Israel’s top Jewish religious authorities have told the Vatican they are concerned about comments that Pope Francis made about their books of sacred law and have asked for a clarification.The Pope had said that the New Testament supersedes Jewish law.
No clarification is needed. That has been a core Christian teaching for two millennia. Christianity teaches the Bible, with the Old and New Testaments. The New Testament is the message. The Old Testament is just the historical background. Christianity rejects the older Jewish law, and Judaism rejects the New Testament.
Only now, the Jews have enough power and influence to tell the Pope what to say. The Jews have a word for this: chutzpah. Christians don't go around telling rabbis to revise their beliefs.
This is so bizarre. I have never heard of leaders of one religion telling leaders of another religion what to say. Except for Jewish rabbis telling others what to say.
The current Pope is unreliable, and I don't know what he will do. If he cannot stand up for this belief, then he does not deserve to be Pope.
The NY Times has just release a short anti-Catholic video, I Uncovered Abuse in the Catholic Church. Why Was it Ignored? A reporter keeps bragging that he broke a story that was just like Watergate. It even repeats the Watergate mantra, What did the President know and when did he know it?
That was the main Watergate scandal. Nixon did not order or even have any advance knowledge of the Watergate break-in, but he lied about what he knew about the cover-up. That's all. Nobody proved that he did anything illegal.
I watched the video, and I kept waiting for it to say that some priest was charged and convicted of some crime. Nope. If there was nothing criminal, then what is the big deal? The video says the reporter heard and reported some nasty rumors, but it is not clear whether any of it was substantiated.
The NY Times hates the Catholic Church, and especially hates the Church's strong stance against sex crimes. So it takes special delight to accusing the Church of sex crimes. But it all appears to be a big hoax. I watch the whole video, and no one was convicted of anything. The strongest statement of merit to the reporting was that Hollywood made a movie about the reporting, and the movie won an Oscar. But the movie didn't report any crimes either, and just showed reporters spreading rumors. Maybe the Catholic Church should start making movies about how Jews are perverts.