Rabbi Skorka: “We need a theological explanation of what a Jew is to a Catholic, and what a Catholic is to a Jew.”

Christ on the Cross by Diego Velazquez, 1632

Cardinal Koch made much the same point at the press conference.

“The next step has to be a deepening of our theology,” Koch said. “We need a Christian theology of Judaism and a Jewish theology of Christianity.”

“I’m convinced Pope Francis wants to go in that direction,” Koch said.

At least vis-à-vis Judaism…

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Editor’s note: OK, let’s give this a try:

Catholics first –

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Now, the Jews –

(There is no authoritative Jewish “Creed”)

Some of us believe in one G-d,
who is reputed to be the maker of heaven and earth.
But even if that’s true, we’re certain
he has nothing at all to do
with that great blasphemer, Jesus of Nazareth,
who was never mentioned in the scriptures
and who was rightly put to death for his crimes.
Nor has G-d anything to do with the mother of Jesus,
the woman known as Mary,
who was secretly impregnated by a Roman soldier.

We believe that Jesus of Nazareth
was guilty of blasphemy and sedition,
and that he was rightly put to death,
according to both Jewish and Roman law.

We believe that the dead body of Jesus of Nazareth
was stolen by his followers, who falsely claimed
that he had risen again from the dead
and who subsequently founded a heretical
new religion, in his memory.

According to the Talmud,
our most sacred book of Rabbinical commentary,
that same Jesus is now in Hell,
suffering a most humiliating eternal punishment.
He won’t be coming back. Now, or ever!

We’re not sure whether there will be
a resurrection of the dead or not,
but if there is a world to come,
we remain G-d’s Chosen People. Amen.

As you can see, there is much common ground on which
to build the new, joint Catholic – Jewish theology!

Is the Pope Catholic?

Pope Francis Hosts Argentine Jewish leaders For Kosher Lunch At Vatican

Editor’s note: Now the whole lot of these guys get to go out and give totally self-serving interviews about what they think  Pope Francis might have said – or meant – or might have meant to say during their exclusive little get together.  Rabbi Skorka – the Pope’s semi official designated Jewish “handler” – is already making a career of that.

Rabbi Skorka: SSPX “dialogue” quickly progressed from “the Jews killed Jesus” to “the Lord’s Prayer” to “My grandmother died in Auschwitz”.

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The Triumphant Messiah – Jesus Christ Coming Again In Glory
(Suggested reading: The Grapes of Wrath – Revelation 14-19)

“The cathedral was full, with people standing, prepared for a profound act of introspection, when a group of about 40 people began to recite from the Christian liturgy, the ‘Our Father,’ and began to hand out little pieces of paper saying that Jews were blaspheming the place,” Skorka said.

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Editor’s note: The Catholic SSPX “little brothers”-  obviously attempting to dialogue with their Jewish “Big Brothers” – and preferring something other than the nondescript “profound act of introspection” planned by the “sainted” Rabbi Skorka, decided instead to recite the venerable Lord’s Prayer, inside Buenos Aries’ Catholic Cathedral.

For this, our Catholic SSPX “little brothers” in faith were vilified and spat upon by their Jewish “Big Brothers” and the police were called in.

I don’t know how the Catholic SSPX “little brothers” handled all of the abuse, but I hope Rabbi Skorka (and guests) haven’t been too badly traumatized by the experience – or too severely dehydrated, from all that spitting!

Some reports indicate the Catholic SSPX “little brothers” also prayed the Rosary while inside the Cathedral. I can only imagine the horror!

The Catholic SSPX “little brothers” also allegedly dialogued with their Jewish “Big Brothers” about the fact that the Holy Gospels put the lie to the currently popular claim that Jesus Christ was put to death by unknown assailants – so it’s no wonder some of those present might have been a bit upset.

As for the SSPX “little brother’s” alleged claim that their Jewish “Big Brothers” – conducting a non-Catholic service inside a Catholic Cathedral – were blaspheming/are blasphemers – I refer you to the Talmud – the ancient Rabbinical commentary typically held by some/many/most (?) Jews to be an even higher authority than the Old Testament canon of scripture.

Reading directly from the Talmud, it’s clear that anyone who accepts and supports its’ extremely offensive teachings -offensive to Christians, Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, anyway – is most certainly both a blasphemer and anti-Christ – and has absolutely no business “profoundly introspecting” inside a Catholic Cathedral, where the Real Presence of Jesus Christ is typically reserved.

Check out for yourself the scurrilous Talmudic claims regarding Jesus Christ and his Blessed Mother.