Saturday, October 31, 2015

How long until Francis enriches the Church with these values from Talmudic Judaism?


- transcript of video -

"People of Aida Refugee camp we are the occupation army. You throw stones and we will hit you with gas until you all die. The children, the youth, the old people, you will all die, we won’t leave any of you alive. And we have arrested one of you, he is with us now. We took him from his home and we will slaughter and kill him while you are watch if you keep throwing stones. Go home or we will gas you until you die. Your families, your children, everyone we will kill you. Listen to me, all of you go home, it’s better for you."

Threats and bodily harm like this are dealt by Talmudic Israel to those they deem their enemy numerous times, often unreported.  The only reason this got any traction is because it was filmed by a 17 year old Palestinian and posted to the internet where activists have helped it spread.  Francis like the Talmudists promotes a false image to the world while the reality is something far different.  According to Francis' words and logic which he considers "Magisterium", those who throw stones at the IDF are anti-semites even if it is in self-defense againt an occupying army.  Don't expect for Francis to condemn let alone even mention crimes committed by Israel or Talmudists.  For those who believe this video is fake see The Times of Israel, Border cop suspended for threatening to ‘gas’ Palestinians.  Here's another recent new item, Sydney Morning Herald, Baby dies in West Bank tear gas incident as Benjamin Netanyahu withdraws Holocaust statement:

"An eight-month-old Palestinian boy has died after choking on tear gas fired by the Israeli army near his West Bank home as Israeli Prime Minister retracted his claim a Palestinian cleric had inspired the Holocaust.
A spokesman for the Palestinian Health Ministry said Ramadan Thawabteh died after the gas seeped into his house in Bethlehem not far from where clashes broke out between youths and Israeli soldiers.
The baby is the latest victim of weeks of violence sweeping through Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, amid fears of a third Palestinian uprising.
The death comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu retracted his accusation that it was a Palestinian cleric who gave Hitler the idea of annihilating Europe's Jews during World War II."

In his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium (247-249), Francis writes that Talmudic Judaism is "one of the sacred roots of her [the Church's] own Christian identity. As Christians, we cannot consider Judaism as a foreign religion; nor do we include the Jews among those called to turn from idols and to serve the true God," and a few sentences later, the Church "sincerely regret the terrible persecutions which they [Talmudic Jews] have endured, and continue to endure, especially those that have involved Christians."  Francis finishes with these words, "God continues to work among the people of the Old Covenant and to bring forth treasures of wisdom which flow from their encounter with his word. [such as nullifying God's word] For this reason, the Church also is enriched when she receives the values of Judaism...there exists as well a rich complementarity which allows us to read the texts of the Hebrew Scriptures together [Like chavruta, studying the Talmud in pairs?]  and to help one another to mine the riches of God’s word. We can also share many ethical convictions [gassing our enemies] and a common concern for justice and the development of peoples."  Recall the above video was filmed in the Aida Refugee camp.  These people were made refugees because Talmudic Jews stole their property then put them into this camp in 1950.  The Vatican and Francis have become champions of "Migrants and Refugees" around the world, every where but in Israel.  Francis drones on and on all day only taking a respite only when he tries to fill his insatiable stomach.  So has the cat got Francis' tongue?  Or is it simply he doesn't want to upset his masters?

Friday, October 30, 2015

More teachings from the Magisterium

“To attack Jews is anti-Semitism, but an outright attack on the State of Israel is also anti-Semitism. There may be political disagreements between governments and on political issues, but the State of Israel has every right to exist in safety and prosperity.”

“I’m constantly making statements, giving homilies. That’s magisterium. That’s what I think, not what the media say that I think. Check it out; it’s very clear. ”

Michelle Obama's cousin is named Chief Rabbi of black Hebrew-Israelites

...the apple doesn't drop far from the tree

Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr. with, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu.

"Funnye has already made headlines. He’s the cousin of Michelle Obama and the first African American to join the Chicago Board of Rabbis. He has spent his career redrawing racial and religious boundaries. In sermons Funnye quotes from Malcolm X, Marcus Mosiah Garvey and old spirituals, but also Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Rabbi Louis Jacobs and the Talmud."
source: Washington Post, With new chief rabbi, black Hebrew-Israelites make bid to enter the Jewish mainstream

Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr. is a "Rabbinic Revolutonary".

"Funnye studied at the Israelite rabbinical academy but also decided to enroll in Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. And, after consulting his Israelite rabbi, Funnye also went through a conversion in a Conservative rabbinical court.

“I know who I am,” said Funnye, recalling his thought process and decision to go through a conversion. “I just want you to be comfortable, too.”

Unlike some of his predecessors, Funnye said, he didn’t feel like the conversion took anything away from his being an Israelite. It would also open doors.

“I am an Israelite and a Jew,” Funnye said. “We’re not trying to emulate or pattern ourselves after any Jewish community. We are our own community.”"
source: Washington Post, With new chief rabbi, black Hebrew-Israelites make bid to enter the Jewish mainstream

Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr. with his first cousin Michelle Obama at the White House.

"Michelle Obama and Funnye are first cousins once removed -- Michelle's grandfather and Funnye's mother were brother and sister, though it was Michelle's father who was closer in age to Funnye's mother. All have passed away in the last 15 years.

Barack and Michelle have a standing invitation to visit Funnye's Chicago congregation of multiethnic Jews -- "and when I see them, I'm going to remind them," Funnye said.

Funnye is also counting on an invitation to the White House, where his Aunt Marian, Michelle's mother, will be living with the family. Funnye and his wife visited the White House last year, when they were invited to a Chanukah reception.

"If I can visit the White House when George W. Bush is president, I will surely visit when Barack Obama is president," he said."
source: Jewish Journal, Rabbi Funnye reaps nachas over his cousin-in-law Barack

Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr. installation ceremony where he became the Chief Rabbi.

"During his 30 years of leadership in Chicago, Funnye’s synagogue in Chicago emerged as one of the most popular Israelite congregations in the country. He was accepted on the Chicago Board of Rabbis (making him the first Israelite to sit on any city board) and is also board president at the city’s Jewish Council of Urban Affairs.

Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin, spiritual leader of Am Yisrael, a Conservative synagogue in Chicago, has watched Rabbi Funnye’s steady rise as a leader. Twenty five years ago, Rabbi Kamin says, his congregation was a “mystery to Chicago Jewry.” Now Rabbi Kamin regularly visits his synagogue with her congregants. “He has worked hard to be part of the Jewish community.”

Michael B. Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and close friend of Funnye’s, flew in for the weekend. “You are part of the Jewish people,” said Oren, speaking to a crowd of Israelites. “You are a part of the nation state. And we are proud and delighted to have you.”

On a drizzling afternoon in Chicago, the board presented Funnye with a signed scroll, giving him his new authority as chief. The sun, struggling to break through all morning, finally did. The sanctuary was bathed in light."
source: Washington Post, With new chief rabbi, black Hebrew-Israelites make bid to enter the Jewish mainstream

Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr. gives a Talmudic/Kabbalistic 'blessing'.

Leonard Nimoy explains the Talmudic/Kabbalistic 'blessing'

Obama's connection with Talmudic Israel

Related :

Female convicts dance for Francis

...this was reported in the media
as a 'spontaneous' flash mob

Below are the female prisoners plus a male or two of the Casa Circondariale Femminile di Rebibbia (Female Prison of Rebibbia) doing their flash mob thing.  What a perfect demonstration of Francis' church.  It was an interreligous mix of Moslem and Catholic convicts who rehearsed this dance routine for days but was sold to the public as a 'spontaneous' flash mob.  It is just like all the lies and half-truths which Francis sells. 

***** Notice all the women regardless of religion are immodestly clothed in tight jeans. *****

Was this the 1st 'spontaneous' take or 2nd 'spontaneous' take?

Where's the Catholicism?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Francis tells his favorite blasphemous joke again!

(from left to right) David de Rothschild, (chairman of the board of the WJC), 
Ronald Lauder, (president of the WJC) , Francis, Chelly Sara, Jack Terpins (treasurer of WJC), Robert Singer,  (Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice-President of WJC), and Claudio Epelman (Executive Director, Latin American Jewish Congress).

Today, on the 50th anniversary of the declaration of Nostra Aetate, Francis privately met with six members of the World Jewish Congress.  According to Claudio Epelman, Executive Director of the regional branch of the World Jewish Congress; the Latin American Jewish Congress, Francis regaled his Talmudic Jewish guests with a joke.  We at Call Me Jorge... are assuming it is Francis' favorite blasphemous joke as Epelman recalled hearing the same joke two years ago, on the Jewish New Year, coming out from the mouth of Francis.  It was also told at the kosher Last Lunch Francis held at the Vatican. The following quote is excerpted from the article, Francisco sorprendió con un chiste religioso a los mayores seis líderes judíos del mundo, published in La Nacion and written by biographer of Francis, Elisabetta Pique.

"And this time he (Francis) said 'I will do as the rabbis who have a habit of telling stories' and he told the story of an anti-Semitic priest who never missed an opportunity to attack the Jews. One day, in a sermon, the priest found a pretext and began to attack Jews, as always, in virulent form. Suddenly, Jesus came down from the cross, looked to the Virgin and says, 'Mom, let's go, it seems that they do not like us here.'"

Once again, the true Francis comes out.  Not the PR character created by Greg Burke and company, who kisses babies and takes selfies but the one who hates Jesus the Christ and His Church.

Francis celebrates the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate

“Yes to the rediscovery of the Jewish roots of Christianity. No to anti-Semitism.”

Francis' interreligious general audience

“Since Nostra Aetate, indifference and opposition have turned into cooperation and goodwill. Enemies and strangers became friends and brothers.”

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Today’s Audience marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration Nostra Aetateon the Church’s Relation to Non-Christian Religions. I welcome the followers of the different religions who have joined us, especially those who have come from great distances. The Council’s Declaration was an expression of the Church’s esteem for the followers of other religious traditions, and her openness to dialogue in the service of understanding and friendship. The past fifty years have seen much progress in this regard. In a special way, we give thanks to God for the significant advances made in relations between Christians and Jews, and in those between Christians and Muslims. The world rightly expects believers to work together with all people of good will in confronting the many problems affecting our human family. It is my hope that the forthcoming Jubilee of Mercy will be an occasion for ever greater interreligious cooperation in works of charity, reconciliation and care for God’s gift of creation. As we look to the future of interreligious dialogue, let us pray that, in accordance with God’s will, all men and women will see themselves as brothers and sisters in the great human family, peacefully united in and through our diversities.
I greet the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors taking part in today’s Audience, including those from England, Wales, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Nigeria, Israel, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and the United States of America. In a particular way I greet the ecumenical delegation from Korea, and I renew my thanks to the representatives of the different religions who have joined us today. God bless you all! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nancy Pelosi is at it again...

Nancy invoking Francis' name

...a previous lowlight of Nancy in a 2013 sodomite parade!

Nostra Aetate: 50 years of turning away from Christ

...and towards the Talmud

Nathan Guttman
June 2, 2015

Could a lengthy document, written in Latin and published after extensive theological debates, overturn centuries of animosity between the Catholic Church and the Jewish people?
Closing the book on almost 2,000 years of persecution seemed nearly impossible when the Second Vatican Council adopted Nostra Aetate, the Catholic Church’s historic rejection of the notion that Jewish people are collectively responsible for the killing of Jesus Christ.
But now, religious leaders on both sides are celebrating its success.
“It’s like watching a vast ocean liner make a U-turn,” said the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Burton Visotzky, who has been involved in interfaith dialogue for decades. “Since Vatican II, the church has extended a hand in peace and welcomed us as their siblings.”
The dramatic change in relations, which unfolded over five decades of dialogue between Jews and Catholics, has never been free of tension.
To a list of persistent issues regarding the church’s role during the Holocaust, recent years have added new points of friction stemming from the Vatican’s views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Catholic-Jewish reconciliation has also done little to diminish anti-Semitic sentiments in Eastern Europe.
But, religious leaders stress as they celebrate the Nostra Aetate anniversary, there is now a fruitful dialogue between the two communities where such concerns can be and are addressed.
“We have an ability to talk through these matters, to resolve some of them through conversation and on some of them to agree to disagree,” said Rabbi Noam Marans, director of inter-religious and inter-group relations at the American Jewish Committee. Marans described Nostra Aetate as a “lifesaving document.”
Nostra Aetate, Latin for “in our time,” was approved in 1965 by a vast majority of bishops who had gathered for the Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, as it is often known, under the personal imprimatur of Pope John XXIII. The document, which defines the church’s relationship with non-Christian religions, pays special attention to the church’s relations with Judaism. In it, the church acknowledges the joint roots both religions share and, in doing so, puts an end to the doctrine of supersession, which viewed Christians as having replaced the Jews as God’s chosen people.
Nostra Aetate’s most significant aspect is its clear rejection of the notion that Jews bear responsibility for the killing of Jesus. The document affirms that Jewish leaders operating under the authority of the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus pressed for his death. But it crucially declares, “What happened in His passion cannot be charged against all Jews, without distinction, then alive, nor against the Jews of today.” The paper does not include the term “deicide,” used in the past by the church to describe the killing of Jesus by the Jews.
Another critical part of the declaration contains a clear repudiation of anti-Semitism, stating that the church “decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone.”
Nostra Aetate, said Marshall Breger, a law professor at Catholic University, “had a transformational effect on the Christian approach toward Jews.” He explained that after the document was approved, “Roman Catholicism began to understand Jesus as a Jew,” an observation that later led Pope John Paul II to refer to the Jews as “our beloved older brothers.”
The signing of the document, on October 28, 1965, did not resolve all issues at once. In the decades that followed, ties between Catholics and Jews were put to the test time and again, but scholars, now looking back, believe the principles that Nostra Aetate set forth are what has allowed the relationship to persevere through all trials so far.
One key issue was ensuring that the spirit of Nostra Aetate was reflected not only in liturgy and from the pulpit, but also in what Catholic teachers taught their students in classrooms and in what Catholic leaders put forth in seminars outside church walls.
Under Eugene Fisher, a Catholic scholar of Judaism who oversaw Catholic-Jewish relations for the American National Council of Catholic Bishops from 1977 to 2007, the church eventually implemented a thoroughgoing revision of its curriculum materials. These changes have ensured that new generations of Catholic youth learn about the role of Judaism in the church’s foundation and about Jesus’ own life as a Jew.
Another battle focused on the last remnant of anti-Jewish language in Catholic prayer liturgy, a reference in the church’s Good Friday services to the “faithless” Jews. The traditionalist language of the prayer calls on the Lord to “remove the veil” from the hearts of the Jews who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ, and offers prayers “for the blindness of those people.”
The prayer took different shapes and underwent several revisions
‘Tensions, even those regarding the Holocaust, are being constantly aired and discussed.’
after Nostra Aetate, until 2008, when the church adopted a version that removed derogatory descriptions of Jews. The prayer, however, continued to petition God to “illuminate their hearts, that they acknowledge Jesus Christ is the Savior of all men.”
Most controversies, however, surrounded the Holocaust and the Vatican’s conduct during World War II.
The touchy questions of whether the church showed tolerance toward Nazi ideology and what actions, if any, it took to save Europe’s Jews have haunted Jewish-Catholic relations ever since the end of the war. It erupted over symbolic issues, such as a cross erected by an order of nuns near Auschwitz, and over the 1987 reception of Austria’s president, Kurt Waldheim, who was a former Nazi officer, at the Vatican. Jewish groups were also furious at the church in 2009, when Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of four traditionalist bishops, one of them a known Holocaust denier.
Symbolism, however, was just part of the story. The main point of contention focused on the papacy of Pius XII, who led the Holy See during the Holocaust.
Critics claim that Pius ignored pleas from Europe’s Jewish leaders to explicitly denounce the Nazi regime for its genocidal anti-Semitic policies. His defenders point to Pius’s broad public condemnation of anti-Semitism and, during the war, of genocide and the oppression of innocents on the basis of their “nationality or race” as a clear reference to the Nazis’ mass murder of Jews, though he did not directly name the Nazis as perpetrators or the Jews as victims. They point also to his instructions to local Catholic clergy in some instances to aid Jews who were under threat of mass deportation. Critics cite Pius’s insistence in other instances on the church’s need to maintain its neutrality when he was pressed to publicly protest Germany’s anti-Semitic policies and genocidal actions.
In his 1998 statement “We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah,” Pope John Paul II acknowledged that many Catholics had failed to act to help Europe’s Jews, but the Vatican still refuses to allow full access to some of its World War II archives. Meanwhile, to the consternation of Jews still calling for full transparency of all records on Pius, Pope Benedict declared his predecessor in 2009 to be “venerable,” a title given to those “heroic in virtue” and under consideration of sainthood. Last year, however, Pope Francis said the process of declaring the wartime pontiff a saint “has been stalled.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, believes the fact that these tensions, even those regarding the Holocaust, are being constantly aired and discussed is in itself a sign of Nostra Aetate’s success. “That we have not dodged them is a test of our mettle,” Dolan said on May 20 at a three-day conference at Washington’s Catholic University marking the Nostra Aetate anniversary.
The conference, where a variety of religious leaders in Christian clerical collars, Jewish yarmulkes and Muslim headscarves gathered to assess 50 years of Nostra Aetate, drew a broad consensus regarding the positive impact the document had on Catholic relations with Jews, Muslims and other faiths.
“There were some hiccups,” Marans said to conference participants. But these were always dealt with, he hastened to add, in a manner that allowed the relationship to “live for another day.” According to Marans, while Nostra Aetate is not perfect, it has provided “sufficient trust that the good can become better.”
The latest hiccup surrounds the Palestinian conflict and was triggered by the recent Vatican recognition of Palestine as a state and by the pope’s meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
While reactions in Israel were furious, Jewish groups split along ideological lines, with the right-wing Zionist Organization of America claiming the move is a return to the “historical Catholic enmity towards Jews” and mainstream groups cautiously disputing the political rational of the Vatican’s move.
“It is important to keep in mind that what goes on between the Vatican as a state and Israel as a state can be appreciatively different than the relationship between the two religious communities,” Visotzky said.
The success of Nostra Aetate in mending relations between Catholics and Jews has been largely limited to the United States and to parts of Europe, where Jewish-Catholic dialogue is thriving.
“Nostra Aetate had the most effect in the United States because American Catholicism wanted to internalize it,” Breger said. “In Europe it was internalized by the elites, not by all followers.”
This could be the reason anti-Semitism, fueled in part by a traditional Christian viewpoint of Jews, is still prevalent in Eastern Europe. A 2012 Anti-Defamation League survey found that 46% of Christians in Poland and 38% in Hungary believe Jews are responsible for the death of Jesus.
According to Breger, while officially all church groups oppose anti-Semitism, the notion “has not yet been followed forward by Eastern Churches that were not as affected by Nostra Aetate.” In Western Europe, researchers view the recent rise in anti-Semitism as being related to a combination of Muslim anti-Jewish sentiments, right-wing Christian racism and left-wing secular extremism.
Looking forward to the next 50 years, scholars and religious leaders on both sides envision an expansion of Jewish-Catholic cooperation beyond the immediate need to resolve differences between the two faiths. Dolan suggested Jews and Catholics work together to counter what he views as their common enemies: secularism and the dwindling numbers of church and synagogue goers. “It’s alarm clock time for both of us,” Dolan said, adding that religion “is now listed under ‘hobby’ or ‘personal interest.’”
Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, president emeritus of the Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation, suggested that Judaism and Catholicism join forces to help Islam in its internal battle against extremism. “Muslims,” Greenberg said, “need the moderate spiritual support and empathy of Jews and Christians.”

Are there any Catholics celebrating Nostra Aetate?

By Allan Jacobs

It is my great privilege, as President of B’nai B’rith International, to thank you sincerely for your generous hospitality today. Like our interactions with your esteemed predecessors, our visit – as a delegation of B’nai B’rith representatives from cities across multiple continents – is meant to celebrate and affirm our organization’s profound investment in inter-communal relations, and particularly in the Catholic-Jewish friendship, at all levels in the more than 50 countries where B’nai B’rith maintains a grassroots presence.
B’nai B’rith, founded nearly 172 years ago by German Jewish immigrants to the United States, is the oldest Jewish communal, humanitarian and human rights advocacy organization. Our heritage is one, rooted in the millennia of Jewish history, of dynamic civil-society engagement in promoting service and fraternity both within the Jewish community and in relations between diverse communities.
The contemporary blossoming of an exceptional Christian-Jewish bond, enabled in substantial part by the contributions of the Second Vatican Council document “Nostra Aetate” fifty years ago, is thus a source of immense satisfaction and hope for us. No less, this continuing, extraordinary transformation in the relationship between our faith communities can serve as a source of inspiration and optimism for so many others around the world, not least at a time of tensions and conflicts too often informed by religion. In order to make this possible, we must make the deepening Christian-Jewish kinship further known among our own adherents around the world – from clergy to educators to young people – and we must progress from dialogue to concrete partnership in tackling the array of challenges that confront our constituencies and all members of the human family. Among these are the protection of our shared environment, care for the poorest and most vulnerable in society, the advancement of quality education for all, the encouragement of international peace, and the combating of all forms of extremism and bigotry.
In this vein, we thank you for the important contributions that you have already made during your pontificate. And as representatives of the Jewish community – and of an organization whose branch in Argentina was honored to consider you a beloved partner during your tenure in Buenos Aires – we specifically acknowledge you for advancing the path of your predecessors in signaling the Church’s commitment to the Jewish people, its respect for Judaism, its denunciation of persisting antisemitism, and its due recognition of the State of Israel. In turn, B’nai B’rith and the broad spectrum of the Jewish community extend love and support to our Christian friends worldwide – and we specifically offer our immense concern, and abiding solidarity, as Christians in so many parts of the Middle East are now faced with discrimination, threats and outright persecution. We have them in our thoughts and our prayers.
This acute mindfulness, however, is not merely a reflection of the Jewish duty to love our fellows as ourselves, and of the genuine severity of too many Christians’ circumstances. After all, particularly in the Middle East, Jews’ and Christians’ status as vulnerable minorities makes it imperative to recognize the common difficulties that our co-religionists bear in the very region where our faiths were born. The region’s complexity is self-evident. One thing, though, is clear: A violent fanaticism, rooted in theological convictions but manifested in political forms, poses a grave, persistent threat to the very lives of those whose existence it opposes. The international community is rightly aghast at the brutal path of the so-called Islamic State. At the same time, we continue to contend with the policies of the Iranian regime, the Islamic Republic. If it weren’t enough that Iran openly pledges Israel’s destruction and lethally empowers foremost terrorist groups – responsible for carnage as far away as Buenos Aires, whose unresolved 1994 AMIA bombing you have consistently highlighted – this most dangerous of governments has aggressively pursued the ability to acquire the most dangerous of weaponry. With the latest deadline in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approaching, more attention needs to be paid to the telling fact that Iran’s actions have broadly united its neighbors – Arabs and Israelis alike – in urgent, and unprecedented, alarm.
An Iranian ability to obtain nuclear weaponry would prove an unparalleled impediment to international security, and it certainly would make regional peace all the more elusive. Accordingly, it remains so vital – and a matter of simple honesty – to recognize that addressing violent extremists is key to enabling greater stability and coexistence in the Middle East. Not least, tragically, no enduring Palestinian-Israeli peace can be possible as long as powerful forces deny the right of a Jewish state to live within any boundaries in Jews’ only ancestral homeland. It is in light of this that it is so important that Palestinians not be afforded incentives to pursue political aims outside of meaningful and direct negotiations, compromise and comprehensive bilateral agreement with Israel. Moreover, it is in light of Israel’s perseverance as a remarkable democracy in singularly trying conditions that we discern a perversion of ethics in a United Nations record condemning Israel more than all other countries, and in an economic warfare movement, present even in some religious denominations, that singles out the Jewish state for punitive campaigns. After all, Israel is the rare site in the Middle East of minority populations, Muslims and Christians alike, continuously growing. Devastatingly, far more life has been lost in only four years of strife in Syria than in almost seven decades of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Your Holiness, the delicacy of these issues is not lost on us, while their gravity weighs heavily indeed. The suffering of so many in our world is immense, and the potential for despondency very real. However, as a people that has faced innumerable challenges – and survived them all, by the grace of God – we know that the course of history cannot be reduced to the product of one moment’s set of circumstances; history unfolds in unexpected ways. As people of faith, we are confident that better times await, and we are committed to helping realize that future for all. And as a people blessed with true friends, not least among the world’s Catholics, we thank God that we are not alone in seeking harmony, justice and peace.
* Allan Jacobs is the B’nai B’rith International President. A multinational delegation of B’nai B’rith leaders met privately with Pope Francis on June 25 at the Vatican.

U.S. Speaker of the House, John Boehner waits for, then greets Francis

Francis' fun and games return to Paul VI Audience Hall!!!


After admonishing the a half-empty hall of bishops by telling them he is "the rock" and next that the new synodal church heirarchy is "an inverted pyramid", Francis returned to his practice of bringing the peripheries to the Vatican.  Watch as Francis tells the world to have mercy and accept the gypsies into your society!  The Roma, as they are also known as, practice a variety of worship.  Some still believe in worshiping the Indian goddess Kali, others are Roman Catholic, Moslem, Protestant, Anglican, Pentecostal, or Baptist.  There is no official religion among these strange people.  Gypsies are notorious for being beggars, welfare queens (on the dole), pick-pockets and thieves in major European cities.  One thing Francis didn't explain to the Roma was the Catholic standards of modest dress.  Oops, that would contradict his thesis of the poor are the Gospel.

Francis' 'humble' church of 'mercy'

...flashback to February 2015!!!!

Sister Jeannine Gramick (left) and Francis DeBernardo of 
New Ways Ministry attended Pope Francis' weekly general 
audience — and were given VIP treatment, 
a first for a gay Catholic group.

"Back in 1999, she defied an order to stop ministering to gay Catholics from the Vatican’s chief liturgical watchdog, who concluded that she didn’t sufficiently adhere to church teaching on the “intrinsic evil” of homosexual acts.

That watchdog was the future Pope Benedict.

DeBernardo told the AP he had tried twice before to get his group VIP seats to a papal audience — and each time he was turned down.

This time, both the Vatican ambassador in Washington and the archbishop of San Francisco forwarded the group’s request to Rome.

And in another sign that the Vatican might be shifting course, the bigwig who invited New Ways to sit up front was none other than Benedict’s right-hand man, Msgr. Georg Gaenswein."
source: NY Daily News, American gay Catholic group welcomed to Vatican

A clown to left of him and a joker to the right, 
Georg Gänswein, stuck in the middle.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pieces of the SINod puzzle

...the new synodal church, since 1965

Two interesting observations on the Synod of the Family found around the internet plus the method used at the SINod.

What do we expect of the final document?
– Flowery orthodox statements securing large majority large majorities of bishops.
– Just enough weaselly stuff to give the Pope his opening.

In fiction, a MacGuffin is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object,
or other motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation.
The specific nature of a MacGuffin is typically unimportant to the overall plot.

[So, did everyone enjoy a nice WUWTS holiday yesterday? I found a walnut tree and brought home about five pounds. Pat Archbold spent most of the day in a tree. Not making it up. And while he was up there waiting for some hapless and doubtless adorably cute woodland creature to come into his sights, he texted this to us. It is what I’ve more or less been telling everyone who imagines that “the good guys won the Synod! Yaaay!” It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. HJMW]
Everybody is talking about the final document of the Synod. We didn’t even know if we would have one, but now we know there will be a vote [happening as I edit Pat’s piece…stay tuned HJMW]. This is a chance for – the Africans!… the Poles! …the Latvians!… name the latest group of bishops – to save us!! 
Sorry folks. They want you to be focused on the final document. They NEED you to be focused on the final document. But i have news for you, the final doc is the MACGUFFIN. It is simply a plot device meant to move the story forward, but ultimately it is unimportant. It is a distraction meant to cover the sleight of hand. 
What do I expect of the final document? Well, it will make flowery orthodox statements securing large majority large majorities of bishops. Of course, with just enough weaselly stuff to give the Pope his opening. 
They are not fools, they aren’t going to really fight over the document. Maybe they will put in an offending paragraph or two, intended to be voted out, so that everybody will cheer their favorite orthodox Bishop. Hooray!! We are saved! 
And then the Pope will give his closing remarks (or even in a post synodal exhortation months down the line) in which the he will do only what he needs to do (nuanced they’ll say) to open the door to the heretical episcopal conferences. They will do the rest and the Vatican will do nothing to stop them. 
All the while we will be barraged with stories about how all this worry was for nothing! and how the Holy Spirit saved us! as we knew He would all along!! They will mock the faithful traditionalists and praise the closing document as the mostest orthodoxest document evah!! 
And then, one day a few months from now, we will find institutionalized and approved sacrilege occurring daily in dioceses all over the world and oh, by the way, you better get on board with the new mercy.
Or else.

Michael Matt's take on the SINod

the method of the SINod

(mute the video as the music, and we don't like to call it music, is terrible)

For more on the Delphi Technique:

Friday, October 23, 2015

The 'Great Monarch' caught redhanded buying followers

...Eric Gajewski loves the admiration of the world and he is willing to purchase it literally!

Eric 'the great monarch' Gajewski 
& his 'order of the eagle' Exposed

***** WARNING *****
Video produced by Baptism of Desire/Blood Deniers 
Listen only to first 35 minutes
***** WARNING *****

Eric Gajewski (aka TradCatKnight) responds

...and the winner is?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Francis inverts the hierarchy of the church

...just like he does everything else!

A figure from the booklet, What Catholics Believe: sketch-talks
by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D. (1977), page 31.

The Christ-instituted Church hierarchy
The hierarchy of the Catholic Church (blue lines were added by
Call Me Jorge... to demonstrate the pyramid-like structure).

Vehemeter Nos (11 February 1906)
8. For the provisions of the new law are contrary to the constitution on which the Church was founded by Jesus Christ. The Scripture teaches us, and the tradition of the Fathers confirms the teaching, that the Church is the mystical body of Christ, ruled by the Pastors and Doctors (I Ephes. iv. II sqq.) - a society of men containing within its own fold chiefs who have full and perfect powers for ruling, teaching and judging (Matt. xxviii. 18-20; xvi. 18, 19; xviii. 17; Tit. ii. 15; 11. Cor. x. 6; xiii. 10. & c.) It follows that the Church is essentially an unequal society, that is, a society comprising two categories of per sons, the Pastors and the flock, those who occupy a rank in the different degrees of the hierarchy and the multitude of the faithful. So distinct are these categories that with the pastoral body only rests the necessary right and authority for promoting the end of the society and directing all its members towards that end; the one duty of the multitude is to allow themselves to be led, and, like a docile flock, to follow the Pastors. St. Cyprian, Martyr, expresses this truth admirably when he writes: "Our Lord, whose precepts we must revere and observe, in establishing the episcopal dignity and the nature of the Church, addresses Peter thus in the gospel: Ego dico tibi, quia tu es Petrus, etc. Hence, through all the vicissitudes of time and circumstance, the plan of the episcopate and the constitution of the Church have always been found to be so framed that the Church rests on the Bishops, and that all its acts are ruled by them. -Dominus Noster, cujus praecepta metuere et servare debemus, episcopi honorem et ecclesiae suae rationem disponens, in evangelio loquitur et dicit Petro: Ego dico tibi quia tu es Petrus, etc.... Inde per temporum et successionum vices Episcoporum ordinatio et Ecclesiae ratio decurrit, ut Ecclesia super Episcopos constituatur et omnis actus Ecclesiae per eosdem praepositos gubernetur" (St. Cyprian, Epist. xxvii.-xxviii. ad Lapsos ii. i.) St. Cyprian affirms that all this is based on Divine law, divina lege fundatum.The Law of Separation, in opposition to these principles, assigns the administration and the supervision of public worship not to the hierarchical body divinely instituted by Our Savior, but to an association formed of laymen. To this association it assigns a special form and a juridical personality, and considers it alone as having rights and responsibilities in the eyes of the law in all matters appertaining to religious worship. It is this association which is to have the use of the churches and sacred edifices, which is to possess ecclesiastical property, real and personal, which is to have at its disposition (though only for a time) the residences of the Bishops and priests and the seminaries; which is to administer the property, regulate collections, and receive the alms and the legacies destined for religious worship. As for the hierarchical body of Pastors, the law is completely silent. And if it does prescribe that the associations of worship are to be constituted in harmony with the general rules of organization of the cult whose existence they are designed to assure, it is none the less true that care has been taken to declare that in all disputes which may arise relative to their property the Council of State is the only competent tribunal. These associations of worship are therefore placed in such a state of dependence on the civil authority that the ecclesiastical authority will, clearly, have no power over them. It is obvious at a glance that all these provisions seriously violate the rights of the Church, and are in opposition with her Divine constitution. Moreover, the law on these points is not set forth in clear and precise terms, but is left so vague and so open to arbitrary decisions that its mere interpretation is well calculated to be productive of the greatest trouble.

Pope Saint Pius X

- OR -

Jorge's inverted hierarchy
 Francis' inverted order, the hierarchy of the Novus Ordo.

Francis' Address (17 October 2015)
Synodality, as a constitutive element of the Church, offers us the most appropriate interpretive framework for understanding the hierarchical ministry itself. If we understand, as Saint John Chrysostom says, that “Church and Synod are synonymous”,(19) inasmuch as the Church is nothing other than the “journeying together” of God’s flock along the paths of history towards the encounter with Christ the Lord, then we understand too that, within the Church, no one can be “raised up” higher than others. On the contrary, in the Church, it is necessary that each person “lower” himself or herself, so as to serve our brothers and sisters along the way.

Jesus founded the Church by setting at her head the Apostolic College, in which the Apostle Peter is the “rock” (cf. Mt 16:18), the one who must confirm his brethren in the faith (cf. Lk 22:32). But in this Church, as in an inverted pyramid, the top is located beneath the base. Consequently, those who exercise authority are called “ministers”, because, in the original meaning of the word, they are the least of all. It is in serving the people of God that each bishop becomes, for that portion of the flock entrusted to him,vicarius Christi,(20) the vicar of that Jesus who at the Last Supper bent down to wash the feet of the Apostles (cf. Jn 13:1-15). And in a similar perspective, the Successor of Peter is nothing else if not the servus servorum Dei.(21)

Let us never forget this! For the disciples of Jesus, yesterday, today and always, the only authority is the authority of service, the only power is the power of the cross. As the Master tells us: “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave” (Mt 20:25-27). It shall not be so among you: in this expression we touch the heart of the mystery of the Church, and we receive the enlightenment necessary to understand our hierarchical service.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio giving his address.

thesis — anti-thesis — synthesis

The hierarchy of the Novus Ordo superimposed on top on the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.

Remind you of something?

The Great Seal of Solomon picture is attributed to Alphonse Louis 
Constant (aka Eliphas Levi) an occultist and magician.

It has to be another coincidence, right?