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Evangelizing Jews?

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 2:25 PM

What I think of the new document by the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews called "The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable" (Rom 11:29) A Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic–Jewish Relations on the Occation of the 50th Anniversary of "Nostra Aetate" (No.4)?

I have only glanced through it, but from what I saw so far I consider it highly dangerous and misleading - almost to the point of heresy. Like any other wrong teaching coming from within the Church, there is a lot of truth in it. That makes the error ever so much more dangerous as it becomes invisible as error and appears as truth. In short: I believe the leaders of the Church are leading their flock into the wrong direction and it is up to us to stand up and fulfill both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission (which makes no difference of nationality or religious affiliation, institutions or individuals). To exclude anyone from that opens a door that will lead to even worse error.

Parish Life in Light of Vatican II

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 7:20 AM

Should I take part in a public discussion in our Church about our life in the parish in light of Vatican II?

Well, basically there is nothing to be said against that. However, make sure the discussion is being held in small group settings (a reasonable discussion about this is simply not possible among a big crowd) and also that the organizers made sure beforehand that the participants got to read the documents of Vatican II. Because if that is not the case, I would be very cautious and ask myself why the organizers want to discuss something the church congregation has no clue about. That would leave much room for spiritual abuse - whether they want it or not.

The 'Spirit ofVatican II'

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 5:45 AM

How come the "Spirit of Vatican II" is usually invoked by those Catholics who have never read its documents and yet abuse their content to justify breaking canon law?