Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Appreciation from a Rabbi

Now this will get the ecumenists in a tizzy. A Jewish Rabbi is praising Pope Benedict for being Catholic and sticking to his guns when it comes to Catholic teaching. It's what lots of Catholics have been saying all along.

Rabbi Seplowitz notes that the original form of the Latin Mass included a prayer for the conversion of the Jews. When the Latin Mass was reinstated, the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations wrote to the Vatican, requesting that the conversion prayer not be reintroduced.

“I ask you, does this make sense? Where do we Jews get off making demands of Catholics that they only say prayers that meet with our approval?” he asks. “The audacity of Jews dictating to Christians how they should pray is simply mind-boggling.”

“Should we allow the Vatican to dictate what we say in our prayers? Or should we, perhaps, do a line-by-line analysis of the Talmud to make sure there is nothing there that people may find offensive?” he writes.

10 comments:

Karin said...

LOL!!
I blogged on this too...I totally agree with everything that this Rabbi has stated...and may I say it is about time that a Rabbi publically has stated these things!

Shirley said...

God bless Rabbi Seplowitz!

AquinaSavio: said...

That's cool!

Divine Mercy said...

indeed:)

Mary-Therese said...

It's rather sad to think that so many apparent Catholics would disagree with him... they grow upset at the very least indication that their own Holy Faith is the One and True Faith.

Good for Rabbi Seplowitz and God bless him!

StarbucksMom said...

It is like he was reading my mind!
mary-therese is correct, it is sad so many Catholics disagree with this. I have already been blasted at my regular message board for posting this article.
Oh well...

paramedicgirl said...

Starbucksmom - you got blasted at CAF for posting this article?? I would think there would be support there for it...

Karin said...

PG-

Please, you know that many at CAF have no support for something like this!
I for one am not surprised that Starbucksmom got blasted for this on CAF...

paramedicgirl said...

I guess it depends which forum it was posted in. It's sad when there's more support for the Pope from a Rabbi, than there is from our fellow Catholics.

Karin said...

"It's sad when there's more support for the Pope from a Rabbi, than there is from our fellow Catholics. "

Totally agree!