An interview with the second most important man in the Vatican – Rabbi Abraham Skorka

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NEW YORK — It was September, not an easy time for a religious Jew to be traveling. The Jewish month of Tishrei was ending with its marathon of holy days. Kosher wine would be needed. There were Sabbath blessings to recite. Fortunately, Rabbi Abraham Skorka had a friend with the run of a hotel who arranged for kosher meals and said “amen” to the rabbi’s prayers.

Skorka has been talking about this trip ever since, in interviews and meetings with Jewish groups, for two reasons: The hotel was inside the Vatican, and the friend was Pope Francis.

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Editor’s note: The content of this interview demonstrates the dangers of the way Pope Francis has thus far, chosen to run his papacy. Personal friendship is one thing. Inviting someone from an apostate non-Catholic religion to take up residence with the Pope, in the Vatican, for an extended period – especially during the beginning of a new administration – is a scandal and a sin.

What might be reasonably acceptable in a remote, South America backwater often doesn’t play very well on a world stage – nor should it. Did no one else think this was very strange, even for a “humble” pope?

The Pope’s handlers (Think this is “over the top”? Prove it!) should have realized this when they initially overplayed their “hand”- revealing way too much, way too soon. Barack Obama and his handlers suffered from a similar type of hubris. Liberal community organizer types with a pronounced leftist orientation evidently can’t seem to help it!

You’ve probably heard the term, “death by a thousand cuts.” For Catholics – at least those Catholics who are capable of understanding and recognizing what’s actually going on – it has so far, been “insult by a handful of outrageous interviews.” The pattern continues – and I have little doubt there’s much more to come.

Oy vey!

Buenos Aries Cathedral Protest: A reaction of faithful who are scandalized.

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Ed: – For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

The Argentina cathedral once again hosted the inter-religious ceremony on Tuesday, November 12th, during which a small group of around 50 Catholics prayed the Rosary before the evening’s ecumenical event began. One of the men also took the opportunity to use an open microphone to denounce the inter-religious act in a Catholic cathedral.

In reaction, some members of the audience stood up and repudiated the rosary-praying Catholics to their face, even spitting on them. Buenos Aires Archbishop Mario Poli attempted to appeal for calm in the cathedral saying: “Let there be peace. Shalom,” while urging everyone to retake their seats for the inter-religious ceremony that would be led by Rabbi Abraham Skorka.

The police eventually arrived, at which point the protestors calmly left the cathedral while singing the Salve Regina.

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Excerpt From the Vatican document MORTALIUM ANIMOS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XI ON RELIGIOUS UNITY

…This undertaking is so actively promoted as in many places to win for itself the adhesion of a number of citizens, and it even takes possession of the minds of very many Catholics and allures them with the hope of bringing about such a union as would be agreeable to the desires of Holy Mother Church, who has indeed nothing more at heart than to recall her erring sons and to lead them back to her bosom. But in reality beneath these enticing words and blandishments lies hid a most grave error, by which the foundations of the Catholic faith are completely destroyed.

5. Admonished, therefore, by the consciousness of Our Apostolic office that We should not permit the flock of the Lord to be cheated by dangerous fallacies, We invoke, Venerable Brethren, your zeal in avoiding this evil; for We are confident that by the writings and words of each one of you the people will more easily get to know and understand those principles and arguments which We are about to set forth, and from which Catholics will learn how they are to think and act when there is question of those undertakings which have for their end the union in one body, whatsoever be the manner, of all who call themselves Christians.

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