Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Friday, 8 February 2013

Anti-Catholicism: the new "anti-semitism" of the 21st Century?

Archbishop Gerhard Muller in a wide ranging interview with Die Welt (reviewed in La Stampa) referred to the subtle and at times not so subtle anti-Catholicism in Europe and North America as paralleling a number of aspects from the anti-semitism and Jew-hatred from the 1930s stemming from pagan Nazi ideology (that would eventually lead to the complete dehumanization and attempted extermination of the race of people to which Our Blessed Saviour, His Mother and the Apostles belonged and continue to belong). 

It it therefore not surprising that the forces of evil would persecute Israel and the new Israel, the Church. 

"The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Mgr. Gerhard Ludwig Müller, has launched a biting attack of the mood toward the Catholic Church in the U.S. and Europe, comparing it to an anti-Jewish “pogrom” in German weekly Die Welt. “The campaigns which are specifically targeted at discrediting the Catholic Church in the U.S. and Europe have led to clerics in some sectors being publicly insulted in a vulgar way,” the former bishop of Regensburg said. “An artificially instigated anger is building, occasionally echoing the sentiment of the pogroms against Jews in Europe,” he added. Attacks against the Church are launched on many blogs and on television. The instruments adopted in these attacks “recall the struggles of totalitarian ideologies against Christianity.”

1 comment:

Vox Cantoris said...

Indeed. It is the last acceptable prejudice and at the end of the day it will us and our Jewish brothers and sisters who will be together and together we will raise our heads for our redemption and theirs will be nigh at hand.