Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Brother Andre Marie, M.I.C.M. and Anti-Semitism

In a feeble attempt to reply to Mr. Karl Keating's e-letter in which he rightly accuses the Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire of being anti-Semitic, Brother Andre Marie, M.I.C.M. wrote:

"If anti-Semitism means opposing the Jews on religious matters, opposing the Zionist state in Palestine (as St. Pius X did), or opposing the Jewish tendency to undermine public morals (widely acknowledged by Catholic writers before the present age of PC), then we could rightly be considered such; but if anti-Semitism means unconditionally hating people for genetic and / or religious purposes, then we are not so. As Catholics who seek the conversion of all men to the true Church— all men, including Jews— we actually love them. "

For Andre Marie then, the Jewish people are a people of "low morality." A people who tend to "undermine public morals." Does this sound familar? It should. For the Nazis insisted that the Jewish People were people of low morality and compared them with rats emerging from a sewer. By way of example, one of Hitler's early followers - Hermann Esser - in his 1939 book entitled "The Jewish World Plague," had this to say:


"Jewry undermines every people and every state that it infiltrates. It feeds as a parasite and a culture-killing worm in the host people. It grows and grows like weeds in the state, the community and the family and infests the blood of humanity everywhere.

In brief, that is the pestilential nature of Jewry, against which every people, every state, every nation must, should and wants to defend itself if it does not want to be the victim of his bloody plague.

Wherever Jewry has appeared, it has never built anything. It has always and everywhere destroyed or torn down, sucking others dry to fill itself. From the days of the Romans to our day, Jewry in every century, in every people, was and remained a foreign body, a destroyer of real and ideal values, a denier of any upward progress, a plague for body and soul. It sneaks in through deceit and treachery, trickery and slyness, murder and assault, understanding how to establish itself."

As previously mentioned, Mr. Douglas Bersaw (one of the founders of the Saint Benedict Center), has denied the Holocaust asserting that, "The 'holocaust' is yet another lying, perfidious, Jewish scheme to plunder the nations, as they seek their World Domination."

Brother Andre Marie insists that members of the Saint Benedict Center "actually love" the Jewish People. This as he accuses them of a "tendency to undermine public morals" and as Mr. Douglas Bersaw accuses them of a lying and perfidious scheme "to plunder the nations" and dominate the world. Gee, it's a good thing members of the Saint Benedict Center don't "actually hate" the Jewish People. Or perhaps this is what they mean by "Holy Hate"? Maybe the folks at the SBC would like to "cleanse" our society of those Jewish People who "undermine public morals" and who seek to "plunder the nations" and "dominate the world."

Yes, you can just feel the love. In fact, the SBC is carrying the full text of a speech by the late Monseigneur Ernest Jouin given on December 8, 1930, and entitled "Papacy and Freemasonry": http://www.catholicism.org/papacy-freemasonry.html in which this anti-Semitic priest (who served as parish priest of St. Augustin in Paris as well as Editor of Revue Internationale des Societes Secretes - an anti-Semitic publication) cites the classic forgery "Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

The "Protocols" had been concocted by the Russian police to blame the Jewish People for the Czar's problems around the turn of the century and Fr. Jouin became the first person in his native country to publish the anti-Semitic propaganda piece during the 1920's. When Fr. Jouin published the "Protocols" he included this introductory comment: "From the triple viewpoint of race, of nationality and of religion, the Jew became the enemy of humanity." In the 1930's, Italian fascist leader Roberto Farinacci praised Fr. Jouin for publishing the "Protocols."

The Saint Benedict Center cult is a house built on sand. It's philosophy is rooted in hatred. And this hate, which is anything but holy, will eventually consume those who embrace it.

But enough about the Saint Benedict Center cult.

God love you all

4 comments:

catherine said...

I stumbled across your blog when visiting Seattle Catholic. And I want to commend you for taking a stand against anti-semitism and racial discrimination in general.

I will keep you in my prayers. I will also recommend you to my prayer group.

In God's Love,
Catherine

Lisa said...

Paul, that post send chills up my spine. I get the impression that the leadership of the saint benedict center is neo-nazi. I received a copy of their newsletter from a friend and Bro. Andre is pictured with two other brothers and all three have shaven heads and look very eccentric. I got the impression that they insist on total uniformity.

Robert said...

I may be mistaken, but I'm fairly sure that the ADL has covered the Saint Benedict Center of NH at its website. I also believe in truth in advertising. The center should admit its hatred toward Jews.

Anonymous said...

Brother Andre promotes a priest who believed that Jews are the "enemy of humanity"?

Frightening.

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