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The Scandal of the Jewish Pope
Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | Michael Brown

Posted on 03/19/2013 12:24:46 PM PDT by Kaslin

One of the first official acts of the newly installed Pope Francis was to reach out to the Jewish community of Rome, as his predecessor Pope Benedict had done, and he is being greeted warmly by many Jewish leaders worldwide. For most of the last 1,500 years, though, Catholic-Jewish relations have not been so warm. In fact, there was a time when the Catholic Church was rocked with a scandal: It was alleged that the Pope himself was Jewish.

But that was almost 1,000 years ago, and the first order of business is to note how well received Pope Francis has been by Jews around the world.

The Religions News Services reported on March 14th that “Jews worldwide see an ally in Pope Francis,” pointing “in particular to his sympathetic and strong reaction to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in his native Argentina -- the deadliest bombing in the country’s history.”

Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, said, “As far as I have heard and read in the few minutes since he was elected pope, he has shown deep signs of respect and friendship towards the Jews. It’s a good starting point.”

According to Rabbi David Rosen, international director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee, as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Francis “has had a warm relationship with the Jewish community of Argentina, and enjoyed close friendships with many prominent rabbis.”

And David Novak, a professor of Jewish Studies and philosophy at the University of Toronto, expressed his hopes that Francis would improve “on his predecessor’s prioritization of Jewish-Catholic relations,” pointing back to the papacy of John Paul II as the highest point achieved in these relations. It was John Paul who recognized the State of Israel in 1997 and was the first pope “to visit Auschwitz, to bless Israel, and to apologize for Christian acts against Jews.”

“If the Catholics don’t canonize him,” Novak said, “the Jews should.”

Sentiments like this, of course, were not always the norm for the Catholic Church and the Synagogue (to put it mildly), as Matt, a listener to my radio show, reminded me last week via email. With evident passion, he told me that, “You Jews are Christ-killers on the road to eternal condemnation,” referring to me as a “blasphemer and murder[er] of the Lord God Jesus Christ.” (This is because I am both Jewish and a follower of Jesus, but in Matt’s mind, the former must cancel out the latter.)

He also noted that, “There is Absolutely No Salvation Outside of the Catholic Church you killer of God Lord Jesus Christ.” To back up his vitriol, he supplied a series of apparently anti-Semitic quotes from previous popes, including Pope Clement VIII, Pope Innocent IV, Pope Gregory IX, and Pope Saint Pius V.

I honored his hard work and thoughtfulness (sarcasm intended) by reading excerpts of his letter on the air, which, I imagine, gave him further assurance of my alleged perfidy. Perhaps I should have offered to send him a free copy of my book Our Hands Are Stained with Blood, written in 1992 but continuously in print since then, outlining the horrible history of “Christian” anti-Semitism. (But wait. I have a sneaking suspicion that he might not be looking for dialogue. And it turns out the website he links in his email warns against Pope Francis too!)

Putting Matt’s email aside, there really have been many tragic episodes in Catholic-Jewish history, some of them deadly (think of the Crusades and the Inquisitions; Catholics, of course, do not have a monopoly on persecuting Jews in Jesus’ name, just to be fair). But there is one episode that might be the most telling of them all.

In the 1130’s, there were two rival popes, Anacletus II and Innocent II, and it seems that the most serious charge brought against Anacletus was that he was Jewish. How could this be? A Jewish pope? The Jewish Encyclopedia noted that Bernard of Clairvaux, a zealous supporter of Innocent, “poured forth his indignation in a vehement epistle to Lothaire, to the effect that ‘to the shame of Christ a man of Jewish origin was come to occupy the chair of St. Peter.’”

What? Did Bernard forget that Peter himself was a Jew, as were Paul and all the other apostles? (This is not the place to debate whether Peter was the first pope; for the record, I reject that he was.) Did Bernard forget that Christ himself was a Jew (“Christ” is simply the Greek way of saying “Messiah”) and that his mother’s name was actually Miriam, not Mary?

Catholics around the world are embracing the fact that, for the first time, a Jesuit has been installed as pope, something far less dramatic than having a Jewish pope. But from a Catholic perspective, that has already happened, not once, but twice, first with Peter and then with Anacletus.

I wonder how the Jewish world would react if the next pope turned out to be a Jew as well? For that matter, I wonder how the Catholic world would react. Talk about a story worthy of the news!


TOPICS: Catholic; Judaism
KEYWORDS: argentina; catholic; catholicchurch; catholics; conclave; faithandfamily; jews; pope; popefrancis; popefrancisi; romancatholicism; scandal

1 posted on 03/19/2013 12:24:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; xzins; wagglebee
From what I understand any baptized Catholic can be pope. (There is not even a requirement that he previously serve as a priest.)

Whether he was born a Jew, or was the Grandchild of a Jew makes no difference, nor would it make any difference if he was born a Muslim, a Mormon, a Scientologist or a Unitarian. Provided that he was a baptized Catholic male and in agreement with the teachings of the Church he can be elected to the Papacy.

The point this guy is trying to make is..... what exactly?

2 posted on 03/19/2013 12:33:36 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Maybe that Pope was not only Jewish, but also a woman! /sarc


3 posted on 03/19/2013 12:36:28 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Kaslin

No war worse than a family quarrel. once the bonds of charity are dissolved, then those of common humanity soon dissolve as well.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 12:36:59 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Kaslin

A certain class of FReepers will be the first to know! Pope John Paul II? Jewish! Sarah Palin? Jewish. Some unheard of writer has a last name that starts with ‘K’? Jewish! Jew-haters, what DON’T they know!?


5 posted on 03/19/2013 12:37:09 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: P-Marlowe; All

Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger of Paris was a Jewish convert to Catholicism.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/06/world/europe/06lustiger.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


6 posted on 03/19/2013 12:37:27 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: P-Marlowe

At mass today, a reading about Abraham as the Father of nations, not just the Jewish nation. As Pius XII? put it: we are all spiritual semites.


7 posted on 03/19/2013 12:39:43 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Maybe that Pope was not only Jewish, but also a woman!

FR Keyword: Pope Joan

8 posted on 03/19/2013 12:44:40 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Kaslin

Most catholics presume Peter was the first Pope.. that was Jewish and also married..

Wonder what would happen in WWII if that figment had crossed Hitlers beady noggin..


9 posted on 03/19/2013 12:45:00 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: P-Marlowe
From what I understand any baptized Catholic can be pope. (There is not even a requirement that he previously serve as a priest.)

Sorry, but you can't be serious

10 posted on 03/19/2013 1:04:49 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: hosepipe

Peter was the first Pope,he was Jewish and he was married.


11 posted on 03/19/2013 1:10:22 PM PDT by ardara
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To: RobbyS

Catechism of the Catholic Church

839 “Those who have not yet received the Gospel are related to the People of God in various ways.”325

The relationship of the Church with the Jewish People. When she delves into her own mystery, the Church, the People of God in the New Covenant, discovers her link with the Jewish People,326 “the first to hear the Word of God.”327 The Jewish faith, unlike other non-Christian religions, is already a response to God’s revelation in the Old Covenant. To the Jews “belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ”,328 “for the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.”329


12 posted on 03/19/2013 1:16:29 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Kaslin

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph would be proud...


13 posted on 03/19/2013 1:27:29 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Kaslin
It was alleged that the Pope himself was Jewish.

Hey, so was Jesus and his parents!

14 posted on 03/19/2013 1:34:12 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Kaslin; xzins; wagglebee
Sorry, but you can't be serious

I am serious and don't call me sorry

Requirements

For a person to be papabile, which in this case means "one who meets the requirements to be elected to the papacy of the Catholic Church," the person must satisfy the following:

must be male
must be baptized
must be a Catholic, ie. a faithful member of the Church

15 posted on 03/19/2013 1:44:55 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Kaslin

St. Peter was a Jew, so what’s the problem?


16 posted on 03/19/2013 1:49:22 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Kaslin

Scandal of all Scandals! The Founder of the Catholic Church was a circumcised Jew! And He put a bunch of Jews in charge of it! One of the key players in the whole mess had a confirmed anti-Christian history and even wrote about in his many letters! Oh, where did the Church go so wrong in its founding and let all those Jews in? -— All kidding aside, it was either Benedict or JP II who said it best on entering one of the Synagogues in New York:(paraphrased) “I take great delight in knowing that my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ prayed in a place such as this.”


17 posted on 03/19/2013 1:51:20 PM PDT by Bill Russell
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To: Bill Russell

Prayed and taught.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 1:53:33 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Kaslin

Oy vey.


19 posted on 03/19/2013 1:54:10 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin
Dear Kaslin,

Although not likely to be a non-cardinal, the only requirement to be pope is to be a baptized Catholic male. Upon being elected to the papacy (and accepting the election), if one is not a bishop, one must be immediately consecrated a bishop.

But that’s after having been elected.

I’d cleared all the decks, myself, starting last Tuesday, on the off chance that my phone might ring from the Sistine Chapel.


sitetest, not a cardinal, a bishop, a priest, or a deacon

20 posted on 03/19/2013 2:17:45 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: ardara

Peter was the first Pope,he was Jewish and he was married.


Some say that... others do not..

Roman catholic church history supports that.. BUT
other church history’s denies that(Popeistry) ever happened til 313 a.d. “or so”

Many protestants know roman catholic church history..
very very few roman catholics even know there’s another church history..
and few that do could care less..

Both historys merge in some places but are wholly different in other places..
Its a shame almost all roman catholics are not even aware of divergent church historys..
Probably why their comparisons of them are so weak.. by the few that even know..

WHY? would a church organization alter their history to support various dogma.?.
There must be an answer for those with a dog in this hunt..
To me.... its all entertainment.. watching all sides..


21 posted on 03/19/2013 2:33:39 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

“Most catholics presume Peter was the first Pope.. that was Jewish and also married..

Wonder what would happen in WWII if that figment had crossed Hitlers beady noggin..”

I don’t think Hitler was too concerned about the origins or teaching of the Catholic Church. He was rather like one of those “Catholics” that you find in the Democrat Party.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 3:36:41 PM PDT by Deacon Augustine
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To: P-Marlowe
The point this guy is trying to make is..... what exactly?

I can't figure that out.

The first Pope was Jewish.

He Who appointed the first Pope was also Jewish.

All of the original Bishops were Jewish.

The vast majority of the original members of the Church were Jewish.

I'm just not clear on what, if anything, the problem might be.

23 posted on 03/19/2013 3:41:00 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Kaslin
Sorry, but you can't be serious (layman being elected pope)

Pope St Celestine V, (1294), was a layman (a non-ordained monk).

Incidentally, he was, until the resignation of Benedict XVI, the most recent pope in history to resign from office.

24 posted on 03/19/2013 3:42:43 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: hosepipe
Wonder what would happen in WWII if that figment had crossed Hitlers beady noggin..

It did cross Hitler's filthy mind. He despised Christianity for many reasons. That Christianity is Jewish in origin was one of those reasons.

25 posted on 03/19/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: hosepipe
Many protestants know roman catholic church history..

And many protestants have their minds filled with arrant nonsense that they mistake for Church History. The vast majority of them are absolutely convinced of their own righteousness, even as they wallow in error and falsehood.

26 posted on 03/19/2013 3:46:14 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Kaslin
In fact, there was a time when the Catholic Church was rocked with a scandal: It was alleged that the Pope himself was Jewish.

Shim`on Bar Yonah?

27 posted on 03/19/2013 4:17:33 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: markomalley
Incidentally, he was, until the resignation of Benedict XVI, the most recent pope in history to resign from office.

Actually the last pope prior to Pope Benedict XVI was Pope Gregory XII who resigned in 1415

28 posted on 03/19/2013 4:36:20 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
Actually the last pope prior to Pope Benedict XVI was Pope Gregory XII who resigned in 1415

OK.

29 posted on 03/19/2013 4:40:06 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: hosepipe
Matthew 16: 13-19

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven


So you see St Peter was indeed the first pope. Don't tell us Catholics he wasn't
30 posted on 03/19/2013 5:40:43 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin; P-Marlowe; don-o
Yes, it's true: any baptized male Catholic can be elected Pope. Technically. But then he would have to be (I assume, swiftly) ordained a priest, consecrated a Bishop, and then installed as Pope.

And, of course, that's as likely as being hit by a meteor with your name on it.

Even weirder, there's nothing "written in stone" that Popes have to be elected by Cardinals. The Pope himself could make a rule that his successor must be male, but all electors must be female. (A favorite fantasy of mine.)

He could make a rule that the Pope must be Catholic, but the electors must be be all the Eastern Orthodox hierarchs. (Another favorite fantasy.)

And that's as likely as being hit by a meteor with your name on it in Greek, Syriac, and Old Church Slavonic.

31 posted on 03/19/2013 6:04:50 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He turn to you His countenance and give you peace.)
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To: sitetest
Woo hoo! Pope sitetest! And see mine at #31
32 posted on 03/19/2013 6:09:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He turn to you His countenance and give you peace.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; xzins; wagglebee
Yes, it's true: any baptized male Catholic can be elected Pope. Technically. But then he would have to be (I assume, swiftly) ordained a priest, consecrated a Bishop, and then installed as Pope. And, of course, that's as likely as being hit by a meteor with your name on it.

If we assume that ultimately whoever is installed as Pope is the person whom God intended to be installed at that moment, then there is no less a chance of that happening than that a flaky Galilean Fisherman with no formal religious education would be chosen by God to be the first.

There may come a time when a lay Catholic is just the person needed to fill that position. Perhaps another Galilean fisherman. :-)

33 posted on 03/19/2013 6:37:34 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe; Mrs. Don-o; wagglebee

Or some shepherd kid

If we assume God’s in it, then the idea of a flaky Galilean fisherman makes more sense than it doesn’t at some point in time.

FWIW, I’ve seen some really gifted Catholic Deacons.

***Deacons are ordained ministers of the Roman Catholic Church. They perform various services at the parish level and are regarded as servants of the Pope, as opposed to priests, who are assistants to the Pope. Men who are interested in becoming deacons must go through a rigorous eligibility process before they are allowed to train for this position.

Read more: How to Become a Catholic Deacon | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5104601_become-catholic-deacon.html#ixzz2O2YWNQTo***


34 posted on 03/19/2013 6:44:02 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

And many protestants have their minds filled with arrant nonsense that they mistake for Church History. The vast majority of them are absolutely convinced of their own righteousness, even as they wallow in error and falsehood.


True, many protestants have take roman catholic models of several spiritual things(1)..
Yet other protestants view roman catholic models of almost anything as sewage(2)...

Can you separate one from the other?..
If not... you may not know what you’re talking about..
And some think all three groups are walking with a limp.. i.e. 1,2, 3(Rcc)


35 posted on 03/19/2013 7:03:44 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: xzins
"[Deacons] are regarded as servants of the Pope, as opposed to priests, who are assistants to the Pope."

I think this eHow contributor made an error here. The word "Bishop" should be substituted for "Pope" in this passage, unless the deacons and priests are serving in the Diocese of Rome.

Although most deacons work for priests, the diocesan bishop would be his ecclesiastical superior. The Pope would not have a direct role in this.

Our Diocese (Knoxville) has lots of deacons, and I'd love to see lots more. They are terrific!

36 posted on 03/19/2013 7:12:31 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He turn to you His countenance and give you peace.)
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To: Kaslin

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


Ah!.. so Jesus gave Simon a nickname?... isn’t that cute..
Quite logical to a juvenile mind... a primitive mentality..

Course you know he didn’t say “Peter” he said “a ROCK”....
An operator in a wonderful metaphor.. he spoke mostly in metaphor.. to people, you know..
Not always but mostly..

Like the bread and wine speech he gave at the Passover Dinner before the Crucifixion..
Misunderstood by people that know nothing of what the Passover dinner stood for..
Juvenile minds do severe injustice to that speech...
They seem to make an almost pagan ceremony out of it..

Fortunately I can see the humor in the reaction to it..
I suppose God does as well... I would NOT be comfortable with a God that couldn’t or won’t laugh..


37 posted on 03/19/2013 7:25:53 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Dear Mrs. Don-o,

You make my scenario positively... plausible.

LOL.

BTW, it'd probably be something like... Pope Jude.

For obvious reasons.


sitetest

38 posted on 03/19/2013 7:39:03 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Kaslin

So you see St Peter was indeed the first pope. Don’t tell us Catholics he wasn’t


I don’t believe in Popes.. You can elect whoever you want as Pope..
And democrats can think Obama is a decent man.. same deal...

Thats “their”(your) choice... you can believe whatever you want to believe.. and will..
But because you believe it don’t make it so.. liberals do that a lot..

Whether you have a Pope or not does not effect me in the least..
Or whether mormons worship an Angel called “Moron-I”..
or whether horny bats fly out of Scientologists orifices..

I think God for the humor of it all..


39 posted on 03/19/2013 7:46:57 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kaslin; Zionist Conspirator

There’s also the story of the first Pope actually being a Jewish secret agent:

[It’s a PDF]

www.chabadtalk.com/forum/attachment.php3?attachmentid=1448&d=1282266929

...“After these events, contention
grew between the Jews and the
Notzrim (the early Christians, all of
whom were Jews). A Notzri would take
every opportunity to kill a Jew, and the
troubles continued to mount for thirty
years.

The Notzrim formed armies of
tens of thousands and prevented the
Jews from making the aliyah l’regel,
the ascent to the Beis HaMikdash on
the Yamim Tovim. … Twelve of
Yeshu’s students (the “apostles”) went
to twelve different countries and
prophesied to them about the new religion,
and many Jews joined them.

“The Sages saw the terrible events
and said: ‘Please, Hashem, give us advice
… for innocent blood has been
shed among your people because of oso
ha’ish …’

“When they finished speaking, one
of the wise men named Shimon Kepha
rose … and said to them: ‘Listen my
brothers, if it is good in your eyes, I
will cause these men to separate from
the congregation of Israel. … If you
will accept upon yourselves [the responsibility
for] the sin.’...


40 posted on 03/19/2013 8:04:30 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: RobbyS
Pope Pius XI is rarely quoted in context. Here is what he said:

Mark well that in the Catholic Mass, Abraham is our Patriarch and forefather. Anti-Semitism is incompatible with the lofty thought which that fact expresses. It is a movement with which we Christians can have nothing to do. No, no, I say to you it is impossible for a Christian to take part in anti-Semitism. It is inadmissible. Through Christ and in Christ we are the spiritual progeny of Abraham. Spiritually, we [Christians] are all Semites

And, of course, Jesus told those who appealed to racialism as their bond of righteousness (the descendants of Abraham) that because they refused to accept Him as Messiah, they were the children on the Devil

41 posted on 03/20/2013 6:40:17 AM PDT by Vermont Crank (Invisible yet are signs of the force of Tradition that'll act upon our inertia into Indifferentism)
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To: Kaslin

I do recall that early in Pope John Paul II’s reign, there was speculation that he might be succeeded by Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger, Archbishop of Paris. Born Aaron, he was a Jew who had escaped the attention of the Vichy French government.


42 posted on 03/20/2013 8:00:24 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: hosepipe

He was very, very aware of the fact that Pope St. Peter was Jewish. He saw Catholicism, and by extension Christianity, as a Jewish corruption of the True Faith, which he insisted was Aryan.


43 posted on 03/20/2013 8:03:28 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin
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Letter #50: Hummes (Vatican releases Booklet for Pope Francis' Installation)
Is Pope Francis a Liturgical Liberal?
Pope Francis Warns Against "Demonic Worldliness"
A look at Pope Francis' schedule for next few months
Is Pope Francis a fraud? (That didn't take long)
Faith Of Our Fathers (Prayers in Song for Pope Francis) [Catholic Caucus]
Fatima Shrine recalls Pope Francis' sponsorship of the Pilgrim Image of the Virgin of Fatima
A great story of Jorge Bergoglio and a poor widow who wanted her children baptized
Former SSPX seminarian constant companion of Pope Francis
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's "Letter On the Year of Faith" (Crossing Threshold of Faith)
Pope Francis takes over Vatican's top secret dossiers (Fr. Georg tasked with guiding Bergoglio)
THE FULL PAPAL MASS AT SANTA ANNA'S PARISH THIS MORNING (laity kneel to receive)
Liberals will soon turn on Pope Francis
Letter #49: Black Shoes (Curia Officials Reappointed ... But ... only temporarily!)
Opening Wartime Archives? (Pope Francis will open Pope Pius XII - Shoah - WWII-era archives)
Pope Francis Speaks of God’s Mercy at First Sunday Angelus
Weigel thinks Pope Francis embodies Church's future
Oh, we are in deep, deep trouble
Pope explains name, urges 'church for the poor'

Pope Francis' first moves hint at break with past
A Pope of Contradictions
Evangelist Luis Palau: New Pope Francis a Friend of Evangelicals
A Pope for All Christians
Consolation for Boston Catholics? (Pope immediately bans Cardinal Law from St. Mary Major)
Quotes from Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, on 7 Moral Issues
Pope to journalists: 'I love you so much and I thank you for everything'
Letter #48: Old Age (Papal Apartments opened, Pope visits local hospital)
Jesuit doorman surprised by Pope's phone call
Pope Francis on mass media and name
Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople to Attend Papal Installation Mass
Pope Francis in Motion
Who is Pope Francis? A compilation from many news reports.
"Anyone who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil." Homily of the Holy Father Pope Francis
Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi will represent the United States at Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass
Beijing Cautions New Pope on Meddling in China
For the First Time Since the Great Schism, Ecumenical Patriarch to Attend Pope's Inaugural Mass
Ann Barnhardt on Pope Francis
New Pope snubs Cardinal Law
Pope Francis seen as humble man who can unite, rebuild Church

Pope Francis – the real deal – has Audience with Cardinals
Pope Francis—The Journey Begins
Report: Pope Francis bans disgraced Cardinal Law from his church
Pope tells cardinals: discover new ways to evangelize
Does this pope sound like a liberal to YOU?
Pope Francis could renew Catholicism in Americas, says Knights' chief
Letter #47: To Mary (Pope Francis prays at (tomb of Pope St. Pius V) [Catholic Caucus]
Pope To cardinals: Don't Give In To Devil's "Bitterness" And "Pessimism"
Pope Pays His Hotel Bill
Newly elected Pope knows Ukrainian Catholic Church, its Liturgy & Spirituality (Ecumenical)
'Go and Repair My House'
Why Did Pope Francis Go to St Mary Major?
Argentine priest kidnapped in Dirty War reconciled w/ Pope Francis (Don't blame Pope for Pinochet)
Weigel: "Bergoglio is an Old-School Jesuit, Formed by Classic Ignatian Spirituality..."
Vatican Responds to Accusations About Cardinal Bergoglio and the "Dirty War"
Pope Francis Knows What Must Be Done
Pope Francis tied up in Argentina's 'dirty war' debate
Pope Francis and the Traditional Liturgy
Links of Pope Francis to military dictatorship
Cardinal Bergoglio wrote to Fr. Gruner about Fatima [Catholic Caucus]

Why Pope Francis May Be a Catholic Nightmare [barf alert]
Pope Francis I: It’s All In the Name
Vatican official: Gay marriage a “revolutionary project” for “complete destruction of the family”
Pope Francis, and Blessed Aloysius and Blessed Agnellus: how the saints chose Bergoglio for pope
The Future Pope Francis: Additional Interviews and Writings
Pope Francis – What’s in a Name?
Pope Francis Warns Church Could Become 'Compassionate NGO'
Jesuits Surprised that First of Their Brethren is Elected Pope
World Jewish Congress head praises Pope Francis (Jewish-Catholic ties "best in 2,000 years")
How Summorum Pontificum was blocked and trampled on in Buenos Aires
Slaves of the Immac. Heart of Mary Profess Our Filial Submission to Pope Francis (Catholic Caucus)
Gay Advocacy Groups Rush to Demonize Pope Francis
Traditionalists and Pope Francis: Can We Take a Deep Breath and Please Calm Down?
What I would have said at the Consistory: An interview with Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Pope Francis Offers His Second Blessing to Pregnant Mom, Unborn Baby
Cdl. Bergoglio's Lenten Letter, 2013
UPDATE: Rorate Caeli’s diatribe against Pope Francis [Catholic Caucus]
Pope Francis: A Disappointment for Catholics Who Don't Like Being Catholic
Updates on Pope Francis’ first day as Pope – Great moments! (truly humble man)
New Pope Slips Out Of Vatican For morning Prayer Visit

Our First American Pope
Pope Francis I clear on denying Communion to those who facilitate in abortion
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Profession: Servant of the Servants of God
EDITORIAL:Pope Francis I bridges conservative and progressive currents
New Pope Francis called homosexual ‘marriage’ a ‘machination of the Father of Lies’
Pope Francis Is First Catholic Pontiff From The Americas; He Is Known As A Humble Intellectual
New Pope lived simple life in Argentina
"Lowly, And Yet Chosen," Enter Pope Francis (some phenomenal firsts with this election)
10 Facts about Pope Francis
Vatican Web Site Updated
Full Text of Pope Francis’ Opening Address to Catholic Faithful
9 things you should know about Pope Francis
Pope Francis I promises to be strong pro-life world leader
New Pope celebrated Hanukkah as well as Christmas
New Pope- enemy of Catholic tradition
As Cardinal, Pope Francis condemned abortion even in rape cases
Profile: New pope, Jesuit Bergoglio, was runner-up in 2005 conclave
Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected pope, takes Francis as name
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a Profile
HABEMUS PAPAM!!! (Live Thread)

44 posted on 03/24/2013 4:51:53 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Steelfish
St. Edith Stein (Born: October 12, 1891, Wrocław; Died: August 9, 1942, Auschwitz concentration camp), was - GASP! Jewish!

45 posted on 03/24/2013 5:05:29 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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