Monday, March 30, 2009

Cardinal Vingt-Trois: "Being a Catholic is Radically Incompatible With Denying the Holocaust"

"Let this be another opportunity to recall -- whether the time is right or not -- that being a Catholic is radically incompatible with denying the Holocaust ..."
Cardinals Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson and Vingt-Trois, at New York Museum of Jewish Heritage. Note the hidden pectoral crosses. Holocaustolatry affirmed, Christ denied. (full size image HERE)

From David G. Marwell, Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage (Holocaustolatry indoctrination center):

I have already written several time about Father Patrick Desbois and his important work. Our exhibition, The Shooting of Jews in Ukraine: Holocaust by Bullets, closed today. Among its last visitors was a delegation of Catholic leaders, who were shown through the exhibition by Father Desbois. The delegation, led by the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Vingt-Trois, included a number of Cardinals and Bishops, primarily from France, who came to New York to visit the Museum and meet with Jewish leaders.

Here is an excerpt from my welcoming remarks:

When Father Patrick Desbois called me several weeks ago and announced that he would like to bring a group of high church officials to the Museum, I immediately said yes. After all, it was here in the Museum, in 2005, that Father Desbois first described to the Jewish world the full scope of his undertaking –locating and identifying the graves of Jews murdered by the Germans in Ukraine during the Holocaust. And it was it was the Museum that became the first American venue to host the remarkable exhibition that details Father Desbois’s work.

I immediately said yes because we have always sought a close connection with the Catholic Church, indeed John Cardinal O’Connor spoke at the dedication of our Museum and forged our connection with the schools of the Archdiocese, stating that it was his desire that every student from every Catholic school visit the Museum. And since then, thousands of Catholic students and their teachers have come to the Museum and learned about a painful and difficult history. They have learned about this history because people like Cardinal O’Connor – and Father Desbois -- recognized that, to become a good man or woman, to become a good citizen, to become a good Catholic, one must learn about and learn from perhaps the darkest moment in human history.

And so, we welcome this group of distinguished leaders to our Museum as we continue to carry out our crucial mission. And we welcome them at a particularly painful moment as we try to absorb the still stinging news that a reinstated Church leader, Bishop Richard Williamson, has publicly denied a history that any recent graduate of a New York Archdiocese school knows to be true and irrefutable.

We welcome our guests knowing that, by their visit, they send an undeniable message to all that there is no room for Williamson’s message, or that of others like him, in the hearts and minds of good men and women, of good citizens of the world.

Speaking before the press after touring the exhibition, Cardinal Vingt-Trois made a very strong statement on the subject of Holocaust denial:

Let this be another opportunity to recall -- whether the time is right or not -- that being a Catholic is radically incompatible with denying the Holocaust, and that recent statements have caused suffering among our Jewish brothers as well as among many Catholics.

Original at:

The Visit of the Cardinals


Speaking at the "United States Holocaust Memorial Museum" in 2008, Cardinal Vingt-Trois proclaimed that he was making his best effort to indoctrinate Catholic children into Holocaustolatry:

Together with the French bishops who are with me here tonight, I then want to say how determined we are to see to it that the facts about the Shoah are taught by our Church, at the level of both academic studies and the education of all Catholics, adults as well as young people ... We will have to find means to make sure that the younger generations learn the history of the Shoah and thus realize what deadly sins were then committed ...Concerning the knowledge of the Shoah among adult and young Catholics, the Church in France is firmly resolute to make her best effort. The goal is to educate and – if I may say so – refine consciousness. We have in Paris a significant institution: the Museum of the Shoah. It can teach school groups and families what the Shoah was actually like, and what our Jewish brothers and sisters had to undergo. This is certainly no substitute for the trip which I have already mentioned to Auschwitz, and which I strongly encourage state school chaplaincies and Catholic schools to organize. Within the frame of catechism, we strive (I dare say with all our might) to offer programs that may help the children and teenagers realize that the Jews make up a living people and remain the partners of God’s Covenant with their forebears, and that this Covenant is vital to a Christian understanding of God’s relationship to all men and to the salvation of humankind. We consider it our duty to make it crystal clear that racism and anti-Semitism are serious sins. Awareness of how deadly the sin of anti-Semitism is was brought about by the discovery of the horror of the Shoah. This established fact must now be transmitted to the younger generations, and I am convinced that the knowledge of history is the best means to fulfill our mission ...

http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/church/vingttrois/

Bishops, Rabbis "Dialogue" at Yeshiva University Again

This is a continuation of the Jean-Marie Lustiger/World Jewish Congress organized event which has cardinals and rabbis studying Talmud together, the beginnings of which is documented here:

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard of Ecclesia Dei Commission Studying Talmud at NY Yeshiva

Lustiger's NY Yeshiva Tour, Endorsement of Chabad Lubavitch as Religious Model

Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard of the Ecclesia Dei commission which oversees all matters pertaining to the Latin Mass was in attendance once again.


Bishops Dialogue With US Jewish Leaders

Archbishop of Paris Leads Delegation

PARIS, MARCH 27, 2009 (Zenit.org).- A dozen cardinals and bishops from around the world visited New York this week to meet with some of the highest authorities of orthodox Judaism there.

A communiqué published Thursday by the Archdiocese of Paris, reported that the delegation, led by Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris and president of the episcopal conference of France, was composed of prelates from Europe, Asia and Africa.

The meetings ended Wednesday and took place "within John Paul II's and Benedict XVI's action to build an effective fraternity with our elder brothers in the faith," the note said.

The prelates were received Monday at New York's Jewish Heritage Museum by Rabbi Israel Remedar, former president of the World Jewish Congress, and Rabbi Bernard Lander, founder-president of Touro College.

They visited an exhibit on the million and a half Ukrainian Jews who were killed between 1941 and 1944. They also met privately with some of the highest authorities of Yeshiva University, whose teaching is focused on the theme "Bringing Wisdom to Life."

The note explained that the meetings, initiated in 2003 by Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger of Paris, who died in 2007, are "a form of religious and pastoral dialogue," dictated by the common necessity "religious brotherhood at the service of society."

"The extremely cordial climate, the mutual trust built over many years, the growing depth and frankness of the exchanges, confirm the absolutely unique character of these meetings, more than 40 years after the 'Nostra Aetate' declaration of Vatican Council II," explained the communiqué of the Diocese of Paris.

The prelates also stopped in Washington, D.C., to visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum and meet with the bishops of the U.S. episcopal conference. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, the conference's president, personally greeted the prelates.

http://www.zenit.org/article-25497?l=english

More detailed itinerary in French here:

http://eucharistiemisericor.free.fr/index.php?page=1703092_card_vingt_trois

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cardinals Kasper, O'Malley Enshrine "Holocaust" in Boston



"No Holocaust denial -- which is a new injustice to the victims -- can be allowed or permitted ... "It's absolutely clear that a Holocaust denier can't have a room, a space in the Catholic church,"''



Top Vatican liaison to Jews rededicates Massachusetts menorah in memory of Holocaust victims

March 25, 2009

Michael Paulson - Boston Globe

BRAINTREE _ With a touch of flickering flame to the top of a bronze candelabrum, a key Vatican official today sought to reassure the Jewish community that there is no room in the Catholic church for anti-Semitism or Holocaust denial.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, who is Pope Benedict XVI's top advisor on Catholic-Jewish relations, yesterday visited the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Boston and took several steps to calm the controversy that has erupted since the pope lifted the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops, one of whom denies that the Nazis used gas chambers to kill Jews. Over a salmon lunch with 50 Jewish community leaders, Kasper fielded a series of tough questions about the Vatican's actions; he then joined a ceremony to rededicate a Holocaust memorial, originally located at the former archdiocesan headquarters in Brighton, which depicts six men and women holding torches to represent the six million Jews killed during World War II.

"The memory of what happened, now 65 years ago, can not be forgotten,'' Kasper told a crowd of about 200 at the rededication ceremony, including multiple priests and rabbis, several Holocaust survivors, and the consuls-general of Israel and Germany. "No Holocaust denial -- which is a new injustice to the victims -- can be allowed or permitted.''

But the raw emotions exposed by the controversy over Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of St. Pius X were clear. Israel Arbeiter, the president of the Boston chapter of the American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, recounted the deaths of his parents and brother in concentration camps, and his own witnessing of the remains of Jews killed in gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau, before addressing Kasper and saying, "Your Eminence, pain and suffering have been inflicted again on the Holocaust survivors by a representative of the church, namely, Bishop Williamson, and by the action and inaction by Pope Benedict XVI.''

Arbeiter also praised the Catholic church, calling the visit of Kasper "deeply meaningful,'' referring to Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston as a friend, and saying that the pope has taken a number of constructive steps in recent weeks to address the controversy. But he said he would like to hear the pope directly refute the claim by Williamson that gas chambers were not used by the Nazis.

"Sixty-nine years after the liberation of Auschwitz, with all the available documentation, confirmation by the German government, testimony by the perpetrators, Bishop Williamson still denies the truth, the fact of the Holocaust,'' he said. "...I will never understand that he denies that there were ever gas chambers, that Jewish people were gassed and murdered...I wonder whether Bishop Williamson knows where my parents and my brother are.''

Local Jewish and Catholic community leaders said they viewed Kasper's visit as a significant development, in that it affirmed the high priority the Vatican places on Catholic-Jewish relations.

"Words are helpful, but actions like today's re-dedication are more powerful, more meaningful, and more enduring,'' said Derrek L. Shulman, New England regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. "We welcome and celebrate this day as a major step forward for strengthening relations between Jews and Catholics in the Boston area."

O'Malley, who organized the event, called the Holocaust "the greatest act of inhumanity ever perpetrated on this planet,'' and said yesterday's event was intended "to assure the entire community of the Holy Father and the church's commitment to furthering these wonderful relationships that have been cultivated the last decades." O'Malley noted that Catholic-Jewish relations in Boston have been strong since the days of Cardinal Richard J. Cushing, who in the 1960s helped draft a pivotal document at the Second Vatican Council that repudiated the basis for Christian anti-Semitism.

Kasper said that the outcry from Catholics irate over Williamson's remarks, and over the Vatican's action, was evidence that Catholics have internalized the importance of Catholic-Jewish relations. And Nancy K. Kaufman, the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, said that the response to the uproar had provided evidence of the overall strength of the Jewish-Catholic relationship, noting the speed and candor with which local leaders had been able to meet and talk.

"It speaks to the power of the relationship that we have worked on so hard in this community over 40 or 50 years,'' Kaufman said. "Some of us here today can remember a time when relations between Catholics and Jews in Boston were not so good, and we didn't have the ability to have an honest and open dialogue among and between each other, and I think the ability to raise difficult issues like this one, and to have the discussion...speaks to the strength of the relationship."

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles_of_faith/2009/03/kasper_in_brain.html


Top Vatican liaison to Jews rededicates Massachusetts menorah in memory of Holocaust victims

JAY LINDSAY - Associated Press - BRAINTREE, Mass.

March 25, 2009

... Cardinal Walter Kasper joined Holocaust survivors and local Roman Catholic leaders at the ceremony for the Yom Hashoah Menorah at the Boston Archdiocese's Braintree offices.

Kasper said the ceremony was a reminder of "the most atrocious event of the last century."

"No Holocaust denial, which is a new injustice to the victims, can be allowed or permitted," Kasper said. "The memory must be a ... memory for the future we hand down to future generations."

The menorah was dedicated in 2002 at the archdiocese's former campus in Brighton, but the archdiocese recently moved to Braintree after selling its land to neighboring Boston College to relieve debt. Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Boston archbishop, suggested the rededication ceremony in Braintree after meeting with local Jewish leaders angered by the Vatican's January decision to lift the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson ...

At a press conference after the ceremony, Kasper emphasized that though Williamson's excommunication was lifted, he can't be fully restored into the church unless he renounces his views.

"It's absolutely clear that a Holocaust denier can't have a room, a space in the Catholic church," Kasper said ...

Auschwitz survivor Israel Arbeiter on Wednesday called on the pope to emphatically state that millions of people died in gas chambers. Arbeiter said that his parents were murdered in the chambers in the Treblinka death camp and that he saw thousands led into Auschwitz's chambers, leaving behind "only their clothing, their ashes and crushed bones."

"We stand together against those who today conspire to repeat history even as they deny that very history," said Arbeiter, president of the Boston area chapter of the American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.

Arbeiter was joined by his son and grandson as he lit one of six candles on the menorah, representing the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

The menorah depicts six people holding torches on a base of a cracked Star of David. A holy man with a prayer book stands in front of them, with a child to the side.

The original Yom Hashoah Menorah was placed at the North American College in Vatican City in 1999. At the time, Pope John Paul II backed a proposal to place replicas of these menorahs in Catholic centers as a sign of reconciliation and to spur Holocaust study programs.

The menorahs have since been placed in cities around the country, including Dallas, Miami and Baltimore.

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/apArticle/id/D975ADOG0/


See also:

Xavier University Gets Even More Kosher


Bishop Rhoades Observed "Yom HaShoah"

Vatican to Move Rabbinic Subversion Beyond the Clergy and Into the Pews

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Purim-Shpiel 2009

"...whereas it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them."

The Shock and Awe campaign against Bishop Williamson and "Holocaust denial" which the rabbis whipped the mob into beginning January 21st was called off by Israeli Chief Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen at the Vatican on March 12th, the day after Purim. He said, "This was not just another meeting. This was a special experience, a turning point, the end of a crisis ..." ("Rabbis after pope meeting: Crisis over," Lisa Palmeri-Billig, Jerusalem Post, March 12, 2009)

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1236764174471&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

When Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen said that his visit to the Vatican of March 11-12 (March 10-11 being Purim) marked a "turning point," he was alluding to the very essence of Purim itself--venahafoch hu--the turning around of circumstances; the "hippuch" or reversal of roles in the book of Esther.

But this is the story of Esther according to the lunatic rabbis where "Holocaust denial" is equated with complete annihilation. In Purim Shpiel 2009 Bishop Williamson played the role of Haman, Benedict XVI played King Ahasuerus and Rabbis Shear Yashuv Cohen and David Rosen were cast as Mordechai. "Holocaust Denial" served as the gallows pole which was turned from an instrument of "persecution" of "The Jews" into the instrument for Bishop Williamson and like-minded individuals to be hung from.

Indeed, the "threat" of "Holocaust denial" was turned around and made a "blessing." The pope decreed that "Holocaust denial" is unacceptable and he exalted the "Holocaust" idol as never before. Numerous bishops proclaimed that it's not possible to be Catholic if one "denies" "The Holocaust." Bishop Williamson's position as educator was terminated while "Holocaust studies" in Catholic schools received a huge boost. Rabbi Rosen said, "I hope a recommendation (from the pope on Holocaust studies in Catholic schools) will come out of this latest crisis. That will be a silver lining to the cloud." ("Jews ask pope for Holocaust studies in schools," Philip Pullella, Reuters, March 12, 2009)

http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKTRE52B51320090312?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

And note that as King Ahasuerus rewarded Mordechai, so did Benedict reward the rabbis with thanks and praises, even while scorning Catholics:

"I was saddened by the fact that even Catholics who, after all, might have had a better knowledge of the situation, thought they had to attack me with open hostility. Precisely for this reason I thank all the more our Jewish friends, who quickly helped to clear up the misunderstanding and to restore the atmosphere of friendship and trust which – as in the days of Pope John Paul II – has also existed throughout my pontificate and, thank God, continues to exist. ("LETTER ON REMISSION OF EXCOMMUNICATION LEFEBVRE BISHOPS," Benedict XVI, March 10, 2009)

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/letters/2009/documents/hf_ben-xvi_let_20090310_remissione-scomunica_en.html


This statement from the pope is bizarre given that his "Jewish" friends are on record as the ones who created the chaos and who only decided to end it on Purim after they'd received every concession they could have dreamed of.

I don't take it as a coincidence that this reversal of events came on Purim any more than it was a coincidence that the 1991 attack against Iraq ended on Purim or that the 2003 attack on Iraq began, in the words of George Bush's speech writers, "at a time of our choosing" which just happened to be Purim.

This 2009 Purim-Shpiel psychodrama/production perpetuated the hester panim gnosis deconstructed in Judaism Discovered which teaches that Judaism needs a certain amount of persecution for it's own advancement; it needs both Mordechai and Haman. Where persecution doesn't exist the illusion of persecution is created.

The notion that one bishop's non-acceptance of certain elements of received "Holocaust" lore could lead to genocide is patent idiocy, but through this and similar ruses the rabbis have maintained their control over 'klal Israel" and, with the assistance of the pope and bishops, managed to advance their assault on Christianity.

"The tree [Haman] had prepared for Mordechai's hanging became his own gallows, and so on throughout the Megillah. It was Haman, more than Esther, who destroyed Haman ... on Purim, we rise above the limited reach of our understanding, and for a brief moment we perceive that 'blessed be Mordechai' and its hippuch/its reversal, 'cursed be Haman,' are really one and the same." ("Redemption by Reversal," Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky)

http://www.aish.com/purimthemes/purimthemesdefault/Redemption_by_Reversal.asp

Also see:

Amalek, Haman, and Christians

Lying Rabbi of the Wailing Wall Insists Pope Remove Pectoral Cross

"The Christians are idolaters, and Sunday is their holiday..." (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Avodah Zorah, 9;4)

“The Christians are worshipers of Avodah Zarah [idolatry]” (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Ma'akhalot Assurot, 11:7)

For the "elder brother" rabbis, maintaining their deception of Christians while remaining true to their traditions of hatred for Jesus Christ and Christian symbols is a thorny matter. The Wailing Wall Rabbi, Shmuel Rabinovitch, who is often seen in photos of world leaders prostrating themselves at the wall in Jerusalem, will ultimately defer to the Chief Rabbinate on how to deal with the Pope's pectoral cross. A story of how Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger handled a JPII pectoral cross conundrum in 2005 can be read here:

A Heartwarming Elder Brother Tale

In 2000, when JPII made his visit to the Wailing Wall, Judaism was not at its present level of ascendancy. Rabbi Rabinovitch didn't cause a commotion over JPII's pectoral cross as he has during recent visits from bishops and in anticipation of the upcoming Benedict XVI visit. Now, Judaism is much stronger in the Israeli state and around the world and its dispensational component laid out by Maimonides in the Mishneh Torah and in other rabbinic texts is coming into play. Not only is Rabbi Rabinovitch attempting to prevent Benedict XVI from wearing his pectoral cross, he's also brazenly lying in an attempt to blot out the indisputable fact that JPII wore his pectoral cross at the Western Wall in 2000 to make it appear as if there's no change in his current stance which is a move closer towards rabbinic mandates on "idolatry."

When one of Rabbi Rabinovitch's superior rabbis decides for him how this matter should be handled the decision will be based in Maimonides' code of situation ethics: if upholding the true mandates of Judaism pertaining to Christian "idolaters" and their "idols" threatens to cause "The Jews" to be viewed badly or suffer hostility then it's permissible to make an exception. But the fact that the matter is now open for discussion is a clear sign that the momentum is towards the rabbinic ideal.

Jerusalem Rabbi Insists the Pope Must Hide His Cross

March 19,2009

Tim McGirk - Time

... Even though the Vatican says it has received no formal request for the Pope to remove his golden crucifix during his visit to the Wall, Rabbi Rabinovitch's comments are bound to raise tensions on the eve of the trip. Israel's Foreign Ministry tried to smooth the waters by saying in a statement that "in accordance with rules of hospitality and dignity," the State of Israel will not prevent the Pope from wearing his cross when he visits the Western Wall.

But it is the rabbis rather than the government who hold sway at the Western Wall, and Rabbi Rabinovitch has twice previously turned away Christian delegations. In November 2007 he refused to let Austrian bishops near the wall after they would not remove or conceal their crosses, and in May 2008 he refused a request from a group of Irish bishops and prelates to visit the site. "They wanted to wear their crosses openly," Rabinovitch says ...

Explaining the intensity of feeling over the quintessential symbol of Christianity, Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, a Jerusalem group promoting religious dialogue, says that there exists among ultra-Orthodox Jews "a certain allergy towards the cross." Asking the Pope to remove his cross, he says, is "part of the ongoing paranoia of Jewish history ..."

Rabinovitch was in charge of the Western Wall during the visit of the late Pope John Paul II in 2000, when the pontiff prayed and twisted a written message into the cracks of the ancient stones, observing the Jewish belief that all prayers made at the Wall are answered. Rabbi Rabinovitch insists that John Paul II did not wear a visible crucifix during his visit to the site, but photographs taken during that visit clearly show the Polish Pope wearing his familiar golden cross as he touched the wall, head bowed ...

It's possible that the fuss over the Pope's cross will blow over before Benedict arrives, since Rabinovitch's edict could be overruled by Israel's two chief rabbis [Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar], who are more politically attuned to the questions of the country's international image ...

full article:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1886525,00.html


also see:

"Elder Brothers in the Faith" Hate the Central Symbol of our Faith

Amalek, Haman, and Christians


Ethnic Ashkenazim Against Zionist Israel: Dr Jim West: Maybe They Would Like to be Spit On Too…

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chief Rabbis Ask Pope for Holocaust Studies Requirement in Catholic Schools


The rabbis want their Holocaustolatry in the minds and souls of children at SSPX schools as is already happening in the Novus Ordo. And note that both Rabbi David Rosen and Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen who the pope met with today are signers of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews/Chief Rabbinate of "Israel" joint document which promotes the monumental lie that the "Noahide Laws" of the Talmud have a Biblical, even New Testament basis. See:

Papal Commission Promotes Noahide Laws
Jews ask pope for Holocaust studies in schools

Thu Mar 12, 2009

By Philip Pullella - Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Israel's religious leaders asked Pope Benedict on Thursday to make Holocaust studies a required subject in Catholic schools, saying it could help combat anti-Semitism in future generations.

The two sides resumed a dialogue that was interrupted by the case of a Holocaust-denying bishop, which brought Catholic-Jewish relations to their lowest point in half a century.

The Israelis also asked that the Vatican take a strong stand against the draft final declaration of next month's U.N. conference on racism, a statement some countries view as hostile to Israel.

"May we suggest for your consideration that the history and the moral import of the Shoah ... become a required subject for inclusion in the curriculum of students at all Catholic schools the world over," Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen asked the pope during a meeting at the Vatican, using the Hebrew word for Holocaust.

Cohen, who is chief rabbi of Haifa, said such a move would "reinforce your strong stand against Holocaust denial and declaring anti-Semitism as a sin against God."

Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs for the American Jewish Congress, told reporters afterwards: "I hope a recommendation (from the pope on Holocaust studies in Catholic schools) will come out of this latest crisis. That will be a silver lining to the cloud."

The meeting between representatives of Israel's chief Rabbinate and Vatican officials on Wednesday and Thursday was to have taken place last month but was postponed by the Jewish side because of the controversy over Bishop Richard Williamson.

On January 24, Benedict lifted the excommunication of Williamson and three other traditionalist bishops to try to heal a 20-year-old rift that began when they were thrown out of the Church for being ordained without permission. Williamson has said he believed there were no gas chambers and that no more than 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, compared with the figure of 6 million accepted by mainstream historians.

The pope has since made several major declarations to repudiate Williamson's views and condemn anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

On Thursday, Vatican officials announced Benedict would pay a visit to Rome's main synagogue in the autumn. "There's no firm date fixed yet," the chief Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, told Italian media.

The Jewish delegation also asked the pope to instruct Vatican diplomats to take a strong stand against the current draft of the final statement of the U.N. Conference on Racism due to be held in Geneva April 20-24, known as Durban II.

The Vatican has said it will attend the conference but hoped for a change in the wording of its final declaration. Both Italy and the United States have said they will not attend unless there is a change of wording.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKTRE52B51320090312?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0


Video here:

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/03/12/vo.pope.meets.jewish.cnn

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"It is clear that one cannot be Catholic if he denies the Shoah."


Benedict XVI's Nuncio to "Israel," Archbishop Antonio Franco speaking at Yad Vashem on March 8, 2009 proclaimed, "It is clear that one cannot be Catholic if he denies the Shoah."

https://www.yadvashem.org/press-release/08-march-2009-07-11

Saturday, March 7, 2009

More on Pope's Pilgrimage to Yad Vashem

It appears that Benedict will indeed make the obligatory pilgrimage to the Yad Vashem Temple ("Hall of Remembrance") and take part in the "Holocaust" liturgy. Photos and video of the pope sanctifying the "six million," offering a wreath to the "Holocaust" idol, lighting the "remembrance fire," will then be broadcast around the world in yet another papal exaltation of Holocaustolatry and mockery of Calvary.

Pope 'won't visit Shoah museum'

Benedict to skip WWII 'silence' pope exhibit

2009-03-06 14:41

(ANSA) - Vatican City, March 6 - Pope Benedict XVI's trip to the Holy land in May will not take in Israel's Holocaust museum where WWII pope Pius XII is accused of silence on the Holocaust, the Israeli ambassador to the Holy See told ANSA Friday.

Speaking after reports that the Pius XII exhibit might be changed ahead of the May 8-15 trip, Ambassador Mordechai Levy said Benedict would attend a memorial ceremony at the Yad Vashem site but would not visit the museum itself.

Levy said the pope, accompanied by Israeli President Shimon Peres, would light a remembrance fire and make a speech ...


So according to reports, Benedict will sanctify the Yad Vashem Temple, but will not visit the Yad Vashem museum. He apparently protests slander against Pius XII while sanctifying a false religion which threatens to replace Calvary. See: Bad Advice from the Pope

But look at this:

... Earlier on Friday, Catholic sources in Jerusalem voiced hope the Pius 'silence' caption could be changed to avoid embarrassing Benedict.

They were speaking after the announcement of a debate on the controversial pope, who is on track to become a saint, at Yad Vashem on Sunday and Monday.

The symposium, which will take place largely behind closed doors, will look at Pius in the light of the latest historical evidence.

Organisers say the conference will see ''if there is something new or something which has to be completely revised'' in light of recent research by Jewish and Catholic scholars ...

My goodness. Could it be that the Vatican and Yad Vashem might engage in that wicked practice: historical debate in light of new evidence to determine if something needs to be revised--revisionism--the very "crime" that Bishop Williamson is threatened with banishment and imprisonment for?

You see, Pius XII's "silence" has not yet been canonized as the "Six Million" and the "Execution Gas Chambers" have been. Speak up while you have the chance. Once the Sanhedrin has ruled, anyone who speaks contrary is anathema.

But I ask people to have true perspective on this. The establishment has framed the matter so that Pius XII's legacy and prospects as a canonized saint will stand or fall based entirely upon whether he was "good for the 'Jews'" (the principle all things are judged by today). There has been no serious discussion on whether Pius XII could have done more for the Christians suffering under "Uncle Joe" Stalin, and other criteria that a pope or saint would traditionally be judged by.

full article:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2009-03-06_106325098.html

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Unofficial Itinerary for Papal Visit to "Israel"

It looks as though Benedict's first order of business in counterfeit Israel will be a visit to Yad Vashem to sanctify the false world religion of Holocaustolatry. Benedict's escort to the Yad Vashem religious monument to Judaic suffering will be Shimon Peres, a man who caused so much non-Judaic suffering, most notably the 1996 Israeli "Grapes of Wrath" terror assault on Lebanon and the Qana massacre. See:

The Israeli Massacre of Civilians at Qana


Following in the philo-rabbinic footsteps of his predecessor, JPII, Benedict will then prostrate himself at the Wailing Wall and likely beg forgiveness on behalf of the Apostles, Church Fathers and saints for their "teachings of contempt" which "paved the road to Auschwitz."

Papal Holy Land Trip to Have Interreligious Focus

Unofficial Itinerary Reflects Attention to Jewish, Muslim Dialogue

JERUSALEM, MARCH 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will be taking many steps to promote interreligious dialogue during his May trip to the Holy Land, according to an unofficial itinerary.

Jean-Marie Allafort from "Un Echo d'Israel," a Christian newsletter in Israel, spoke with ZENIT about the Pope's unofficial schedule for the May 11-15 trip, though he said that "neither the Vatican nor the State of Israel has published the official program," and some items are still being discussed.

According to Allafort, the trip will include a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, and a welcome from both the Israeli and Palestinian Authority presidents.

Israeli President Shimon Peres is set to welcome the Holy Father on May 11, and together they will visit the Yad Vashem, according to the report. Later that evening, the Pontiff will attend an interreligious meeting before proceeding to the apostolic nunciature where he will reside during his stay,

On his second day in Israel, the Holy Father will meet with the mufti of Jerusalem and then go to the Wailing Wall to take part in a ceremony that will also be attended by the grand rabbis of Israel. Later that morning, he will visit the rabbinate of Israel.

At noon, the Holy Father will pray in the Cenacle, where Jesus held his Last Supper. And then he will visit the Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet and lunch with the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land. That evening he will visit Gethsemane and celebrate a solemn Mass.

On May 13, the unofficial itinerary has Benedict XVI visiting Bethlehem, where he will be welcomed by the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, and other Palestinian leaders. There he will visit the Basilica of the Nativity and celebrate Mass.

In the afternoon, he is set to visit a refugee camp near Bethlehem, as well as a work of charity, though this latter site has not been determined.

The program for Thursday, May 14, is still being considered, but the Holy Father is expected to celebrate Mass in the morning in Nazareth and meet with religious leaders of Galilee.

On his last day, the Bishop of Rome will visit the Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem in the patriarchate. Then he will go to the Holy Sepulcher where he will be received by the Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land, and where he will be spend time in prayer.

Later that morning, he will visit the Armenian neighborhood of the Old City of Jerusalem and meet with the Armenian Orthodox patriarch.

He is scheduled to leave Israel around 2 p.m. that afternoon.


http://www.zenit.org/article-25271?l=english

Monday, March 2, 2009

catholicvoice.co.uk Hounded Off the Internet

This news came by email:

Just to let you know that Catholic Voice has temporarily been hounded off the Internet by 8 British MPs led by John Mann, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Committee on Anti-Semitism. The libellous Early Day Motion raised by them in the House of Commons last Thursday can be found here. My ISP caved in to their complaint immediately, so I'm left looking for a new web host if I'm ever to get back on line.

Regards,

Timothy Johnson


Early Day Motion
EDM 917

ANTI-SEMITISM ON THE INTERNET
26.02.2009


Mann, John

That this House notes the vile and anti-Semitic nature of the website www.catholicvoice.co.uk; notes that it is run by a known fascist and seeks to inspire hate against the Jewish community amongst others; understands that according to Nominet's WHOIS service it is based in the United Kingdom through ISP provider Plusnet in contradiction with that organisation's own hosting policies and remains available to be viewed by the world; calls on Plusnet to stop hosting the website content; and calls for the domain name to be revoked and believes that those who are writing, commissioning and uploading vile hate speech should face the full force of the law.

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=37996&SESSION=899

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pope to Host Chief Rabbinate

In March 2007 a bilateral meeting between the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the Chief Rabbinate of "Israel" issued a joint document which advances the monumental lie that the "Noahide Laws" of the Talmud have a Biblical, even New Testament basis. See:

Papal Commission Promotes Noahide Laws

More on Rabbi She'ar-Yashuv Cohen who will lead the Chief Rabbinate delegation when the pope hosts them in two weeks here:

CRITICAL

Pope Benedict's Synod rabbi: Friend of Chabad


More on the Synod Rabbi


Chief Rabbinate decides to resume dialogue with Holy See

Mar 1, 2009

Jerusalem Post

The Chief Rabbinate has decided to resume dialogue with the Holy See, after the Vatican declared that an apology from Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson wasn't good enough and that he must repudiate his views if he wants to be a Roman Catholic clergyman.

Israel Radio reported Sunday that the Vatican confirmed that a Chief Rabbinate delegation headed by Haifa's Chief Rabbi She'ar Yashuv Hacohen would visit in some two weeks and meet Pope Benedict VI [sic].

In the meeting, preparations are expected to be made for the Pope's visit to Israel in May.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1235410743213&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Hypocrites!


The internet is saturated with advertisements for a movie, "The God Who Wasn't There" which, "Irreverently lays out the case that Jesus Christ never existed." Witness this advertisement on the same page as a news article which reports that Bishop Williamson's doubts that Nazi homicidal gas chambers ever existed during W.W.II has "unleashed a torrent of anger and incredulity that spanned the globe," a torrent of anger which so far has caused the annihilation of his reputation, the loss of his position as rector of a seminary (and likely any future position in education or spiritual direction), his expulsion from Argentina and possible extradition to face a kangaroo court in the Israeli proxy state of Germany where he would subsequently be thrown into a dungeon with the other "Holocaust deniers" along with murderers, rapists and thieves. This is only one small example of the unrelenting flagrant mauling of Christian belief by the same media that serves as a vehicle for the "Holocaust" Inquisition which is tolerated like a sugar pill by today's "Christians."

On the Contrary: The Creed of the Church of the Shoah

On the Contrary: The Creed of the Church of the Shoah