Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Luis F. Ladaria Ferrer, has sent a letter in the name of the CDF, under the title Placuit Deo, to the Bishops of the Catholic Church On Certain Aspects of Christian Salvation.
Any number of other writers have commented reasonably well upon the text. For that reason, I will focus on but one singular point that I’ve not seen developed elsewhere; one that may well be considered a key to its reading.
The first thing that jumps out at the faithful Catholic is the topic, Christian Salvation; as if there is any other kind.
The first occurrence of this phrase that I was able to find on the Vatican website dates back to 1976 (under the pontificate of the soon to be awarded Paul VI) in a text produced by the International Theological Commission.
This, I suppose, is what passes for “the greater tradition of the faith” mentioned in the first paragraph of the text.
Needless to say, this manner of speaking is par for the post-conciliar course as Modernist Rome has long since embraced the lie that all religions offer a path to salvation.
That said, I strongly suspect that the primary motivation for so carefully qualifying this treatment of salvation is much more specific; it was done first and foremost in deference to, and perhaps even with input from, the Jews.
Though the text of the Letter was made public just last week, it was adopted in the Plenary Session of the CDF held on 24 January 2018.
This came just one month after various Dicastery heads had entered into consultation with their “elder brothers” at the Vatican in order to discuss their plans for the future.
According to a report dated 2 January 2018 from the International Council of Christians and Jews:
Meetings were held between the members of the IJCIC, the Jewish International Committee for Interreligious Consultations, and representatives of the high Vatican spheres, including Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher [Secretariat of State]; Cardinal Kurt Koch and Fr. Norbert J. Hofmann S.D.B. [Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews]; Monsignor Luis Ladaria Ferrer, [CDF]; Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson [Integral Human Development]; Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, [Secretariat for Communications]; and Greg Burke, Director of the Vatican Press Office. [Emphasis added.]
The report tells us that the IJCIC is “is composed among others, of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), B’nai B’rith International, the World Jewish Congress (WJC), and delegates of the major branches of Judaism today — the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform/Liberal movements.”
In other words, it includes a who’s who list of evil doers as the IJCIC represents the interests of those who wish to construct a City of Man, not just independent of the Sovereignty of Jesus Christ as if ignorant of His authority, but rather in bold opposition to Our Lord and His Kingdom.
The fruits of their collective efforts are well known as self-identified Jews among this group are at the very forefront of such movements as radical environmentalism, abortion and other efforts aimed at population control, so-called gender nonconformity, and homosexual activism, just to name the most obvious.
According to the IJCIC report:
The conversations covered an extremely wide range of issues. The 16 Jewish representatives learned about the Vatican’s vast new and ambitious project of reducing the number of its separate sections while merging them into large dicasteries, with the hopes of producing simplified and stronger units and unities. The Jewish delegates responded by offering closer cooperation…
At this, let’s take a look at how the Vatican’s “closer cooperation” with the Jewish enemies of Christ the King has already borne fruit in Placuit Deo, a text they no doubt find most acceptable.
First, let us acknowledge that this letter is a masterpiece of subtlety; offering tidbits of truth alongside equivocations and deflections that serve to water it down to the point of drowning the ignorant. This, of course, is the hallmark of all diabolical endeavors.
Some, I suspect, will accuse me of reading too much into the text, but I for one have little doubt that the words I am about to highlight were chosen very deliberately and in large measure for the reasons given.
Early on, the Letter addresses the problem at hand by stating:
Both neo-Pelagian individualism and the neo-Gnostic disregard of the body deface the confession of faith in Christ, the one, universal Savior.
Hey, not bad, eh? After all, it does say that Christ is the one, universal Savior!
Or does it?
One notes that the text is very careful to frame neo-Pelagianism and neo-Gnosticism not as an attack against immutable truth, but rather as an offense against “the confession of faith in Christ.”
In other words, if one doesn’t happen to confess faith in Christ, no harm no foul.
Placuit Deo reads like an internal memo that aims only to speak about what we believe as Christians. Fair enough, I suppose, but the problem lies in the fact that it was, by all appearances, deliberately written in such a way as to reassure rather than convert those who do not confess faith in Christ; in particular, the Jews.
Consider, the Letter immediately goes on to pose a rhetorical question:
How would Christ be able to mediate the Covenant of the entire human family, if human persons were isolated individuals, who fulfill themselves by their own efforts, as proposed by neo-Pelagianism?
Sounds pretty good, no? That is, until one asks a question of their own:
Is it merely coincidence that the text poses a question here as opposed to plainly stating what St. Paul wrote in his Epistle to the Hebrews concerning the mediation of Christ?
In other words, does this amount to nothing more than an innocent attempt to engage the reader via the use of a common linguistic tool, or is it a deliberate attempt to avoid speaking the following truth:
And therefore he is the mediator of the new testament: that by means of his death for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 9:15)
You see, St. Paul makes it known that the mediation of Christ is such that the salvation of the Jews lies in Him; the former testament being of no avail whatsoever with regard to the attainment of eternal life; a truth that the authors of Placuit Deo dare not proclaim in plain language.
Having danced to the Klezmer of their Jewish mentors thus far, they then dutifully set about posing yet another rhetorical question:
Also, how could it be possible for the salvation mediated by the Incarnation of Jesus, his life, death and Resurrection in his true body, to come to us…
NB: How could salvation come to whom? To us…
Placuit Deo begins to answer its own questions by stating:
The present Letter wants to reaffirm that salvation consists in our union with Christ… [Emphasis added.]
Here we have a letter addressed to the bishops of the Catholic Church that aims to speak very specifically of Christian salvation; that is why it does not plainly state that salvation consists in mankind’s union with Christ, but rather of “our” – meaning, the Christian’s – union with Christ.
As for the Jews, as you will see, they’ve always been good-to-go.
You gotta admit, the Devil is damned good at this game, and he’s just getting warmed up as the text then goes on to say:
At no moment in history did God stop offering his salvation to the sons and daughters of Adam (cf. Gen 3:15), establishing his covenant with all of humanity in Noah (cf. Gen 9:9) and, later, with Abraham and his descendants (cf. Gen 15:18).
Did God really offer salvation to those who came before Christ, or did He, “when the fullness of time was come,” make good on the promise made to Adam and Eve following their fall from grace as recorded in Genesis 3:15, “that he might redeem them who were under the law”? (cf Galatians 4:4-5)
Faithful Catholics know the answer, but just to be perfectly clear, let’s listen to our first pope expound upon salvation vis-à-vis the promises made to the patriarchs:
Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and diligently searched, who prophesied of the grace to come in you. Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ in them did signify, when it foretold those sufferings that are in Christ and the glories that should follow. To whom it was revealed that, not to themselves but to you, they ministered those things which are now declared to you by them that have preached the gospel to you: the Holy Ghost being sent down from heaven, on whom the angels desire to look. Wherefore, having the loins of your mind girt up, being sober, trust perfectly in the grace which is offered you in the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:10-13)
NB: The gratuitous gift of salvation is offered in Jesus Christ and in Him alone. And yet the CDF Letter is at pains to suggest that the Old Covenant was, and remains, salvific for the Jews in and of itself.
If there was any question as to whether or not the aforementioned text is intended to placate the Jews, the answer is given just two sentences later where we read:
By choosing a people to whom He offered the means to fight against sin and to draw close to him, God prepared the coming of “a powerful Savior, in the house of David, his servant” (Lk 1:69).
By choosing a people…
The text is referring to the “chosen people;” those who dwelt, and presume to declare that they presently dwell, in the Old Covenant.
So, one wonders, exactly how did God offer them “the means to fight against sin”?
If the text means to suggest that the Jews have been endowed by God with the means to defeat sin, the wages of which is death, the answer is that He did not. That victory exists only in Christ Jesus whom the Jews have rejected, but far be it for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to say as much in a Letter that proposes to speak of salvation.
In conclusion, while one can cite any number of Catholic statements in the text of Placuit Deo, don’t be fooled:
It was clearly written in deference to Our Lord’s enemies and should be consigned to the incinerator along with so many other conciliar and post-conciliar texts.
Let us pray for those who collaborated to produce it, whether they identify as Catholic or Jew, that they may be given, and accept, the grace of conversion and the offer of salvation, before it’s too late.
The Holy Gospel narrates that when Jesus was crucified ‘there was darkness over the whole earth’ (St. Matt. 27:45)….so is till today, especially since the ‘Modernists’ in the Holy Church of Jesus Christ, in ‘the fear of the Jews’ (Gospel of St. John), without any fear of God, have undermined, compromised the faith in God, that is, faith in Jesus Christ, and the true mission of the Church, namely, saving souls!
May God bless all Soldiers of Jesus Christ!
Vivat Christus Rex!
Seems to me that the current leadership in the Church fears not to offend Christ and His , One, Holy , Catholic and Apostolic Church but are greatly afraid to offend in the least the worst enemies of the Church; The Jews. I don’t have an anti-Semitic bone in my body but the Jews are bent on destroying the Church. They killed Christ and since they can’t kill him again they will try and kill His Church. Sadly, the leaders in the Church are cheering them on.
They are good at it, and getting better and better. They know too well how to parse words and confuse the simple, which comprise most Catholics today. It gives me no pleasure to say that, but I believe it true, most Catholics today just trust, smile and trust. There is just so much information to absorb from these apostates that it is pretty much impossible to keep up with it. That is by design, out of the Marxist playbook, keep em overwhelmed and attack on all fronts.
I remember wondering and never understanding why anyone would be against the Jews. We all know the scripture, but still, one can’t hold contemporary people responsible for history, however abhorrent the act. But it has become more clear as time has gone by. There are many who hate Christianity, specifically Catholicism, and work against it day and night. Political correctness will hamstring most efforts at waking up the masses.
The second is less surprising, now. Our church leaders are busy selling out the faith and harming it in whatever way they can. It doesn’t matter if they intend this or not, they are doing it. In aggressively pursuing the One World Church Order they so desire, they are mocking St. Paul by trying to be all things to all people by shape-shifting and using capitulation to bring in Protties, Islam, Jews, and all comers. What have they to do with Truth? Nothing.
“In this new organization of humanity the sons of Israel, spread over the surface of the globe, will become everywhere without opposition the directing element…..The governments of the nations forming this universal republic will all pass without effort into Jewish hands….Thus will be realized the promise of the Talmud….”
Karl Marx quoted in ‘The Madness of Marx
“Truth will only be thought of as a hate crime by those who hate the truth.”
+++ written by a Soldier of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Will the ‘elect of Jesus Christ’ awaken, or continue in their lethargy?…..
O Christian, (fearing God only), take a good look at the Crucifix……the enemy of Jesus Christ, His Cross, His Mystical Body is the same ‘yesterday, today…..till the end of time.’
Come out!……Go!……and Fight! So speaks the very Mother of our Saviour (the Messiah), first daughter of Israel, Queen of heaven and earth. Our Mother and our Queen – our life, our sweetness and our hope!
Jews reject Christ as God. How do you not have an anti-semitic bone in your body as a Catholic? My entire being is anti semitic. I dont despise individual Jews, I despise Judaism. You are letting modernism seep into your being my friend.
Apparently the Vatican has approved a French monastery, along with a couple dozen Society of St. Peter parishes, permission to celebrate Holy Week with the 1953 Liturgical Missal. However they MUST use the Benedict XVI prayer for the Jews. Oh well- Those perfidious Jews may continue in their blindness, undelivered from their darkness.
While the author of this treads rather delicately to avoid outright anti-Semitism, several of the commenters just go whole hog into it. You can publish what you want, but this topic is probably best left alone, as it appears to take very little prompting for all too many Trads to erupt into Jew-bashing tirades. You don’t give an 8-year-old a bottle of toxic chemicals and say “oh, he can read and the warnings are clearly there on the label.” So unless you are deliberately baiting these people, stop writing about this topic.
To those of you who have weighed in about the Jews, tell me if I have this right:
A baptized Catholic serial child molester’s mother puts the Brown Scapular on him as his health begins to fail and he repents and gets himself a plenary indulgence and Last Rites. God sends him straight to heaven when he dies.
A Jewish man who spent his life living morally and ethically and took good care of his family and went to Temple and kept Kosher dies. God says “you had every opportunity to convert. I even had Traditonalist Catholics telling you how perfidious you were and somehow you wanted nothing to do with Catholicism. Despite your exemplary life, you go straight to hell.”
Seriously? This from a God who is Himself perfectly just? You actually believe this?
“Anti-semitism” is a made up modernist phrase. As Catholics we are called to speak out against those who deny our Lord. We arent called to speak out against them to belittle them, we are called to speak out against them in true charity because they are spiritually lost, just as we are called to admonish the sinner. In THAT regard Im an anti semite, just as Im an anti muslim, an anti protestant, and an anti atheist.
Excellent. More coverage of this horrific tribe is needed as they continue to wreak havoc against any last vestiges of Christendom.
Get a load of this picture of a Jew sticking his finger in the face of JPII:
Scroll down on that page to see pic.
Who are you to judge God? Jesus told us salvation came through Baptism. If God grants mercy at death to righteous pagans and Jews, that’s His business but the dying must at least put their hand out towards that mercy. God doesn’t force Himself on anyone.
As for anti-semitism, I would be careful. The definition of semitic as applied to Ashkenazic Jews is a modern construct. It is very likely the origins of these Jews is from the Causcus region of Russia. They are considered Asiatics. They haven’t a drop of semitic blood. Their claim of semitic blood is done for political effect. That being said, I also assert that unwarranted prejudice and bias against Jews or anyone is unChristian. After all, we should all be judged on our own merits, as we are all made in the image and likeness of God with Jesus salvation open to all those who accept His Truth. I have reason to believe that many of my ancestors were German Jews who converted to the Catholic faith or married Catholics. I pray for the repose of their souls and hope they accepted Jeus’ invitation on their death beds.
Thank you, Louie, for speaking about things that in most cases not even ‘traditionalists’ want to touch with a barge-pole. Yet those things need to to be spoken about. In order to truly comprehend the destructive corruption and confusion that exists in the Church today it is necessary to acknowledge that there are those who hate Jesus Christ and His Church, and who will do anything in their power to bring about injury to Her.
To point out that there are those who are enemies of Jesus Christ and hate His Church, and who are prepared to do everything in their power to attempt to destroy Her, is not ‘anti-Semitic’, it is pro-Catholic.
Blunderbuss, “as you live so you die” – it would be very difficult for a person who didn’t love the Lord and didn’t follow his commands – and who did in fact the exact opposite – to have Perfect Contrition in the hour of death.
As for the brown scapular, one would need to have been enrolled, worn the scapular in life and have strived to live according to the precepts of the Brown Scapular with a great devotion to Our Lady.
“We do not speak about the Jews as a ‘race’, but rather about the Jews as religion. So, even the Jews of today, as long as they do not withdraw from this ‘crime+++Deicide’, (for it is ‘they who asked for our Lord’s death and called for His blood upon their heads and the heads of their children’), from this action of their ancestors, they are also guilty of it. They must disassociate themselves from it and recognize our Lord; they must be baptized and become His disciple” (Time Bombs Of The Second Vatican Council).
The fact that John mentions ‘fear of the Jews’ indicates that at this point in time Jews were afraid of ‘Jews.’
……..how this fear has spread like a wild fire, especially, amongst those who should defend His Truth in ‘fearless faith!’…..Miserere!
IS ST. JOHN AN ANTI-SEMITE???
“The Jews who accept Christ become the New Israel, otherwise known as the CHURCH. They are the true ‘children’ of Abraham and Moses. Those who reject Christ become the “JEWS” or followers of Satan.”
(E. Michael Jones)
Benjamin Freedman, convert from Zionism, gives a spellbinding 45 minute speech in 1961 on the Zionization of the United States.
Hugh Akins’ “Synagogue Rising” is a superb description of the two camps: Satanic Talmudism (modern “Judaism”) and the Catholic faith anchored by papal teaching.
Is it any wonder the tidal wave of contemporary propaganda and therefore confusion, when we consider that Talmudic Jews, 98% of modern Jews, are the spiritual descendants of the Pharisees?!?
“… 23 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you tithe mint, and anise, and cumin, and have left the weightier things of the law; judgment, and mercy, and faith. These things you ought to have done, and not to leave those undone.
24 Blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.
25 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within you are full of rapine and uncleanness.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, first make clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, that the outside may become clean.
27 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear to men beautiful, but within are full of dead men’s bones, and of all filthiness.
28 So you also outwardly indeed appear to men just; but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; that build the sepulchres of the prophets, and adorn the monuments of the just,
30 And say: If we had been in the days of our Fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31 Wherefore you are witnesses against yourselves, that you are the sons of them that killed the prophets.
32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33 You serpents, generation of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of hell?
Is St. Matthew an anti-Semite?……… perhaps Catholics ought to upgrade the Scriptures.
“Curses of the Covenant”
Deut 28:15 ff (esp vs 25, 33, 37, 43, 46, 53 fulfilled in 70 AD, 62-67)
Deut 30:1, 19
1 Thessalonians 2:16
Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath of God is come upon them to the end.
As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers.
2 Corinthians 3:13
And not as Moses put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel might not steadfastly look on the face of that which is made void.
2 Corinthians 3:14
But their senses were made dull. For, until this present day, the selfsame veil, in the reading of the old testament, remaineth not taken away (because in Christ it is made void).
2 Corinthians 3:15
But even until this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.
2 Corinthians 3:16
But when they shall be converted to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
For as many as are of the works of the law, are under a curse. For it is written: Cursed is every one, that abideth not in all things, which are written in the book of the law to do them.
A sample; to the ‘ignorant’ ‘lukewarm’, ‘trembling in fear’, and ‘indifferent’ ….
“And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy womb; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder [Esau] shall serve the younger [Isaac].” (Genesis 25)
“But he [Esau] who was of the bondwoman, was born according to the flesh: but he [Isaac] of the free woman, was by promise. Which things are said by an allegory. For these are the two testaments. The one from mount Sina, engendering unto bondage; which is Agar: For Sina is a mountain in Arabia, which hath affinity to that Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.” (Galatians 4)
Pope Innocent III: “The Jews, by their own guilt, are consigned to perpetual servitude because they crucified the Lord.” (To the Archbishops of Sens and Paris)
Pope Innocent IV: “And that you [King Saint Louis IX] order both the aforesaid abusive books [The Talmud] condemned by the same doctors and generally all the books with their glosses which were examined and condemned by them to be burned by fire wherever they can be found throughout your entire kingdom, strictly forbidding that Jews henceforth have Christian nurses or servants, that the sons of a free woman may not serve the sons of a bondwoman, but as slaves condemned by the Lord, whose death they wickedly plotted, they at least outwardly recognize themselves as slaves of those whom the death of Christ made free and themselves slaves. So we may commend the zeal of your sincerity in the Lord with due praises.” (The Wicked Perfidy of the Jews)
Pope Saint Martin I: “If anyone shall teach a slave, under pretext of piety, to despise his master and to run away from his service, and not to serve his own master with good-will and all honour, let him be anathema.”
Pope Benedict XIV: “It is fitting for Jews to serve Christians, but not for Christians to serve Jews. On the contrary, the Jews, as slaves rejected by that Saviour Whose death they wickedly contrived, should recognize themselves in fact and in creed the slaves of those whom the death of Christ has set free, even as it has rendered them bondmen.” (Quoting Pope Innocent III, “Etsi Judaeos”)
Pope Gregory IX: “They ought to know the yoke of perpetual enslavement because of their guilt. See to it that the perfidious Jews never in the future become insolent, but that they always suffer publicly the shame of their sin in servile fear.” (Epistle to the Hierarchy of Germany)
Pope Alexander III at the Third Lateran Ecumenical Council: “We declare that the evidence of Christians is to be accepted against Jews in every case, since Jews employ their own witnesses against Christians – and that those who prefer Jews to Christians in this matter are to lie under anathema, since Jews ought to be slaves to Christians.” (Canon 26)
Today, the Second Vatican Council with the ‘church of nice’, ever so politely with human respect, believe and profess……..The pre-Vatican II Church, with the Apostles, all the pre-V II popes, and saints are ANTI-SEMITE!!!
“Race’ hatred, is NOT possible for Christians!, let me make this clear, it is a ‘hatred’ of the evil, that is fostered by the Talmud.
“Judaism is much further from Christ and Christian belief than Mohammedanism. Muslims honor Jesus as a great prophet;
Jews hate Him as an imposter…..Miserere!
Muslims venerate the Mother of Christ for her purity;
Jews defile her as a harlot….Ave Maria!
Muslims do not promote abortion;
Jews have spearheaded the entire abortion holocaust. In short, we must not be deceived into dropping our guard over the lethal falsehood that Islam, rather than Judaism, is our deadliest enemy.” (Synagogue Rising by Hugh Akins).
Yet again the diabolical Blunderbuss assaults us with his diabolical concern-trolling, this time by yet again siding with the Christ-killing tribe.
Crawl back into your hell pit, demon Blunderbuss.
Dear AlphonsusJr. During the Holy Season of Lent, may I suggest that all who visit Louie’s blog exhibit more kindness and understanding to those who do not conform to our own way of thinking(….. and the greatest of these is CHARITY.) May Our Lord’s peace fill all our hearts.
Demon Blunderbuss (note the similarity to Beelzebub), overflowing with false compassion, has nothing but soft, fragrant words to say about both the Christ-killing tribe (Jews) and those who commit one of the four sins crying to heaven for vengeance (stinking sodomite perverts). This demon can’t be opposed vigorously enough.
“The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else.”
-St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Part III, Chapter 29
I now return to my Lenten silence.
Methinks Blunderbuss is an agent provacateur.
Thank you, From Poland, for your testimony on behalf of Christ, especially Hugh Akins book. These central Asian Khazars, Ashkenazis, Pharisees, are not true semites. They were converts to Pharisitic Judiaism. They are as phony as an American three dollar bill.
I’m very glad to see someone from Poland blogging in English. I am convinced it will be the V4- Poland, Hungary, Czechland and Slovakia, that will send a posse into the Vatican to clean out the heretics. I discovered many years ago that with regard to the Jews in Poland, Poles had their eyes wide open.
This is the 3rd time (maybe 4th) that you are returning to your Lenten silence. Good Luck to all of us!
I’m not sure that a car thief saying that he also sells drugs and burgles houses makes the first one OK. Most people of other faiths don’t actively “deny our Lord” or work against the Catholic Church – they were just raised in their tradition and have no interest in changing.
Being terminally ill makes you rethink things. So let’s say that happened to the child molester in this example and he sincerely repents, Jewish guy is moral but doesn’t convert. What happens to them?
Yes, AdolphusJr, I’m Beelzebub. I use my downtime while plotting with Freemasons against the Church to post comments on comboxes. I thought us demons had superior intelligence to humans but you, Adolph, have bested me and found me out.
If you’re not just being wacky for effect, you really need to rethink your attitude regarding persecutions and genocides you seem to want to inflict. They’re not Catholic.
They may not do it “actively” as you correctly point out, but they still do so passively and unwittingly. We can never judge the non-catholic subjectively. But objectively, if they profess a faith different than the faith handed down to us, then they are anathema and we must denounce their error while praying and working for their conversion. Our task has been made extremely difficult with V2 and the NO since we cannot associate what most believe to be the Catholic Church with the Catholic faith. It is diabolic disorientation.
When asked whom she feared the most, St. Bernadette of Lourdes answered:
“I only fear bad Catholics.”
It seems that these days a Catholic can commit even mortal sin without impunity, but the only sin that is not forgiven is ‘Anti-Semitism’. However, no-one has explained or defined what that really is, so it can be anything. As Joseph Sobran says in his article ‘For Fear of the Jews’, “An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.”
It would be very difficult to achieve with a heart heartened by a lifetime habit of mortal sin and the associated sins of lying to himself and others etc.
But if he does respond to the grace to him given by God in his final illness and converts to the Catholic Faith and has true love of Christ and perfect contrition, he might be saved, perhaps having to spend a long time in purgatory, according to God’s perfect justice.
As you know, one of the thieves on the Cross next to Christ believed and acknowledged his sins and heard the words “Today you will be with me in Paradise”.
I see a lot of quotes from you and others about how certain people – including, sadly, some Popes and other historical figures – hate Jews. You conveniently ignore the examples of Popes and Saints who disagree and even defended them. I also see quotes from highly questionable sources, and several conspiracy theories about how Jews aren’t actually Jews and how you can therefore hate them without being an anti-Semite. If you actually believe that last part, there isn’t a whole lot to say – it’s defining your own reality and logic clearly doesn’t apply. You and others can test your theory by yelling about how you hate Black or Asian or Hispanic people directly to a person of that race and see how they react when you assure them that it’s ok because they’re not really a real Black or Asian or Hispanic person so you’re totally not a racist. But fine, if you want to nitpick about how the term “anti-Semite” doesn’t apply to y’all, we’ll go with “Jew-hater” from now on.
So let me ask you this – where in Jewish writings or in your own personal experience have you ever met a Jew who was out to destroy the Catholic Church? I’m talking mainstream Jewish writers or people, not extremists or nutcases. Because I’m guessing you’ve never met one.
My dear Blunderbuss, you have aptly named yourself as a short muzzled gun accurate only at close range or otherwise known as a noisy insensitive blusterer. Your avatar fits.
some points of contention:
1) All Judiaism and most especially Talmudic Judiaism reject Christ, reject His mission, reject the Church, deny the Trinity, deny the Incarnation, deny the Resurrection and even by some deny the very existence of Jesus Himself.
Instructing the ignorant and admonishing sinners are spiritual works of mercy. When any Protestant, Jew, Moslem, or non-believer confronts me with their erroneous beliefs regarding he doctrines of the Church I believe I have an obligation to charitably correct these diablolical beliefs. The reason is because beliefs have consequences.
2) St. John in the Apocalypse 2:9 said, “I know thy tribulation and thy poverty, but thou art rich: and thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synogogue of Satan.” Thus, proving that even in the times of the Apostles, Jews were recognized as FAKE Jews, and instead were not followers of Moses nor intended to honor God, but instead sought to bring themselves and us to the feet of Satan.
If these Jews are true semites and any assertion to the contrary is a “conspiracy theory”, then how do you account for the fact that Israeli publications have recently published DNA research demonstrating that Askanazic Jews have almost no semitic DNA? (reference available from Henry Makow.com).
I will restate, it is likely I have plenty of German Jewish descent, as do other of my relatives. The region I lived in must have attracted converted German Jews. I didn’t and don’t hate myself, because of that. Nor do I hate other nonbelievers in Christ. All people must be judged on their words and actions. If they are evil, treaherous and subversive of society and their belief system is tyrannical and subversive, then they and their beliefs should be fought and denounced.
3) The Catholic Church in this era is being destroyed by rampant materialism, rationalism and what’s called modernism through:
a) Freemasonry- a stepchild of Judiaism
e) Birth Control
f) Immorality – Adultery, Fornication, Sodomy
g) Sex Trafficing (Slavery)
In every single one of these abominations, and others I could and should add especially uncontrolled, unjust wars, they are promoted and funded by Jews and Jewish connected organizations – B’nai Brith, NARAL – etc. These groups and organizations are anti-human as well as anti-Catholic. And yes, I have met these people personally and felt the hot breath of their hate. Have I met someone famous? Probably not, but maybe I’ve forgotten.
Repeatedly, the Bible states that when the Gentiles worshipped, and when Israel worshipped as the Gentiles did, they were actually worshipping demons (Lev.17:5-7; Dt.32:12-18; 2Chron.11:13-16; Ps.106:34-38; 1Cor.10:18-22).
Any non-worship of God (Atheism), worship of “gods” (paganism, e.g., Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, etc.), and worship of God that is not through, with, and in Christ (Talmudic Judaism and Islam) is of Anti-Christ.
All pagan religion worship of “gods” is worship of demons.
But Talmudic Judaism (as different from Torah Judaism or Old Testament/Old Covenant Judaism; New Testament/New Covenant Judaism simply being New Israel/Catholic Church) and Islam by pretending to worship God while at the same time explicitly denying Christ end up implicitly worshiping not just a demon but the Devil himself.
Talmudic Judaism is made up of unbelieving Jews (those who reject Christ as Savior) who persecute believing Jews (those who accept Christ as Savior) and are called the Synagogue of Satan by Christ Himself (Rev. 2:9; 3:9). In the same passage, Christ calls unbelieving Jews ‘liars’ for they are not real Jews at all (true believers in God’s revelation as they have rejected Him who is the fullness of revelation).
Anti-Judaism, anti-Zionism, and anti-Semitism are not the same thing at all. Anti-Judaism refers to being against the religion of Talmudic Judaism (all Catholics have to be anti-Judaism); anti-Zionism refers to being against the existence of the modern State of Israel (Catholics can be pro or anti-Zionism); anti-Semitism refers to being against the Jewish “race” as an ethnic group (no Catholic can be anti-Semitic since no Catholic can be racist).
All pagan religions are by definition enemies of Christ and His Church but Talmudic Judaism and Islam have a special hatred against Christ and His Church (Islam’s claim to honor Jesus are in fact false for they explicitly deny that Christ is the Son of God and as such reveals itself to be the work of Anti-Christ).
1 John 2:22 22 “Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist-denying the Father and the Son.”
Talmudic Judaism and Islam are the only two religions that explicitly deny in their unholy religious texts that Christ is He who He says He is in Sacred Scripture and from their beginnings have fought against His Church. Initially, Satan used Talmudic Judaism to physically persecute the Church but when the number of unbelieving Jews became insignificant against those of believing Christians, the Devil created Islam which for the past 1400 years has been unrelenting in physically persecuting the faithful.
St Paul says that man is spirit, mind (soul), and body. Satan uses Talmudic Judaism for attacking the spirit and mind of the Christian believer by subverting his faith and morals through Freemasonry, Socialism, Feminism, Cultural Marxism, usury, libertinism, etc., and the Devil uses Islam for attacking the body of the Christian believer by jihad and sharia law. Talmudic Judaism is as sophisticated, seductive, and subtle as Islam is barbaric and brutal but both are deadly for the one who believes in Christ.
From my perspective, of all the scandals present in Vatican II and in the post-Conciliar Church, by far the worst has been the Assisi Inter-Religious Prayers. That it was post-Conciliar Popes that called for and presided over these abominations against the First Commandment and against the Great Commission is simply surreal; and JP II and B XVI are as guilty of this idolatry as F I. The post-Conciliar Popes in effect have facilitated the worship of demons and the Devil himself; if this is not diabolical disorientation than I don’t know what it is.
Can you tell me what Pope or Council defined and condemned racism?
Make sure you watch this:
PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the 2018 AIPAC Conference
Yes, Pius XI, according to Peter Eisner, was the world’s most prominent critic of Hitler and his rhetoric of ethnic “purity”. To make his voice heard, Pius called upon a relatively unknown American Jesuit (from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, who worked with African-Americans), whose writing about racism in America had caught the Pope’s attention. Pius enlisted John LaFarge to write a papal encyclical publicly condemning Hitler, Mussolini and their murderous Nazi campaign against the Jews. The encyclical was deep-sixed by the traitors surrounding Pius XI, including Eugenio Pacelli and the head of the Jesuits, Wlodimir Ledochowski.
Today, I would take issue with LaFarge’s view that this racism was anti-semetic, because, as I have stated before, modern Jews have no semitic blood. But, that does not take away from LaFarge’s point, that hating people on the basis of their race is immoral and contrary to Catholic belief. Yes, we must condemn immoral words, actions and beliefs, especially the Talmud and Koran but the sanction of those actions and words and beliefs does not comport with hatred of persons based on their physical appearance, hair color, eye shape, height, level of ability or disability. To believe otherwise is to hold that the Catholic faith is indifferent or approves of discrimination or worse based on appearance.