EJP: Belgian Magzine Joods Actueel Exposes Rampant Catholic SSPX Antisemitism

We are sincerely horrified at what the Belgians have chronicled about the rampant antisemitism of SSPX, especially since Pope Benedict XVI is rehabilitating the stature of Bishop Richard Williamson and other members of this strange fringe group into the mainstream Catholic church.
Review of Pius X Society websites reveals virulent anti-Semitism, says Jewish magazine

Subtitle: Bishop Richard Williamson, who denied the existence of Nazi gas chambers, is a member of the Society

ANTWERP (EJP)---The traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, whose excommunication was lifted by the Vatican in January, openly propagates virulent anti-Semitism, according to an investigation published Thursday by a Jewish magazine in Belgium.

The Roman Catholic Church excommunicated The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, in 1988 along with Richard Williamson and three other member priests, declaring that their consecrations were "unlawful" and "schismatic."

Richard Williamson, a controversial British priest, denied that Jews were killed in the Nazi gas chambers during WWII, in a recent interview with a Swedish television.

Research by the Antwerp-based “Joods Actueel” weekly magazine has revealed a “slew of anti-Semitic content” on websites of the St. Pius X society in five languages.
The research comes to the conclusion that Pius X is “an extreme conservative Catholic group that rejects the Second Vatican Council and propagates the worst kind of anti-Semitism.”

For the research the international overarching site of the society was consulted and also a host of national sites such as those of the US, Brazil, Ireland, Asia, Austria, South-Africa and Poland.

The magazine found that the society's US Web site described Jews as "the enemy of man, whose secret weapon is the leaven of the Pharisees which is hypocrisy," adding that "heads of Jewry have for centuries conspired methodically and out of an undying hatred against the Catholic name."

The South African site said that "Jews have come closer and closer to fulfilling their substitute-Messianic drive towards world dominion." The Irish site asks whether "the Jews are guilty of Deicide," answering: "We must say yes."

The site from Germany said that "contemporary Jews are for sure guilty of the murder of God, as long as they don't recognize Christ as God."

The Belgian site accuses Jews of "still believing they are the chosen people" while "awaiting world domination."

Michael Freilich, chief editor of Joods Actueel, commented his research: “This is in many ways worse than the outrageous statements of bishop Williamson denying the Holocaust and the existence of gas chambers.”

“Williamson is a lone fool and not taken serious by the masses, whereas here we are talking about an entire society comprising thousands of priests spreading hatred against the Jewish people to hundreds of thousands around the world”.


Richard said...

SSPX is an ‘openly’ antiemetic organization, much like the Klu Klux Klan. The Pope was very aware of this incidental fact when he rescinded the excommunication of Bishop Williamson. The excuse that he was trying to reach out to SSPX to ‘heal’ the wounds of a divided church would be as ludicrous as an Obama reaching out to David Duke to repair black/white relations in the US.
Bear in mind that the basis for excommunication within the Catholic Church is person commits acts that in themselves separate him from the communion of the faithful, particularly when by word, deed, or example he or she "spreads division and confusion among the Faithful". If the Pope were serious about healing the wounds with the Jewish community, he would openly declare ‘holocaust denial’ as such an act – something he continues to steadfastly refuse to do.
Rather the Pope has decided that the best defense is a good offense, and he has opted to go after Nancy Pelosi on the good old tried and true abortion issue, knowing full well her position and her constituency, fully aware of the unlikely event that she will retract from them.
Thank God for your blog and the pressure you bring to bear on this issue.

Catholic Observer said...

"The Irish site asks whether "the Jews are guilty of Deicide," answering: "We must say yes."

I searched the Irish SSPX website and it says no such thing. http://www.google.ie/search?hl=en&q=site%3Aireland.sspx.net+the+Jews+are+guilty+of+Deicide&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

The quotes from the US website are obselete and were contained in the following articles. The SSPX removed them.


"The page cannot be found"

tzvee said...

Indeed if true that is good to hear. We are not playing games here. If by publicizing this abhorrent material we can hasten its removal, that is gratifying. We applaud those who seek repentance first, then rehabilitation, not the other way around.