Catholic Bishops condemn "Israeli occupation" & mistreatment of Palestinians; tell Jews that "use of scripture to wrongly justify injustices is not acceptable."
By Martin Hill
LibertyFight.com
November 17, 2014


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Just as our crazy federal government constantly issues declarations vowing their undying support for our 'special friend' Israel, it is worth recalling the message from a groundbreaking religious document from the Vatican just four years ago.

For all the religious people who are deluded into believing that Jews are "God's chosen people" and that they therefore must support the actions of the current country called israel, here is a reality check for you. Below the excerpts from the Vatican document is the official LibertyFight.com 'Resolution that Israel Isn't Our Special Friend And Doesn't deserve Special Privileges Based on a Misinterpretation of Scripture'. Please send it to your Catholic and protestant friends.

The following are excerpts from SYNODUS EPISCOPORUM BULLETIN: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE MIDDLE EAST OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS (October 24, 2010). 10-24 OCTOBER 2010. Bold and underlined text is emphasized by LibertyFight.com.


The bishops begin by issuing an aplogy of sorts for not issuing this document sooner: "We confess that, until now, we have not done what is possible to better live communion in our communities. We have not done enough to better live communion among our communities. We have not done everything possible to confirm you in your faith and to give you the spiritual nourishment you need in your difficulties....Today we return to you full of hope, strength and resolution, bearing with us the message of the Synod and its recommendations in order to study them together and to put them into practice in our Churches, each one according to the Church�s states of life. We hope also that this new effort might be ecumenical."

The bishops then criticise the "Israeli occupation" of Palestine and the mistreatment of the Palestinian people through military checkpoints, demolition of homes, lack of freedom, economic disturbance, etc. in the region:

"We have evaluated the social situation and the public security in all our countries in the Middle East. We have taken account of the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the whole region, especially on the Palestinians who are suffering the consequences of the Israeli occupation: the lack of freedom of movement, the wall of separation and the military checkpoints, the political prisoners, the demolition of homes, the disturbance of socio-economic life and the thousands of refugees. We have reflected on the suffering and insecurity in which Israelis live. We have meditated on the situation of the holy city of Jerusalem. We are anxious about the unilateral initiatives that threaten its composition and risk to change its demographic balance. With all this in mind, we see that a just and lasting peace is the only salvation for everyone and for the good of the region and its peoples."

They then affirm that it is the vocation of Christians to strive to "live as Christians and Muslims together" and that "Our actions in this area will be guided by the commandment of love." They continue "We condemn all forms of racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Christianism and Islamophobia and we call upon the religions to assume their responsibility to promote dialogue between cultures and civilisations in our region and in the entire world."

The bishops proclaim the hope that "The Palestinian people will thus have an independent and sovereign homeland where they can live with dignity and security." And in a message to the Jews, the bishops criticise the use of religion/scripture to justify abuses of other peoples: "Recourse to theological and biblical positions which use the Word of God to wrongly justify injustices is not acceptable."


The bishops urge people to "Have the courage objectively to proclaim the truth," adding "We ask our Churches to pay special attention to these brothers and sisters and their difficulties, whatever may be their religion, especially when their rights and dignity are subject to abuse. They come to us not simply to seek the means for living but offer the services which our countries need. Their dignity comes from God. Like every human person, they have rights which must be respected. No one should violate those rights. That is why we call upon the various governments which receive them to respect and defend their rights.

The Catholic Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness. "Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul" (Acts 4:32)

This Bulletin is only a working instrument for the press. Translations are not official.

MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD

3.2. The second challenge comes from the outside, namely, political conditions, security in our countries and religious pluralism.

We have evaluated the social situation and the public security in all our countries in the Middle East. We have taken account of the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the whole region, especially on the Palestinians who are suffering the consequences of the Israeli occupation: the lack of freedom of movement, the wall of separation and the military checkpoints, the political prisoners, the demolition of homes, the disturbance of socio-economic life and the thousands of refugees. We have reflected on the suffering and insecurity in which Israelis live. We have meditated on the situation of the holy city of Jerusalem. We are anxious about the unilateral initiatives that threaten its composition and risk to change its demographic balance. With all this in mind, we see that a just and lasting peace is the only salvation for everyone and for the good of the region and its peoples.

3.3. We have reflected in our meetings and in our prayers the keen sufferings of the Iraqi people. We have recalled the Christians assassinated in Iraq, the continued suffering of the Church in Iraq and her sons who have been displaced and dispersed throughout the world, bringing with them the concerns for their land and their fatherland. The synod fathers have expressed their solidarity with the people and the Churches in Iraq and have expressed their desire that the emigrants, forced to leave their country, might find in the welcoming countries the necessary support to be able to return to their homeland and live in security.


3.4. We have extensively treated relations between Christians and Muslims. All of us share a common citizenship in our countries. Here we want to affirm, according to our Christian vision, a fundamental principle which ought to govern our relations, namely, God wants us to be Christians in and for our Middle Eastern societies. This is God�s plan for us. This is our mission and vocation - to live as Christians and Muslims together. Our actions in this area will be guided by the commandment of love and by the power of the Spirit within us.

The second principle which governs our relations is the fact that we are an integral part of our societies. Our mission, based on our faith and our duty to our home countries, obliges us to contribute to the construction of our countries as fellow-citizens, Muslims, Jews and Christians alike.

II. Communion and Witness Within the Catholic Churches of the Middle East
To the Faithful of Our Churches

4.1. Jesus says to us: �You are the salt of the earth, the light of the world� (Mt 5:13.14). Your mission in our societies, beloved faithful, through faith, hope and love, is to be like �salt� which gives savour and meaning to life; to be like �light� by proclaiming the truth which scatters the darkness; and to be like the �leaven� which transforms hearts and minds. The first Christians of Jerusalem were few in number, yet they were able to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth because of the grace of "the Lord who acted with them and confirmed their Word by signs" (Mk 16:20).

4.2. We want to greet you, Christians of the Middle East, and we thank you for all you have achieved in your families and societies, in your Churches and nations. We commend you for your perseverance in times of adversity, suffering and anguish.

4.4. We express to you, faithful lay people, our esteem and our friendship. We appreciate everything you do for your families and societies, your Churches and home countries. Remain steadfast amidst trials and difficulties. We are filled with gratitude to the Lord for the charisms and talents which he has showered you and which equip you to participate, through the power of your baptism and chrismations, in the Church's mission and her apostolic work to permeate the temporal world with the spirit and values of the Gospel. We invite you to give the witness of an authentic Christian life, of a conscientious religious practice and of good morals. Have the courage objectively to proclaim the truth.

Those of you who suffer in body, in soul and spirit, the oppressed, those forced from your homes, the persecuted, prisoners and detainees, we carry you all in our prayers. Unite your suffering to that of Christ the Redeemer and seek in his cross patience and strength. By the merit of your sufferings, you gain God's merciful love.


We appreciate the role of the means of social communication, both printed and audio-visual. We thank you journalists for your collaboration with the Church in broadcasting her teachings and activities and, over the course of these days, for having given global news coverage to the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod.

We ask our Churches to pay special attention to these brothers and sisters and their difficulties, whatever may be their religion, especially when their rights and dignity are subject to abuse. They come to us not simply to seek the means for living but offer the services which our countries need. Their dignity comes from God. Like every human person, they have rights which must be respected. No one should violate those rights. That is why we call upon the various governments which receive them to respect and defend their rights.

...It is time for us to commit ourselves together to a sincere, just and permanent peace. Both Christians and Jews are called to this task by the Word of God. In his Word, we are invited us to listen to the voice of God "who speaks of peace": "Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his holy ones� (Ps 85:9). Recourse to theological and biblical positions which use the Word of God to wrongly justify injustices is not acceptable. On the contrary, recourse to religion must lead every person to see the face of God in others and to treat them according to their God-given prerogatives and God's commandments, namely, according to God's bountiful goodness, mercy, justice and love for us.

VII. Appeal to the International Community

11. The citizens of the countries of the Middle East call upon the international community, particularly the United Nations conscientiously to work to find a peaceful, just and definitive solution in the region, through the application of the Security Council�s resolutions and taking the necessary legal steps to put an end to the occupation of the different Arab territories. The Palestinian people will thus have an independent and sovereign homeland where they can live with dignity and security. The State of Israel will be able to enjoy peace and security within their internationally recognized borders. The Holy City of Jerusalem will be able to acquire its proper status, which respects its particular character, its holiness and the religious patrimony of the three religions: Jewish, Christian and Muslim. We hope that the two-State-solution might become a reality and not a dream only.


Iraq will be able to put an end to the consequences of its deadly war and re-establish a secure way of life which will protect all its citizens with all their social structures, both religious and national.

Lebanon will be able to enjoy sovereignty over its entire territory, strengthen its national unity and carry on in its vocation to be the model of coexistence between Christians and Muslims, of dialogue between different cultures and religions, and of the promotion of basic public freedoms.

We condemn violence and terrorism from wherever it may proceed as well as all religious extremism. We condemn all forms of racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Christianism and Islamophobia and we call upon the religions to assume their responsibility to promote dialogue between cultures and civilisations in our region and in the entire world.

Conclusion: Continue to Bear Witness to the Divine Path That Has Been Shown to Us in the Person of Jesus

12. Brothers and sisters, in closing, we say with the St. John the Apostle: �What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life for the life was made visible; we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us what we have seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; for our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.�(1 Jn 1:1-3).

This Divine Life which has appeared to the apostles over 2000 years ago in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ and to which the Church has witnessed throughout the course of her history will always remain the life of our Churches in the Middle East and the object of our witness, sustained by the promise of the Lord:�Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the time� (Mt 28:20). Together we proceed on our journey with hope,�and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us� (Rm 5:5).

We confess that, until now, we have not done what is possible to better live communion in our communities. We have not done enough to better live communion among our communities. We have not done everything possible to confirm you in your faith and to give you the spiritual nourishment you need in your difficulties. The Lord invites us to a conversion as individuals and communities.


Today we return to you full of hope, strength and resolution, bearing with us the message of the Synod and its recommendations in order to study them together and to put them into practice in our Churches, each one according to the Church�s states of life. We hope also that this new effort might be ecumenical.

We make a humble and sincere appeal to you, that together we might embark on the road of conversion, allowing ourselves to be renewed through the grace of the Holy Spirit and again draw close to God.

To the Most Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church and Queen of Peace, under whose protection we have accomplished our Synodal task, we entrust our journey towards new, Christian horizons in the faith of Christ and through the power of his word: "Behold, I make all things new" (Rev 21:5).

Resolution that Israel Isn't Our Special Friend And Doesn't deserve Special Privileges Based on a Misinterpretation of Scripture May 27, 2013


Note: The following resolution was originally published on May 13, 2013 and is excerpted from the article Texas Legislators Pass 2 Resolutions Praising 'this invaluable organization' the Anti-Defamation League.

Resolution that Israel Isn't Our Special Friend And Doesn't deserve Special Privileges Based on a Misinterpretation of Scripture

WHEREAS, As Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros explained, "We Christians cannot speak of the promised land as an exclusive right for a privileged Jewish people...This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people - all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people." Bustros also "suggested that Israel was 'using Scripture' to continue its occupation of Palestinian territory."

WHEREAS, As Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, the Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras explained, Jews hold undue influence in the media.

WHEREAS, In the 13th Century Pope Gregory IX as well as numerous political leaders made the smart move of ordering the Talmud burned.

WHEREAS, As Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson explains, "Now not only does what is known as the "Holocaust" serve as the secular religion of the New World Order (Auschwitz replaces Calvary, the gas-chambers replace the Cross of Our Lord, and the Six Million play the part of the Redeemer), but also it seems to me that the post-World War II Germans have difficulty in respecting themselves unless they are beating their breast for the alleged crimes of the Third Reich."

WHEREAS, Vatican Cardinal Walter Kasper has defended the Jewish conversion prayer, despite the fact that Jews were outraged over it;

WHEREAS, on Easter 1939, Father Charles E. Coughlin warned America of the "war propagandists" using youth as "its cannon fodder", the Federal Reserve bank whose monetary policies are enslaving the people, the Rothschilds system of "international financial control", & their evil "blood business..."


WHEREAS, in the 5th century Pope St. Leo I warned us that "The iniquity of money-lending must absolutely be abjured, and the gain which lacks all humanity must be shunned. A man's possessions are indeed multiplied by these unrighteous and sorry means, but the mind's wealth decays because usury of money is the death of the soul."

WHEREAS, As Bishop Bernard Fellay of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X proclaims, "Jews, Masons, and Modernists are the 'enemies of the Church'."

WHEREAS, As Catholic author Dr. E. Michael Jones explains, the theological term for Jews in the bible is the Synogogue of Satan' The church is the new israel.

WHEREAS, In The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit, Dr. Jones explains "Judaism is not the religion of the Old Testament. Catholicism is the religion of the Old Testament. Anything that claims to be the religion of the Old Testament must have a Temple, a priesthood, and sacrifice. After the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, Judaism had none of these things, but the Church had all of them. The Temple was Christ, who explicitly stated that he was its replacement. The Church also had the priesthood, which celebrated the new sacrifice, which was the unbloody sacrifice of the Mass. Judaism as we know it is a religion that was created by Jochanan ben Zacchai after the destruction of the Temple. It was, as Jews have to admit, not the Old Testament religion, because the Jews at that point had no Temple to perform the sacrifices which were needed to fulfill their covenant. As a result, the Jewish religion became a debating society or school, which met at synagogues. The codification of those debates became known as the Talmud, which got written down between the third and seventh centuries AD. The Talmud is a systematic distortion of the Torah - Whatever the Torah forbids, the Talmud permits - whose purpose is to keep the Jewish people away from Logos and in bondage to Jewish leaders." Jones says a revolutionary is "Any attempt to overthrow the state or the cultural order of a particular people and replace it with one or other version of Messianic politics which promises us all heaven on earth but ends up delivering something quite different."

WHEREAS, Pope Eugenius IV, in 1442, issued the following decree:
"We decree and order that from now on, and for all time, Christians shall not eat or drink with Jews; nor admit them to feasts, nor cohabit with them, nor bathe with them. Christians shall not allow Jews to hold civil honors over Christians, or to exercise public offices in the State. Jews cannot be merchants, Tax Collectors, or agents in the buying and selling of the produce and goods of Christians, nor their Procurators, Computers or Lawyers in matrimonial matters, nor Obstetricians; nor can they have association or partnership with Christians. No Christian can leave or bequeath anything in his last Will and Testament to Jews or their congregations. Jews are prohibited from erecting new synagogues. They are obliged to pay annually a tenth part of their goods and holdings. Against them Christians can testify, but the testimony of Jews against Christians in no case is of any value. All and every single Jew, of whatever sex and age, must everywhere wear the distinct dress and known marks by which they can be evidently distinguished from Christians. They cannot live among Christians, but in a certain street, separated and segregated from Christians, and outside which they cannot under any pretext have houses".


WHEREAS, In 1244, Pope Innocent IV also ordered the burning of Jewish books. He exhorted the King of France as follows: "Our dear Son, the Chancellor of Paris, and the Doctors, before the clergy and people, publicly burned by fire the aforesaid books (The Talmud) with all their appendices. We beg and beseech your Celestial Majesty in the Lord Jesus, that, having begun laudably and piously to prosecute those who perpetuate these detestable excesses, that you continue with due severity. And that you command throughout your whole kingdom that the aforesaid books with all their glossaries, already condemned by the Doctors, be committed to the flames. Firmly prohibiting Jews from having Christians as servants and nurses.

WHEREAS, Pope Gregory IX sent the following to the archbishops of Germany: "The Jews, who are admitted to our acquaintance only through our mercy, should never forget their yoke of perpetual slavery, which they bear through their own fault. In the Council of Toledo it was decreed that Jews of both sexes, and for all time, should be distinguished from others by their mode of dress. We therefore command that each and every one of you to have all the excesses of the Jews completely repressed, lest they should presume to raise their necks from the yoke of servitude in contumely of the Redeemer; forbidding them to discuss in any way concerning their faith or rites with Christians.


WHEREAS, Israel was responsible for attacking the twin towers on 9/11, the U.S.S. Liberty, the Lavon Affair, Jonathan Pollard espionage, Salvador Smecke's attempted attack on Mexico, and the 'Dancing Israelis;

WHEREAS, the Zionists have admitted that "All Terrorism Is Theater";

WHEREAS, Israeli politicians have admitted that the 'anti-semitic' label is 'always used' as a trick to deflect legitimate criticism;

WHEREAS, Former Israeli Minister Shulamit Aloni admitted on television in August 14, 2002 that the use of the term "anti-semitism" is a trick used to deflect criticism of Israel: "Well its a trick, we always use it. When from Europe someobody is criticizing Israel then we bring up the holocaust . When in this country people are criticizing Israel then they are anti-semitic. ...They are talented people and they have power and money, and the media and other things, and their attitude is 'Israel my country right or wrong' , identification. And they are not ready to hear criticism. And it's very easy to blame people who criticize certain acts of the Israeli government as anti-semitic and to bring up the holocaust and the suffering of the Jewish people and that- that is justify everything we do to the Palestinians.."

WHEREAS, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu said that the 9/11 terror attacks were good for Israel, noting "We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," and that the events "swung American public opinion in our favor."

WHEREAS, "Ron Dermer, a top aide to Netanyahu, sees the Boston bombing as a "big boost" that is going to make the average American more pro-Israel and even more eager to increase aid to them."

WHEREAS, The only people arrested on the day of the 9/11/01 attacks in New York were a bunch of "dancing Israelis". Additional Israelis were also stopped and reported on by the FBI across New York and in several other states with explosives in their vans.


WHEREAS, a new U.S. law allows the Israeli Air Force to Conduct Training Exercises in United States and allows Israeli Air Force easy opportunity for a false flag in United States; WHEREAS, Israel Stole Palestine, Jews Dominate America , BLACKMAILS AMERICA AND TAPS THEIR PHONES , and Commits Terrorism Against America;

WHEREAS, Pope St. Felix III (5th Century) instructed: "Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it, and, indeed, to neglect to confound evil men - when we can do it - is no less a sin than to encourage them."

BE IT RESOLVED, we need to kick out these insane politicians and take back our country.


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