Friday, September 27, 2013

Pope Francis, Marek Halter and the Tyranny of the Minority

As an Uzbekistan delegate for the Communist youth organization, Marek [Halter] attended the victory celebration in Moscow in 1945 and presented a bouquet to Stalin. (Marek Halter, Stories of Deliverance, ix)

French imams back pope after Vatican audience

Eight imams were part of the audience - seven from Paris and suburbs and one from Marseille

AFP , Wednesday 25 Sep 2013

A group of French imams attended a general audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, saying they saw the Catholic leader as a figure of reconciliation.

"We feel something strong with this pope. We the minorities need him," Hassen Chalghoumi, a Tunisian imam in Drancy, a suburb of Paris, told AFP.

"Moderates should be supported. We should not be grouped with extremists who burn churches," he said.

The visit was organised by Marek Halter, a French writer of Polish Jewish origin, who briefly met with the pope during the audience in St Peter's Square.

There were a total of eight imams -- seven from Paris and suburbs and one from Marseille. Chalghoumi said they were all "sufis" -- a moderate current in Islam.

Tunisian cinema and television tycoon Tarak Ben Ammar brought the imams on his private plane and said the visit would boost inter-religious dialogue.

"We have a problem to resolve ourselves. Christians had this in the Middle Ages. Political Islam is winning the upper hand," Ben Ammar said.

Halter said that Francis "can do what Benedict XVI never managed to do: reconcile Christianity and Islam".

John Paul II and Benedict XVI both made overtures to the Muslim world but Benedict was widely criticised for appearing to link Islam and violence in a speech in Germany shortly after being elected in 2006.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

The United States' 'out of control military rabbinate'

Philip Weiss has written a piece on the 'civil war' in Counterfeit Israel between its meshuggah and more meshuggah wings which mentions that Rabbi Colonel Eyal Qarim, a representative of the "out of control [Israeli] military rabbinate" "wrote a statement justifying rape."

 The U.S. has its own out-of-control military rabbinate, of which Rabbi Dov S. Zakheim is representative. And not coincidentally, the former Pentagon Comptroller (among a myriad of other military appointments and positions) Rabbi Dov Zakheim, has also written a statement on the 'ethics' of rape of non-Judaic women during wartime from which I highlight the following passage:

It is the consensus of many halakhic [rabbinic law] decisors that the yefat to’ar [non-Judaic female prisoners] can be subject to involuntary intercourse [rape], though only once, after which she must undergo a specific regimen prescribed in the Torah [i.e. Talmud], conversion and marriage, before her [Judaic] captor is permitted further sexual relations with her. (Dov S. Zakheim, "Confronting Evil: Terrorists, Torture, The Military and Halakhah," published by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School),com_docman/task,doc_view/gid,304/

These rabbis are as out of control as the rabbinic Judaism which informs their disgusting 'ethics.' God save us from this Synagogue and State curse.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Synagogue Honored Creator of the Polka Mass

Many point to the Rev. George Balasko as the creator of the polka Mass in the early 1970s, a time when the Vatican was permitting musical variations on the liturgy. Balasko, a Cleveland priest also known for his contributions to Catholic-Jewish dialogue, re-worked polka favorites of his youth with English lyrics. ("Polka Mass to be celebrated Sunday," Steven Spearie, The State Journal-Register, Sep 06, 2013)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bishop Williamson's Apocalyptic Theology of Human Blood Atonement

Also see: " ... the Church will suffer even more, with the consent of God who wants to purify his Church. It takes blood to wash away sin, says St. Paul. We shall see blood."

On the contrary: "Christ['s blood] was offered once to exhaust the sins of many," says St. Paul. "He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world," says St. John.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

'American' Judaic Committee Congratulates Newly Appointed Vatican Secretary of State

AJC Welcomes New Vatican Secretary of State

September 1, 2013 -- New York -- AJC congratulates Archbishop Pietro Parolin on his appointment by Pope Francis as Secretary of State of the Holy See, and wishes him every success in his position.

"Both our AJC liaison to the Vatican, Lisa Billig, and I have enjoyed a long and warm association with Monsignor Parolin in the past," said Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs.

"We are delighted to learn of in his appointment to this most important position and look forward to our continued close relationship, advancing the values and aspirations that we share for the betterment of the world ['Tikkun Olam'] at large."

Parolin, currently the Vatican envoy to Venezuela, served as the Vatican’s deputy foreign minister from 2002 to 2009.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Catholic Tradition-Wrecking Pope Works to Preserve Backwards Rabbinic Kosher Slaughter Tradition

If you have the stomach for it you can witness video of the backwards kosher slaughter tradition of the rabbis that the Catholic tradition-wrecking pope and bishops are fighting to preserve HERE.
Pope wishes Jews sweet new year, pledges to ‘investigate’ Polish shechita [kosher slaughter] ban 
Sam Sokol - Jerusalem Post 
Sept. 2, 2013 

Pope Francis on Monday assigned a senior church official to investigate the current ban on Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter in Poland, where these practices have been illegal since January. 
After being appraised of the situation by World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder during a meeting held in his private office in the Vatican yesterday, the pope turned to Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity as well as the Vatican’s Commission for Relations with the Jews, to take responsibility for the matter. 
According to the WJC, a follow- up meeting with Koch may be scheduled for “as early as next week,” although it may be pushed off due to the upcoming High Holy Days. Lauder explained to the pope that although he is personally not observant, allowing ritual slaughter is important for the continuing religious freedom of Polish Jewry. 
Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich expressed gratitude for the pope’s decision to involve Koch in the ongoing debate over Kosher slaughter, telling The Jerusalem Post that “anyone who supports shechita anywhere in the world is something that is very welcome and encouraging and especially coming from the pope, it really gives us encouragement that together with the Polish government we will find a wise and quick solution.” 
The Jewish community of Poland filed a lawsuit with the country’s Constitutional High Court to lift the ban on shechita, asserting that the law violates a 1997 statute granting permission for Polish Jews to slaughter according to tradition ... 
The pope also reiterated a statement he made earlier this year that “a Christian cannot be an anti-Semite” and told the Jewish delegates that “to be good a Christian it is necessary to understand Jewish history and traditions.” 
Lauder, who was accompanied by several prominent WJC officials, presented the pope with a kiddush cup and a honey cake in honor of Rosh Hashana, which falls on Wednesday evening ... 
Speaking with the Post on Monday evening, Lauder called the meeting “extremely cordial” and said that “the pope promised to do whatever he can in finding a solution to the problem with shechita in Poland. He stressed it several times: What counts for him is dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. The religious leaders need to speak with each other and find ways to reduce tensions and build bridges. The alternative is conflict and ultimately war, and that’s what we want to avoid. Pope Francis then asked me to convey on his behalf to all of the Jewish people worldwide wishes for a “Shana tova and a very sweet new year.” 
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