Pope Welcomes Back Anti-Semitic Bishop ~ An Insult To Holocaust Survivors & Victims
This week on 27th January it was Holocaust Memorial Day the anniversary of the date of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
I would normally have a great deal to say on the subject and as always point out the many other Holocausts since WW2, and how we should be mindful always that the possibility of even more is not only very real but very likely.
I am sad to say that the Vatican, far from acknowledging that inactivity on their part during WW2 probably helped set the scene whereby Nazism flourished. They now appear to have a Pope in Benedict XVI a Pontiff that echo's some very Nazi views.
Pope Piux XII is often referred to as "Hitler's Pope" as not only did he do little to condemn Nazism which would have in turn gone a long way to possibly prevent the devastation of the Holocaust. Pope Piux XII appeared to both aid and abet the Nazi's in order to consolidate his power over the Catholic Church.
There are historians who state a different case, that this label of "Hitler's Pope" is unfounded as Piux XII was secretly plotting against the Nazi's, Please forgive my utter cynicism, it is what can be seen openly practised that makes the impact. It is also all to often the case that there are some that will always change allegiance to be on the winning side. It would hardly have been acceptable after the event and the discovery of the horrors of the death camps for the Vatican to be seen to have been true supporters.Make no mistake, which ever Pope is in place, he is in reality nothing more than a figure head for a very successful business.
Any doubters that PiuxXII and therefore The Vaitcan were complicit with Nazi activities in WW2, should look to the present day.In a world unsettled both politically and economically we have Pope Benedict XVI, since being elected in April 2005 he has caused insult and controversy.
In September 2006 Benedict caused outrage in the Muslim world when speaking at the University of Regensburg.During his seminar entitled "Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections" he quoted the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II
""Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."
Understandable the Muslim world took exception to this, Here we have a Pope, who should be striving for religious tolerance and understanding with these words actively doing the very opposite. There is enough neurosis in this world in regard to Islam, and most of it based on lack of understanding.
In December 2008 at his "End of Year Address" The Pope spoke of Gender, Homosexuality and Transsexuals, he stated that
""But, in so doing, the human being lives against the truth and against the Spirit creator. Rain forests deserve, yes, our protection but the human being - as a creature which contains a message that is not in contradiction with his freedom but is the condition of his freedom - does not deserve it less"
This is a disturbing stance to take over fellow human beings from "Gods representative on earth", of course in this popes lifetime measures were taken to rid the world of this perceived threat.
Pope Benedict XVII was born in Bavaria in 1927. At 14 he joined the Hitler Youth, and much as it is claimed that he often did not attend meetings, one could be forgiven for suspecting that exposure to such at an impressionable age has certainly impacted on him
Giving an interview to Swedish TV, Williamson, whilst speaking in Regensburg recently said;
“hugely against six million having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler. I believe there were no gas chambers”.
He added: “I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, but none of them by gas chambers.”
Regensburg is the same venue where the Pope made his offensive speech about The Muslims and where he once taught.
Holocaust denial is an offence under German law and prosecutoers in Regensburg have opened an enquirey
Sayings of Williamson,
(as published in The Catholic Herald March 2008)
Sayings of Bishop Williamson
'In accordance with their false messianic vocation of Jewish world-domination, the Jews are preparing the Anti-Christ's throne in Jerusalem.'
'Can you imagine Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music staying with the Captain if the romance went out of their marriage? Would she not divorce him and grab his children to be her toys? All the elements of pornography are there...'
'This is my diagnosis of the Unabomber. You may say what you like about him as a criminal terrorist, and much of it is true... But he still has a remotely Catholic sense of how technology brutalises man. How Catholic are those technophiles who wallow at ease in their computers? Give me the Unabomber's seriousness over their shallowness, any day of the week.'
'A woman can do a good imitation of handling ideas, but then she will not be thinking properly as a woman. Did this lawyeress check her hairdo before coming into court? If she did, she is a distracted lawyer. If she did not, she is one distorted woman.'
I feel for the Worlds Catholics as I know they do not share this mans views or those views held by the Pope on Gays or Muslims, but these speeches by him are creating a very dangerous environment, they are the seeds of discontent and suspicion, and scattered far and wide could yet again have devastating results,
Great Oaks and little acorns come to mind.
Put the above together with the finger printing in Italy of Gypsy children, and the camps that have been built to house them "for their own safety" as they are the victims of frequent mob attacks.
The Vatican could do so much to combat this, but so far apart from a few carefully chosen words, have not done so.
Taking all into account, the world political and economic climate, the apparent need to scapegoats and someone to vent hate upon, all the ingredients are there, look back at the history, pay close attention to the economic side. Then consider the power of the Papacy
Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Alois Ratzinger in Bavaria the strong hold of the Nazi's. When he was a Cardinal he was known as "PanzerKardinal" because of his hardline stance.
"Give me the child.......and I will show the man"
I understand that there is some unease within the Vatican of late publicly they defend the Pontiff but there is concern, one Vatican prelate said privately
"the Church will pay the price for this one...The Pope is undermining the legacy of John Paul II.