One of the first things that Jorge Mario Bergoglio did after his “election” by his fellow apostates on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, to replace the apostate, Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, whose resignation as the universal public face of apostasy became effective at 8:00 p.m., Rome time, on Thursday, February 28, 2013, was to write a note to the Talmudic rabbi of Rome, Riccardo di Segni:
In a letter addressed to the rabbi of the Roman Jewish community Riccardo Di Segni, Pope Francis said he expects to “contribute to the progress of the relations between Jews and Catholics."
“I deeply hope to contribute to the progress of the relations that Jews and Catholics hold since the Vatican Council II, through a spirit of renewed collaboration put to the service of a world more and more in harmony with the will of the Creator,” the new Pope affirmed in a message published in the website of the Hebraic community in Rome.
In his first day of his papacy, the first Latin American pope in history visited one of Rome's great basilicas to pray for guidance before the mass at the Sistine Chapel. (First Order of Business: Paying Homage to the Enemies of the Catholic Faith.)
Talmudist di Segni responded by issuing a thinly veiled warning to “Pope Francis,” saying that he hoped that there would be no “accidents” such as those what angered the Talmudic masters of the counterfeit church of conciliarism during the “pontificate” of Ratzinger/Benedict:
“It’s a good start,” Rabbi Di Segni said in an interview. “Hopefully, we’ll not have any accidents.” But, pointing out that disagreements are inevitable, the rabbi added, “What is important is the good will to solve them.” (New Universal Public Face of Apostasy Meets Other Religious Leaders and Pledges Friendship.)
Ratzinger/Benedict’sfirst “accident” with his Talmudic masters occurred immediately in the aftermath of unleashing the “Motu trap,” Summorum Pontificum, July 7, 2007 that included a version of the Good Friday for the Jews” that had been revised by Angelo Roncalli/”Saint John XXIII” that was incorporated into the “1962” Missal that was in use in his false church until the Ordo Missae of Paolo Sicko went into effect on Sunday, November 29, 1964, the First Sunday of Advent.
Ratzinger/Benedict met with a delegation of Talmudic leaders after they demanded to see him, thereby signifying that a putative Successor of Saint Peter must “explain” a decision in a matter concerning the Sacred Liturgy to those who deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and who have used the crimes of Nazi Germany as cover to demand—and get—wholesale denials of the Catholic Faith from the Modernists in the hierarchy of the conciliar church. Ratzinger/Benedict’s ultimate “revision,” however, even caused more of a firestorm in February of 2008 than he had caused seven months before:
Elsewhere, US Jewish leader, Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, described the letter "a theological setback in the religious life of Catholics and a body blow to Catholic-Jewish relations."
In an interview with Catholic News Service in Rome, Foxman said, "I thought I had been heard, but I guess not."
Foxman said the fact that the phrase "perfidious Jews" was removed from the Good Friday liturgy by Pope John XXIII in 1959 and, therefore, does not appear in the 1962 text authorised by Pope Benedict is a good thing.
But the 1962 Good Friday liturgy does include a prayer for the conversion of the Jews, asking God to remove "the veil from their hearts" and help them overcome their "blindness."
The prayer says: "Let us pray also for the Jews that the Lord our God may take the veil from their hearts and that they also may acknowledge Our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us pray: Almighty and everlasting God, you do not refuse your mercy even to the Jews; hear the prayers which we offer for the blindness of that people so that they may acknowledge the light of your truth, which is Christ, and be delivered from their darkness."
Foxman told CNS, "They understand that 'perfidious' was offensive, but how is this any less offensive?"
Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, said that he had read about the edict only in the press.
"Based on reports in the newspapers this appears to be a step backward. I think in discussions with our Catholic counterparts in dialogue the next few months, this will certainly be on our agenda, and we will be looking for clarifications and assurances that it is not what it appears to be as reported in the press," said Rabbi Kronish. (Traditionalists happy, others doubtful over Latin Mass document.)
Well, the Talmudists showed their gratitude to Ratzinger/Benedict for having gone to all of the trouble of rewriting the Good Friday prayer, already truncated by Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII, so as to remove all references to their being self-blinded in their rejection of the Sacred Divinity of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man by the power of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother. Even this, however, was not enough to satisfy the most militant of the leaders of Talmudic Judaism, men who will never be satisfied until and unless anyone who considers himself to be a Catholic ceases to insist that Our Lord is indeed the Messiah who has come to save all men, including the Jews:
The top Vatican cardinal in charge of relations with Jews on Thursday denied that a new prayer for their conversion was offensive and said Catholics had the right to pray as they wish.
The Vatican had come under fire from Jewish groups in recent days for changing its Good Friday service to include a prayer urging God to let Jews "recognize Jesus Christ as savior of all men."
Earlier this week, Pope Benedict ordered changes to a Latin prayer for Jews at traditionalist Good Friday services, deleting a reference to their "blindness" over Christ.
Cardinal Walter Kasper spoke in an interview in a leading Italian newspaper a day after world Jewish leaders said the new prayer could set back inter-religious dialogue by decades.
"We think that reasonably this prayer cannot be an obstacle to dialogue because it reflects the faith of the Church and, furthermore, Jews have prayers in their liturgical texts that we Catholics don't like."
"I must say that I don't understand why Jews cannot accept that we can make use of our freedom to formulate our prayers," Kasper, a German, told the Corriere della Sera.
"One must accept and respect differences," said the cardinal.
In a separate interview with Vatican Radio, Kasper said: "The Holy Father wanted to say 'yes, Jesus Christ is the savior of all men, including the Jews'."
He added: "But this does not mean we are embarking on a mission [to convert Jews]. We are giving witness to our faith."
"When the Pope speaks now of the conversion of the Jews, one must understand this correctly. He quotes verbatim the eleventh chapter of the Apostle Paul's letter to the Romans. There the Apostle says that we as Christians hope, that when the fullness of the Gentiles enter the Church, that then will all of Israel be converted. That is an eschatalogical end-time hope, and thus does not mean that we have the intention of pursuing the conversion of the Jews as one pursues the conversion of the Gentiles (pagans)."
The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday called the revision to the prayer "cosmetic revisions," saying that the prayer is still "deeply troubling" because of its call to convert Jews.
Apart from the deletion of the word "blindness," the new prayer - which has retained the name 'Prayer for Conversion of the Jews' - also excludes a former a phrase that asked God to "remove the veil from their hearts".
Instead, the new prayer hopes that Jews will recognize Christ. According to an unofficial translation from Latin, the new prayer says in part:
"Let us also pray for the Jews. So that God our Lord enlightens their hearts so that they recognize Jesus Christ savior of all men."
The prayer also asks God that "all Israel be saved."
Jewish groups had protested against the old prayer and had asked the Pope to change it. The groups complained last year when the Pope issued a decree allowing a wider use of the old-style Latin Mass and a missal, or prayer book, that was phased out after the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, which met from 1962 to 1965.
"While we appreciate that some of the deprecatory language has been removed from a new version of the Good Friday prayer for the Conversion of Jews in the 1962 Roman Missal, we are deeply troubled and disappointed that the framework and intention to petition God for Jews to accept Jesus as Lord was kept intact," ADL Director Abraham H. Foxman said in a statement.
"Alterations of language without change to the 1962 prayer's conversionary intent amount to cosmetic revisions, while retaining the most troubling aspect for Jews, namely the desire to end the distinctive Jewish way of life," adds the statement.
In a letter to Pope Benedict in late January, the ADL said it worried the new prayer "would be devastating to the deepening relationship (Vatican Rejects Criticism of New Prayer for Jewish Conversion)
This press report from 2008 demonstrated just how utterly out of touch with reality the conciliarists were. Walter Kasper, who will be the subject yet again of the next commentary on this website, did not speak publicly on this matter without the personal approval of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. It is clear that both of them believed that the rewritten prayer would deflect criticism from the likes of Abraham Foxman and other Talmudic leaders. However, this is what happens when one proceeds to tamper with the timelessness of the Sacred Liturgy in order to appease anyone, including the ancient enemies of the Faith. There was no need to rewrite the Prayer for the Conversion of the Jews, one of the most ancient prayers in the liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI chose to rewrite the prayer at the behest of the Jews. This is very similar to what Giovanni Enrico Antonio Mario Montini/Paul the Sick did when insisting upon the removal of the Offertory from the Mass of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church and inserting in its place "table prayers" from the Christophobic Talmud itself. Such an act of betrayal was without precedent in the history of the Catholic Church up to that time, although it established quite a precedent for future "pontiffs" and "bishops" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
This was not at all the same thing as what Pope Pius XI did, for example, in instituting the Feast of Christ the King with the issuance of Quas Primas on December 11, 1925. Pope Pius XI was opposing the anticlericalism and naturalism of our era by reminding Catholics of the doctrine that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the King of nations as well as individual men. He was not trying appease the enemies of the Catholic Faith by obliterating traditional liturgical prayers by replacing them with murky compositions that do not at all convey convey, and even go so far as to deny, elements of Catholic doctrine. Similarly, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's actions were not all similar to the instituting of the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as a universal feast in 1856 (with the rank of double major) and its elevation to the rank of double of the first class by Pope Leo XIII in 1889. The Sacred Liturgy has never been used for political purposes to appeal to the enemies of the Church, people who will never be satisfied with any entreaties made to them until the very Sacred Divinity of Our Lord Himself has been denied outright.
Fifty years of appeasement have taught the conciliarists nothing. Like committed Bolsehviks who were aghast that the "workers of the world" did not unite around Marxism-Leninism, the conciliarists cannot believe that their false ecumenism's concessions to their fellow non-Catholics has aroused fierce opposition from the very people they were seeking to appeal to in a spirit of "inter-religious" dialogue. This is, to paraphrase Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn's discussion in 1978 of the ethnocentricity of Western leaders, who viewed the rest of the world through a Western lens of pluralism, the fruit of conciliarism-centricity, if you will, results in viewing false religions through its own Modernist lenses. The whole effort to appease the Jews to begin with was ludicrous, and now the conciliarists are bearing the brunt of the anger that is being directed at that for having been so incredibly stupid to think that they could have forestalled the criticism that they had endured over seven years ago now.
Ratzinger/Benedict’s next “accident” with the Talmudists occurred after Talmudic leaders became enraged that counterferit church of conciliarism's Congregation for the Causes of the Saints had approved a decree noting the heroic virtues of Pope Pius XII, advancing our last true pope on the path of a conciliar “beatification." The false "pontiff's" signature was need to approve the decree Once again, however, the German Modernist by way of the "new theology of his mentor, Father Hans Urs von Balthasar, continued his blasphemous obeisance to various adherents of the Talmud, including the aforementioned vegetarian and "papally knighted" pro-abort, David Rosen. The latest act of obeisance before the ancient enemies of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His true Church on Thursday, October 30, 2008, following a demand made by Talmudists to meet with him so that they could demand access to Pope Pius XII's records in the Vatican Archives:
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict on Thursday told Jewish leaders he was seriously considering freezing the sainthood process of his Nazi-era predecessor Pius XII until historical archives can be opened, a Jewish leader said.
Some Jews have accused Pius, who reigned from 1939 to 1958, of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust. The Vatican says he worked behind the scenes and helped save many Jews from certain death during World War Two.
Rabbi David Rosen, a leader of a Jewish delegation that met the pope on Thursday, said the subject came up in conversations after formal speeches were delivered.
One member of our delegation told the pope 'please do not move ahead with beatification of Pius XII before the Vatican archives can be made accessible for objective historical analysis' and the pope said 'I am looking into it, I am considering it seriously'," Rosen told reporters.
Beatification is the last step before sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. Some Jews have asked the pope to hold off on beatifying Pius until more information on his papacy can be studied.
Pius did not come up in the formal speeches between the pope and Rosen, but the Jewish leader did repeat a request for the Vatican archives to be open for study.
"We reiterate our respectful call for full and transparent access of scholars to all archival material from the period, so that assessments regarding actions and policies during this tragic period may have the credibility they deserve both within our respective communities and beyond," Rosen told the pope.
Six to seven years
A Vatican statement said another six or seven years of preparatory work would be needed before the archives on Pius' period could be opened to scholars and the pope would have the final decision.
At issue is whether Benedict should let Pius proceed on the road to sainthood — which Catholic supporters want — by signing a decree recognizing his "heroic virtues." This would clear the way for beatification, the last step before sainthood.
Benedict has so far not signed the decree — approved last year by the Vatican's saint-making department, opting instead for what the Vatican has called a period of reflection.
The Vatican says while Pius did not speak out against the Holocaust, he worked behind the scenes to help Jews because direct intervention would have worsened the situation by prompting retaliations by Hitler.
Benedict has repeatedly defended Pius, saying he worked "secretly and silently" during World War Two to "avoid the worst and save the greatest number of Jews possible."
The Vatican says he saved several hundred thousand Jewish lives by ordering churches and convents throughout Italy to hide Jews and instructing Vatican diplomats in Europe to give many Jews false passports.
This month, Amos Luzzatto, president emeritus of Italy's Jewish communities, said making Pius XII a saint could open a "wound difficult to heal" between Jews and Catholics.
"I ask myself why Pius didn't do the same thing to call European Catholics to action. These are questions that haunt us Jews," he said. (NewsDaily: Ratzinger may freeze Pius XII sainthood process: rabbi.)
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI told Jewish leaders on Thursday that he was “seriously considering” delaying the beatification of Pius XII, the pope during World War II, until the archives of his papacy had been opened, a participant at the meeting said.
But the pope’s spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Benedict’s response was not a “public commitment,” according to The Associated Press.
“You shouldn’t read this response for beyond what it is,” Father Lombardi said. “It is a polite, serious response. He always takes seriously what he is told.”
The meeting followed weeks of controversy over efforts to beatify Pius, who was pope from 1939 to 1958. Jewish leaders have said Pius did not do enough to stop the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust, and have asked the Vatican to open the sealed archives of Pius’s papacy to scholars.
Although a Vatican committee passed a decree last year recognizing Pius’s “heroic virtues,” an important step toward sainthood, Benedict has not yet approved it. The Vatican has said the pope needs time to reflect. Benedict has said Pius worked “secretly and silently” to save Jews.
Rabbi David Rosen, the president of the organization at the meeting, an umbrella group called the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, told reporters that when asked by an American member, Seymour Reich, to delay the beatification until the archives had been examined, the pope said he was “seriously considering it.”
“He didn’t clarify what matter he was giving serious consideration and what that means,” Rabbi Rosen said in a later telephone conversation.
Other leaders at the meeting confirmed Rabbi Rosen’s account.
In their papal meeting, Jewish leaders called on the Vatican to open the archives so scholars could create historic assessments “with the credibility they deserve, both within our respective communities and beyond.”
Rabbi Rosen said a Vatican official had explained that “technical challenges” would prevent the cataloging of materials from Pius’s papacy “for at least another five years.”
Many consider Benedict’s delay in signing the decree indicative of internal and external diplomatic considerations.
This month, a leading proponent of sainthood said the pope had halted the beatification process to avoid repercussions from Jewish groups.
Father Lombardi later denied that assertion and made a rare, forceful statement saying it was not right to submit the pope “to pressures” for or against beatification. (Group Says Their Stooge Pretending to be the Pope Will Weigh Delay of Pius’s Beatification.)
One can be sure Jorge Mario Bergoglio will not proceed with a conciliar "beatification" of Pope Pius XII, until and unless he Talmudic masters say that he can do so after they have proper time to review the documents in the Vatican archives. The mere fact, however, that Bergoglio's precessor would have given credence whatsoever to a group of men who deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and who make war continuously against His Holy Mother Church and the right ordering of nations speaks volumes about the apostate nature of conciliarism. The church of "Vatican II" is not the Catholic Church. Period.
Ah, the next "really big shew" (one of the first articles to appear on this site in February of 2004) occurred on January 21, 2009, when an interview given by Bishop Richard Williamson, then with the Society of Saint Pius X, to a Swedish television station during which he committed one of conciliarism’s “unforgivable sins,” by “denying the Holocaust” that has been, as noted earlier in this commentary, the bludgeon used by the Talmudists to make demands of allegedly Catholic “popes” time and time again. Catholics were not responsible for the crimes of Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich. He was, and so were the Talmudists for having helped to create him as a monster of Modernity by working so assiduously through the centuries against the Social Reign of Christ the King once Father Martin Luther, O.S.A., had rebelled against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man’s return to Him through His Catholic Church. (See Meet Some Catholics Truly Worth Admiring, part one and Meet Some Catholics Truly Worth Admiring, part two.)
Bishop Williamson, whose won acme, "make-it-up-on th spot and see if anything sticks" brand of ecclesiology and theology was the subject of Memo from Two Popes and Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton to Bishop Richard Williamson: No One Can Resist a True and Legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, was at the center of the reaction to Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s decision, made on January 21, 2009, the Feast of Saint Agnes, but not released until Saturday, January 24, 2009, the Feast of Saint Timothy, to the lift of “Saint John Paul II’s” excommunication of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the four men he had consecrated as bishops on June 30, 1988, caused the Talmudists and their defenders in the conciliar structures to rend their garments and gnash their teeth with greater fury than at any time previously since the “glory days” of Nostra Aetate, October 28, 1965.
Reeling from worldwide criticism, the conciliar Vatican's Secretariat of State issued a "clarification," dated February 4, 2009, of the "lifting" of the "excommunication of the bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X:
In the wake of reactions to the recent Decree of the Congregation for Bishops by which the excommunication of four prelates of the Society of Saint Pius X was remitted, and with regard to the negationist or reductionist statements made by Bishop Williamson concerning the Shoah, it seems opportune to clarify some aspects of the matter.
1. Remission of the Excommunication
As has already been publicly stated, the Decree of the Congregation for Bishops, dated 21 January 2009, was an act by which the Holy Father responded benevolently to repeated requests from the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X.
His Holiness desired to remove an impediment which was prejudicial to the opening of a door to dialogue. He now awaits a corresponding gesture from the four bishops expressing total adherence to the doctrine and discipline of the Church. The very grave penalty of latae sententiae excommunication, which these bishops incurred on 30 June 1988, and which was formally declared on 1 July 1988, was a consequence of their having been illegitimately ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
The remission of the excommunication has freed the four bishops from a very serious canonical penalty, but it has not changed the juridical status of the Society of Saint Pius X, which presently does not enjoy any canonical recognition by the Catholic Church. The four bishops, even though they have been released from excommunication, have no canonical function in the Church and do not licitly exercise any ministry within it.
2. Tradition, Doctrine and the Second Vatican Council
A full recognition of the Second Vatican Council and the Magisterium of Popes John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II and Benedict XVI himself is an indispensable condition for any future recognition of the Society of Saint Pius X.
As already stated in the Decree of 21 January 2009, the Holy See will not fail, in ways judged opportune, to engage with the interested parties in examining outstanding questions, so as to attain a full and satisfactory resolution of the problems that caused this painful rupture.
3. Statements about the Shoah
The positions of Bishop Williamson with regard to the Shoah are absolutely unacceptable and firmly rejected by the Holy Father, as he himself remarked on 28 January 2009 when, with reference to the heinous genocide, he reiterated his full and unquestionable solidarity with our brothers and sisters who received the First Covenant, and he affirmed that the memory of that terrible genocide must lead "humanity to reflect upon the unfathomable power of evil when it conquers the heart of man", adding that the Shoah remains "a warning for all against forgetfulness, denial or reductionism, because violence committed against one single human being is violence against all".
In order to be admitted to function as a Bishop within the Church, Bishop Williamson must also distance himself in an absolutely unequivocal and public way from his positions regarding the Shoah, which were unknown to the Holy Father at the time of the remission of the excommunication.
The Holy Father asks for the prayerful support of all the faithful, so that the Lord will enlighten the Church’s path. May the commitment of the Pastors and all the faithful grow in support of the difficult and onerous mission of the Successor of Peter the Apostle, who "watches over the unity" of the Church. (Note from the Secretary of State concerning the four Prelates of the Society of Saint Pius X (February 4, 2009)
Apart from the fact that Bishop Williamson's support of revisionist historical scholarship concerning the events of World War II was just as well known to "Cardinal" Ratzinger as was the reassignment of Father Peter Hullermann to parish work in the Archdiocese of Munich of Freising (see Fall Guys Aren't Usually Stand-Up Guys), it is interesting to note that the irreducible "minimum," to borrow a phrase from a former colleague of mine, for "inclusion" as a member of the One World Ecumenical Church of conciliarism is to accept without question the claims made about the events of World War II by those who have a vested interest in exploiting those claims to make sure that what they think is the Catholic Church will continue to distance itself from its "criminal past" of seeking to convert Jews and to teach that the Old Covenant was superseded by the New and Eternal Covenant instituted by Our Lord Himself at the Last Supper and ratified by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. The follwing articles were written on this website about this "accident" at the time it occurred: Those Who Deny The Holocaust, Recognize and Capitulate, A Little Bit "In," A Little Bit "Out", Disciples of Caiphas, Under The Bus, Nothing New Under the Conciliar Sun, Story Time in Econe, Shell Games With Souls, Pots and Kettles, One Sentence Says It All, Smashing Through the Conciliar Looking Glass, Winning at the Waiting Game, Yes, Sir, Master Scribe, No Crime Is Worse Than Deicide.)
Mind you, this is only an overview of some of the “accidents” that occurred during the now retired Ratzinger/Benedict’s reign over his false church from April 19, 2005, to February 28, 2013. This overview, however, puts into context Riccardo di Segni’s hope in March of 2013 that there would be no “accidents” during the reign of “Pope Francis,” who has prayed out of the blasphemous Talmud, had made a joke of the Crucifixion of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to a Talmudic friend in Argentina, regularly participated in the “holy day” ceremonies of Talmudists in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hid his pectoral cross beneath his fascia when addressing the grand rabbis of Jerusalem on May 26, 2014, the Feast of Saint Philip Neri and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Eleutherius, and has put his belief that the Mosaic Covenant is still valid into writing in Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013.
Jorge has had an “accident,” though, and he is trying to weasel out of his self-made mess by cowering with fright before his acolytes in the Talmudic media, knowing full well that he wants “good relations” with his pals who adhere to a dead, superseded religion:
In what would constitute a stunning rhetorical volte-face, Pope Francis reportedly walked back earlier statements praising Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and dubbed some of Israel’s detractors “anti-Semitic.”
In comments made to veteran Portuguese-Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman Thursday, Francis was quoted as saying that “anyone who does not recognize the Jewish people and the State of Israel — and their right to exist — is guilty of anti-Semitism.”
Francis was also said to have backtracked on statements he was reportedly heard making earlier this month designating the visiting Abbas “a bit an angel of peace.”
The pope recalled telling Abbas in Italian that he hopes the Palestinian chief might one day become an angel of peace in the future, according to Cymerman — although ostensibly he has not yet reached that level.
The comments were sent by the Pope in writing to Cymerman along with Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka, one of Francis’s close interfaith colleagues, after the duo approached him following his meeting with Abbas, Channel 2 reported.
Amid a media firestorm following the pontiff’s earlier comments, the Vatican had first clarified — saying he had not called Abbas “an angel of peace” but rather “a bit an angel of peace” — and then apologized, saying the remarks weren’t intended “to offend anyone.”
Francis made the compliment to Abbas during the traditional exchange of gifts at the end of an official audience in the Apostolic Palace.
Abbas’s visit came days after the Vatican finalized a bilateral treaty with the “state of Palestine” that made explicit its recognition of Palestinian statehood, drawing Israeli protests.
he Vatican said it had expressed “great satisfaction” over the new treaty during the talks with the Palestinian delegation. It said the pope, and later the Vatican secretary of state, also expressed hopes that direct peace talks with Israel would resume.
“To this end, the wish was reiterated that with the support of the international community, Israelis and Palestinians may take with determination courageous decisions to promote peace,” a Vatican statement said.
It added that inter-religious dialogue was needed to combat terrorism.
Israel didn’t comment on Francis’s “angel of peace” compliment but complained that Abbas was using the trip to score political points.
“It is regrettable that Mahmoud Abbas uses international forums to attack Israel and refrains from returning to negotiations which is the right way to implement a political vision and a solution of peace,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon.
Israel earlier had expressed its “disappointment” that the Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in the treaty, which covers the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory. (Weasel Jorge Says That Not Recognizing Israel Is Anti-Semitic.)
Isn't the Argentine Apostate a veritable backtracking little weasel of a human being?
Then again, naturalists and heretics, not being informed by the Sacred Deposit of Faith, and being guided by no true principles of logic and philosophy, must dance around statements and issue "clarifications" when offending mere creatures, including those who deny the Most Blessed Trinity, as they dare not to offend God with reckless, scandalous abandon.
Leaving aside Weasel Jorge’s continued delusion about “interreligious dialogue” as the means to combat terrorism (I suppose he really thinks that the leaders of ISIS are going to pick up the phone from one of the Catholic churches in Syria and Iraq that have been destroyed upon their orders and say that they want to participate in Assisi IV, whenever it is held, or be included in the next Vatican Gardens “peace” event), the man who those in the “resist while recognize” movement believe is “Pope Francis” has managed to label none other than Pope Saint Pius X, who opposed the creation of the State of Israel, an anti-Semite for doing so.
In case you are new to this site, here is international Zionism’s founder’s account of his meeting with Pope Saint Pius X on January 25, 1904, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle, in the Apostolic Palace:
Pope Saint Pius X was no ecumenist. He was unafraid to recall those outside of the Church to her maternal bosom, as he reminded the founder of Zionism, Theodore Herzl, on January 25, 1904:
HERZL: Yesterday I was with the Pope [Pius X]. . . . I arrived ten minutes ahead of time, and without having to wait I was conducted through a number of small reception rooms to the Pope. He received me standing and held out his hand, which I did not kiss. Lippay had told me I had to do it, but I didn’t. I believe this spoiled my chances with him, for everyone who visits him kneels and at least kisses his hand. This hand kiss had worried me a great deal and I was glad when it was out of the way.
He seated himself in an armchair, a throne for minor affairs, and invited me to sit by his side. He smiled in kindly anticipation. I began:
HERZL: I thank Your Holiness for the favor of granting me this audience. [I begged him to excuse my miserable Italian, but he said:
POPE: No, Signor Commander, you speak very well.
HERZL: [He is an honest, rough-hewn village priest, to whom Christianity has remained a living thing even in the Vatican. I briefly laid my request before him. But annoyed perhaps by my refusal to kiss his hand, he answered in a stern categorical manner.
POPE: We are unable to favor this movement [of Zionism]. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people.
HERZL: [The conflict between Rome and Jerusalem, represented by the one and the other of us, was once again under way. At the outset I tried to be conciliatory. I said my little piece. . . . It didn’t greatly impress him. Jerusalem was not to be placed in Jewish hands.] And its present status, Holy Father?
POPE: I know, it is disagreeable to see the Turks in possession of our Holy Places. We simply have to put up with it. But to sanction the Jewish wish to occupy these sites, that we cannot do.
HERZL: [I said that we based our movement solely on the sufferings of the Jews, and wished to put aside all religious issues].
POPE: Yes, but we, but I as the head of the Catholic Church, cannot do this. One of two things will likely happen. Either the Jews will retain their ancient faith and continue to await the Messiah whom we believe has already appeared—in which case they are denying the divinity of Jesus and we cannot assist them. Or else they will go there with no religion whatever, and then we can have nothing at all to do with them. The Jewish faith was the foundation of our own, but it has been superceded by the teachings of Christ, and we cannot admit that it still enjoys any validity. The Jews who should have been the first to acknowledge Jesus Christ have not done so to this day.
HERZL: [It was on the tip of my tongue to remark, “It happens in every family: no one believes in his own relative.” But, instead, I said:] Terror and persecution were not precisely the best means for converting the Jews. [His reply had an element of grandeur in its simplicity:]
POPE: Our Lord came without power. He came in peace. He persecuted no one. He was abandoned even by his apostles. It was only later that he attained stature. It took three centuries for the Church to evolve. The Jews therefore had plenty of time in which to accept his divinity without duress or pressure. But they chose not to do so, and they have not done it yet.
HERZL: But, Holy Father, the Jews are in a terrible plight. I do not know if Your Holiness is aware of the full extent of their tragedy. We need a land for these harried people.
POPE: Must it be Jerusalem?
HERZL: We are not asking for Jerusalem, but for Palestine—for only the secular land.
POPE: We cannot be in favor of it.
[Editor Lowenthal interjects here] Here unrelenting replacement theology is plainly upheld as the norm of the Roman Catholic Church. Further, this confession, along with the whole tone of the Pope in his meeting with Herzl, indicates the perpetuation of a doctrinal emphasis that has resulted in centuries of degrading behavior toward the Jews. However, this response has the “grandeur” of total avoidance of that which Herzl had intimated, namely that the abusive reputation of Roman Catholicism toward the Jews was unlikely to foster conversion. Further, if, “It took three centuries for the Church to evolve,” it was that very same period of time that it took for the Church to consolidate and launch its thrust of anti-Semitism through the following centuries.
HERZL: Does Your Holiness know the situation of the Jews?
POPE: Yes, from my days in Mantua, where there are Jews. I have always been in friendly relations with Jews. Only the other evening two Jews were here to see me. There are other bonds than those of religion: social intercourse, for example, and philanthropy. Such bonds we do not refuse to maintain with the Jews. Indeed we also pray for them, that their spirit see the light. This very day the Church is celebrating the feast of an unbeliever who became converted in a miraculous manner—on the road to Damascus. And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you.
HERZL: [At this point Conte Lippay had himself announced. The Pope bade him be admitted. The Conte kneeled, kissed his hand, and joined in the conversation by telling of our “miraculous” meeting in the Bauer beerhall at Venice. The miracle was that he had originally intended to stay overnight in Padua, and instead, it turned out that he was given to hear me express the wish to kiss the Holy Father’s foot. At this the Pope made no movement, for I hadn’t even kissed his hand. Lippay proceeded to tell how I had expiated on the noble qualities of Jesus Christ. The Pope listened, and now and then took a pinch of snuff and sneezed into a big red cotton handkerchief. It is these peasant touches which I like about him best and which most of all compel my respect. Lippay, it would appear, wanted to account for his introducing me, and perhaps ward off a word of reproach. But the Pope said:
POPE: On the contrary, I am glad you brought me the Signor Commendatore.
HERZL: [As to the real business, he repeated what he had told me, until he dismissed us:]
POPE: Not possible!
HERZL: [Lippay stayed on his knees for an unconscionable time and never seemed to tire of kissing his hand. It was apparent that this was what the Pope liked. But on taking leave, I contented myself with shaking his hand warmly and bowing deeply. The audience lasted about twenty-five minutes. While spending the last hour in the Raphael gallery, I saw a picture of an Emperor kneeling before a seated Pope and receiving the crown from his hands. That’s how Rome wants it.] (Marvin Lowenthal, Diaries of Theodore Herzl, pp. 427- 430.)
Not exactly how the conciliar "popes" have spoken to the adherents of the Talmud whenever they have permitted themselves to have been treated as inferiors in Talmudic synagogues and as Talmudic choirs have sung about how the Talmudic Jews of today are "waiting for the Messiah," now is it?
Oh, no. Pope Saint Pius X sought the conversion of souls, making no accommodations to the nonexistent legitimacy of false religions. JorgeMario Bergoglio/Francis was a regular visit of Talmudic synagogues in Argentina, and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI visited three of them, including one in Rome itself (see Saint Peter and Anti-Peter).
If it is “anti-Semitic” to be opposed to the State of Israel and its “right” to exist, then even some Orthodox adherents of the Talmud, including rabbis, who are anti-Zionists and who recognize the crimes of the State of Israel must be anti-Semitic as well.
Well, Father Denis Fahey, the great defender of the Social Reign of Christ the King, explained how the Talmudists use the “anti-Semite” card to tar anyone and everyone who opposes them and will not accept their false religion as valid and who dares to place into question their tortured accounts of human history:
Yet all the propaganda about that display of Anti-Semitism should not have made Catholics forget the existence of age-long Jewish Naturalism or Anti-Supernaturalism. Forgetfulness of the disorder of Jewish Naturalistic opposition to Christ the King is keeping Catholics blind to the danger that is arising from the clever extension of the term “Anti-Semitism,” with all its war-connotation in the minds of the unthinking, to include any form of opposition to the Jewish Nation’s naturalistic aims. For the leaders of the Jewish Nation, to stand for the rights of Christ the King is logically to be “anti-Semitic.”
These words of wisdom apply to the cultural and political legal warfare that has been waged in this country by Judeo-Masonry. Indeed, as Father Fahey quotes from Pope Pius XI:
“Comprehending and merciful charity towards the erring,” he writes, “and even towards the contemptuous, does not mean and can not mean that you renounce in any way the proclaiming of, the insisting on, and the courageous defence of the truth and its free and unhindered application to the realities about you. The first and obvious duty the priest owes to the world about him is service to the truth, the whole truth, the unmasking and refutation of error in whatever form or disguise it conceals itself.” (Pope Pius XII, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 14, 1937)
Anti-Semitism--or simple fidelity to this mission that the God-Man, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, gave to the Eleven before He Ascended to the Father's right hand in glory on Ascension Thursday?
And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing them they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. (Mt. 28: 16-20)
Was Father Maria-Alphonse Ratisbonne, who was converted to the Faith after Our Lady appeared to him in the Church of San Andrea delle Fratte, in Rome Italy, on January 20, 1842, as she appeared on the Miraculous Medal, and his brother, Father Theodore Ratisbonne, "anti-Semitic" to seek the conversion of their fellow Jews of the Talmud? They "targeted" Jews for conversion, something that Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the "preacher" to the "papal" household of both John Paul II and Benedict XVI said in 2005 must not be done:
If Jews one day come (as Paul hopes) to a more positive judgment of Jesus, this must occur through an inner process, as the end of a search of their own (something that in part is occurring). We Christians cannot be the ones who seek to convert them. We have lost the right to do so by the way in which this was done in the past. First the wounds must be healed through dialogue and reconciliation. (Zenit, September 30, 2005.)
Catholics hate no one. We hate our sins. We hate the promotion of sin in the world and its protection under the cover of the civil law. We hate the devil and his minions who inspire us to the commission of various sins. It is no hatred of anyone to seek their conversion to the true Faith, the Catholic Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order, and to denounce the efforts of those who hate Our Lord and His true Church to promote evil under cover of the civil law.
This could go on ad infinitum, ad nauseam. There is no need.
Conciliarism is not Catholicism. They are two opposing religions. This is not a matter of "diabolical disorientation." This is a matter of apostasy, and apostates cannot hold office in the Catholic Church legitimately.
The State of Israel has no right to exist. It does exist as a matter of fact, but that fact cannot change the truth that Pope Saint Pius X had the correct means to eradicate its existence if it came to be reality: Open churches to baptize all of the Jews. He was a Catholic. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is not.
Gee, why is this so very, very difficult to grasp and then to recognize the church that he heads is a counter-church that is but the counterfeit ape of the Catholic Church.
The conciliar revolutionaries, led for the past fifteen months, eighteen days by Jorge Mario Bergoglio (does it not seem much, much, longer than that!), are the true anti-Semite as they are content to leave people steeped in a dead, superseded religion in their false beliefs until the moments of their deaths, showing that them to be their enemies unto eternity, not their friends as they are opposing that which can effect their salvation, namely, their conversion to the true Faith.
Alas, Catholics have become so accustomed to apostasy that they do not even blink when a putative "pope" violates the First and Second Commandments by speaking and acting as Bergoglio has done throughout his life as a Lay Jesuit. . Gone from the Catholic consciousness of most baptized Catholics are the truths written by Bishop George Hay over two hundred years ago now:
The spirit of Christ, which dictated the Holy Scriptures, and the spirit which animates and guides the Church of Christ, and teaches her all truth, is the same; and therefore in all ages her conduct on this point has been uniformly the same as what the Holy Scripture teaches. She has constantly forbidden her children to hold any communication, in religious matters, with those who are separated from her communion; and this she has sometimes done under the most severe penalties. In the apostolical canons, which are of very ancient standing, and for the most part handed down from the apostolical age, it is thus decreed: "If any bishop, or priest, or deacon, shall join in prayers with heretics, let him be suspended from Communion". (Can. 44)
Also, "If any clergyman or laic shall go into the synagogue of the Jews, or the meetings of heretics, to join in prayer with them, let him be deposed, and deprived of communion". (Can. 63) (Bishop George Hay, (The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his predecessors have rejected this. They have preached a false gospel of false joy and false charity whose diabolical roots are now visible without any degree of obfuscation, ambiguity or "clarification."
Keep praying your Rosaries. Entrust all to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pray fervently to Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful.
Cheer up. Worse is yet to come, both civilly and ecclesiastically. We must bear the cross of these times with joy and gratitude. It is a privilege to live in these times with such crosses. Each cross is our path to Heaven. Embrace it well and give all to Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
A blessed Feast of the Most Blessed Trinity to you all!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.