Monday, July 02, 2007

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Well, At Least They're Open About It

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

AP - The Vatican is expected to publish this week a document authorizing the use of a controversial Latin Mass, parts of which are deemed anti-Semitic, the Holy See announced Thursday. The 16th-century Tridentine Mass - recited every Good Friday - refers to Jews as "perfidious, " and claims they live in "blindness" and "darkness." The Mass prays that God might "take the veil from their hearts" so that Jews can come to acknowledge (the catholic man-deity).

A news commenter wrote, "The revival of the Latin Mass has ramifications beyond the world of Roman Catholicism.

This Mass calls for the conversion of the Jews. Its demotion was an important outcome of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), whose deliberations were supposed to have signaled a recognition by the Holy See of the part played by Catholics and by Catholicism in the persecution of the Jewish people.

The Pope’s personal support for the revival of the Latin Mass therefore has disturbing implications..."

It's good to know who your friend are, and who they aren't. Nice of them to clear that up for us.

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