Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stop meddling with our business

 Pius XII looks at the food that the Vatican prepared for war prisoners and refugees of all races and creeds, even for those in concentration camps in Germany.

It sets me off whenever I read wise-cracking anti Catholic Jews whining over moves from the Church to beatify Pius XII.

Since when was it the business of Jews to meddle with the affairs of the Catholic Church?

Let's reciprocate.

Since when did the Jews asked the opinion of the Catholic Church when they declare someone Righteous Among Nations? DID NOT!

Since when did we hear a statement of condemnation from Jews against the religious persecutions in Asia against Catholic.  DID NOT!

To vindicate the memory of Venerable Pius XII, here's an excerpt from Wikipedia.
During the war, the pope was widely praised. For example, Time magazine credited Pius XII and the Catholic Church for "fighting totalitarianism more knowingly, devoutly, and authoritatively, and for a longer time, than any other organized power". During the war he was also praised editorially by the New York Times for opposing Nazi anti-Semitism and aggression. Some early works echoed these favorable sentiments, including Polish historian Oskar Halecki's Pius XII: Eugenio Pacelli: Pope of peace (1954) and Nazareno Padellaro's Portrait of Pius XII (1949).
Many Jews publicly thanked the pope for his help. For example, Pinchas Lapide, a Jewish theologian and Israeli diplomat to Milan in the 1960s, estimated controversially in Three Popes and the Jews that Pius "was instrumental in saving at least 700,000 but probably as many as 860,000 Jews from certain death at Nazi hands." Some historians have questioned this oft-cited number, which Lapide reached by "deducting all reasonable claims of rescue" by non-Catholics from the total number of European Jews surviving the Holocaust. Catholic scholar Kevin Madigan interprets this and other praise from prominent Jewish leaders, including Golda Meir, as less than sincere, an attempt to secure Vatican recognition of the State of Israel.

On 21 September 1945, the general secretary of the World Jewish Council, Dr. Leon Kubowitzky, presented an amount of money to the pope, "in recognition of the work of the Holy See in rescuing Jews from Fascist and Nazi persecutions."  After the war, in the autumn of 1945, Harry Greenstein from Baltimore, a close friend of Chief Rabbi Herzog of Jerusalem, told Pius how grateful Jews were for all he had done for them. "My only regret," the pope replied, "is not to have been able to save a greater number of Jews."

What upsets me the most is that after the war, the Jews whines anything they can think of and the whole world scampers to their every whim.

I am not anti-Semitic. I do not condone any form of racism. I am colored skin and I also was at the receiving end of racist remarks. I condemn the Holocaust.


Leave it at that. But to meddle in church affairs, that's a whole new ball game.

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