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 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.

Old Protestant heresy that refuses to die: Did Jesus ever use the term “vain repetition”?

vainrepetWhen it comes to Catholic prayer, repetition is anything but vain

by Doug Lawrence

In the Gospels, we find Jesus praying quite often, just as he trains and encourages his apostles and disciples to do.  He also delivers a caution:

Matthew 6:7-8 And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard. Be not you therefore like to them for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him. (Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible)

Some 1500 years later, our Protestant brethren decided to translate the same passage (in their King James Bible) thusly:

Matthew 6:7-8 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

As if mis-translating the Holy Writ wasn’t  bad enough, they went on to apply their twisted logic to traditional Catholic prayers and devotions – like the Rosary and the Mass – deeming them “unbiblical”.

That is and always was pure, virulently anti-Catholic “BS”!

Jesus simply wanted his disciples to know that even a vast number of prayers – combined with any number of  incantations, sacrifices, dances and chants – to false, pagan gods – could never accomplish a thing – and he certainly didn’t want his disciples to be out in public, looking like pagans, scandalously wasting their time and committing grave sin – by praying to false gods.

That’s one reason Jesus gave us “The Lord’s Prayer” – a short, simple method of placing 7 key petitions before our Father in Heaven – petitions which effectively address virtually every human need.

St. Paul reminds us in 1st Thessalonians 5:17 to “Pray without ceasing.”

Does any of this sound like “vain repetition”?

How many times can a person recite “The Lord’s Prayer” before it becomes “vain repetition”? How many times can someone sing “Amazing Grace” or “How Great Thou Art” before it becomes “vain repetition”? How many times a day can we elevate our minds and hearts to God, before it becomes “vain repetition”?

Without repetition human beings find it extremely difficult to learn and/or perfect just about anything. Our Creator God, of all persons, would certainly know that. But those who showed up a thousand years late and in order to promote their novel religious practices, chose to deny the sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church and co-opt the text of the Catholic Bible, apparently didn’t. Many of them apparently still don’t.

To put it simply – no amount of prayer, faithfully offered up to the one, true God, according the grace of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit – can ever be “in vain” – although through our own fault, our  prayers may not always prove to be completely effective. (Study this link to the Catechism about The Lord’s Prayer for important terms, limitations and conditions.)