Skip to comments.The Vatican on Gaza: Israel is a Baby-Killer”
Posted on 11/21/2012 2:34:48 PM PST by Lera
Not a word was heard from the Vatican all the years Sderot babies were in mortal danger. They began noticing the violence last week.
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Vatican Council for Culture, commenting on the war between Israel and Hamas, delivered a severe attack on the Jewish people: I think of the massacre of the innocents. Children are dying in Gaza, their mothers shouts is a perennial cry, a universal cry.
The Catholic Church high official equated Israels operation in Gaza against terror groups with the New Testament story of Herods slaughter of Jewish babies in his effort to kill Jesus.
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Wow...that’s horrible. A disgusting analogy.
Israel is MERELY PROTECTING herself!!
Can I say... Jesus, for christs sake?
Waiting to see who makes excuse for these liars.
Herod was put in authority by Rome . He was a murder and he was also an Edomite just like the phony Palestinian rocket launching murders trying to kill Israeli babies right now.
I guess these people believe if they keep repeating the sames lies that people will believe them .
What they are actually doing is PROVING that they are nothing but instigators that side with everything that is wrong and align themselves against God himself.
There is just no excuse for this
As a once Catholic, I think the Vatican can shove it their smelly Obamas.
If true, can’t blame Jews for not trusting Christians.
This guy doesn’t speak for the Church, any more than Fr Pfleger does.
The vicar-general of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, William Shomali, said on Vatican Radio that what is happening in Gaza now is a vicious circle of violence.
Hmmmm, I’m thinking that I have heard this before.
This seems to be so over the top I would suggest waiting for confirmation, or clarification of this article. - Tom
The Vatican is insane.
The Hamas charter promotes the eradication of Israel and the systematic extermination of the Jews.
This puts the Vatican in the same camp as the Nazis.
I’ll have NOTHING to do with them unless and until they recant this idiotic pandering to the Left.
Oh, for Pete’s sake! I’m a Catholic. I think these Vatican officials and Bishops have their heads in the sand.
Here in America, unborn babies are being killed every day, priests give out the Body of Christ to evil politicians, Leahy, Biden, Pelosi, McCaskill, and all of the rest of these evil supposed Catholics. The devil is deep at work in these evil ones.
Father Mitch Pacqua after the 9/11 killing by the Butcher of Benghazi (the bama) declared on EWTN that the muslims were upset over a video. I couldn’t believe my ears. How Naive of him. I do hope he corrected himself.
One cardinal speaking on behalf of the Catholic Church is like Jesse Jackson Jr. speaking on behalf of the Obama administration. Small cog in a big wheel. He is allowed his opinion but only the Magisterum speaks for the Church.
Where was this bastard after the Beslan attack?
Dear Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi,
Why are the Swiss Guards armed???
It’s too bad morons are allowed to be Cardinals.
ISLAMOFASCISTS an their VATICAN enablers are BOTH into Pedo related activities...
Birds of a Feather...
Given the huge number of homosexuals in the Catholic Church, and given the Muslim propensity for homosexuality (or bestiality), that Church officials support Muslims should surprise few.
If this is the best the Catholic church can come up with, then to hell with the church.
Let’s not forget their affinity for young’uns....
“Birds of a Feather...”
This isn’t “the Vatican” speaking, nor the Pope. It is the “President of the Vatican Council for Culture,” which must be some sort of politically correct side office. I confess I never heard of it before.
It’s sad that a jerk like this has made it all the way up the ladder to the rank of cardinal. But he does not speak for the Church. It’s his personal opinion. And he’s evidently a a bigoted, left-wing jerk.
Lotsa folks can hear a lot of misery coming from Israel, with rockets raining down on... get this... civilians.
Seems the jihadists aren’t really aiming at anything military, ever.
Hmmm... and the abomination commonly referred to as mainstream news media keeps running stories painting the jihadis as the “good guys” and Israel as the “bad guys”.
Anyone who works for the mainstream media has got to feel like they’re working for Goebbels himself - I don’t know how they can live with themselves.
Very sad indeed......still spewing anti-semitism since the Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians about 80A.D. .....very sad!
Here I am. He's a cardinal with a mistaken opinion.
I'm sure there are other cardinals with divergent opinions.
But those aren't in the newspaper.
Sometimes if you don’t have anything good to say it is best to say nothing.
i would agree with you.
However, where is the Church’s or the Pope’s condemnation of the Palis? 8000 rockets into Israel in 3 years!
What you have done is to quote a militantly anti-Catholic article misquoting the Cardinal's introduction to Pope Benedict's third volume on Jesus of Nazareth. In his remarks the Cardinal mentioned a cycle of violence in the middle east dating back thousands of years and cited Herrod's killing of the innocent among several examples. Apparently, mentioning the killing of the innocents, which the militantly ultra orthodox deny happened, is code for rationalizing the Holocaust.
Shame on you and on those who wanted so desperately to believe this. I suggest you do a little honest journalism for yourself and research the alleged remarks before parroting any slander that serves your prejudices.
Hey! the arabs have oil the jews do not. So there might be some money in it if they come out on the winning side. And ohh those baby arab boys.
The ‘catholic’ church needs to recognize what it actually is and quit lecturing the rest of the world. The church is beautiful until someone actually says something.
But they were on the side of the Nazis and it seems they remain so. Gosh! why are the pews empty and donations down. Maybe we should double down on Bingo night.
> But they were on the side of the Nazis
I read somewhere that the previous pope was a Polish chemical salesman who sold Zyklon gas to the Nazis. Zyklon was used for the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
I don’t know if this is true.
Your Excellency, you do not SPEAK FOR ME!
Instead Gaza should have been taken to task on the missle attacks going on against Israel.
Also give Israel CREDIT that it has gone outs of its way to PROTECT the Christian as well Jewish shrines in the Holy Land.
Social Justice is rampant in the Catholic church (the US Bishops were all for Obamacare until the abortion plank was inserted). Anti-Israel sentiment goes along with socialism.
Whoa - I read the same about people using the handle “WestbrooK” - I too don’t know if it is true either.
Heh. I wasn’t even born yet.
But, here is an article about it.
...President of the Vatican Council for Culture, ...
Who to hate? Who to blame? Who is the victim and who is the hater?
Catholics can reject what he says. We are not bound by his statements any more than Protestants are bound to accept Al Sharpton’s views on abortion.
Well thanks for the link - I will truly look into it, but I am extremely skeptical (though I’ve been wrong at least once before, by my own count...)
public statement the pope made on Sunday.
In a startling pronouncement about Jesus Christs revelation of the signs leading up to His return to Earth, Pope Benedict declared that Jesus does not describe the end of the world, and when He uses apocalyptic images, He does not act as a seer. On the contrary, He wishes to ensure that His disciples in every age remain unmoved by dates and predictions.
This statement is so far removed from reality, it can only represent a deliberate attempt to pervert the truth. It argues against the very reality of biblical revelation itself.
The very power by which Jesus Christ ministered on Earth was clearly revealed as a Spirit which will show you things to come (John 16:13).
Jesus Christ Himself gave, in live format, delivered direct to His disciples, the most powerfully detailed prophecy about the future, most especially the end times, that is preserved in the Bible (Matthew 24; Mark 13, Luke 21).
The Word of God declares of the very Godhead, Worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10).
The popes statement is not just a grave deceit. It goes beyond that. It is plain blasphemy.
But why should we be surprised?
more detail here
Do you actually think they care if this is the truth or more journalistic trickery?
As a Catholic I can say the Vatican as well as most dioceses have more than their share of Azzholes. Long live Israel.