How Catholics Act And Speak In Jerusalem
Thomas A. Droleskey
The Divine Founder of the Catholic Church and her Invisible Head, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, was not oblique when speaking to the Jews of Jerusalem in the days leading up to His Passion, Crucifixion, Death, Burial and Resurrection. He spoke directly, telling the Jews that Abraham longed to see the day His coming on earth:
Then Jesus said to those Jews, who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him: We are the seed of Abraham, and we have never been slaves to any man: how sayest thou: you shall be free? Jesus answered them: Amen, amen I say unto you: that whosoever committeth sin, is the servant of sin. Now the servant abideth not in the house for ever; but the son abideth for ever.
If therefore the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. I know that you are the children of Abraham: but you seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do the things that you have seen with your father. They answered, and said to him: Abraham is our father. Jesus saith to them: If you be the children of Abraham, do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill me, a man who have spoken the truth to you, which I have heard of God. This Abraham did not.
You do the works of your father. They said therefore to him: We are not born of fornication: we have one Father, even God. Jesus therefore said to them: If God were your Father, you would indeed love me. For from God I proceeded, and came; for I came not of myself, but he sent me: Why do you not know my speech? Because you cannot hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth; because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. But if I say the truth, you believe me not.
Which of you shall convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, why do you not believe me? He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God. The Jews therefore answered, and said to him: Do not we say well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and you have dishonoured me. But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
Amen, amen I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death for ever. The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself? Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God. And you have not known him, but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him, and do keep his word.
Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it, and was glad. The Jews therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am. They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple. (John 8: 31-59.)
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who is the Divine Redeemer of man, told the Jews that they were wrong not to believe in Him, that Moses himself had written of Him:
After these things was a festival day of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem a pond, called Probatica, which in Hebrew is named Bethsaida, having five porches.
In these lay a great multitude of sick, of blind, of lame, of withered; waiting for the moving of the water. And an angel of the Lord descended at certain times into the pond; and the water was moved. And he that wane down first into the pond after the motion of the water, was made whole, of whatsoever infirmity he lay under.
And there was a certain man there, that had been eight and thirty years under his infirmity. Him when Jesus had seen lying, and knew that he had been now a long time, he saith to him: Wilt thou be made whole?
The infirm man answered him: Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pond. For whilst I am coming, another goeth down before me.
Jesus saith to him Arise, take up they bed, and walk.
And immediately the man was made whole: and he took up his bed, and walked. And it was the sabbath that day.
The Jews therefore said to him that was healed: It is the sabbath; it is not lawful for thee to take up they bed. He answered them: He that made me whole, he said to me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
They asked him therefore: Who is that man who said to thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? But he who was healed, knew not who it was; for Jesus went aside from the multitude standing in the place.
Afterwards, Jesus findeth him in the temple, and saith to him: Behold that art made whole: sin no more, less some worse thing happen to thee.
The man went his way, and told the Jews, that it was Jesus who had made him whole. Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, because he did these things on the sabbath.
But Jesus answered them: My Father worketh until now; and I work.
Hereupon therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he did not only break the sabbath, but also said God was his Father, making himself equal to God.
Then Jesus answered, and said to them: Amen, Amen, I say unto you, the Son cannot do any thing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doth, these the Son also doth in like manner. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things which himself doth: and greater works than these will he shew him, that you may wonder. For a the Father raiseth up the dead, and giveth life: so the Son also giveth life to whom he will. For neither doth the Father judge any man, but hath given all judgment to the Son. That all men may honour the Son, as they honour the Father. He who honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father, who hat send him.
Amen, amen, I say unto you, that he who heareth my word, and believeth him that sent me, hath life everlasting; and cometh not into judgment., but it passed from death to life. Amen, amen, I say unto you, that the hour cometh, and now is, when the head shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself, so he hath given to the Son also to have life in himself: And he hath given him power to do judgment, because he is the Son of man.
Wonder not at this; for the hour cometh, wherein all that are in the graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God. And they that have done good things, shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but they they have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.
I cannot of myself do any thing. As I hear, so I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. If I bear witness to myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
You sent to John, and he gave testimony to the truth. But I receive not testimony from man; but I say these things, that you may be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light. But I have a greater testimony than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to perfect; the works themselves, which I do, give testimony of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself who hath sent me, hath given testimony of me: neither have you heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him you believe not.
Search the scriptures, for you think in them to have life everlasting; and the same are they that give testimony to me. And you will not come to me that you may have life.
I receive not glory from men. But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you. I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, who receive glory from one another: and the glory which is from God alone, you do not seek?
Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you, Moses, in whom you trust. For if you did believe Moses, you would perhaps believe me also; for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words. (John 5:1-47)
"And you will not come to me that you may have life." In other words, men must believe in Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His true Church to have life in them. Those who do not go to Our Lord as He has revealed Himself through His true Church have no life in them. This includes the people from whom Our Lord took His Sacred Humanity and whose conversion to the Catholic Church He desired then and desires to this very day so that they can have life and have it to the full.
Saint John the Evangelist recorded Our Lord's own elaboration on this in Chapter 6 of his Gospel:
Jesus answered them, and said: Amen, amen, I say to you, you seek me, not because you have seen miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meant which perisheth, but for that which endureth unto life everlasting, which the Son of man will give you. For him hath God, the Father, sealed.
They said therefore unto him: What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?
Jesus answered, and said to them: This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he hath sent. (John 6: 26-29)
"This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he hath sent." Those who not believe in Our Lord as He has revealed Himself solely through His true Church are not doing the work of God. They are doing the work of the devil. This includes the people who claim to follow the Old Covenant, the one that was abrogated when the curtain was torn from top to bottom in the Temple in Jerusalem on Good Friday, but who are actually followers of the man-made Talmud, a manifesto that is full of hatred of Our Lord and His followers. Our Lord does not want these people steeped in the blindness of Original Sin to perish. He wants them to convert. He wants all men to convert to the true Faith. He wants us to be instruments to help plant the seeds for the conversion of all men to the true Faith:
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 unto the consummation of the world. (Matthew 28:19-20)
There is no time limit on this mandate that God Himself gave to the Eleven on Ascension Thursday, whose liturgical celebration this year occurs in but nine days. No country and no peoples steeped in false religions are exempt at any time from this mandate.
Go tell that, however, to the scions of the erroneous novelty of ecumenism, men who believe that "circumstances" have changed and that proselytism is not only not a mandate given us by Our Lord Himself but an objective evil that demeans the dignity of others, including those steeped in the lies of the Talmud.
Consider the words of Father
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the "papal" household, as reported by Zenit on September 30, 2005:
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.
"We have lost the right to do so by the way in which this was done in the past?" Excuse me, Father Cantalamessa, where in the history of the Catholic Church prior to 1958 can you find any evidence whatsoever that the mandate given by Our Lord to the Eleven on Ascension Thursday to seek to convert all men at all times until His Second Coming in glory is a mere "right" that can be "lost"? Whose efforts to convert the Jews are you condemning? Saint Peter? Saint Paul? Saint John the Evangelist, as the late Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin specifically named fourteen years ago as the "source of anti-Semitism" in an address delivered at Hebrew University? Saint Matthew? Who?
Perhaps, sadly, it is Our Lord Himself, Whom Saint John records in Chapter 6 of His Gospel to say the following directly to the Jews (and thus to all men at all times in all places):
Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you; Moses gave you not bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world.
They said therefore unto him: Lord, give us always this bread.
And Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger: and he that believeth in me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, that you also have seen me, and you believe not. All that the Father giveth to me shall come to me; and from him that cometh to me, I will not cast out. Because I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. Now this is the will of the Father who sent me: that of all that he hat given me, I should lose nothing; but should raise it up again in the last day.
And this is the will of my Father that sent me: that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth in him, may have life everlasting, and I will raise him up in the last day.
The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he had said: I am the living bread which come down from heaven. And they said: Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then saith he, I came down from heaven?
Jesus therefore answered, and saith to them: Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him; and I will raise him up in the last day. It is written in the prophets: And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that heareth heareth of the Father, and hath learned, cometh to me.
Not that any man hath seen the Father; but he who is of God, he hath seen the Father.
Amen, amen I say unto you: he that believeth in me, hath everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven; that if any man eat of it. he may not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any mean eat of this bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.
The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say unto you: Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you.
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him.
As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father; so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead. He that eateth this bread, shall live for ever.
These things he said, teaching in the synagogue in Capharnaum.
Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard, and who can hear it?
But Jesus, knowing in himself, that his disciples murmured at this, said to them: Doth this scandalize you? If then you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth: the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I have spoken to you, are spirit and life.
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning, who they were that did not believe, and who he was, that would betray him.
And he said: Therefore did I say to you, that no man can come to me, unless it be given him by my Father.
After this many of his disciples went back; and walked no more with him.
Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away?
And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the Son of God. (John 6:1-70)
"Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you." How can the Jews of the Talmud have life in them if they do not eat of the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood? Is there some "interior process" that gives them the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of the One Whose Sacred Divinity they reject and despise and make war against with all of their might? Was Our Lord, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate womb by the power of the God the Holy Ghost, wrong?
The first pope, Saint Peter, specifically exhorted the Jewish people to convert as he preached the first papal "Ubi et Orbi" address on Pentecost Sunday following the descent of God the Holy Ghost in tongues of flame on the Apostles and our dear Blessed Mother:
Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you, by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God did by him, in the midst of you as you also know: This same being delivered up, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you by the hands of wicked men have crucified and slain. Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the sorrows of hell, as it was impossible that he should be holden by it. For David saith concerning him: I foresaw the Lord before my face: because he is at my right hand, that I may not be moved. For this my heart hath been glad, and my tongue hath rejoiced: moreover my flesh also shall rest in hope. Because thou will not leave my soul in hell, nor suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made known to the the ways of life: thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
Ye men, brethren, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David; that he died, and was buried; and his sepulchre is with us to this present day. Whereas therefore he was a prophet, and knew that God hath sworn to him with an oath, that of the fruit of his loins one should sit upon his throne.
Foreseeing this, he spoke of the resurrection of Christ. For neither was he left in hell, neither did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised again, whereof all we are witnesses. Being exalted therefore by the right hand of God, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath poured forth this which you see and hear. For David ascended not into heaven; but he himself said: The Lord said to my Lord, sit thou on my right hand, until I make they enemies a footstool.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know most certainly that God hath made both Lord and Christ, this same Jesus, whom you have crucified.
Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart, and said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren?
But Peter said to them: Do penance, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ., for the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.
And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: Save yourselves from this perverse generation.
They therefore that received his word were baptized; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls. And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles, and in the communication of the breaking of the bread, and in prayers. (Acts 2:22-42)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and his conciliar henchmen, using their logically absurd and dogmatically condemned "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" do not speak in such terms. In essence, you see, they are saying by their apostate words and deeds: "That was then, this is now. Saint Peter did what he did in his day. It is no longer appropriate to speak as he did. The 'Shoah' has changed all of this" In other words, the first pope, chosen directly by Our Lord Himself, did not give us the chief example, following his being filled with the Holy Ghost, of how to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people from Whom Our Lord took His Sacred Humanity and whose salvation He earnestly desires by their formal membership in the Catholic Church prior to their deaths.
Ratzinger/Benedict himself has indeed said that "Shoah" (the Talmudic term for what is referred to in the English language as the "holocaust" to refer to the crimes committed by the agents of the Third Reich against Jews) has changed the the "relationship" between Christians and Jews:
Thirdly, linked more generally to this was the problem of religious tolerance - a question that required a new definition of the relationship between the Christian faith and the world religions. In particular, before the recent crimes of the Nazi regime and, in general, with a retrospective look at a long and difficult history, it was necessary to evaluate and define in a new way the relationship between the Church and the faith of Israel. (Christmas greetings to the Members of the Roman Curia and Prelature, December 22, 2005.)
The "faith of Israel"? The "faith of Israel" is a dead faith. It is a false faith. It is a "faith" that belongs to the devil. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI does not believe this. He believes that a "Jewish reading of the Bible is a possible one (Preface to The Jewish People and Their Scriptures in the Christian Bible), which is why he is in Israel at the present time to visit Christian shrines without, of course, seeking the conversion of Jews and Mohammedans as the one and only precondition of true peace in the Middle East.
The following passage from the Acts of the Apostles is yet another example of an "inappropriate methodology" that had its place once in time but it is longer to be used given the "history" that has occurred between then and now, which is why the currently reigning antipope, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, is never going to speak as the first pope spoke so forcefully:
But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. And in the faith of his name, this man, whom you have seen and known, hath his name strengthened; and the faith which is by him, hath given this perfect soundness in the sight of you all.
And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance, as did also your rulers. But those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. Be penitent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. (Acts 3:15-19)
Ah, yes. Saint Peter used the "c" word, "converted." No longer appropriate? Men can be saved absent a conversion even after hearing the truth proclaimed? The Gospel of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ does not need to be proclaimed to every human being on the face of the earth? The missionaries were wrong to go to foreign lands to convert others?
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI will not be repeating the words of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr during his current visit to the Zionist State of Israel:
Then the high priest said: Are these things so?
Who said: Ye men, brethren and fathers, hear. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charan. And said to him: Go forth out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
Then he went out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charan. And from thence, after his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein you now dwell. And he gave him no inheritance in it; no, not the pace of a foot: but he promised to give it him in possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child. And God said to him: That his seed should sojourn to a strange country, and that they should bring them under bondage, and treat them evil four hundred years. And the nation which they shall serve will I judge, said the Lord; and after these things they shall go out, and shall serve me in this place.
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision, and so he begot Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begot Jacob; and Jacob the twelve patriarchs. And the patriarchs, through envy, sold Joseph into Egypt; and God was with him. And delivered him out of all his tribulations: and he gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharao, the king of Egypt; and he appointed him governor over Egypt, and over all his house.
Now there came a famine upon all Egypt and Chanaan, and great tribulation; and our fathers found no food. But when Jacob had heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent our fathers first: and at the second time, Joseph was known by his brethren, and his kindred was made known to Pharao. And Joseph sending, called thither Jacob, his father, and all his kindred, seventy-five souls. So Jacob went down into Egypt; and he died, and our fathers.
And they were translated into Sichem, and were laid in the sepulchre, that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Hemor, the son of Sichem. And when the time of the promise drew near, which God had promise to Abraham, the people increased, and were multiplied in Egypt, till another king arose in Egypt, who knew not Joseph.
This same dealing craftily with our race, afflicted our fathers, that they should expose their children, to the end they might not be kept alive. At the same time was Moses born, and he was acceptable to God: who was nourished three months in his father's house. And when he was exposed, Pharao's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and in his deeds. And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel.
And when he had seen one of them suffer wrong, he defended him; and striking the Egyptian, he avenged him who suffered the injury. And he thought that his brethren understood that God by his hand would save them; but they understood it not. And the day following, he shewed himself to them when they were at strike; and would have reconciled them in peace, saying: Men, ye are brethren; why hurt you one another?
But he that did the injury to his neighbor thrust him away, saying: Who hath appointed thee prince and judge over us? What wilt thou kill me, as thou didst yesterday kill the Egyptian? And Moses fled upon this word, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begot two sons.
And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the desert of mount Sina, an angel in a flame of fire in a bush. And Moses seeing it, wondered at the sight. And as he drew near to view it, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying:
I am the God of thy fathers; the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses being terrified, darest not behold. And the Lord said to him: Loose the shoes from thy feet, for the place wherein thou standest, is holy ground. Seeing I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, am am come down to deliver them. And now come, and I will send the into Egypt.
This Moses, whom they refused, saying: Who hath appointed thee prince and judge? him God sent to be prince and redeemer by the hand of the angel who appeared to him in the bush. He brought them out, doing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the desert forty years.
This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel: A prophet shall God raise up to you of your own brethren, as myself: him shall you hear. This is he that was in the church in the wilderness, with the angel who spoke to him on mount Sina, and with our fathers; who received the words of life to give unto us, Whom our fathers would not obey; but thrust him away, and in their hearts turned back into Egypt, saying unto Aaron: Make us gods to go before us. For as for this Moses, who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him. And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. And God turned, and gave them up to serve the host of heaven, as it is written in the books of the prophets: Did you offer victims and sacrifices to me for forty years, in the desert, O house of Israel? And you took unto you the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god. Rempham, figures which you made to adore them. And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
The tabernacle of this testimony was with our fathers in the desert, as God ordained for them, speaking to Moses, that he should make it according to the form which he had seen. Which also our fathers receiving, brought in with Jesus, into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David Who found grace before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
But Solomon built him a house. yet the most High dwelleth not in houses made by hands, as the prophet saith: Heaven is my throne, and the earth my footstool. What house will you build me? saith the Lord; or what is the place of my resting? Hath not my hand made all these things?
You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you also. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them ho foretold of the coming of the Just One; of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
Now hearing these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed with their teeth at him.
But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looking up steadfastly to heaven, saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. and he said: Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
And they crying out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and with one accord ran violently upon him. And casting him forth without the city, they stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, invoking and saying: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
And falling on his knees, he cried with a loud voice, saying: Lord Jesus, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep in the Lord. And Saul was consenting to his death. (Acts 7:1-59)
No conciliar "pontiff" of the past fifty years has been willing to give this discourse anew to the Talmudic Jews of our own day Is not just as relevant now as it was nearly two millennia ago. The "Shoah" has changed all of that. Never mind the fact that the crimes committed by the agents of the Third Reich against Jews and Catholics and others were made possible by the systematic de-Catholicization of Europe made possible by the Protestant Revolt and the relentless warfare waged against the Faith by Judeo-Masonry. No, the "Shoah" has changed everything. Jews are perfectly assured of their salvation. The Council of Florence's Cantate Domino, issued on February 4, 1442, means nothing. Nothing not "approved" by the conciliarists means anything, especially as it regards seeking with urgency the unconditional conversion of anyone outside of the maternal bosom of the Catholic Church.
The final lesson of the chapter from the Acts of the Apostles relating the discourse and the martyrdom of Saint Stephen is stark: Stephen forgave his persecutors, thus contrasting the mercilessness of the men of the Old Dispensation, seeking to kill rather than to forgive, with the forgiveness of the New and Eternal Covenant that was ratified by the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer atop the heights of Calvary on Good Friday. A Catholic forgives his enemies and his persecutors. He prays for them. He prays for the conversion of those who are outside of the Church. He wants to assist at Holy Mass with the ones who were once the enemies of Christ and His Holy Church. He wants to wait on line with them to enter into the hospital of Divine Mercy that is the confessional. He wants to pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary with those who had formerly pierced the sword of sorrow through Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart by means of their own hardness of heart and their attacks upon her Divine Son's true Church.
The prayers of Saint Stephen from eternity won the conversion of his chief persecutor, Saul of Tarsus. Was Our Lord Himself wrong to have spoken to Saul as he was en route from Jerusalem to Damascus to engage in yet another persecution of Catholics? And while the Apostle to the Gentiles, Saint Paul, did indeed write in his Epistle to the Romans that the conversion of the Jews is an important sign of end times, that they would be grafted back onto the vine, he went on to say:
And so all Israel should be saved, as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, he that shall deliver, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
And this is to them in my covenant: when I shall take away their sins.
As concerning the gospel, indeed, they are enemies for your sake: but as touching the election, they are most dear for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance. For as you also in times past did not believe God, but how have obtained mercy, through their unbelief; so these also now have not believed for your mercy, that they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded all in unbelief, that he might have mercy on all. (Romans 11:26-32)
The people of the Old Covenant are dear to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He wants us, Saint Paul is saying, who have been the beneficiaries of His gratuitous Mercy, to be the instruments by which the sons and daughters of Abraham may know that Mercy in their own lives as members of the Catholic Church, the true vine onto which all men at all times and in all places are to grafted. There is an urgency to convert each soul of each living human being who is outside of the true Church to her maternal bosom.
Saint Paul put it this way in his Epistle to the Hebrews:
Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever. Be not led away with various and strange doctrines. (Hebrews 13:8-9)
Saint Paul proclaimed Our Lord to the Hebrews, exhorting us to do the same. Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever. It is indeed a strange doctrine to contend that not proselytizing the Jews of the Talmud today is at all compatible with Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever.
The aforementioned Cantate Domino decreed the following:
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.
Our Lady wants the conversion of all non-Catholics, including the conciliar revolutionaries themselves, to the Catholic Church. She gave Saint Catherine Laboure the image of the Miraculous Medal to be an instrument of the conversion of souls. One of the most prominent men to have been converted by the Miraculous Medal was the Jewish atheist, Alphonse Ratisbonne. As a story about his conversion relates:
"I had come out of a dark pit, out of a tomb...and I was alive, completely alive. I thought of my brother Theodore with inexpressible joy. But how I wept as I thought of my family, of my fiancee, of my poor sisters. I wept indeed, as I thought of them whom I so loved and for whom I said the first of my prayers. Will you not raise your eyes to the Savior shoe blood blots out original sin? Oh! How hideous is the mark of this taint, and how does it alter beyond recognition the creature made in God's own likeness!"
When priests wanted to delay his Baptism for a time, Alphonse Ratisbonne said:
"The Jews who heard the preaching of the Apostles were baptized immediately, and you want to put me off, after I have 'heard' the preaching of the Queen of the Apostles?"
As is recounted in Mary's Miraculous Medal:
News of this miraculous event spread quickly all over Europe, especially in diplomatic and financial circles, when Ratisbonne, de Bassierers and de La Ferronays were widely known. The city of Rome itself was in a stir and a special Church commission was established to study the astonishing conversion. Faced with the overpowering evidence, the court fully recognized the signal miracle wrought by God through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the spontaneous conversion of Marie Alphonse Ratisbonne from Judaism to Catholicism. It was a major triumph of the Miraculous Medal.
Alphonse Ratisbonne became a Catholic priest, serving in the Holy Land.
So great was the love he had for his people, that he dedicated the remainder of his life, as did his brother, Father Theodore, to work for the conversion of their immortal souls. Among the converts of these two priest brothers were a total of twenty-eight members of their own family.
Will there be any discussion of Alphonse Ratisbonne during Ratzinger/Benedict's current visit to Israel, which ends on Friday, May 15, 2009? Don't hold your breath. To mention the name of Father Alphonse Ratisbonne would be to admit that he was converted by a miraculous apparition of Our Lady, something that the rationalist Ratzinger, an enemy of Our Lady's Fatima Message, which is, after all, Heaven's Peace Plan, has never mentioned in any of his writings.
No, Ratzinger is continuing to sound like the late Soviet dictator Nikita S. Khrushchev, a man considered to be a "reformer" as the General Secretary of the Communist Party and the Premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from 1953 to 1964 despite his having presided over the systematic starvation of over six million Ukrainians, most of them Catholics, by the way, when he was the governor of the Ukraine under Joseph Stalin in the 1930s, as he calls for the absurdity of "peaceful coexistence" of religions in the Middle East. Here is a newsflash, Father Ratzinger: Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ did not become Man in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb and die on the Holy Cross for our sins, Robert Zollitsch's denial of this truth notwithstanding, of course, so that false religions would "coexist" with the true religion.
Yet it is this "peaceful coexistence" that continues to be the theme of a "papal" pilgrimage to Jordan and Israel that is not at all founded in any desire to convert any Jew or Mohammedan to the Catholic Church, as is evident from the speeches he Ratzinger/Benedict gave yesterday, Monday, May 11, 2009:
Mr President, the Holy See and the State of Israel have many shared values, above all a commitment to give religion its rightful place in the life of society. The just ordering of social relationships presupposes and requires a respect for the freedom and dignity of every human being, whom Christians, Muslims and Jews alike believe to be created by a loving God and destined for eternal life. When the religious dimension of the human person is denied or marginalized, the very foundation for a proper understanding of inalienable human rights is placed in jeopardy. (Welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport of Tel Aviv, May 11, 2009)
Shared values? Shared values? Saint Paul the Apostle himself had something to say about "sharing" anything with any false religion:
Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God; as God saith: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore, Go out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Cor. 6: 14-18.)
Shared values? Giving "religion its rightful life of society"? Only the true religion is the foundation of personal and social order, or was Pope Saint Pius X wrong when he wrote the following in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910?
[F]or there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact.
Shared values? What is so difficult about exhorting all non-Catholics to convert to the true Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there is no true social order? What is so difficult about being faithful to the words spoken by the first pope, Saint Peter, on Pentecost Sunday?
Caesar Barack Hussein Obama could have uttered the following words that Ratzinger/Benedict spoke to the President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, yesterday, as these words are of the essence of Judeo-Masonry, which premises social order on the putting aside of "denominational" differences (Alan Keyes, a quintessential Americanist and a disciple of the late gnostic naturalist Leo Strauss, said in my hearing in 1997, "We must avoid all denominationalism in our public discourse") in order to live as "brothers" without being "divided" by "religious disputes:"
To the religious leaders present this afternoon, I wish to say that the particular contribution of religions to the quest for peace lies primarily in the wholehearted, united search for God. Ours is the task of proclaiming and witnessing that the Almighty is present and knowable even when he seems hidden from our sight, that he acts in our world for our good, and that a society’s future is marked with hope when it resonates in harmony with his divine order. It is God’s dynamic presence that draws hearts together and ensures unity. In fact, the ultimate foundation of unity among persons lies in the perfect oneness and universality of God, who created man and woman in his image and likeness in order to draw us into his own divine life so that all may be one.
Religious leaders must therefore be mindful that any division or tension, any tendency to introversion or suspicion among believers or between our communities, can easily lead to a contradiction which obscures the Almighty’s oneness, betrays our unity, and contradicts the One who reveals himself as “abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Ex 34:6; Ps 138:2; Ps 85:11). My friends: Jerusalem, which has long been a crossroads for peoples of many different origins, is a city which affords Jews, Christians and Muslims both the duty and the privilege to bear witness together to the peaceful coexistence long desired by worshippers of the one God; to lay bare the Almighty’s plan for the unity of the human family announced to Abraham; and to proclaim the true nature of man as a seeker of God. Let us resolve to ensure that through the teaching and guidance of our respective communities we shall assist them to be true to who they are as believers, ever aware of the infinite goodness of God, the inviolable dignity of every human being, and the unity of the entire human family.
The "quest for peace lies primarily in the wholehearted, united search for God." God is not obscure, Ratzinger. God has revealed Himself plainly to us through His true Church. He proclaimed Himself to be the Messiah to the Jews, and they rejected Him then and their Talmudic descendants by, at least for the most part, conversion reject Him today. There can no peace when the souls of men who adhere to false religions that deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ are enslaved to the devil by means of Original Sin. Then again, Ratzinger/Benedict does not believe the souls are enslaved to the devil by means of Original Sin (see Orthodox Heterodoxy). He believes in the theology of the drunken and kicking while resisting arrest motorist Rodney King that we can "all get along" in a fantasy world of "peaceful coexistence" as people in false religions worship the devil and do his bidding by attacking the true religion.
"We shall assist them to be true to who they are as believers"? In other words, "peace" is built on helping a Jew be a "good Jew" and on helping a Mohammedan be a "good Mohammedan" so that they can "be true to who they are as believers." Anyone who has studied the Baltimore Catechism and has a rudimentary grasp of the tenets of the First Commandment can see this as what it is: rank apostasy of the highest order. "
"We shall assist them to be true to who they are as believers"? God is merciful to hold back his wrath as apostate words such as these as uttered by man thought by most people on the face of the earth to be, albeit falsely, His Vicar on earth. God is very merciful. And he is merciful to those who are been so brainwashed by fifty years of such blasphemous talk that they have grown so very accustomed to apostasy. Once again, good readers, I ask, perhaps plaintively, where is the outrage for the honor and glory of God amongst "conservatives" and Motarians yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism? Where is the outrage for the truth of Truth Incarnate, Truth Crucified and Resurrected?
Ratzinger/Benedict's address yesterday to a Meeting with organizations involved in interreligious dialogue at the Auditorium of Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem did not mention the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ once. Not once. The word "Christian" was not mentioned once. Not once. What is the point of a "pilgrimage" founded in the ethos of "inter-religious" dialogue if the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer is to be mentioned only in "safe" Catholic settings? Ratzinger's discussion of "religion" and "truth" in yesterday's"meeting with organizations involved in inter-religious dialogue" was premised in his "New Theology's" belief that truth is obscure to most people and that it takes "effort" to discover it, an assertion that is false on its face and contrary to the de fide teaching of the Catholic Church that Our Lord has made it easy for men to recognize Him as the Divine Redeemer.
This is what Ratzinger/Benedict said about "truth" yesterday:
Religious belief presupposes truth. The one who believes is the one who seeks truth and lives by it. Although the medium by which we understand the discovery and communication of truth differs in part from religion to religion, we should not be deterred in our efforts to bear witness to truth’s power. Together we can proclaim that God exists and can be known, that the earth is his creation, that we are his creatures, and that he calls every man and woman to a way of life that respects his design for the world. Friends, if we believe we have a criterion of judgment and discernment which is divine in origin and intended for all humanity, then we cannot tire of bringing that knowledge to bear on civic life. Truth should be offered to all; it serves all members of society. It sheds light on the foundation of morality and ethics, and suffuses reason with the strength to reach beyond its own limitations in order to give expression to our deepest common aspirations. Far from threatening the tolerance of differences or cultural plurality, truth makes consensus possible and keeps public debate rational, honest and accountable, and opens the gateway to peace. Fostering the will to be obedient to the truth in fact broadens our concept of reason and its scope of application, and makes possible the genuine dialogue of cultures and religions so urgently needed today.
Why not proclaim these words, uttered by the God-Man Himself?
Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. If you had known me, you would without doubt have known my Father also: and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him. Philip saith to him: Lord, shew us the Father, and it is enough for us. Jesus saith to him: Have I been so long a time with you; and have you not known me? Philip, he that seeth me seeth the Father also. How sayest thou, shew us the Father? Do you not believe, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. But the Father who abideth in me, he doth the works.
Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? Otherwise believe for the very works' sake. Amen, amen I say to you, he that believeth in me, the works that I do, he also shall do; and greater than these shall he do. Because I go to the Father: and whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do: that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask me any thing in my name, that I will do. If you love me, keep my commandments. (John 14: 6-15.)
Yes, we must keep Our Lord's Commandments, starting with the First, which is, objectively speaking, violated by Ratzinger/Benedict quite regularly and with the enabling assistance of the silence of "conservative" presbyters (some of whom are "prelates" of the "papal" household) and presbyters in the Motu communities. There is quite a difference between how Catholics have spoken in Jersualem and how the conciliarists speak. The difference is that between the true religion nd its counterfeit ape.
Why speak on a search for truth as though truth has been obscured? Pope Leo XIII noted in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, that it is NOT difficult to discern which religion is the true one and that it alone has any standing with God and is thus the foundation for personal and social order:
As a consequence, the State, constituted as it is, is clearly bound to act up to the manifold and weighty duties linking it to God, by the public profession of religion. Nature and reason, which command every individual devoutly to worship God in holiness, because we belong to Him and must return to Him, since from Him we came, bind also the civil community by a like law. For, men living together in society are under the power of God no less than individuals are, and society, no less than individuals, owes gratitude to God who gave it being and maintains it and whose everbounteous goodness enriches it with countless blessings. Since, then, no one is allowed to be remiss in the service due to God, and since the chief duty of all men is to cling to religion in both its teaching and practice-not such religion as they may have a preference for, but the religion which God enjoins, and which certain and most clear marks show to be the only one true religion -- it is a public crime to act as though there were no God. So, too, is it a sin for the State not to have care for religion as a something beyond its scope, or as of no practical benefit; or out of many forms of religion to adopt that one which chimes in with the fancy; for we are bound absolutely to worship God in that way which He has shown to be His will. All who rule, therefore, would hold in honor the holy name of God, and one of their chief duties must be to favor religion, to protect it, to shield it under the credit and sanction of the laws, and neither to organize nor enact any measure that may compromise its safety. This is the bounden duty of rulers to the people over whom they rule. For one and all are we destined by our birth and adoption to enjoy, when this frail and fleeting life is ended, a supreme and final good in heaven, and to the attainment of this every endeavor should be directed. Since, then, upon this depends the full and perfect happiness of mankind, the securing of this end should be of all imaginable interests the most urgent. Hence, civil society, established for the common welfare, should not only safeguard the wellbeing of the community, but have also at heart the interests of its individual members, in such mode as not in any way to hinder, but in every manner to render as easy as may be, the possession of that highest and unchangeable good for which all should seek. Wherefore, for this purpose, care must especially be taken to preserve unharmed and unimpeded the religion whereof the practice is the link connecting man with God.
Now, it cannot be difficult to find out which is the true religion, if only it be sought with an earnest and unbiased mind; for proofs are abundant and striking. We have, for example, the fulfillment of prophecies, miracles in great numbers, the rapid spread of the faith in the midst of enemies and in face of overwhelming obstacles, the witness of the martyrs, and the like. From all these it is evident that the only true religion is the one established by Jesus Christ Himself, and which He committed to His Church to protect and to propagate.
For the only-begotten Son of God established on earth a society which is called the Church, and to it He handed over the exalted and divine office which He had received from His Father, to be continued through the ages to come. "As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you.""Behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." Consequently, as Jesus Christ came into the world that men "might have life and have it more abundantly," so also has the Church for its aim and end the eternal salvation of souls, and hence it is so constituted as to open wide its arms to all mankind, unhampered by any limit of either time or place. "Preach ye the Gospel to every creature."
Pope Leo XIII, writing in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, explained that people cannot know the Faith unless it is first preached to them as Faith comes by hearing, demonstrating yet again how Joseph Ratzinger is the most anti-Semitic and anti-Mohammedan person on earth as he does not have true Charity for their eternal salvation by seeking with urgency their unconditional conversion to the Catholic Church, believing, it appears, that their souls are not in any jeopardy at all of eternal Hellfire if they do not convert. To Pope Leo XIII once again:
The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error. So soon as Catholic truth is apprehended by a simple and unprejudiced soul, reason yields assent. Now, faith, as a virtue, is a great boon of divine grace and goodness; nevertheless, the objects themselves to which faith is to be applied are scarcely known in any other way than through the hearing. "How shall they believe Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Faith then cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ." Since, then, faith is necessary for salvation, it follows that the word of Christ must be preached. The office, indeed, of preaching, that is, of teaching, lies by divine right in the province of the pastors, namely, of the bishops whom "the Holy Spirit has placed to rule the Church of God.'' It belongs, above all, to the Roman Pontiff, vicar of Jesus Christ, established as head of the universal Church, teacher of all that pertains to morals and faith.
No one, however, must entertain the notion that private individuals are prevented from taking some active part in this duty of teaching, especially those on whom God has bestowed gifts of mind with the strong wish of rendering themselves useful. These, so often as circumstances demand, may take upon themselves, not, indeed, the office of the pastor, but the task of communicating to others what they have themselves received, becoming, as it were, living echoes of their masters in the faith. Such co-operation on the part of the laity has seemed to the Fathers of the Vatican Council so opportune and fruitful of good that they thought well to invite it. "All faithful Christians, but those chiefly who are in a prominent position, or engaged in teaching, we entreat, by the compassion of Jesus Christ, and enjoin by the authority of the same God and Savior, that they bring aid to ward off and eliminate these errors from holy Church, and contribute their zealous help in spreading abroad the light of undefiled faith.' Let each one, therefore, bear in mind that he both can and should, so far as may be, preach the Catholic faith by the authority of his example, and by open and constant profession of the obligations it imposes. In respect, consequently, to the duties that bind us to God and the Church, it should be borne earnestly in mind that in propagating Christian truth and warding off errors the zeal of the laity should, as far as possible, be brought actively into play. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)
The Gospel of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is not preached by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict to adherents of Talmudic Judaism or to Mohammedanism. And a perverted and distorted version of the Gospel is preached by Ratzinger/Benedict to Catholics, a version that offends God by the means of the hideous Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service (see Knights of Conciliarism) and by the propagation of the conciliar falsehoods of the "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity," the new ecclesiology, false ecumenism, inter-religious "dialogue," inter-religious "prayer" services, religious liberty and separation of Church and State and the rejection of clarity of Scholasticism in favor of the obscurity of the condemned precepts of the "new theology." The false religion of conciliarism is hideous in the sight of God and it keeps countless numbers of Protestants from even considering Catholicism as the true religion, which is exactly as the devil wants things to be.
Consecrated totally Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, we must seek to continue the work of the Apostles by trying to be some small instrument in the conversion of others, including the people of Talmudic Judaism, and Mohammedanism, into the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man Himself, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, upon the rock of Peter, the first pope, who sought the conversion of his own people on the very birthday of the Church, Pentecost Sunday.
Every Rosary we pray, especially in this month of May and especially before Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Real Presence, will help to plant a few seeds for the conversion of others as we seek to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary for our own sins, which are, if we are honest with ourselves, very responsible for the state of the Church Militant on earth during this time of apostasy and betrayal and in the world-at-large.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, 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.
Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancras, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints