10 March 2009

Your House Is Left Unto You Desolate!

AP, 4 March 2009: Cardinal Roger Mahony on Tuesday took the unusual step of banning Holocaust-denying British Bishop Richard Williamson from any Roman Catholic church, school or other facility in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. "Holocaust deniers like Williamson will find no sympathetic ear or place of refuge in the Catholic Church, of which he is not — and may never become — a member," said a commentary signed jointly by Mahony, head of the nation's largest archdiocese, and two officials of the American Jewish Committee, Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, U.S. director of interreligious affairs of the American Jewish Committee, and Seth Brysk, the committee's Los Angeles executive director.

"The cardinal wishes to send a clear signal to the Jewish community that Williamson is not a member or even welcome in the Catholic Church until he renounces his views," said Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the archdiocese. "The cardinal also wanted to signal that he is in full agreement with the Vatican that Williamson must apologize for and distance himself from his views," he added.

Mahony's measure is the latest repudiation of Williamson since January, when the Vatican announced that his excommunication was being lifted. That same day, Swedish television aired a previously taped interview in which Williamson denied that gas chambers existed and said that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews, not 6 million, perished in Nazi concentration camps. The ensuing outrage caused Pope Benedict XVI to suspend lifting the excommunication, saying Williamson could only be reconciled with the church if he publicly retracts and apologizes for his Holocaust denial.

Williamson, who is one of four excommunicated members of an ultra-traditionalist Catholic group, the Society of St. Pius X, apologized for offending people, but did not indicate that he had changed his views.

The ban resulted from Mahony's meeting two weeks ago with Greenebaum and Brysk. Greenebaum said he requested the meeting to discuss the Vatican's flip-flopping position on Williamson. The cardinal took him aback by suggesting the ban, Greenebaum said. "It took me by surprise a little bit," he said. "It's a very strong, very welcome statement."

Religion experts said Mahony's ban is largely symbolic, but believed to be unprecedented. "I don't know how it would be enforced," said Philip A. Cunningham, director of the Jewish-Catholic Institute at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. "But having positive relations with the Jewish community is important to the cardinal."

Mahony said he plans to visit the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem this year.

This is an amazing statement:

The cardinal wishes to send a clear signal to the Jewish community that Williamson is not a member or even welcome in the Catholic Church until he renounces his views. . .

Who understands the significance?

The SILENCE with which the visible church greeted this announcement must surely grieve the Holy Spirit.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

But who is the heretick? Bishop Williamson? Or Roger Mahony?

Bishop Williamson does not deny the virgin birth of our Lord and Savior. Bishop Williamson does not deny the divinity of our Lord and Savior. There is no evidence Bishop Williamson denies any doctrine of the faith of Christ contained in the apostle’s creed.

On what basis then does Roger Mahony deny Bishop Williamson membership in the Church?

Roger Mahony declares Bishop Williamson is a *holocaust denier!*

Bishop Williamson has no faith six millions Jews died in Nazi concentration camps and he has no faith in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

Therefore, declares Roger Mahony, Bishop Williamson is outside the Church of Christ.

Who understands the significance?

Roger Mahony, head of America’s largest archdiocese, has just elevated the holocaust to Co-Redeemer, equal to the Lord Jesus Christ.

And yet if one reads Romans 10:9 – 10, no mention of the holocaust is found:

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Even if one believes Bishop Williamson’s questioning of the holocaust is a sin, only one sin disqualifies from the faith:

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Thus spoke the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Lord and Savior said you could even speak a word against Him, and it could be forgiven. . .

But Roger Mahony says to speak against the authorized version of the holocaust cannot be forgiven. Roger Mahony says Bishop Williamson is no longer a member of the Church of Christ.

The Lord Jesus Christ said:

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand. I and my Father are one.

The Heavenly Father gave Bishop Williamson to Christ, yet Roger Mahony claims the power to pluck him out of Christ’s hand.

Who is the heretick?

Roger Mahony elevates the holocaust to Co-Redeemer and requires faith in it for entrance into the Church of Christ.

This, to understate the case, is a new gospel.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Roger Mahony would do well to carefully consider the above.

It would seem, at worst, Bishop Williamson, on the matter of the holocaust, is a kook. His great public sin is to question the number of Jews killed at the hands of the Nazis, and to doubt the existence of the Auschwitz gas chambers. Yes, this is offensive to Jews, and for this, Bishop Williamson ought to apologize, based on a charitable interpretation of the teaching in Romans 14. And, in point of fact, as the above article mentions, Bishop Williamson HAS apologized.

But what say you? Which is the greater sin? Bishop Williamson offending the Jews? Or a priest raping a Christian child? And let us not misunderstand. I do not believe any sin other than blaspheming the Holy Spirit invalidates the faith of Christ. But we ask this question to try to better comprehend Roger Mahony’s strange new gospel.

Our Lord Jesus Christ stated:

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

As the head of the diocese of Los Angeles, Roger Mahony protected the pedophile priest Oliver O’Grady, as is detailed in the documentary film Deliver Us From Evil.

It is interesting to consider that Roger Mahony claims the authority to remove Bishop Williamson from Christ’s Hand over the matter of politically incorrect statements, but not only saw no need to remove Oliver O’Grady, he did not even see the need to keep O’Grady from having contact with Christ’s faithful little ones.

Do not misunderstand, I do not believe O’Grady should be removed from the Church. If He truly is covered by the blood of Christ, that blood covers all, including child molestation. But I bring up O’Grady to highlight Roger Mahony’s curious weighing of sins.

Is it possible Roger Mahony, stung by the world’s criticism of his handling of O’Grady case, now wants to try to score some cheap public relations points at the expense of Bishop Williamson?

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. . .

Make note, Roger Mahony published his new gospel in collaboration with two anti-Christs:

Rabbi Gary Greenebaum & Seth Brysk.

The world will praise Roger Mahony’s new gospel as *tolerant,* when, in truth, it is intolerant. By appearing to not tolerate supposed *anti-semitism,* Mahony’s new gospel will be judged as tolerant, since it’s chief concern is to accommodate those outside the faith of Christ.

With his courting of public opinion, Roger Mahony resembles the scribes and Pharisees of Christ’s day:

But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

We can be certain Roger Mahony will be warmly greeted at his planned visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

The church ought to be outraged Roger Mahony claims authority to remove Bishop Williamson from the church, and the church also ought to be outraged that Mahony wrote his new church regulations with two men who stand outside the church and who deny the blood of Christ.

Roger Mahony gives the keys to the Church to two men who consider Jesus Christ a false prophet. . .

And the visible church stands SILENT. . .

It ought to be evident to the church that Roger Mahony is the heretic, not Bishop Williamson.

Bishop Williamson will endure his trial. . .Christ will bring him through.

It may appear to the uninitiated that Bishop Williamson’s sin has found him out. . .but is it not more the case God has used Bishop Williamson to find out the sin of the church? In particular, the Catholic church?

The *logic* of Pope Benedict XVI’s double-minded dealing with Bishop Williamson reminds of the high priest Caiaphas, who deduced thusly about Christ:

Consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. . .

If the Catholic church continues to betray the faithful to gain favor with the world, her end shall be the same as Jerusalem’s:

Behold! Your house is left unto you desolate!


  1. What is it Hoffman calls it, Holocaustianity?

  2. Yes, Holocaustianity.

    Here is a very good article from Israel Shamir that is floating around the internet. It touches on Holocaustianity, the Bishop Williamson *scandal* and the Pope's shameful groveling before the zionists:

    9 March 2009
    Israel Shamir

    Archbishop Theodosius: Pope not welcome in Jerusalem

    “Pope Benedict is not welcome in the Holy Land in the present circumstances", - said Archbishop Theodosius of Sebaste, the highest ranking native Palestinian Christian clergyman in Jerusalem, after it was announced in Israel that the head of the Church of Rome will begin his May pilgrimage to the Holy City with obeisance to the Jewish Holocaust Memorial ‘Yad Vashem’.

    - We are not against the Pope’s visit to Yad Vashem, but before expressing solidarity with the Jews, he should show solidarity with the Christians of Palestine. We have our own tragic memories; our Yad Vashem is in Gaza, said the Archbishop, and then added: “let the Pope begin his visit with Gaza first”.

    Tall and fortyish, blue-eyed, of commanding presence, the Galilean-born Archbishop is a citizen of Israel, an outspoken critic of Jewish excesses and a most visible supporter of the One Democratic State idea calling for full equality for Jew, Christian and Muslim in the whole, undivided Holy Land.

    Archbishop Theodosius Atallah Hanna is a man of his own mind: he refused to meet with President Bush, befriended the Muslim Mufti of Jerusalem and defended Pope Benedict when he was attacked for what was considered anti-Muslim talk.

    Now he expresses the feelings of many Palestinian Christians, this oldest Christian community in the world. While the Church of Rome was established by Christ’s apostle St Peter, the Church of Jerusalem was established by Christ Himself. In many villages and towns of the Holy Land memories of the Saviour’s presence still linger. The majority of Jerusalem Christians belong to the Archbishop’s Orthodox church, while a minority are Catholic.

    Regarding the papal visit, the Catholics and the Orthodox are of one mind. Before the Gaza war, Father Manuel Musallam, head of the Roman Catholic Church in the Gaza, said that it is Gaza’s right not to die, and if it dies it will be in the battlefield. The Catholic believers, priests and monks of the Holy Land forwarded the Pope a secret letter calling on him to postpone his visit to some future time. The Vatican read the letter but decided to disregard it. Now, when the blood shed by Jews in Gaza is still warm, Israel will certainly portray this visit as a sign of papal approval.

    “If the Pope wants to come to the Holy Land, he should begin the visit by coming to the local Catholic church in Gaza", said Archbishop Theodosius Atallah Hanna. "The church was denied visits by the priests and bishops, and Gazan Christians were unable to worship in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. At first, the Pope should meet with Palestinian Christians, who carry the light of Christ in the darkness of Israeli occupation. Otherwise, this is not a visit to us, but a visit to Israel, an item on the Pope’s agenda vis-à-vis the Jewish organizations. We ask the Pope to speak for the people of Palestine, for Palestinian Christians are part and parcel of Palestine. Palestinian Christians suffer together with their Muslim brothers. Let the Pope advocate our cause”, said he.

    Many Palestinian Christians feel that the Vatican has become a plaything of Jewish intrigues. Why does Vatican spend so much effort trying to woo and please the Jews? Is not the Church of Rome still an independent body? Why is the See of St Peter heeds to Jewish veto even regarding church affairs?

    The Pope’s visit to the Holocaust Memorial is troubling.

    The Museum adjacent to Memorial contains some rude defamation of the late Pope Pius; and the Jews have refused to remove it.

    Even worse, the Holocaust is used to justify mass murder in Gaza; coming first to Yad vaShem sends a wrong symbol of accepting Jewish superiority over Christendom.

    Moreover, the Holocaust Memorial is a religious symbol, an idol of a new heathen, godless cult.

    Its boss Dr Judah Bauer has openly denied God and the Creation, while its previous boss is considered a war criminal and his extradition is being sought.

    Tom Segev, a prominent Israeli writer, correctly said that the Holocaust has become "an object of worship." Abraham Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League has declared: “The Holocaust is a near successful attempt on the life of God's Chosen children and, thus, on God himself”.

    We know of a near-successful attempt on the life of God’s Son, and thus on God Himself, and it took place in Jerusalem, on Calvary. Yad va-Shem is a pretender, a place of idolatry. Abraham refused to pay obeisance to idols -- why can’t the Pope follow his lead?

    The forthcoming visit of the Pope was engendered by a ruse: traditionalist Bishop Msgr. Williamson was re-communicated with the Church, and at the same time his interview regarding the Jewish holocaust was aired. The scandal was enormous. If Williamson were to blaspheme Christ and the Church he would be applauded for his free mind; as things are, the Pope was forced to beg forgiveness of his "elder brothers the Jews," and even depart on this Canossa-like trip with its scheduled meetings with Israeli war criminals.

    In Palestine, the Pope and the Catholics may learn a thing or two from the Church of Jerusalem. Despite its minority position in the Jewish state, the Orthodox Church is still free and un-subverted. Its theology is shiningly, implacably triumphalist; we believe in Christ and in victory of Orthodoxy as we celebrated it last Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent. Our Church is universal and catholic, for we of Jerusalem and Moscow, Antioch and Constantinople are joined by one communion, though we do not have a single shepherd. We have no elder brothers; we have no Zionists in our midst. We have no special relations with Jews – unless they want to join. We reject heresies, and we do not hesitate to anathematise heretics, including the popes of Rome who went too far in their desire to submit to worldly powers. Our Church does not seek better public relations, she does not change her rules in a vain attempt to attract more worshippers. She venerates icons, but does not bow down to idols.

  3. The Catholics worry they will be seen as anti-Semites. They needn't worry too much for they are seen as such with or without Bishop Williamson. After all, didn't the Church have a "Nazi" Pope? That's what I heard. I saw it on tv.

    In all of this, Christ is missing. One gets the feeling we are not dealing with Christ but rather a political matter. Or a controversy among school mates on a popular tv show. "Ohhh, he said what? Why, we'll show him! We'll kick him out of our club for this!" *cue musical interlude showing high school hijinks*

    But here instead of cute lil mid-riffs and short shorts we have a cute assortment of hats. And how about instead merely striving for good relations with the Jewish community simply go ahead and renounce Christ? I'm sure that would jumpstart relations.

  4. Absurd Headline Of The Day:

    Former Nazi Camp Guard Charged 29,000 times


    They've tried to nail Demjanjuk before. The poor guy is 88 yrs old. They should have to read out each individual charge against him--then the old timer could live out his life before the trial even begins.

  5. The cruelty and idiocy of 29,000+ charges being filed against Demjanjuk set ITPDude off on a fiery rant!

    Take a look:


  6. Absurd Headline Of The Day:

    Jews Ask Pope For Holocaust Studies In Schools


    "May we suggest for your consideration that the history and the moral import of the Shoah ... become a required subject for inclusion in the curriculum of students at all Catholic schools the world over," Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen asked the pope during a meeting at the Vatican, using the Hebrew word for Holocaust.

    And the Pope said:

    Thank you, Rabbi, may I have another?