Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Saint Benedict Center: A Cult 's theology of hate

As I have already shown, the Saint Benedict Center cult carries anti-semitic articles at its website. Articles which attempt to hold the Jewish People collectively responsible for Jesus' death. In the same fashion as many Neo-Nazi and other White Supremacist groups, the Saint Benedict Center cult promotes a "theology" which is extremely antagonistic toward the Jewish People.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, the official teaching of Holy Mother Church which members of the Saint Benedict Center cult clearly reject, states quite clearly that: " The historical complexity of Jesus' trial is apparent in the Gospel accounts. The personal sin of the participants (Judas, the Sanhedrin, Pilate) is known to God alone. Hence we cannot lay responsibility for the trial on the Jews in Jerusalem as a whole, despite the outcry of a manipulated crowd and the global reproaches contained in the apostles' calls to conversion after Pentecost. Jesus himself, in forgiving them on the cross, and Peter in following suit, both accept 'the ignorance' of the Jews of Jerusalem and even of their leaders. Still less can we extend responsibility to other Jews of different times and places, based merely on the crowd's cry: 'His blood be on us and on our children!' a formula for ratifying a judicial sentence. As the Church declared at the Second Vatican Council:

...Neither all Jews indiscriminately at that time, nor Jews today, can be charged with the crimes committed during his Passion....The Jews should not be spoken of as rejected or accursed as if this followed from holy Scripture." (CCC, 597, quoting from Nostra Aetate, No. 4).
A member of the Saint Benedict Center cult e-mailed me today, referring to my posts as "garbage." This says much regarding this man's disturbed personality. For my posts reflect the Church's authentic teaching on the dogma which states that "Outside the Church there is no salvation" as well as the Church's authentic teaching on the Jewish People with regards to Jesus' death.

What this poor soul was really suggesting is that the Church's teaching, as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is "garbage." In other words, for him, the teaching of Jesus Himself through His Magisterium is "garbage."

Pray for this confused man and the anti-semitic cult which he belongs to.

God love you all,

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