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« on: April 06, 2016, 11:35:24 AM »
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  • US foreign policy praises Israel a lot. What exactly is wrong about israel in US foreign policy that many traditional Catholics oppose?

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    « Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 04:45:23 PM »
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    Pius X   
    On January 26, 1904, Theodor Herzl had an audience with Pope Pius X in the Vatican to seek his support for the Zionist effort to establish a Jewish state in Palestine.  He recorded his account of the meeting in his diary. Source: Raphael Patai, The Complete Diaries of Theodor Herzl, translated by Harry Zohn (New York/London: Herzl Press, Thomas Yoseloff, 1960), 1601-1605.  The "Lippay" to whom he refers is Count Berthold Dominik Lippay, an Austrian papal portraitist, whom Herzl had met in Venice and who had arranged the audience with the pope.

    Herzl
     
    Yesterday I was with the Pope. The route was already familiar since I had traversed it with Lippay several times.

    Past the Swiss lackeys, who looked like clerics, and clerics who looked like lackeys, the Papal officers and chamberlains.

    I arrived 10 minutes ahead of time and didn't even have to wait.

    I was conducted through numerous small reception rooms to the Pope.

    He received me standing and held out his hand, which I did not kiss.

    Lippay had told me I had to do it, but I didn't.

    I believe that I incurred his displeasure by this, for everyone who visits him kneels down and at least kisses his hand.

    This hand kiss had caused me a lot of worry. I was quite glad when it was finally out of the way.

    He seated himself in an armchair, a throne for minor occasions. Then he invited me to sit down right next to him and smiled in friendly anticipation.

    I began:

    "Ringrazio Vostra Santità per il favore di m'aver accordato quest'udienza" [I thank Your Holiness for the favor of according me this audience]."

    "È un piacere [It is a pleasure]," he said with kindly deprecation.

    I apologized for my miserable Italian, but he said:

    "No, parla molto bene, signor Commendatore [No, Commander, you speak very well]."

    For I had put on for the first time—on Lippay's advice—my Mejidiye ribbon. Consequently the Pope always addressed me as Commendatore.

    He is a good, coarse-grained village priest, to whom Christianity has remained a living thing even in the Vatican.

    I briefly placed my request before him. He, however, possibly annoyed by my refusal to kiss his hand, answered sternly and resolutely:

    "Noi non possiamo favorire questo movimento. Non potremo impedire gli Ebrei di andare a Gerusalemme—ma favorire non possiamo mai. La terra di Gerusalemme se non era sempre santa, è santificata per la vita di Jesu Christo (he did not pronounce it Gesu, but Yesu, in the Venetian fashion). Io come capo della chiesa non posso dirle altra cosa. Gli Ebrei non hanno riconosciuto nostro Signore, perciò non possiamo riconoscere il popolo ebreo [We cannot give approval to this movement. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The soil of Jerusalem, if it was not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot tell you anything different. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people]."

    Hence the conflict between Rome, represented by him, and Jerusalem, represented by me, was once again opened up.

    At the outset, to be sure, I tried to be conciliatory. I recited my little piece about extraterritorialization, res sacrae extra commercium [holy places removed from business]. It didn't make much of an impression. Gerusalemme, he said, must not get into the hands of the Jews.

    "And its present status, Holy Father?"

    "I know, it is not pleasant to see the Turks in possession of our Holy Places. We simply have to put up with that. But to support the Jews in the acquisition of the Holy Places, that we cannot do."

    I said that our point of departure had been solely the distress of the Jews and that we desired to avoid the religious issues.

    "Yes, but we, and I as the head of the Church, cannot do this. There are two possibilities. Either the Jews will cling to their faith and continue to await the Messiah who, for us, has already appeared. In that case they will be denying the divinity of Jesus and we cannot help them. Or else they will go there without any religion, and then we can be even less favorable to them.

    "The Jewish religion was the foundation of our own; but it was superseded by the teachings of Christ, and we cannot concede it any further validity. The Jews, who ought to have been the first to acknowledge Jesus Christ, have not done so to this day."

    It was on the tip of my tongue to say, "That's what happens in every family. No one believes in his own relatives." But I said instead: "Terror and persecution may not have been the right means for enlightening the Jews."

    But he rejoined, and this time he was magnificent in his simplicity:

    "Our Lord came without power. Era povero [He was poor]. He came in pace [in peace]. He persecuted no one. He was persecuted.

    He was abbandonato [forsaken] even by his apostles. Only later did he grow in stature. It took three centuries for the Church to evolve. The Jews therefore had time to acknowledge his divinity without any pressure. But they haven't done so to this day."

    "But, Holy Father, the Jews are in terrible straits. I don't know if Your Holiness is acquainted with the full extent of this sad situation. We need a land for these persecuted people."

    "Does it have to be Gerusalemme?"

    "We are not asking for Jerusalem, but for Palestine—only the secular land."

    "We cannot be in favor of it."

    "Does Your Holiness know the situation of the Jews?"

    "Yes, from my Mantua days. Jews live there. And I have always been on good terms with Jews. Only the other evening two Jews were here to see me. After all, there are other bonds than those of religion: courtesy and philanthropy. These we do not deny to the Jews. Indeed, we also pray for them: that their minds be enlightened. This very day the Church is celebrating the feast of an unbeliever who, on the road to Damascus, became miraculously converted to the true faith. And so, if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we shall have churches and priests ready
    to baptize all of you."

    Count Lippay had had himself announced. The Pope permitted him to enter. The Count kneeled, kissed his hand, then joined in the conversation by telling of our "miraculous" meeting in Bauer's Beer Hall in Venice. The miracle was that he had originally planned to spend the night in Padua. As it happened, I had expressed the wish to be allowed to kiss the Holy Father's foot.

    At this the Pope made une tête [a long face], for I hadn't even kissed his hand. Lippay went on to say that I had expressed myself appreciatively on Jesus Christ's noble qualities. The Pope listened, now and then took a pinch of snuff, and sneezed into a big red cotton handkerchief. Actually, these peasant touches are what I like best about him and what compels my respect.

    In this way Lippay wanted to account for his introducing me, perhaps to excuse it. But the Pope said: "On the contrary, I am glad you brought me the Signor Commendatore."

    As to the real business, he repeated what he had told me: Non possumus [We can't]!

    Until he dismissed us Lippay spent some time kneeling before him and couldn't seem to get his fill of kissing his hand. Then I realized that the Pope liked this sort of thing. But on parting, too, all I did was to give him a warm hand-squeeze and a low bow.

    Duration of the audience: about 25 minutes.

    In the Raphael stanze [rooms], where I spent the next hour, I saw a picture of an Emperor kneeling to let a seated Pope put the crown on his head.

    That's the way Rome wants it.


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    « Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 06:47:57 PM »
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  • Here's something that will help in understanding how Israel was established...
    It's rather long, but worth it. The speech is from a convert from Judaism. If I remember correctly, this speech was given before Congress.

    Just look up this by this title on YouTube being I can't provide a link at the moment.

    Benjamin H. Freedman 1961 speech

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    « Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 08:13:32 PM »
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  • Quote from: jman123
    US foreign policy praises Israel a lot. What exactly is wrong about israel in US foreign policy that many traditional Catholics oppose?


    It's in what might be the WORST place on Earth to ever have a state. It's also doing abhorrent things to the Palestinians exacerbated by Netanyahu.

    Yitzhak Rabin, God bless him, was the closest thing we'll ever get to a 2-state solution but got assassinated for it.
    Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary...

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    « Reply #4 on: April 07, 2016, 03:16:27 PM »
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  • It's possible that the Palestinians are a force sent from God, as in tribulation.  The Jews used deception and force to reception Eretz Yisrael so they must hold it by force and much blood will be shed.


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    « Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 04:25:16 PM »
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    It's possible that the Palestinians are a force sent from God, as in tribulation.  The Jews used deception and force to reception Eretz Yisrael so they must hold it by force and much blood will be shed.


    I don't see how the Palestinians could be "sent" when they've been there all along. : /

    The Israeli state is in fact it's own punishment; it's a socialist police state that keeps it's citizens always on edge fearing for their lives and nursing their schizophrenic victim/messiah complex with perpetual brainwashing propaganda, ensuring they and their offspring will act as minions of the state for the rest of their existence. None of that would change if you took away the Palestinians and all other Islamic nations on their borders because the state benefits from conditions as they are and would find a way to perpetuate them.

    Their dream of a natural paradise for their people, like that of all revolutionaries, is in reality a self built Hell on Earth.

    "Unless the Lord build a house, the workers labor in vain that build it."
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

    "We must risk something for God!"~Hernan Cortes


    TEJANO AND PROUD!

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    « Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 04:46:15 PM »
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    It's possible that the Palestinians are a force sent from God, as in tribulation.  The Jews used deception and force to reception Eretz Yisrael so they must hold it by force and much blood will be shed.


    I don't see how the Palestinians could be "sent" when they've been there all along. : /

    The Israeli state is in fact it's own punishment; it's a socialist police state that keeps it's citizens always on edge fearing for their lives and nursing their schizophrenic victim/messiah complex with perpetual brainwashing propaganda, ensuring they and their offspring will act as minions of the state for the rest of their existence. None of that would change if you took away the Palestinians and all other Islamic nations on their borders because the state benefits from conditions as they are and would find a way to perpetuate them.

    Their dream of a natural paradise for their people, like that of all revolutionaries, is in reality a self built Hell on Earth.

    "Unless the Lord build a house, the workers labor in vain that build it."


    Not sent in a physical sense but in the spiritual sense.  They went from being simple people to a people who live to see Jews suffer.
     

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    « Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 08:48:07 PM »
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  • Quote from: JezusDeKoning
    Yitzhak Rabin, God bless him, ...


    The Lord doesn't bless the Jews, a people who are haters of Jesus Christ.

    "Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father, and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son, hath the Father also."
    ~ 1 John 2:22-23
    Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war. ~ Psalms 143:1 (Douay-Rheims)


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    « Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 09:29:48 PM »
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    Yitzhak Rabin, God bless him, ...


    The Lord doesn't bless the Jews, a people who are haters of Jesus Christ.

    "Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father, and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son, hath the Father also."
    ~ 1 John 2:22-23


    Not meant to be taken literally. Sort of a way for saying "good for him" or something.
    Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary...


     

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