18 May 2012

The Hatchets are Out

CNS, the press arm of the USCCB, doing its best to derail the SSPX reconciliation. It must indeed be close to reality, as the standard, nuclear option charges are being brought to bear.

When all else fails, accuse someone of anti-semitism.

Tiresome, but it works all too often, both in religious and political circles. Full story here, excerpts below:


In 2009, after Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunications of all four of the society's bishops, there was widespread outrage at revelations that one of the four, Bishop Richard Williamson, had denied the gassing of Jews in Nazi concentration camps and endorsed the notorious anti-Semitic forgery, "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

The society's superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, repudiated those statements at the time, saying that "anti-Semitism has no place in our ranks" and that the "position of Bishop Williamson is clearly not the position of our society."

More than three years later, the society, a breakaway group that rejects the modernizing changes that followed the Second Vatican Council of 1962-65, may now be on the verge of reconciliation with Rome under the leadership of Bishop Fellay and over the objections of other members, including Bishop Williamson.


To say that "all the Jews today are responsible for the death of our Lord is not the teaching of the church, and so this is wrong," Bishop Fellay said. "But to say that people who agree (with the crucifixion), who say, 'No, they were right to do so,' there they join themselves with those who were responsible."

The bishop added that the society teaches that "we Catholics, with our sins, we are more responsible for the death of our Lord than the Jews."

But in contrast with the pope's remarks, Bishop Fellay's description of the relationship between Catholics and Jews today hardly emphasizes cooperation or friendship.

Jews "have a special place in history," Bishop Fellay said. "Unfortunately, by their refusing of the Messiah, of Christ, that does not change that they have a special role, but for the time being this role in comparison with Catholicism is an unpleasant role."

The relationship between Jews and Christians is a fundamentally antagonistic one, he said.

Jews "see in Christianity the cause of their situation today," the bishop said. "If you think of what happened to them during World War II, they claim that the fault or the cause is Christianity, which we claim is wrong."

"When you see all the comments on the Jewish side about Catholicism, you see this antagonism which does not come first from the Catholics," he said. "I think it comes more from their side than ours."

The bishop said that he did not attribute such an attitude to "every Jew, as people," but to "the religion, Judaism, which is something different."



And this one doesn't even bother to get the names right.


Long-Skirts said...

h/t to Catholic Church Conservative

today May 18, 2012 said:

"Cardinal Koch accuses SSPX of anti-semitism"

"Cardinal Lehmann - "for many means all"


“Christoph Schoenborn, Austrian Cardinal, OKs Gay Man For Parish Council”


“Müller says that the doctrine of the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is "not so much concerned with specific physiological proprieties in the natural process of birth [...], but with the healing and saving influence of the grace of the Savior on human nature."



In the land
Of Deutsch and Vaters
Races the Rhine's
All mastering waters

No other creed
Or freemasonry
Hate like the Vaters
Of Germany

One, two, three...
Four have spoke
Schoenborn, Muller,
Lehmann and Koch

Schoenborn talks
Lehmann's for all
Muller's global
Koch anti-St. Paul

An Alter Christus
Is for sinner and virgin
But the Rhine's vineyard reds
Let deviance burgeon

They will like you to death
With all their red fibre
And drown your soul
So you can't reach the Tibre

So in the land
Of Deutschland's waters
It’s time to dam
Rhine's polluted Vaters!

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of hatchets out Timman, on every side trying to derail this. Consider the vitriol spewed by the folks over at CathInfo. No call for prayers there and a total lack of charity and humility. Indeed, we must be close!