Milwaukee bishop appears to subscribe to heresy about Jews … and publicly proclaims it

If the quote is correct, Milwaukee Auxiliary Bishop Richard Sklba is on record as saying that Catholic Church documents developed during the reign of Pope Paul VI, “… affirmed that the Jewish people were not responsible for the death of Jesus, that their covenant with God was never abolished, that they are still God’s chosen people …”

The bishop evidently failed to get the memo about the CORRECTION issued to the USCCB Catholic Catechism for Adults which states that it’s the Abrahamic Covenant, applied to Jews and Gentiles alike, through the fulfilled work of Jesus Christ and his Catholic Church which ALONE provides the hope of salvation to ALL persons of faith.

The Mosaic Covenant, along with all the associated laws, statutes and ordinances, is NOT and NEVER WAS capable of saving a soul … so ANYONE who would choose to mistakenly cling to the OLD Mosaic Covenant, which was perfectly fulfilled (by Christ), respectfully set aside (by Christ), made obsolete (by Christ) finally and totally REPLACED with the NEW, BETTER, and SAVING covenant (by Christ, in HIS BLOOD, at the Last Supper and subsequently, on the cross, at Calvary) … is just plain confused.

The last time I checked, the enduring words of Jesus Christ to the apostles went something like this:

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Go therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

There was certainly no exception included in the above, for Jews. To the contrary, Christ’s words were given to men who were themselves Jews, and his words were first preached in Jerusalem, on the first Pentecost, specifically to the Jews … and only later to ALL nations.

It’s time that all the old stereotypes about the Jews were put to rest. There is no longer ANY standardized system of Jewish beliefs and practices extant in today’s world. Judaism as a religion and a culture means many different things to many different people, all around the world.

About the only thing that remains relatively consistent in terms of Judaic teaching and practice is liberal politics and continued opposition to a host of long established traditional Catholic beliefs and principles.

The facts: Jews are people, just like everyone else, and they are in need of salvation in Jesus Christ, just like everyone else. To treat Jews differently than ANY other group would constitute DISCRIMINATION, and it would also (quite probably) be a sin.

Why a Catholic bishop (and there are evidently many like-minded Catholic bishops out there) finds this so difficult to understand remains a mystery. But it probably stems from a basic flaw in the Catholic seminary system … repeated over the last 45 years, with “cookie-cutter” regularity.

One would think that a genuine successor of the original apostles would know better!

Here’s hoping the above quote is wrong … but I doubt it.

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