in Catholic Schools

Catholic School Teachers Programmed to "Bear Witness" to Holocaustolatry

Chief Rabbis Ask Pope for Holocaust Studies Requirement in Catholic Schools

Rabbi Abraham Heschel: "I Want to Attack Their Souls"

Does Bishop Fellay Actually Believe They Would Leave Us Alone?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Christmas Message for Chabad

Your Talmudic Hanukkah festival ended more than 2 weeks ago, yet your ugly 20' and 30' PVC and box metal menorahs remain in front of our government buildings on Christmas day.

There is only one name under Heaven by which men may be saved and, try as you might, that name cannot be blotted out.

Glory to God in the Highest; and peace to men of good will!

May Jesus Christ the Messiah of Israel, whose Incarnation we celebrate today, miraculously change your bad will to good!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Christmas meditation by Bishop Richard Williamson

Bp. Williamson's message and its timing calls to mind the practical wisdom in Frank Capra's film, It's a Wonderful Life. It seems a fitting time to juxtapose the celebration of the Incarnation of the benevolent, self-sacrificing God of all creation against the god of this world who destroys men's souls through temptations of temporal gain.

From the time that Jesus cleared the money changers from the Temple of Jerusalem until not too long ago, suspicion of money men was characteristic of Christian culture. But 17 years before the Hollywood(!) release of It's a Wonderful Life, the Vatican had brought in Bernardino Nogara to manage its finances in 1929 on his condition that he would not be restricted in any way by Church teaching. This was only an echo of the Renaissance Vatican's use of Judaic bankers unrestricted by Church teaching and permitted by Orthodox Judaism to employ predatory economics. And it seems this tradition from the supposedly utopian pre-Vatican II era is upheld by traditionalist Bishop, Bernard Fellay of the SSPX, all much to the detriment of the Gospel of the Lord who execrated mammonism.

There's a scene in It's a Wonderful Life which imparts a lesson of great value. With the Bailey Building and Loan Association near collapse, George Bailey visits the town moneylender and slumlord, Henry Potter who makes a proposition. Potter offers George Bailey an 'opportunity' to work for him in exchange for a large salary, the biggest house in town, business trips to New York and Europe with a three year contract. The Bailey Building and Loan Association--the only obstacle to Potter controlling the entire town--would, of course, be allowed to collapse and its shareholders would become victims to Potter. At this realization George Bailey, a man of responsibility and self-sacrifice only momentarily cajoled by Potter's temptation, rejects the offer in disgust.

It's not said explicitly what would happen at the end of the three year contract proposed to George Bailey, if the contract was even honored, but the rest of the story makes clear that if the Bailey Building and Loan was broken, and Potter's control of the town was consolidated, the best George Bailey might hope for would be to assist Potter in the predation on the people he once defended from it--for a pittance.

One can't help but see how this once commonplace wisdom was lost to the Irish who recently squandered their birthright for a few years of illusionary prosperity. But this is only a stark example of the same story being played out throughout Europe and the world. When the house of prayer becomes a den of thieves it can only follow by necessity that the rest of society will be taken by the same thieves.


A Christmas meditation by Bishop Richard Williamson

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"I learned to be a faithful 'Jew' from Pope John Paul II"

This is a follow-up to In Benedict's Own Words: His Latin Good Friday Prayer and "Papal Ambiguity" has a Clear Trajectory. Recall that Pope Benedict says his theology of "The Jews" is, "in absolute continuity with John Paul II." When John Paul II's conductor, Gilbert Levine says he learned to be a faithful "Jew" from the Pope, he is, of course, referring to faith in Kabbalah/Talmud, Zionism and "Holocaust" sanctification.

... To [Pope John Paul II's Judaic conductor, Gilbert] Levine’s surprise, and to the surprise of his Jewish friends, the pope never suggested that the conductor, “a proud Jew,” consider Catholicism. Not a word about conversion. John Paul II respected Levine’s growing religious observance, once giving him a bronze menorah as a gift.

“I learned to be a faithful Jew from him
because of his profound spirituality,” says Levine, who was often accompanied to his papal meeting by his wife, mother-in-law and two sons.

Levine was invested as Knight Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1994, earning him the title of “Sir” and making him the first American Jew so knighted by the Vatican. In 2005, he received another papal honor, the Silver Star of Saint Gregory, the highest rank of pontifical nobility achieved by a Jew. The star was awarded in Washington by Benedict XVI, but the awarding process had begun under John Paul II ... " ("Concerto For Interfaith Dialogue: Conductor Gilbert Levine reflects on his musical and personal relationship with Pope John Paul II," Steve Lipman, December 7, 2010, The Jewish Week)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pope Continues to Degrade Papacy via Association with Counterfeit Israel

The Pope's moral authority is plummeting to the level of counterfeit Israel's:

Pope Benedict XVI Assures ADL He Will Continue to Raise His Voice Against Anti-Semitism

New York, NY, November 3, 2010 … In an audience at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI today assured top leaders of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that he would continue to raise his voice against anti-Semitism and attempts to isolate the state of Israel ...

Mr. Foxman ... asked the pontiff to use the Church's moral authority to help prevent Israel from being made a pariah by its enemies. "Please do not permit the world to isolate Israel," Mr. Foxman said, to which Pope Benedict replied, "I will be there" ...

"Israel" is a pariah due to its actions. Papal P.R. can't cover that up.

also see:

Survey: Israel worst brand name in the world

"Israel" Hopes Papal Visit Will Help Polish International Image In Wake of Gaza Massacre

Palestinian Christians urge Pope to call off May visit to Israel

Will Benedict's "Pilgrimage" Boost "Israel's" Image or Destroy His Own?