Sunday, December 13, 2015

New Vatican Document on Jews Changes Teaching? No..

There is much to do on the Internet about the new Vatican "document" regarding the Jews. News sites and blog sites are having a heyday over the mountebank Koch and his henchmen's text which is quite possibly the worst "document" I have ever seen. It appears as if three guys wrote it while on heavy medication. The reason you see me putting the word "document" in quotes is that it is not really a document in the true sense of a Church document. It seems that few have actually read the text because in the very first paragraph, the preface, it says very clearly, (actually it is really the only clear part of the entire document), the following, "The text is not a magisterial document or doctrinal teaching of the Catholic Church, but is a reflection prepared by the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews..." So this is a time when a Catholic can pay absolutely no attention to the text whatsoever.

I have actually seen news websites with Catholics fighting over the text of the document, and even neo-Catholics saying that it is part of the magisterium! I would pay close attention to those calling themselves apologists who have made comments telling people they must follow this "document" and stop following them and inviting them to your parishes. As convoluted and misleading as this text is, it is not Catholic teaching, and the Church's mission to convert the Jews remains as it always has, as it has been lived by the Saints of the Church and as it is found in our liturgical patrimony throughout Church history. Yes Christ died for them too, and requires that they accept His teaching, His Church and His grace, like everyone else, since He is the only way to the Father. Read the Gospel of John Chapter 8 in its entirety.


Catholic Mission said...

Catholics are 'the new people of God ','the Church is the new people of God', the new Chosen People, the Elect, outside of which there is no salvation -Nostra Aetate 4, Vatican Council II

Catholic Mission said...

Vatican Document on the Jews :Pope Francis and the Vatican are 'under seige and surrender', in submission to Satan's lobby