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          November 17, 2010

False Opposites of the Conciliar Church

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Although I am trying to generate sales for my new e-book, There Is No Shortcut to Cure This Condition: A Catholic Man's Lifelong Battle of the Bulge, yesterday's "surprise" election of the "happy 'bishop,'" "Archbishop" Timothy Dolan, the conciliar "archbishop" of New York, as the new president of the falsely named United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) deserves a bit of brief comment, focusing mostly on the secular media's description of Dolan as a "conservative" and the man he defeated, Gerald Kicanas, the conciliar "bishop" of Tucson, Arizona, who was the subject of Why Not? just two days ago now, as a "liberal."

Lost on the clueless reporters and commentators in the secular media is the simple fact that the apparent "divisions" within the counterfeit church of conciliarism are as illusory as those that are said to exist between the false opposites of the naturalist "right" and the naturalist "left" in the temporal realm. Although there are some differences on some matters between the false opposites of the "left" and the "right" in the temporal realm and that of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, both sets of false opposites are united on essential principles no matter how they diverge on the details of those principles.

Let me repeat, therefore, the thumbnail description of the false opposites of the "left" and the "right" in the temporal realm to demonstrate the essential principles that unite these "opposites" no matter the battles that they put on for public consumption as to how those principles are to be applied in concrete circumstances:

I refer to the "false opposites" of the "left" and the "right" because, despite their differences over  the powers "government" over that of the "individual," both the "left" and the "right" reject Catholicism as the one and only foundation of personal and social order. The adherents of the "left" and the "right" believe that it is neither prudent or necessary to acknowledge that the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother has changed human history. Such adherents also reject any suggestions that both men and their nations must be subordinate to Christ the King and the authority of His true Church on all that pertains to the good of souls and that the civil government has an obligation to pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End.

No matter the differences between "conservatives" and "liberals," my friends, they both have one mind and one heart in the belief that man does not need the teaching and sanctifying offices of the Catholic Church to guide them in their private and social lives. This is, of course, the triumph of the Judeo-Masonic spirit of naturalism that was dissected so well by Pope Leo XIII. It matters little as to who is or is not a formally enrolled member of the "lodges" when most Catholics and non-Catholics alike are infected with the ethos of naturalism.

Similarly, any civil leader who believes that can, either by himself or with others, pursue genuine order without the help of Our Lady and the use of her Most Holy Rosary is a fool. We must give public honor to Christ the King and to Mary our Immaculate Queen.


Similarly, the false opposites of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are united in their acceptance of the "teaching" of the "Second" Vatican Council and the inherent worth of the Protestant and and Masonic Novus Ordo service. Sure, they disagree on the "interpretation" of the "Second" Vatican Council as the "progressives" or "liberals" believe that almost everything about what they think is the Catholic Faith is negotiable while the "conservatives" "hold the line" on most, although not all, matters of morality that the "progressives" or "liberals" believe are just a much a subject of "dialogue" as "inter-religious" relations. The essential difference on this score centers around Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's philosophically absurd and dogmatically condemned "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" to "reconcile" what are called "apparent" differences between conciliarism and Catholicism while the "progressives" or "liberals" believe that they are the true "originalists" of conciliarism by asserting that its tenets and its liturgy are open breaks from the "past" of the Catholic Church.

"Progressives" or "liberals" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism disagree also about the extent to which innovation and improvisation should be used in the "renewed" liturgy that was invented by Annibale Bugnini and his Consilium that was advised by liberal Protestant"observers and they disagree over such matters as the "ordination" of women to the conciliar presbyterate and clerical celibacy. 

Other that, however, as I pointed out two days ago, they are united in all of the essentials, which is why there can be "full communion" among them no matter their differences:

Each of the other possible choices to succeed Francis "Cardinal" George supports conciliarism, lock, stock and barrel.

Each of the other possible choices to succeed Francis "Cardinal" George supports false ecumenism, religious liberty, separation of Church and State, inter-religious "prayer" services.

Each of the other possible choices to succeed Francis "Cardinal" George countenances the spiritual molestation of children by means of explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.

Each of the other possible choices to succeed Francis "Cardinal" George offend God every day by staging the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service.


The "progressives" and "conservatives" in the counterfeit church of the United States of America are also true sons of the Americanist heresy (and it is a heresy) that was condemned by Pope Leo XIII in Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899, which is one of the most important building blocks of conciliarism's embrace of "religious liberty" and "separation of Church and State." The "progressives" and "conservatives" in the conciliar church in this country diverge along the false secular fault lines of the "left" and the "right" when it comes to the application of their Americanist principles, something that I pointed out in Dialectical Americanism:

Indeed, most Catholics in the United States of America in the latter part of the Nineteenth Century saw partisan politics as the means of upward social, political and economic mobility. Leaders of the Democratic Party saw in these immigrants and their children the means to win elections, thus welcoming them with open arms and making it relatively easy for them to advance the ranks of ward politics. There was a price to be paid for this, of course: one could not be confessionally Catholic in his public discourse. One had to speak in generic, inter-denominational or non-denominational terms, thus advancing the agenda of Judeo-Masonry as the Incarnation and Redemptive Act of the God-Man, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, was held to be of no account whatsoever in public life.

The "identification" of Catholics with the Democratic Party was such that a story was told in the 1930s of a woman in Boston, Massachusetts, who was praying a Novena to Saint Monica for the return of her son to the Faith. A friend asked her what had happened to her son. The woman praying the Novena said in great distress, "He's become a Republican!" Yes, being a Democrat and being a Catholic were considered to be inseparable by the lion's share of Catholics in the Nineteenth and early-Twentieth Centuries.

This alliance of Catholics with the Democratic Party was such that they overlooked the blatant anti-Catholicism of the likes of Thomas Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt time and time again. After all, it was the "party" that mattered. Oh, it was too bad that Wilson supported the slaughter of Catholics in Mexico. Catholics just voted for the Democratic Party, which permitted Franklin Roosevelt, who, unlike his statist predecessor, Woodrow Wilson, in whose administration he worked as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, cultivated friendships with Catholic prelates in order to coopt them into supporting his own statist plans, to unleash a veritable campaign team of Catholic bishops and priests to denounce any "conservative" Catholic who dared to criticize his policies. As noted in We're Not in Kansas Any More two months ago now, Roosevelt unleashed the "Right Reverend New Dealer," Monsignor John A. Ryan, to denounce the courageous Father Charles Coughlin for him during his re-election campaign in 1936. And Francis Cardinal Spellman was known as "FDR's errand boy in a miter."

It was, however, after World War II that fissures began to break in the solid Catholic support for the Democratic Party. The threat posed by the spread of the Soviet Union into Eastern Europe and the fall of China to the forces of Mao Zedong in 1949 led some Catholics to turn more and more to the Republican Party, convincing themselves that they could purge that stronghold of anti-Catholic Masons and nativists and transform it into a bastion of "conservatism" to turn back the New Deal and to win the Cold War.

The fissures in Catholic support became more pronounced in the years after the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, especially during the years of the administration of President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Having convince themselves that electoral politics was the means to "transform" the country, well-meaning Catholics of the "conservative" bent engaged in what could be termed a Manichean struggle with Catholics of the "leftist" bent, each side armed with "bishops" who supported their own particular brand of Americanism, each convinced that the "other" side was composed of "bad guys" as they represented the '"true" interpretation of the Constitution and the "rights" of Catholics in a pluralistic society.

Just as Democrats and Republicans agree on the basic naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian principles of the American founding, disagreeing on the specifics as to the conduct of public policy in light of those principles, so is it the case that "liberal" and "conservative" Catholics accept those same false principles as they diverge on the specifics of public policy according to the political "camp" which they believe represents the best means of achieving various goals. Both "liberal" and "conservatives" Catholics are as one in rejecting these simple truths of the Catholic Faith as binding upon their consciences and that they apply to the concrete circumstances to be found in the United States of America, believing that their naturalistic or non-denominational ideas and plans and strategies can "win the day" for their respective causes:


Secular commentators have described "Bishop" Gerald Kicanas, who lost to "Archbishop" Timothy Dolan by a vote of 128-111, as part of the "social justice" wing of the American non-bishops, a man who is not prone to deny what purports to be Holy Communion in the conciliar church to Catholics in public life who support the chemical and/or surgical assassination of preborn babies.

Well, so what?

"Archbishop" Timothy Dolan doesn't believe in denying what purports to be Holy Communion in the conciliar church to Catholics in public life who support the chemical and/or surgical assassination of preborn babies. Although he has spoken out against what what he has called anti-Catholic bias in the secular media (Unhappy Is The "Happy" "Bishop") and has laughably defended his false "pontiff" for his mishandling of clerical abuse in the structures of the apostate, robber-baron church, "Archbishop" Timothy Dolan did not raise his voice one little bit prior to the November 2, 2010, elections in the State of New York to denounce New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's support for baby-killing and perversity.

"Archbishop" Timothy Dolan did not use the pulpit from the Cathedral of Saint Patrick on Fifth Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York, to remind Catholics in the Empire State that any person who supports a single, solitary instance in which a baby may be directly targeted and killed as the first instance of a moral act is disqualified from holding any office of public trust, whether elected or appointed.

What's the difference? There is none, of course.

The outgoing president of the so-called United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Francis "Cardinal" George, was lauded by "Archbishop" Timothy Dolan after the latter's election yesterday. Dolan went on to say the following:

“My major priority would be to continue with all vigor I can muster what’s already in place,” Archbishop Dolan said. “It’s not like we’re in crisis, it’s not like all of a sudden we need some daring new initiatives. Thank God for the leadership of Cardinal Francis George, things are going well.”

Archbishop Dolan also signaled that he would not countenance other Catholic leaders and organizations taking public positions that contradict the bishops – which is what happened this year when some groups representing Catholic hospitals and nuns came out in support of the health care bill, despite the bishops’ opposition.

“We’re pastors and teachers,” Archbishop Dolan said of the bishops’ role, “not just one set of teachers in the Catholic community, but the teachers.” He emphasized “the.” (Dolan Chosen as President of U.S. Bishops’ Group.)


"It's not like we're in a crisis"? Talk about self-delusion. Uh, have you checked "Mass" attendance in the "Archdiocese" of New York lately, "Archbishop" Dolan? Ah, he has, which is why he has been busy closing and/or consolidating archdiocesan parishes and schools.

More to the point of this brief commentary, however, is the incredible assertion, contained in The New York Times article cited above, that the so-called United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, opposed ObamaCare when the truth is that Francis "Cardinal" George supported ObamaCare, only without coverage for baby-killing with taxpayer dollars. Only a few conciliar "bishops," including Walter Nickless of the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, opposed ObamaCare in principle as a violation of the Natural Law principle of subsidiarity. Sean "Cardinal" O'Malley made clear his own qualified support for ObamaCare in the sanctuary of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, August 29, 2009, immediately after the conclusion of the travesty that was the Novus Ordo funeral service for the late United States Senator Edward Moore Kennedy (D-Massachusetts).

That the so-called Catholic Health Association's support for ObamaCare in spite of the collective opposition to it by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on grounds of the use of taxpayer dollars to kill babies does not mean that the conciliar "bishops" were opposed to ObamaCare. Most of them supported it except for its inclusion of baby-killing. It is an incredible stretch of logic to say that the American "bishops" were opposed to ObamaCare when the truth is that most of them supported it as a matter of principle.

What we see at work here, of course, is the truth of the aphorism that the late Gilbert Keith Chesterton used to describe the false divisions between "progressives" and "conservatives" in the political realm:

"The whole world is dividing itself into progressives and conservatives. The job of the progressives is to go on making mistakes. The job of the conservatives is to prevent those mistakes from being corrected." (Gilbert Keith Chesterton, April 19, 1924.)


This apt description of the false opposites of the "left" and the "right" is as true of the situation in the counterfeit church of conciliarism as it is in the realm of secular politics and public policy. "Conservatives" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism want to institutionalize the conciliar revolution, simply at a different pace and to a different degree than the "progressives." Both, however, fully support the conciliar revolution.

Thus, as noted two days ago, instead of a man who enabled a child-molester as the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops the man actually elected is just another conciliar molester of souls. This is progress? The only thing represented by the very close vote by which conciliarist Timothy Dolan defeated conciliarist Gerald Kicanas is that enough conciliar "bishops" in the USCCB thought twice about the bad press that they would receive if the successor of the man, Francis George, who enabled serial child-molester "Father" Daniel McCormack was himself an enabler of and apologist for the disgraced conciliar "cleric." Bad press, that's what mattered here, not a difference in ideology among the conciliar revolutionaries.

Look, as I have said on numerous occasions in the past, God has known for all eternity that we would be alive in these particular times. The graces He won for us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient for us to prosper under each of the crosses we are asked to bear. Each cross--whether personal, social or ecclesiastical--has been perfectly fashioned for us from all eternity by the very hand of God. The Cross is the path to our daily sanctification and thus to our salvation. We must love the Cross We must lift the Cross high as we remember these most prophetic words of Pope Pius XI, contained in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:

History, in fact, tells us that in the course of ages these festivals have been instituted one after another according as the needs or the advantage of the people of Christ seemed to demand: as when they needed strength to face a common danger, when they were attacked by insidious heresies, when they needed to be urged to the pious consideration of some mystery of faith or of some divine blessing. Thus in the earliest days of the Christian era, when the people of Christ were suffering cruel persecution, the cult of the martyrs was begun in order, says St. Augustine, "that the feasts of the martyrs might incite men to martyrdom." The liturgical honors paid to confessors, virgins and widows produced wonderful results in an increased zest for virtue, necessary even in times of peace. But more fruitful still were the feasts instituted in honor of the Blessed Virgin. As a result of these men grew not only in their devotion to the Mother of God as an ever-present advocate, but also in their love of her as a mother bequeathed to them by their Redeemer. Not least among the blessings which have resulted from the public and legitimate honor paid to the Blessed Virgin and the saints is the perfect and perpetual immunity of the Church from error and heresy. We may well admire in this the admirable wisdom of the Providence of God, who, ever bringing good out of evil, has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak, and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater splendor, and that men's faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown itself more vigorous than before.

The Catholic Church cannot propagate error of any kind, no less heresy. The false opposites of the "left" and the "right" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who contradict each other as they contradict the Faith believe in all manner of condemned propositions, errors and heresies. A general apostasy is one of the signs that the dogmatic books in eschatology that must occur before Our Lord's Second Coming to judge the Living and the Dead on the Last Day. There are other signs, including the conversion of the Jews (which has not occurred yet, obviously). Before that Second Coming, however, we have work to do.

We do not know when Our Lord will come for us at the moment our deaths. We must, therefore, continue remaining steadfast in the Faith no matter who calumniates us or humiliates us or no matter worldly honors or success or financial gain we may lose as a result of holding firm to everything that the Catholic Church taught prior to 1958. We must trust in Our Lady as we have our homes enthroned to the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son and to her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, remaining ever confident, without for one moment being presumptuous, that she will plead for us "nunc et in hora mortis nostrae" as long as we remain faithful to her Divine Son's immutable teaching and die in a state of Sanctifying Grace, praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

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.

Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, pray for us.

See also: A Litany of Saints


A Reprise: The "Happy 'Bishop's'" Praise for B'Nai Brith and Talmudic Judaism

"Archbishop" Dolan went to great lengths when he was still the conciliar "archbishop" of the Milwaukee to apologize for the "appearance" caused by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's "lifting" of the "excommunication" imposed by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II on Bishop Richard Williamson. Timothy "I am to be a happy bishop" Dolan, who had already appointed him as the conciliar successor to Edward "Cardinal" Egan (see Making John L Sullivan Look Like Mister Peepers), called for a meeting with Talmudic leaders in Milwaukee so as to get their "pulse" on "inter-faith" relations in the wake of the "embarrassment" caused by the "appearance" of Ratzinger/Benedict's actions:

The executive director of Milwaukee’s Jewish Council for Community Relations received an unexpected invitation last week.

Paula Simon was part of a small group of the city’s Jewish and Catholic leadership invited to the home of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, to discuss interfaith relations in the wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to end the Vatican’s ban against a bishop who had denied the Holocaust. The invitation from the archbishop came just days before he, head of Milwaukee’s Catholic diocese for seven years, was named by the pope to succeed Cardinal Edward Egan as archbishop of New York City’s diocese.

“He wanted to get a pulse of the Jewish community,” Simon said.  “He wanted to make sure that we understood that what the pope did did not reflect what he [Archbishop Dolan] felt.”

Simon, in a telephone interview with The Jewish Week, said the archbishop apologized for the impression given by the pope’s action that the Catholic Church condones denial of the Holocaust’s historical authenticity. “We’re embarrassed. This is inappropriate,” she reported the archbishop as saying about lifting of the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson, who has said the Holocaust was exaggerated and no Jews died in the Nazi gas chambers.

“He could have sent a quick note or e-mail” to express his feelings, Simon said. “It could have been done in a phone call.”

“You can’t put a value on that kind of relationship,” she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It’s not lip service. It’s real.”

Simon cited the meeting, and the archbishop’s unsolicited outreach to Milwaukee’s Jewish community, as the latest examples of Dolan’s “personal commitment to interfaith issues” that have included one-on-one meetings with Jewish leaders as well as more formal interaction.

Other representatives of Milwaukee’s Jewish community and spokesmen for national Jewish organizations praised Archbishop Dolan as a charismatic member of the clergy who will help to restore Jewish-Catholic relations that have stalled in recent years because of several divisive issues. They said the archbishop, with a more effusive personal style, is likely to bring a new tone to interfaith activities here, which were cool under Cardinal Edward Egan, New York’s outgoing archbishop.

During an introductory press conference here on Monday, the archbishop called his work in Jewish-Catholic dialogue in Milwaukee, and before that in St. Louis, “intensely rewarding and enriching.”

With Dolan’s arrival here, “The issue of dialogue is back on the agenda,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

Foxman said ties between the Jewish community and the Catholic Church, which grew warmer in the early 1960s after the Vatican II changes supported by Pope John XXIII, have cooled in the last few years because of such issues as the Latin prayer for the conversion of Jews, attempts by some hardliners to repeal Vatican II and the statements of Bishop Williamson.

“These are chips in the relationship,” Foxman said, adding that the leader of New York’s Catholics automatically becomes a leading voice in interfaith work because of the size of the city’s Jewish and Catholic populations. “We need to put Jewish-Catholic relations back on the track.”

While the archbishop is considered a hardliner on many Catholic issues like abortion and celibacy of priests, his conservative outlook is not expected to detract from his work with the Jewish community, Foxman said. “He is an open person, open to people and ideas.”

As a participant in the Conference of Bishops’ interfaith activities, Archbishop Dolan worked closely with Baltimore’s Cardinal William Keeler, who chaired the conference’s Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, and served as the church’s point man with the Jewish community. With Cardinal Keeler, at 77, in poor health, Archbishop Dolan — likely to be elevated soon to cardinal — will be in position to play a greater role in ecumenical affairs on a national scale, the Jewish interfaith leaders said.

“I never got the sense that he wanted to backtrack on [the ecumenical liberalizations advanced by] Vatican II,” said Rabbi David Cohen, spiritual leader of Congregation Sinai in Milwaukee, who had worked with the archbishop on interfaith activities.

“He will perforce become much more active,” said Rabbi A. James Rudin, the American Jewish Committee’s senior interreligious adviser.

Archbishop Dolan, 59, is an author who has written three books on Catholic spirituality, and a raconteur who is viewed as warmer and more accessible — according to members of the Catholic and Jewish communities — than his predecessor, Cardinal Egan.

In one well-publicized incident, Archbishop Dolan presided at an open-air Mass while wearing a “cheese-head” hat popular among Green Bay Packer fans.

Rabbi Rudin said Archbishop Dolan “is going to bring back some of the style of O’Connor,” referring to Cardinal John O’Connor, a gregarious man who preceded Cardinal Egan as leader of the New York Diocese. “I think New York’s Jewish community will take to him, and he to the community.”

Simon said the archbishop “understands the intrinsic value of interfaith relations, particularly relations with the Jewish community.”

While the Milwaukee diocese was forced in recent months to reduce its budget because of the deepening recession, Archbishop Dolan retained funding for the department that conducts ecumenical activities with the Jewish community, she said. “That attests to his commitment.”

When hosting interfaith meetings, the archbishop would call the Jewish participants in advance to determine their kashrut preferences, said Rabbi Ronald Shapiro of Milwaukee’s Congregation Shalom.

The rabbi was invited by the archbishop to take part in a memorial service for the late Pope John Paul II, recite Kaddish in the pope’s memory and explain the meaning of the Aramaic prayer.

Archbishop Dolan was part of an interfaith mission that visited Auschwitz in 2005 under the aegis of Sacred Heart University’s Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding.

“Though I had no doubt that he [previously] understood the significance of the Holocaust,” the visit to the death camp “reinforced the responsibility that religious leaders have” in fighting discrimination.

“He was deeply moved at Auschwitz,” said Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard, who was also on the 2005 mission.

Rabbi Blanchard, director of organizational development at CLAL – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, said the archbishop “really understands human vulnerability.”

Rabbi Marc Berkson, spiritual leader of Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun in Milwaukee and past president of the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis, called the archbishop “a very pragmatic man. His involvement with the Jewish community deepened over time.”

Rabbi Berkson tells of a speech Archbishop Dolan gave at a Friday night service at Milwaukee’s Congregation Shalom in 2005.

Beginning his speech with a remark that “If I seem a bit distracted it’s only because, usually, I’m the only one in the room wearing a yarmulke,” the archbishop went on to talk about Jewish scriptures, John XXIII, John Paul II, Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel.

“I am so shaken and saddened by the crimes, bigotry, violence and hatred that have been visited upon you by spiritual relatives of mine whose hideous actions pervert the genuine teaching of Jesus and His Church,” he said.

“The talk he gave that night was damn impressive,” Rabbi Berkson said. “You guys are very lucky to be getting him in New York.”

During his speech in Congregation Shalom, the rabbi said, Archbishop Dolan called that Shabbat’s bar mitzvah boy to the bima and gave him the pink skullcap the archbishop had worn on his head.

The youth wore the pink kipa the next day at his bar mitzvah, and “the kid still treasures that kipa,” Rabbi Berkson said.

Simon said the archbishop, following the recent meeting with Jewish leaders, communicated his feeling about the Bishop Williamson controversy to priests in the Milwaukee diocese. “His heart is there. His passion is there. Theologically, he is there.”

At the meeting, she asked Archbishop Dolan about reports that he would be leaving for New York. “The rumors were flying last week.” The archbishop confirmed that he was among six finalists for the New York position.

“I am disappointed that he’s leaving,” Simon said. But she is not surprised. “Many people thought he was a rising star when he came to Milwaukee.” (Dolan’s Warmth Praised: Jewish-Catholic Relations Seen Getting Boost With New Archbishop)


This is a mother lode of apostasy and hypocrisy which must be reviewed at a little length given the fact that the "happy bishop," Timothy Dolan, has been silent about the blasphemous heresy of his fellow conciliar "archbishop," Robert Zollitsch." Then again, the new conciliar "archbishop" of New York has been very busy (going to Yankee Stadium, Cit Field, participating in a "Holocaust remembrance" service at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, participating in an inter-faith "seder" at the headquarters of the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Anti-Defamation League of the Masonic organization known as B'Nai Brith, about which more will be written shortly). He couldn't possibly have found time thus far to respond with the same kind of alacrity to Robert Zollitsch's blasphemous denial of Catholic doctrine as he did to Bishop Williamson's comments on a dispute point of secular history, right?

The news report about "Archbishop" Dolan's meeting with Jewish leaders a month ago now contains the following proofs of the apostate nature of the conciliar spirit:

  • Timothy Dolan is no "conservative." He is an arch-ecumenist, modeling himself after the pattern of conciliarism itself and the example of the conciliar "pontiffs. He has no regard at all for how Father Maximilian Kolbe, M. I., explained that ecumenism is the enemy of the Immaculata:

'In other words' Saint Maximilian insisted, 'there is no greater enemy of the Immaculata and her Knighthood than today’s ecumenism, which every Knight must not only fight against, but also neutralize through diametrically opposed action and ultimately destroy. We must realize the goal of the Militia Immaculata as quickly as possible: that is, to conquer the whole world, and every individual soul which exists today or will exist until the end of the world, for the Immaculata, and through her for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.' (Father Karl Stehlin, Immaculata, Our Ideal, Kansas City, Missouri, Angelus Press, 2007, p. 37.)

Timothy Dolan has no idea, as alluded to in Bookended From Birth to Birth, that the Jewish people of the Old Testament were constantly being punished by God for the worship of false idols and the participation in ecumenical events although theirs was the true religion. Among other acts of apostasy, the Chosen People worshiped the Golden Calf while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments and they worshiped Baal atop Mount Carmel, which is where Elias slew the false prophets and commissioned Eliseus to continue his work in defense of the First Commandment, which is broken regularly by the conciliarists in their esteeming of every false religion imaginable.

  • Timothy Dolan has no idea that he has excommunicated himself from the Catholic Church for, among other reasons, entering into a Talmudic synagogue and giving credence to the services of this false religion:

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.)

  • Timothy Dolan has worked with the hideous former conciliar "archbishop" of Baltimore, William "Cardinal" Keeler, in the production of the work of apostasy released by the "Bishops'" Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of "Catholic Bishops" on August 12, 2002, Reflections on Covenant and Mission, which included the following apostate statements for which neither Dolan or Keeler (or anyone else who served on the "committee for ecumenical and interreligious affairs") were ever sanctioned by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II or Joseph Ratzinger, either before or after he became Antipope Benedict XVI:

The post-Nostra Aetate Catholic recognition of the permanence of the Jewish people’s covenant relationship to God has led to a new positive regard for the post-biblical or rabbinic Jewish tradition that is unprecedented in Christian history. The Vatican’s 1974 Guidelines insisted that Christians "must strive to learn by what essential traits Jews define themselves in the light of their own religious experience."5 The 1985 Vatican Notes praised post-biblical Judaism for carrying "to the whole world a witness-often heroic-of its fidelity to the one God and to ‘exalt Him in the presence of all the living’ (Tobit 13:4)."6 The Notes went on to refer to John Paul II in urging Christians to remember "how the permanence of Israel is accompanied by a continuous spiritual fecundity, in the rabbinical period, in the Middle Ages and in modern times, taking its start from a patrimony which we long shared, so much so that ‘the faith and religious life of the Jewish people as they are professed and practiced still today, can greatly help us to understand better certain aspects of the life of the Church’ (John Paul II, 6 March 1982)."7 This theme has been taken up in statements by the United States Catholic bishops, such as God’s Mercy Endures Forever, which advised preachers to "[b]e free to draw on Jewish sources (rabbinic, medieval, and modern) in expounding the meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures and the apostolic writings."

Post-biblical Judaism’s "spiritual fecundity" continued in lands in which Jews were a tiny minority. This was true in Christian Europe even though, as Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy has noted, "from the time of the Emperor Constantine on, Jews were isolated and discriminated against in the Christian world. There were expulsions and forced conversions. Literature propagated stereotypes [and] preaching accused the Jews of every age of deicide." This historical summary intensifies the importance of the teaching of the 1985 Vatican Notes that, "The permanence of Israel (while so many ancient peoples have disappeared without trace) is a historic fact and a sign to be interpreted within God's design."

Knowledge of the history of Jewish life in Christendom also causes such biblical texts as Acts 5:33-39 to be read with new eyes. In that passage the Pharisee Gamaliel declares that only undertakings of divine origin can endure. If this New Testament principle is considered by Christians today to be valid for Christianity, then it must logically also hold for post-biblical Judaism. Rabbinic Judaism, which developed after the destruction of the Temple, must also be "of God."

In addition to these theological and historical considerations, in the decades since Nostra Aetate many Catholics have been blessed with the opportunity to experience personally Judaism’s rich religious life and God’s gifts of holiness. (Reflections on Covenant and Mission.)

Timothy Dolan has fallen all over himself in presenting himself as the "friend" of those who deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ without ever once seeking with urgency the unconditional conversion of any adherent of the Talmud to the true Faith (which could be because he, the "happy bishop," is not a member of the Catholic Church and does not hold to the tenets of the true Faith). While he, like Ratzinger/Benedict, might say something, perhaps obliquely, about Robert Zollitsch's denial of Our Lord's Redemptive Act on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday, he is certainly taking his time to make such a statement, isn't he?

Continuing the sordid legacy that he left behind in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Timothy 'I aim to be a happy bishop" Dolan has made his obeisances at the one of the principle headquarters of the enemies of the Catholic Faith, the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai Brith, saying he has long "admired" the work of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL):

New York, NY, April 22, 2009--Extolling the virtues of unity, religious acceptance and interfaith cooperation, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan shared a symbolic Passover Seder with a group of Catholic and Jewish students. 


The Interfaith Freedom Seder, organized and hosted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), brought together more than 100 seventh and eighth-grade students from the Immaculate Conception School of Jamaica Estates, Queens and Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County.

"Today, ADL joins our Catholic friends and neighbors in offering our hearty welcome to Archbishop Dolan as the 10th Archbishop of New York," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  "We look forward to working with Archbishop Dolan to enhance the ongoing dialogue and programs between the Archdiocese and the Jewish community.  The Catholic-Jewish relationship in New York is unique and has contributed to Catholic-Jewish understanding that has set an example that reaches beyond our city."

Mr. Foxman led the group in reciting two Jewish blessings made in the Archbishop's honor, and presented Archbishop Dolan with a mezuzah, a traditional encasing of parchment scroll, to affix to the doorpost of his new residence.

"This is awesome for me," Archbishop Dolan said.  "I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me."

During the Seder, which occurred one day after Holocaust Memorial Day, Archbishop Dolan discussed the importance of mutual respect and religious acceptance.

"Every person deserves dignity and respect.  They [the Jewish people] learned the hard way, the tragic way what happens when that fundamental religious belief is not respected, and we now unite with them and hold hands in seeing that that never happens again.

"I look forward to our cooperation that's been part of the legacy and the heritage here in the greater New York community." 

Seder participants asked the Four Questions of Passover, recounted the ten plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt and ate matzo the traditional Passover unleavened bread.  Each table contained the traditional Passover Seder plate, as well as multi-colored jellybeans to represent diversity, and twizzlers candy to represent the whips of slavery.

Students from each school made presentations about the history of slavery from biblical to modern times.  Students from the Immaculate Conception school also led a group performance of two choir pieces.

The Interfaith Seder program, now in its fourth year and hosted by the Intergroup Committee of ADL's New York Regional Board, recognizes the universal bonds of oppression and slavery that are shared by many races, religions and cultures.  It is an outgrowth of the League's Bearing Witness Program, an annual Holocaust training for Catholic school teachers (Press Release of the Anti-Defamtion League.)


"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me."

"Happy 'Bishop'" Dolan, you are are apostate, reflecting, of course, the apostasy of conciliarism itself, which has its apostate apologist-in-chief, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, elevate men like Timothy Dolan while keeping silent for over two weeks (and counting) about the hideous blasphemy of Robert Zollitsch that even goes beyond the approved apostasies of conciliarism.

"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me."

Here, "Happy 'Bishop'" Dolan, is some of the fruit of the "work" of the Anti-Defamation League, as found in  Continuing to Knight Infidels, which was published on this site originally on August 29, 2007.

Doubters out there should consider the hard evidence that proves this point. Consider the amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs filed by the Anti-Defamation League in the case of Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to oppose the constitutionality of the New Hampshire Parental Notification Act. Here is a summary of the brief, followed by the first few paragraphs of the actual brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States:

Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, et al. (2005) This Supreme Court case involves the constitutionality of The New Hampshire Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act. The Act prohibits abortions for minors unless the parents have been notified, but provides exceptions for abortions necessary to prevent death and for minors who have obtained a judicial declaration that they are mature enough to make a decision concerning abortion. The First Circuit Court of Appeals previously ruled that the Act was unconstitutional because it does not include a health exception and the death exception is too narrow. ADL, together with 41 other religious and religiously affiliated organizations, joined a brief authored by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. The brief argued, among other things, that in emergency situations, the Act unconstitutionally threatens the health and lives of young women, and undermines their right to choose an abortion in accordance with religious faiths that place great value on women’s health and lives. The variety of religious beliefs about abortion underscores the importance of maintaining a private sphere– free from undue government interference – in which women, including minors, can make choices to protect their own lives and health in accordance with their faiths. Although parental guidance in young women’s major life decisions, including whether to end a pregnancy, is important, state-mandated parental involvement can sometimes harm the minor, such as where the family is dysfunctional or where an emergency situation requires immediate action.

Amici are religious organizations and religiously affiliated organizations dedicated to preserving religious freedom for all persons and to protecting a woman’s health and right to carry or terminate her pregnancy in accordance with her religion and values.1 The statements of interest provided by amici, included in Appendix B to this brief, demonstrate their shared interest (from different perspectives) in the right of women of all ages to make reproductive choices in accordance with their individual conscience and free from governmental interference. A full listing of the forty-two (42) organizations signing this brief as amici curiae appears in Appendix A.

Because amici value life and health, and recognize the many divergent theological perspectives regarding abortion, amici agree that all women whose health is at risk should be free to seek the best available medical advice, without governmental coercion or constraint, in making the difficult decision whether to terminate a pregnancy. Adherence to these principles compels amici to support Respondents in this case.

Because amici, cherish human life and health as among their most important values. Many of these religions hold that it is morally appropriate for women of all ages to consider – in accordance with their faiths – the threat to their lives or health in deciding whether to terminate a pregnancy. The New Hampshire Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act, N.H.Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 132:24-132:28 (Supp. 2004) (the “New Hampshire Act” or the “Act”), lacks a health exception and an adequate life exception, as required by this Court’s precedents. In emergency medical situations, the Act unconstitutionally threatens the health and lives of young women, and undermines their right to choose an abortion in accordance with religious faiths that place great value on women’s health and lives.

The religious component of the rights of privacy and of reproductive choice have been repeatedly recognized in this Court’s opinions, including in cases as early as Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 (1925), and as recent as Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992). Many Americans reflect upon their religious beliefs and moral principles when making important private decisions about family, marriage, and procreation. The variety of religious teachings and beliefs about abortion underscores the importance of maintaining a private sphere – free from undue government interference – in which women can make choices to protect their own lives and health in accordance with their faiths and their consciences. This private sphere extends to minor women who are faced with pregnancies that threaten their lives and health. Although amici support and encourage parental guidance in young women’s major life decisions, including whether to end a pregnancy, they recognize that state-mandated parental involvement can sometimes harm the minor, such as where the family is dysfunctional or where an emergency medical situation requires immediate action. The Constitution protects minors from such threats to their lives, health, and religious beliefs.


No one associated with an organization responsible for such a legal brief should be given any earthly awards or honors, least of all those that carry with the title of "papal knighthood," of all things. The Catholic Church used to denounce the efforts of Catholic-hating naturalists to fill the world all manner of social poisons, seeking to pray for the conversion of such people to her maternal bosom. The counterfeit church of conciliarism rewards those who are associated closely with organizations dedicated to the spread of social evils and who do not want the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer uttered publicly, something that one conciliar prelate after another has more that accommodated himself to by refusing to mention that Holy Name of Jesus Christ in public with the adherents of the Talmud present.

Want more proof of the Anti-Defamation League's support for baby-killing under cover of law? Well, here is a press release from their own site, issued following the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Gonzales v. Carhart, which was not a"pro-life victory (see An Illusion of a Victory), on April 19, 2007:

ADL Disappointed With Supreme Court Ruling On Partial Birth Abortion Act

New York, NY, April 19, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued the following statement expressing its disappointment at the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the federal Partial Birth Abortion Act:

We are deeply troubled by the ramifications of the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.  By upholding, for the first time, an abortion statute which contains no exception for the health of the woman, the Supreme Court has undermined a woman's right to choose and to act in accordance with her conscience and the dictates of her faith.

We continue to believe that Americans should have the freedom to make difficult decisions of conscience and health without government interference.

ADL joined an amicus brief in the case filed by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights.

"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me"?

Do you still stand by this absurd statement that is an insult to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication, "Archbishop" Dolan?

Do you have any trace of a sensus Catholicus left in you to raise yourself like a Catholic man and to even take public note of the work of the Anti-Defamation League to undermine the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, no less to denounce firmly and unequivocally this wretched work that is from the devil himself?


How about the following examples of the "work" of the Anti-Defamation League, "Archbishop" Dolan?

Yesterday, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged the Florida Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee to reject a divisive and unconstitutional school prayer bill – SB1360 - at its March 26th hearing.  If enacted, SB1360 would permit Christian, Muslim, Jewish or other sectarian prayers at public school assemblies, sports events, dances and other school-related activities.   

In a letter to the Florida Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee, ADL advised that, In our religiously diverse state, such a policy is patently unfair, divisive, and unconstitutional, and it would cost local school districts and taxpayers needless litigation expenses.  The First Amendment and federal Equal Access Act provide public high school students with the right to privately pray alone or in groups during non-curricular time and to form non-curricular religious clubs.  The clear effect of this policy would be to impose the majority's religious beliefs, which depending on the individual school could be Protestant, Catholic, Jewish or Muslim, upon all students at school-sponsored high school activities. 

Practically speaking, most school-related activities are "noncompulsory" in name only.  Students such as sports team members make commitments that require their attendance at games.  And other students feel intense peer pressure to attend school-related activities.  Regardless of peer pressure, students should not have to choose between attending a school-related activity and being subjected to unwanted religious activity … .

In these difficult times, we urge the Committee on Education Pre-K-12 to focus on matters that unite Floridians and that do not risk unnecessary expenditure of taxpayer funds.  We therefore urge you to vote against SB1360.

In its most recent school prayer case – Santa Fe Independent School v. Doe - the U.S. Supreme Court found that a school policy virtually identical to the policy provided for in SB1360 unconstitutionally endorsed and coerced religion.

David Barkey, ADL Southern Area Counsel, is in Tallahassee today and is available for interviews. (ADL: ADL Warns School Prayer Bill in Florida is Unconstitutional)

The constitutional mandate of separation of church and state, as interpreted in a long line of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, prohibits a public school from giving students the impression that it prefers or sanctions a particular religion, or religion generally. Our public schools must be hospitable to students from a variety of backgrounds, regardless of their faith. A Christmas concert dominated by religious carols, Christian music in the school office, and a creationism video in science class with a theological message are not reflective of religious neutrality, but instead appear to be school endorsement of the Christian religion.

Celebrations of holidays and expressions of religious belief enrich the personal and spiritual lives of many Americans. But those practices belong in a house of worship, in private religious schools, in the home, and in the heart - not in the public schools. Our public schools should inculcate students with understanding and respect for diversity, as well as a spirit of tolerance, acceptance and inclusion.

A sturdy wall separating church and state is essential to preserving and promoting freedom of religion in our increasingly pluralistic nation.

Consequently, promotion of religious views, such as that which took place in this Colorado public school, is inconsistent with the guarantees of religious liberty in the First Amendment  (ADL Not Out to Censor Christmas)

San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2008 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed today's California Supreme Court decision supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry.  The court held that under California law, the right to marry is a fundamental right, integral to an individual's autonomy, and that banning same-sex couples from marrying violates the California Constitution.

ADL issued the following statement:

We are pleased by the court's decision supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry, and welcome this reaffirmation of equal protection for all.

We are also gratified that the Court agreed with our assertion that the law raised privacy issues, exposing gay individuals "to detrimental treatment by those who continue to harbor prejudices that have been rejected by California society at large."

With this decision, California has taken a significant step forward in the pursuit of individual liberty and freedom from discrimination for all.

ADL has regional offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara, San Diego and San Francisco.  ADL joined a coalition brief, authored by the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP. (ADL Welcomes California Supreme Court Decision In Support Of Same Sex Marriage.)

"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me"?

Timothy "I aim to be a happy 'bishop'" Dolan admires the "work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar." Indeed, he admires the "work of the Anti-Defamation League" from such a "distance" that he cannot see or refuses to admit publicly that the Anti-Defamation League is a tool of the devil to promote one objective evil after another under cover of the civil law and throughout the course popular culture and that it is imperative to pray, fast and to make many sacrifices to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary to pray for their conversion just as the Mother of God herself effected the conversion of the Catholic-hating Jew named Alphonse Ratisbonne on January 20, 1842, by means of the Miraculous Medal as she appeared to him as she does on that Medal in the Church of San Andrea delle Fratte in Rome, Italy.

Was Our Lady, the very Mother of God, wrong to have sought the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne, "Archbishop" Dolan? Do you even believe that this happened?

Was Saint Peter, the first Pope, wrong to have sought the conversion of the Jews in his first papal discourse, delivered in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday?

Was Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P., wrong to have sought the conversion of Jews and Mohammedans in the Iberian Peninsula and southern France at the end of the Fourteenth and the beginning of the Fifteenth Centuries?

Was the Council of Florence wrong to have issued Cantate Domino, February 4, 1432, under the authority of Pope Eugene IV?

The holy Roman Church believes, professes, and preaches that 'no one remaining outside the Catholic Church, not just pagans, but also Jews or heretics or schismatics, can become partakers of eternal life; but they will go to the everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels,' unless before the end of life they are joined to the Church. For the union with the body of the Church is of such importance that the sacraments of the Church are helpful to salvation only for those who remaining in it; and fasts, almsgiving, other works of piety, and the exercise of Christian warfare bear eternal rewards from them alone. And no one can be saved, no matter how much alms, he has given, even if he sheds his blood for the name of Christ, unless he remains in the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church."  (Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, Council of Florence, February 4, 1442.)

Was Pope Saint Pius X wrong when he said the following to the founder of international Zionism, Theodore Herzl, on January 25, 1904?

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. (Marvin Lowenthal, The Diaries of Theodore Herzl.)

Was Pope Saint Pius X wrong, "Archbishop" Dolan?

Was Pope Pius XII wrong, "Archbishop" Dolan, when he wrote the following in Mystici Corporis Christi, June 29, 1943?

28.That He completed His work on the gibbet of the Cross is the unanimous teaching of the holy Fathers who assert that the Church was born from the side of our Savior on the Cross like a new Eve, mother of all the living. [28] "And it is now," says the great St. Ambrose, speaking of the pierced side of Christ, "that it is built, it is now that it is formed, it is now that is .... molded, it is now that it is created . . . Now it is that arises a spiritual house, a holy priesthood." [29] One who reverently examines this venerable teaching will easily discover the reasons on which it is based.

29.And first of all, by the death of our Redeemer, the New Testament took the place of the Old Law which had been abolished; then the Law of Christ together with its mysteries, enactments, institutions, and sacred rites was ratified for the whole world in the blood of Jesus Christ. For, while our Divine Savior was preaching in a restricted area -- He was not sent but to the sheep that were lost of the house of Israel [30] -the Law and the Gospel were together in force; [31] but on the gibbet of his death Jesus made void the Law with its decrees, [32] fastened the handwriting of the Old Testament to the Cross, [33] establishing the New Testament in His blood shed for the whole human race. [34] "To such an extent, then," says St. Leo the Great, speaking of the Cross of our Lord, "was there effected a transfer from the Law to the Gospel, from the Synagogue to the Church, from many sacrifices to one Victim, that, as our Lord expired, that mystical veil which shut off the innermost part of the temple and its sacred secret was rent violently from top to bottom." [35]

30. On the Cross then the Old Law died, soon to be buried and to be a bearer of death, [36] in order to give way to the New Testament of which Christ had chosen the Apostles as qualified ministers; [37] and although He had been constituted the Head of the whole human family in the womb of the Blessed Virgin, it is by the power of the Cross that our Savior exercises fully the office itself of Head in His Church. "For it was through His triumph on the Cross," according to the teaching of the Angelic and Common Doctor, "that He won power and dominion over the gentiles"; [38] by that same victory He increased the immense treasure of graces, which, as He reigns in glory in heaven, He lavishes continually on His mortal members it was by His blood shed on the Cross that God's anger was averted and that all the heavenly gifts, especially the spiritual graces of the New and Eternal Testament, could then flow from the fountains of our Savior for the salvation of men, of the faithful above all; it was on the tree of the Cross, finally, that He entered into possession of His Church, that is, of all the members of His Mystical Body; for they would not have been united to this Mystical Body.


Did God the Holy Ghost permit the Catholic Church to be "wrong" on the matter of the invalidity of the Old Covenant prior to the "Second" Vatican Council? Can God change His Mind? Can God contradict Himself after the better part of over two millennia? Anyone who asserts this is an apostate of the first order.

See also: Fearing to Offend Men Rather Than God, If Only Catholics Spoke This Way, Putting Lipstick on the Conciliar Pig, From One Strange Religion to Another, Without Fear of God, and Still Trying to Make Everyone Happy Except God Himself.





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