Saturday, 11 October 2008

A priest and a pope

Last Tuesday we had a Vietnamese priest whose charity we are supporting this year come to talk to the Justice and Peace group. I will keep his name and charity anonymous, because although he is happy to promote his charity around England, I don't want to run the risk of getting him into trouble with the Vietnamese government (assuming they would care to read English seminarians' blogs). This priest goes every year to Vietnam with money he's raised in England over the months, in his parish and through generous benefactors, and he distributes the money to needy causes in his home country. These include orphanages, leper hospitals, convents, and schools in need of basic material and educational resources. In many cases he gives the money to the parish priests, who then spend it directly as it is needed, and give a written account of how the donation is used. This priest's reasons for doing what he does are partly personal - his family itself moved from an extremely poor village in the country, and he promised to himself and his father that one day he would try to help the people from that village. But also, this priest sees that if the Vietnamese people, particularly young people, are given access to good education, they will be equipped to speak out against the injustices that are taking place in the country. (Note: If anyone wishes to support the charity, they can give me their email and I will send the details.)


The priest said that in terms of charitable action and standing up to the government, the Catholic Church is by far the strongest voice in Vietnam. This statement reminded me of other times in modern history when the Chuch has taken the side of the suffering. Only today I saw in The Tablet that there is yet another article accusing Pope Pius XII of virtually abandoning the Jews to the Nazis in World War II. Yet this is irreconcilable with much scholarship since the end of the war, and the testimonies of many during the war itself, that saw the Pope as public in his condemnation of the Holocaust, and instrumental in saving Jewish lives. The Nazis themselves said, "His [the Pope's] speech is one long attack on everything we stand for… he is clearly speaking on behalf of the Jews… he is virtually accusing the German people of injustice toward the Jews, and makes himself the mouthpiece of the Jewish war criminals." Journalists from New York to London hailed him at the time as a public voice standing up to Hitler. http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/facts/fm0020.html

Albert Einstein, a secular Jew, had this to say:

'Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks….

Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly.'

- Albert Einstein, Time magazine, 23rd December, 1940 p. 38


May we be able to provide such a witness to the truth in our own time!

8 comments:

PAW said...

it's obvious that Pope Pius XII was …NO …enemy of the Nazis,

NO MORE than POPE Ratzinger was an enemy to the Nazis…

Hitler an X convict… & a criminal, charged & convicted of trying to violently overthrow the old German Government wrote a whole book CONDEMNING the JEWS, declaring they should be persecuted & thrown out of society…

Hitler { in his book [ ~~spoke harshly against the CURRENT religions `actions / of Rome & of Protestants ~as well for being good to the Jews..& for not… CONTINUING ON…to persecute them as viciously & forcefully ..

as THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…..HAD,,. been Persecuting & murdering the Jews for the last 2000 yrs…..
?... Pius XII was another catholic whore, who signed a contract with this JEW HATER

THE POPE *& vatican SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH catholic HITLER demanding ALL GERMAN bishops SWEAR on the HOLY GOSPELS & ON GOD COMPLETE & LOYALITY to catholic HITLER

read ART. 16 OF ….Hitler's Concordat with the Catholic Church (1933) http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_ss33co.htm

There is no ….way to prove.. He saved a million Jews….its all assumption./….& fantasy…junk history…

Catholics rely on propaganda whore… Italian…catholic … news ~ papers ,, & American…liberal…whore…organizations….like the NY Times….( what a Joke )…for their claims . & other unfactual.,/ inventions….fantasy books..

& on the word of either ignorant or desperate…..people…( Jews at the time..
in an Anti semite ,satanic ,,Italy…..) .looking for acceptance back into Italian life after the war…

THEY WOULD HAVE SAID….anything…to be accepted in Italy….and given a hope for a halfway decent life…


It is a sick joke


..while they have no records of their claims….

PAW said...

The facts prove…He was completely publicly…SILENT…concerning the murder of Jews….by Germany & Catholic…..Italy…who
{ his RESPONSIBLE….NOBLE.. church….helped Hitler…


Italy shipped out thousands,, of Jews…to be butchered…gassed,,,& put to death ,,,,~!---,the pope never said a word…to his faithful… RESPONSIBLE….Italians…


At the end of the WAR…Italy…/ Rome hid a small percentage of Jews ..in Rome …….after Catholic Italy surrendered,,,,…only to make themselves ,,,,look good,,, after siding with, Helping in & fighting….along side with Germany..


They lost…



The Pope's first responsibility is to Christ and His Church …{.what a joke…..


THE ENTIRE….CHURCH….JOINED… Hitler all… of Italy….HIS CHURCH….joined the Nazis…..if he was responsible He would have begged for Italians…to not Join Hitler….*..& stop shipping out innocent….children men & woman to be tortured…


responsibility to Christ and His Church ?..


..the catholic church is not Christ’s Church,,,…it is Satan’s…..whore…

Hitler was not the lone….monster….out killing all Jews….he had helpers….people in Italy…..Catholics….the POPES church….. GERMAN catholic head,,,, bishops ordered …..[ by the pope ]…. to SWEAR on the HOLY GOSPELS & ON GOD COMPLETE & LOYALITY to catholic HITLER….

.Catholics in Germany, & italy,,,,, the POPES church~~ joined hitler…

& the pope was more interested in remaining .,..in power…in his seat of satan …on His… RESPONSIBLE…..throne & popular.. ride….than interested.. in stopping the slaughter of innocent millions…..by His congregation members …


They attacked…Greece.. & Ethiopia Russia..& other small countries……HIS CHURCH,,

[ CATHOLIC… ,ITALIANS….were butchering their neighbors…OVER power…..and is was not his responsibility ,,,to demand they STOP ?


Nazis, catholics , protestants atheists * & ALL groups had victims / heros …of individuals…who refused to go along with the majority…of JEW KILLERS..


The Roman Catholic church has never, ever been a friend to the Jew….)( when in power.. NOR the bible believer

HITLER HAD 3 ARABIC ISLAMIC DIVISISIONS...IN HIS S.S///ARMY ....


Popes claim in catholic catechism 2 N.D. Editiion. # 841 that''


muslims;...these profess to hold the faith of abraham, and together with us [catholics]...they adore the one, merciful god, mankind's judge on the last day


MAY 1985 SATANS POPE John Paul II repeats ROMES DECLARATION TO AUDIENCE OF THOUSANDS


THE POPE said: “CATHOLICS Muslims, WE have MANY THINGS IN COMMON as BELIEVERS and as human beings...WE BELIEVE IN THE SAME GOD


http://www.letusreason.org/RC25.htm & http://focusonjerusalem.com/tiesthatbind.html

,,,THE CATHOLIC GOD IS THE MUSLIM GOD


THATS WHY YOUR POPE CAN KISS & STROKE AND BOW TO THE UNHOLY QURAN


http://images.google.com/images?q=photos%20%20of%20pope%20kissing%20quran&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=wi

The catholic sect….Damns….and condemns…the BIBLE BELEIVER / non catholic Christ ian…… as LOST. Headed for hell…


The catholic sect….Damns….and condemns…the BIBLE BELEIVER / non catholic Christ ian…… ~~~as DESERVING of whatever punishment the POPES can manipulate their frenzied mobs of Catholics to perform…~~~at whatever point or bowel of history at any given time…possible.

PAW said...

The catholic sect….Damns….and condemns…the BIBLE BELEIVER / non catholic Christ ian…… as serving ANOTHER EVIL JESUS….


Rome SAYS


'Heretics / NOT MEMBERS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ….. DO NOT HOLD TO CATHOLIC DOCTRINE) & worship a GOD WHO IS A LIAR, & CHRIST WHO IS A LIAR.'


BUT Muslims & ISLAM //OOH they ALL SERVE OUR GOD…..and we Kiss and BOW down to their QURAN *& service ALLAH / satan



ROME HAS BURNED THOUSANDS OF BIBLES, translated in non italian......./,, claiming they were error......



burned people alive../ .hunted them down,,/ ,condemned,,& damned the translators.. & .banned their bibles.....


but kisses the quran...saying it is the book of the,,,,,God of the bible....& all catholics.

This is the same …EXACT…...standard & SAME…..EXACT….situation of that of Pope Pius XII & his church,….allied with satan / Hitler & the the…. islamic…..Grand Mufti, Haj Muhammed Amin al-Husseini….


http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_grand_mufti.php


They all serve the same god….& hate the bible…hate Jews…& Gods people….& have proven it clearly……time & time again..

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reXteryalizer said...

Its amazing How every Catholic Country on the Planet SHIPPED off its JEWS to be

tortured , Killed & slaughterd

reXteryalizer said...

The point reX was making is that THESE Catholics are the ones who are indeed CRUDE & downright hatefull & indeed have distain for the Gospel, Jews, Christ Himself & His Church.

They & their popes have banned & Burned bibles claiming they were Bibles in error. ( which they have not a single bible with errors to produce )

They have Condemned All JEWS & * NON CATHOLIC christian ( Bible Believers as LOST, DAMNED, HEaded to HEll & EVIL.....

They & their popes throughout history ...... have Condemned All JEWS & * NON CATHOLIC christian ( Bible Believers as SERVING ANOTHER GOD. ( AN EVIL AND LIAR JESUS / GOD _)

While they demand MUSLIMS they - serve The same god as Rome.//....While they KISS the quran,,


IS this NOT the most crude thing that a self ACCLAIMED christian church could do to JEWS, THE BIBLE & Christs Church..

....

...


Golda Meir. ON 1/20/1973..

DECARED ...The man of the Cross, who heads the church whose symbol is the Cross, under which Jews were killed for generations.

I could not escape the feeling. It stuck with me. And he felt it - that a Jewess was sitting opposite him."

http://www.personsfamous.com/Women/125/Golda%20Mabovitz.html

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19730120&id=8NgNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zGwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7329,2786850

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19730120&id=I7gMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7F8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=7134,3575460


Representatives of science have often made an attempt to arrive at fundamental judgments with respect to values and ends on

the basis of scientific method, and in this way have set themselves in opposition to religion. These conflicts have all

sprung from fatal errors. (Albert Einstein, 1941)


For a doctrine which is able to maintain itself not in clear light but only in the dark, will of necessity lose its effect on

mankind, with incalculable harm to human progress.....

ALBERT GOES ON TO SAY THAT WE MUST " give up that source of fear and hope which in the past placed such vast power in the HANDS OF PRIESTS.

(Albert Einstein, 1941)


Catholics like to PICK OUT certian HIGH STANDARD poppular & RESPECTED people and make claim to their MERITS & USE these people to LIE & eXagerate the Roman Catholic INVOLVMENT in their lives

& PRETEND & have the WORLD THINK that These POPPULAR & Special people are somehow involved in OR in support or in praise of their CATHOLIC CHURCH.

whEN it is the total & complete OPPOSITE({ & A LIE })

A JESUIT PRIEST started a RUMOR that Albert Einstein, had Converted from atheism BY THE INFLUENCE OF THIS JESUIT PRIEST

IN a LETTER letter to Guy H. Raner Jr, July 2, 1945, Albert Einstein, responding to a rumor that a Jesuit priest had caused

Einstein to convert from atheism

Albert Einstein, WROTE ,....." I received your letter of June 10th. I have never talked to a Jesuit priest in my life

and I am astonished by the audacity to tell such lies about me. From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist. "

This Jesuit TRIED to LIE & CLAIM that Einstein had CONVERTED to Christianity & THIS CATHOLIC PRIEST had LED to HIS CONVERSION..

THIS IS WHAT CATHOLICS DO....see details below..

http://www.encyclopedia.com/video/7E0rpzhFrFY-albert-einstein-atheist.aspx

http://atheism.about.com/od/einsteingodreligion/tp/Was-Einstein-an-Atheist-.htm

reXteryalizer said...

Catholics dont like to see these QUOTES such as the one above......FOR THEY ARE MORE ACURATE & REALISTIC with hostoric FACT..



INSTEAD catholics rant on & on about such things as ./ HERE AGAIN ,,WE SEE.... This catholic Website here below Tells another lie of Einstein

ttp://www.catholic.com/home/contact.asp

This catholic Website quotes Einstein as saying

Quote

Albert Einstein: "Only the Catholic Church protested against the Hitlerian onslaught on liberty.

But in reality & in dealing with the facts ...

.WE FIND the truth is that Albert never once mentioned the CATHOLIC CHURCH doing anything to save anyone..

EVER ONCE NEVER

He simply said THE CHURCH...stood against HITLER..."

It is what Catholicism must DO in order to ramp up a junk history mythical asumptive rendering of a QUOTE.

They in turn Continue the lie that all these people were praising their Pope for saving some Jews when in fact the QUOTES are

not true quotes OR Catholics are CITING A NEWSPAPER propaganda PEICE / … Italian…catholic … news ~ papers ,, & American…liberal……organizations….like the NY Times…........

what a Joke )............…for their claims .

& other unfactual.,/ inventions….fantasy books..

& MOST BLASPHEMOUSLY & HORIDLY on the word of either ignorant or desperate…..people…( Jews at the time..


JEWS .....in an Anti semite ,satanic ,,Italy…..) .looking for acceptance back into Italian life after the war…


THEY WOULD HAVE SAID….anything…to be accepted in Italy….and given a hope for a halfway decent life…

THIS IS ALL IT IS

Jews were forced to praise the pope & were compelled to heap praise upon the Roman Catholic Church because all the Jews who

had been in Concentrations camps & in Hiding had to go back to the Catholic Countries from which they had been shipped out of.

their Homes, property, wealth, Families

& lives were GONE They came back to these Catholic Countries From Which they were

shipped out of ( having all their possesions and very souls STOLEN From them BY Roman Catholics .

Of course Desperate Jews were saying Great things about this Raging Seething Monster of a Church that was in control of &

responsible for wrecking their LIVES for the last 2000 yrS,,

CATHOLICS LOVE TO QUOTE Golda Meir..... another Jew who felt compelled to tell a lie about Pope Pius in order to help her

fellow jews....Regain their lives back RETURNING TO THESE anti semitic CATHOLIC COUNTRIES.


But these Quotes are not stating REALITY ...they are JUST showing the low level of pure degradation that Hitler ^& the

Vatican / ( Italy & Germany ) had placed on these JEWS to where they were forced ( EVEN AFTER THE WAR ) to say such lies /

PRAISING the pope & concerning the Catholic Church...JUST TO SURVIVE IN AN ANTISEMITE CATHOLIC EUROPE..

Catholics have clung to the desperate & rash words of these poor JEWS like a PARASITE.

reXteryalizer said...

http://www.cathnews.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=9996



Obama wins back Catholic vote



What does it matter if Catholics are the largest organization.


In the united States they vote for PRO MURDER/ ABORTION ~ Candidates, They voted Hillary Clinton into office, Barak Obama as well.

In Germany in the 1930s Catholics Voted Hitler into power...

Isn't it a curse upon Gods true Church, Upon The children { BABIES } ~of The United States & UPON the world..

THAT CATHOLICS ARE THE LARGEST CHURCH ..

They all vote in majority the same.. YEAR aFTER YEAR

..---------------------


Rather that they were the small minority,

on the narrow path WHEREUPON, few are traveling ?

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Mat 7:13 Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction,

and many there be which go in thereat:


Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life,

........and few there be that find it..........

Catholics have nothing to offer, THEY ARE a departation from the faith,

giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;


Why be JUST another catholic\. /

REALLY ?


If the whole world WAS CATHOLIC,

CATHOLICS WOULD ALL VOTE THE SAME PRO ABORTION, SAME PRO HOMOSEXUAL Candidates into office.

We dont understand your actions NOR your point.....WE think you are FAKE..