|Chapel of Santa Maria al Sabato|
If the Jewish ceremonies are venerable and great, our are lies.
But if ours are true, as they are true, theirs are filled with deceit.
St. John Chrysostom
The Archbishop of Palermo has "transferred" the Chapel of Santa Maria al Sabato to a group of Jews. For thirty pieces of silver?
Now, Jews reject Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the false worship they will offer in this Catholic Chapel each and every time will be a rejection of Our Lord. It will be idolatry. Though these Jews sin for they reject Christ, how greater is the sin of the Archbishop of Palermo, Corrado Lorefice.
It does not concern this evil malefactor that where once the Real Presence of the Lord and God of the Universe was made truly and substantially Present on the Altar, services will be conducted rejecting the God-Man. If he really believes in Our Lord he could never, ever hand a church over to the Synagogue of Satan.
Lorefice, a modern-day Judas-bishop, re-crucifies the Lord of Glory. Not condemned for this evil action, Lorefice is being commended for his demonic treachery.
Even the Jews themselves know that something has changed in the Catholic Church. Indeed, something has: mass apostasy. The Jew, Michael Freund, in a masterly understatement is quoted as saying: "this is something that would have been unthinkable 50 or 100 years ago".
Let us now consider what the Apostles, all Jewish converts had to say about Judaism.
Firstly, let us examine a few words of the Prince of the Apostles, St. Peter in his discourse to the Jews in the Book of Acts:
"This man you have put to death; by God’s fixed design and foreknowledge, he was betrayed to you, and you, through the hands of sinful men, have cruelly murdered him. But God raised him up again...And now, exalted at God’s right hand, he has claimed from his Father his promise to bestow the Holy Spirit; and he has poured out that Spirit, as you can see and hear for yourselves. David never went up to heaven, and yet David has told us, The Lord said to my Master, Sit on my right hand, while I make thy enemies a footstool under thy feet. Let it be known, then, beyond doubt, to all the house of Israel, that God has made him Master and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.
St. John, for his part, has these words to say in his first Book:
"Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father, and the Son".
Quite obviously, the holy Apostles would identify the Archbishop of Palermo as a deceiver a false prophet, an Antichrist.
Let us now conclude with the words of St. John Chrysostom, on what a synagogue really is, and the type of worship that is actually conducted therein.
"Many, I know, respect the Jews and think that their present way of life is a venerable one. This is why I hasten to uproot and tear out this deadly opinion... But at any rate the Jews say that they, too, adore God. God forbid that I say that. No Jew adores God! Who say so? The Son of God say so. For he said: "If you were to know my Father, you would also know me. But you neither know me nor do you know my Father". Could I produce a witness more trustworthy than the Son of God?
If, then, the Jews fail to know the Father, if they crucified the Son, if they thrust off the help of the Spirit, who should not make bold to declare plainly that the synagogue is a dwelling of demons? God is not worshipped there. Heaven forbid! From now on it remains a place of idolatry".