Apologia: The Fullness of Christian Truth


``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D


Jews, the Church,
and the History of the World
 
Index


In this series, I will explain why Jews and Catholics have had such a rocky history and why Jews and traditional Catholics still have difficulties with each other (as groups) today.

Most people who've been educated in American public schools, who've have had a steady diet of Hollywood, PBS, NPR, and the like, or who have received an education at the typical university, will end up with at least the "sense" of the following equations: Catholics=bad, Jews=good; Catholics=persecuters, Jews=persecuted. They will end up acquiring a blend of very Anglo-centric, Protestant, secular, Jewish, and Marxist views of such things as the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, the role of Pope Pius XII in WWII, etc. -- views "supported" by wildly exaggerated statistics, omitting context, ignoring the Catholic view of these incidents, out and out blatant falsifications, and by simply not having a clear understanding of political theory (along with, in the case of members of Protestant sects, not having a clear understanding of orthodox Christian teaching).

Ignorance of the true nature of "Jewish-Catholic relations" goes deep. Very deep. Writing about it will involve revisiting over 2,000 years of history, taking what we think we know and turning 90% of it 45o right-side up. Just have an open mind and conduct your own research into the things I write about.

 
Part I Basic Concepts: the Talmud
Part II The Noachide Laws
Part III The Historical Memory Hole


See also the discussion board's sub-forum on
Judaism, Zionism, Other Religions, Cults & Spiritual Movements


Resources
(off-site links will open in new browser windows):

 

Audio and Video

Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land
Provides comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites work in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported. Through the voices of scholars, media critics, peace activists, religious figures, and Middle East experts, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land analyzes how -- through the use of language, framing and context--the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media, and Israeli colonization of the occupied terrorities appears to be a defensive move rather than an offensive one. The documentary also explores the ways that U.S. journalists, for reasons ranging from intimidation to a lack of thorough investigation, have become complicit in carrying out Israel's PR campaign.

Christian Zionism
Real Audio report from the BBC on Christian Zionism. Please listen!

On AIPAC and Israel's influence on American Politics
Republican Representative Paul Findley on Israel and AIPAC, etc. A must-see video.


Israeli spying on the US Part I  Part II
Originally from Fox News (the topic was quickly dropped, and archived video removed from their website)

Interview with E. Michael Jones
Interview, with the creator of Culture Wars Magazine, about Nostra Aetate. Please listen! (MP3; will take time to load)

Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve
A free, online video from the Ludwig von Mises Institute on modern banking, which informs as to how power is achieved and maintained

The Creature from Jekyll Island: Lecture on the Federal Reserve
By G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island. Want to know why Christians are powerless in the temporal order? Here's the reason...

Listen to Ezra Pound read his poem about usury, "With Usura"
On site, with text provided

 
Things to Read


The Mystery of the Jewish People
Originally published in the Angelus magazine, this article (onsite) is one of the best articles I've read on the Mystery of the Jewish people, their relationship with Christians, the meaning of it all, and where it's all headed. A must read!

Letter from Reader about Jewish-Catholic Relations
On site

Debate with site visitor about the Talmud Part I and Part II
30 July 2006: The JPII Random Speech Generator got blogged a lot this past week. All was well, pretty much everyone thought it was funny (as it was meant to be), until Mark Shea blogged about it and one of his site visitors got upset because of this site's Jewish-Catholic relations section. In Mark Shea's blog's comment boxes, said visitor argued with me as to what is actually in the Talmud, and the results (thus far, anyway) can be found at the above links. I am unable to post the link to the second response at Mark Shea's blog.

The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today
An online book by Elizabeth Dilling. What is known as "Judaism" simply has very, very little to do with the Old Testament religion and the religion of Christ's Holy Family.

The Babylonian Talmud
The Talmud online so you can check the references yourself.

A Catholic Talmud Talmud
From Culture Wars - a brief expose of the Talmud.

The Once and Future Heresy: The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle over the Temple Mount
From Culture Wars

The Jewish Faction
By Joe Sobran

The Church and Jewish Idealogy
By Joe Sobran


How the Jews Changed Vatican Thinking
Another onsite article from "Look Magazine," dated January 25, 1966, explains how B'Nai Brith, the Jewish branch of Freemasonry, affected Vatican II's teaching on the Jewish religion

The Law of Noah: One World Religion?
From Angelus Magazine. Onsite.

The Revolutionary Jew
A most fascinating article, from Culture Wars website, that deals with the relationship between Puritanism and post-Temple rabbinism, and its revolutionary anti-Catholic effects on History

Salvation and the Jews
From Culture Wars magazine

Rabbi Dresner's Dilemma: Torah v. Ethnos
Another article from Culture Wars

Shamir on the Jewish Question
From Culture Wars comes this review of Israel Shamir's "PaRDeS"

Elie Wiesel and the Catholics
From Culture Wars

Jews Not Zionists and Neturei Kartei
These sites by orthodox, self-professed "Torah true" Jews explain why Zionism, without the idea of the Messiah having to come first, is a relatively new (19th c.) political movement that is counter to Judaism and has a bloody history.

Norman Finkelstein
Website of Norman Finkelstein, whose parents both survived Nazi camps. He writes about how lucrative and manipulative "Shoah Business" is and how what he terms "the Holocaust Industry" seeks to humiliate and financially milk nations. Quote: "As my mother used to say, if everyone who claims to be a Holocaust survivor actually is one, who did Hitler kill?"


The Causes of Hostility Towards the Jews: A Historical Overview
A huge online book about the reasons for reasonable anti-Judaism (as opposed to racist anti-semitism), the canard of "anti-semitism," etc. It uses the words of Jewish leaders themselves and cites references for further research.

Benjamin Freedman Speaks
An amazing, must-read speech given by former Jew, Benjamin Freedman (onsite)

David Ben-Gurion predicts world govt. in on January 16, 1962
From "Look Magazine." He predicts that there will be built a U.N. "Shrine to the Prophets" in Jerusalem which will be the Supreme Court of mankind.

What is a neo-conservative?
From New Oxford Review

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
The paper by Stephen M. Walt, Harvard University of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and John J. Mearsheimer of University of Chicago, Department of Political Science, published in the London Review of Books

Notable Hebrew Catholics
You could add, of course, Mary the Mother of God, SS. Peter, Paul, John the Divine, James the Greater, James the Less, etc., Teresa of Avila, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), etc. The point: the Church IS Israel, we are "the Jews," Catholicism IS the Old Testament religion fulfillfed and the Hebrew Catholic is the "fulfilled Jew." Post-Temple Judaism is apostate and antichrist, a branch broken off from Israel -- a branch that may be grafted back in with repentance and Baptism. Race is not and never will be the issue. NOTE: aside from this one page, this site is otherwise not recommended at all as it attempts to Judaize Catholicism and is very faulty theologically. See Judaizers in the Catholic Church and The theology of Jewish Converts Roy Schoeman and David Moss (as linked to above).


Some of the best articles on the Mel Gibson controversy:
It's all about hating Catholics
The Passion and its Enemies
My passion about The Passion

 


Paperback
Hardcover

Postville
By Stepen G. Bloom
ISBN: 0156013363

The true reasons for "anti-semitism," aside from usury, are accidentally explained in "Postville," this fascinating non-fictional work (written by Stephen G. Bloom, secular Jew, by the way) about what happens when a group of Lubavitcher Jews moves into a small Protestant town in Iowa to open a meat processing plant. You will never understand Historical "anti-semitism" until you understand the dynamics described in this book, understand the nature of usury and fractional reserve banking, and read what the post-Temple Jewish religion (Pharisaism) teaches.


Paperback
Hardcover

Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements
by Kevin MacDonald
ISBN: 0759672229

Review: "MacDonald provides a theoretical analysis and review of data on the widespread tendency among certain highly influential, Jewish-dominated intellectual movements to develop radical critiques of gentile culture that are compatible with the continuity of Jewish identification. Particular attention is paid to Boasian anthropology, psychoanalysis, leftist political ideology and behavior, the Frankfurt School of Social Research, and the efforts to influence United States immigration policy."

Of course, I don't believe "evolutionary psychology" tells the whole story or buy his sociobiological theories in general, especially when they apply to the (former) success of Christianity, but this book has important information that we in the formerly Christian West need to be familiar with.



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