The Pope has spoken clearly
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009The Pope has already spoken clearly
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Note from the Secretariat of State




"... The positions of Mons. Williamson on the Shoah are absolutely unacceptable and firmly rejected by the Holy Father, as he himself remarked on the past January 28, when, referring to that brutal genocide, reaffirmed his full and unquestionable solidarity with our Brethren receivers of the First Covenant, and affirmed that the memory of that terrible genocide must lead "mankind to reflect on the unpredictable power of evil when it conquers the heart of man", adding that the Shoah remains "for all a warning against forgetfulness, against denial or reductionism, because the violence against a single human being is violence against all". Bishop Williamson, for an admission to episcopal functions in the Church, will also have to declare, in an absolutely unequivocal and public manner, distance from his positions regarding the Shoah, unknown to the Holy Father in the moment of the remission of the excommunication. ..."


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These following words of Pope Benedict XVI spoken on several occasion, clearly demonstrate that he has no need to give any explainations of what he thinks about:


the Holocaust

the Gas Chambers and Ovens

the more than six million victims

Pope Benedict XVI speak for us all.


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Pope Benedict XVI
Cologne, Germany
Friday 19 August, 2005



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“...And in the 20th century,

in the darkest period of German and European history,

an insane racist ideology,

born of neo-paganism,

gave rise to the attempt,

planned and systematically carried out by the regime,

to exterminate European Jewry.

The result has passed into history as

the Shoah.
The victims of this unspeakable and previously unimaginable crime amounted to 11,000 named individuals in Cologne alone; the real figure was surely much higher. The holiness of God was no longer recognized, and consequently, contempt was shown for the sacredness of human life.


This year, 2005, marks the 60th anniversary of

the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps,

in which millions of Jews

- men, women and children -

were put to death

in the gas chambers and ovens. ..."


Pope Benedict XVI
Concentration Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau
28 May 2006



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Pope Benedict XVI
Rome
31 May 2006



[Image: BENEDICT+XVI+UKR.jpg]Pope Benedict XVI is unequivocal



"... All Christians must feel committed to bearing this witness in order to prevent humanity of the third millennium from once again experiencing horrors similar to those tragically called to mind by the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. It was precisely in that place, sadly famous throughout the world, that I chose to stop before returning to Rome.
Hitler had more than 6 million Jews

exterminated in the camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau and in other similar camps.
About 150,000 Poles and tens of thousands of men and women of other nationalities died at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In the face of the horror of Auschwitz there is no other response than the Cross of Christ: Love descended to the very depths of the abyss of evil to save man in his core, where human freedom can rebel against God.
May contemporary humanity never forget Auschwitz or the other "death factories" where the Nazi regime attempted to eliminate God in order to replace him! May it not succumb to the temptation of racial hatred which is at the root of the worst forms of anti-Semitism! May people recognize once again that God is the Father of all and calls us all, in Christ, to build a world of justice, truth and peace together! ..."

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I am at a loss why any Catholic would refuse to adopt the Pope's words (above) as his own.
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newschoolman Wrote:I am at a loss why any Catholic would refuse to adopt the Pope's words (above) as his own.

Because he is speaking on matters of historical fact not affecting faith about which Catholics are allowed to form their own opinions, even if they are wrong.

Surely you get this distinction, correct?
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newschoolman Wrote:I am at a loss why any Catholic would refuse to adopt the Pope's words (above) as his own.

And I'm at loss on the purpose of this thread. Is it to bash H.E. Bishop Williamson a bit more?

Do we need to appease International Jewry at Fish Eaters as well?
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Bonifacio Wrote:
newschoolman Wrote:I am at a loss why any Catholic would refuse to adopt the Pope's words (above) as his own.

And I'm at loss on the purpose of this thread. Is it to bash H.E. Bishop Williamson a bit more?

Do we need to appease International Jewry at Fish Eaters as well?

The Holocaust was a grave moral evil. We should not diminish or hide this work of Satan.
 
If his excellency had denied the Holocaust of the unborn, would you not consider it unacceptable?
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Thanks to the F.SS.R. monks on Papa Stonsay for compiling these words of the Holy Father. 

http://papastronsay.blogspot.com/
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Dauphin Wrote:
Bonifacio Wrote:
newschoolman Wrote:I am at a loss why any Catholic would refuse to adopt the Pope's words (above) as his own.

And I'm at loss on the purpose of this thread. Is it to bash H.E. Bishop Williamson a bit more?

Do we need to appease International Jewry at Fish Eaters as well?

The Holocaust was a grave moral evil. We should not diminish or hide this work of Satan.
 
If his excellency had denied the Holocaust of the unborn, would you not consider it unacceptable?

If he had a different view regarding the number of abortions that were performed, that would not mean he thought abortion was not evil. Williamson does not defend Nazi ideology.

Williamson does not deny abortion is evil, but many of those objecting to the lifting of his excommunication, like Lehmann, have even collaborated with abortion. How can we have confidence that the Pope is making (or is being allowed to make) the right decisions if he permits Cardinals like Lehmann to remain in office?




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Quote: Williamson does not defend Nazi ideology.

Has he ever condemned the actions of Hitler or the Nazi regime?  Do you have a quote?
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Dauphin Wrote:
Bonifacio Wrote:
newschoolman Wrote:I am at a loss why any Catholic would refuse to adopt the Pope's words (above) as his own.

And I'm at loss on the purpose of this thread. Is it to bash H.E. Bishop Williamson a bit more?

Do we need to appease International Jewry at Fish Eaters as well?

The Holocaust was a grave moral evil. We should not diminish or hide this work of Satan.
 
If his excellency had denied the Holocaust of the unborn, would you not consider it unacceptable?

His Excellency did not deny the "Holocaust", but merely expressed doubts regarding the number of Jews killed as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler's regime and, yes, denied the existence of gas chambers as a method of mass extermination. However, His Excellency ALSO pointed out that he would be willing to review his views in case other evidence were presented to him. Enough of this hysteria, please!

Once more, I'm appalled at the amount of catholics who are so eager to publicly lynch a great pastor of souls like His Excellency time and time again. It's becoming sickening.
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newschoolman Wrote:
Quote: Williamson does not defend Nazi ideology.

Has he ever condemned the actions of Hitler or the Nazi regime?  Do you have a quote?

Does he need to? Is that a new article of the Creed to be professed aloud every Sunday?
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