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Friday, September 18, 2015

Dossier on Francis the Papal Judas

Michael Hoffman's
Counter-Intelligence dossier on the current Pope of Rome

Post-Vatican II definition of a good Catholic: someone who cooperates with Judaic self-worship and abandons Christ-rejecting Judaics to their damned condition. 

Is this not a virulent form of “Jew hate,” disguised as reconciliation? Is Pope Francis actually “good for the Jews”   or a terrible enemy who has abandoned them to eternal perdition? 

Why Jews Believe Pope Francis Feels Bond in His ‘Kishkes’ (insides)

By Nathan Guttman 
Forward • September 18, 2015



Jews are unlikely to line the streets of the nation’s capital when Pope Francis arrives September 22, just as Yom Kippur begins, but the pontiff’s visit to the United States has nevertheless stirred interest and excitement among many members of the Jewish community. 

Through his official statements and in his personal gestures, Francis has come to be viewed by many in the Jewish community as among the friendliest popes they have ever seen. During the two years of his papacy, Jews have been impressed by, among other things, his strong stance against anti-Semitism, his more flexible approach to some social and political issues on which most Jews take a liberal stand and even by his close Jewish friends.

“If the pope was up for election, it is likely he would get a strong majority of the Jewish vote,” said Adam Gregerman, assistant director of the Jewish-Catholic relations institute at Saint Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia. “He has many fans in the Jewish community because he is perceived as progressive, tolerant and not dogmatic.” 

Stories of the Argentine pope’s warm embrace of the Jewish community resemble at times the miraculous tales related about Jewish rabbis in Hasidic communities. Many recall how Francis, upon hearing that his close friend Rabbi Abraham Skorka from Buenos Aires was visiting Rome during the holiday of Sukkot, invited Skorka to stay at his Vatican residence so that the rabbi would not have to drive. Francis also made sure all his food was kosher. When Skorka stood up to recite the holiday blessings after the meal, the pope stood up, too, and answered, “Amen.”

A more recent story refers to Israeli president Reuven Rivlin’s visit to the Vatican in early September. Rivlin’s bureau chief, Rivka Ravitz, who is Orthodox, felt she could not bow to the pope, as custom requires (because he was wearing his pectoral cross  Ed.). Francis, according to the tale circulating in Orthodox publications, covered his cross with the palm of his hand and bowed to Ravitz. “He gets it in his kishkes,” said Rabbi Noam Marans, director of interreligious and intergroup relations at the American Jewish Committee. “It’s natural for him, it’s part of who he is.” 

American Jews will have only one opportunity to meet with Francis during his visit, at a multi-religious service he will hold at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York on September 25.

“The Holy Father looked for a place where he could meet with leaders of other religions to give a common witness to peace,” said Bishop James Massa, auxiliary bishop at the Diocese of Brooklyn, who organized the event. Massa told the Forward that the event will be in the spirit of the 1986 World Day of Prayer for Peace, organized by Pope John Paul II in Assisi, Italy. “It will take place at the 9/11 Memorial, where religion was invoked to carry out a terrible act of terror and this meeting will counter it with a message of peace,” he said.

Out of consideration for the religious restrictions of some of the participants, including Orthodox Jews (who are dogmatic and intolerant  Ed.), there will not be a communal interreligious prayer. But Francis “will offer a prayer that is inclusive and not specifically Christian,” Massa said. 

Previous popes had held separate meetings with Jewish leaders while visiting the United States, but Francis’s tight schedule and the Jewish holidays made such an event impossible. A meeting, however, could take place in Rome in the near future, a Jewish official involved in ties with the Vatican said.

Ties between the Jewish community and the Vatican have been on a historic upswing since Vatican II, under the leadership of Pope John XXIII, rejected the doctrine of deicide, which held Jews collectively responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. Pope John Paul II, who lived through the Holocaust in Poland, was also viewed as extraordinarily forthcoming toward Jews and Jewish concerns.

Rabbi Alan Iser, an adjunct professor of theology at Saint Joseph’s University and at nearby Villanova University, said Francis’ opposition to anti-Semitism stands on the foundations set by his predecessors. “I don’t think he has broken new ground,” Iser said. “He didn’t add much to the work his predecessors John Paul and Benedict had done.” But many experts and Jewish communal officials believe that Francis, whose papacy began in March 2013, has taken this relationship to a new level. His papacy, they say, is one that combines a strong commitment to eradicating anti-Semitism from the Catholic Church with a unique personal approach and closeness to the Jewish community. 

Francis is the first pope whose original ordination as a priest took place after Nostra Aetate, the seminal policy document that rejected the church’s charge of deicide against the Jews. “He had the chance to implement Nostra Aetate for decades,” Marans said. “It’s a different level of the process, compared to his predecessors.” 

It is not yet clear if Pope Francis will mention the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate during his visit, but just before he arrives in Philadelphia, a symbolic event will take place at Saint Joseph’s University.

The school will unveil a new sculpture, “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time.” The title is a reference to a sculpture that adorned many medieval churches. It depicted the victory of Ecclesia, the church, over Synagoga, a blindfolded woman who, looking down, represented Judaism. [1]

In the new sculpture (above), both women are equal, sitting together and looking at each other’s text. Rabbi Skorka, Francis’s close rabbinic friend, will unveil the statue.

...It is his forceful rejection of anti-Semitism combined with his personal ties to Jews that makes Francis stand out. “He follows the direction set in the Nostra Aetate in words and deeds,” said Rabbi David Sandmel, director of interfaith affairs at the Anti-Defamation League. Sandmel noted that Francis could have an impact on battling anti-Semitism, which is still relatively high in Latin America and among Latinos in the United States. “When there are pictures of the pope and a rabbi embracing, that is going to have an effect,” he said. 

...During his papacy thus far, Francis has...avoided most Middle East-related foreign policy controversies, although some supporters of Israel took issue with his recognition of a Palestinian state and with his prayer stop along the Israeli-built separation barrier during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories in May 2014.

“We can choose to have a dialogue of grievance on issues like Pius XII and so on, or we can choose to have a dialogue of working together,” said Rabbi Burton Visotzky, director of the center for interreligious dialogue at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary. “This is a dialogue in which the Catholic Church and the Jewish community can do God’s work together.” 

Visotzky met Pope Francis while teaching at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, in Rome. “I told him, ‘I bring a blessing from the Jews of America,’ and he said, ‘Rabbi, pray for me,” Visotzky recalled. “So we’re all praying for him.” 

End quote. (Emphasis and photographs supplied). 

Read more: http://forward.com/news/321101/why-pope-francis-has-an-unlikely-jewish-fan-club/#ixzz3m67nIeuS 

Michael Hoffman’s Note:

The Church and the Synagogue
This ancient symbol of the Catholic Church (left) and Pharisaic Judaism (right) is now an embarrassment in the eyes of the pope and his followers. 

[1On medieval cathedrals, statues of the female allegorical figures of Church (Ecclesia) and Synagogue (Synagoga) portray the triumph of Christianity over Pharisaic Judaism. Ecclesia, representing the Catholic Church, is crowned, majestic and victorious. She holds a chalice containing the blood of Jesus and a staff shaped into a Cross. Synagoga, representing the religion of the Pharisees, is portrayed as defeated and blindfolded, her crown fallen at her feet. The Torah, falsified and therefore abandoned by rabbinic Judaism, is nowhere to be seen. 

This venerable iconic allegory is now being replaced by one ceremonially unveiled at St. Josephs University" depicting Judaism embracing the Old Testament. It is unveiled by Talmudic Rabbi Abraham Skorka, whose religion nullifies the Word of God by filtering it through the rabbinic traditions of men (Mark 7; Matthew 15). Rabbi Skorka is co-author, with Pope Francis, of the book Sobre el Cielo y la Tierra ("Between Heaven and Earth).

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Unknown said...

Mr. Hoffman,

I write to you as a member of the, as you called us - "a tormented people" - the Croats - please, if you can, provide an answer to the eternal question:

If it is God's will, who are we to protest?

Thank you

Anon said...

We in the Roman Catholic Traditionalist know that he is a material heretic. It is left to a future pontiff or council of cardinals to pronounce that he is a formal heretic. We know that Vatican II was a coup d'etat of modernism in the Church. What we are witnessing is God's chastisement of his Church for her apostasy and faithlessness. We have the promise that God will send a true and holy pope and restore all things in Christ. But first must come the destruction of all that is post vatican II new church. This is a great test of those cardinal virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. We Traditionalists know that the Church must suffer now and at the time of Antichrist before the end of time. The Blessed Virgin has told us that the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart will drive away this affliction in the Church. Francis seems to fit the prophecy of his namesake but oh so different Saint Francis' prophecy: The destroyer.

Things will get worse, a lot worse, starting with the Synod in 10 days where the cardinals may seek to change Church dogma. There could come another schism where faithful Catholics will stay faithful to Eternal Rome and Tradition, and not the apostate church of Rome. But Christ gave us his word that he will be with His Church till the end of time. We will Stand Fast in the Faith.