Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Jews! The Jews!


"They brought it upon themselves."
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I have actually heard Catholics say that in reference to the Holocaust.  I've written about it in the past, and over time I have noted how 'some' Eastern Catholics have implied to me that the Jews exploit the Holocaust to further their 'agenda'...  Once again, from Poland's Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek:
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"A SENIOR Catholic bishop in Poland claims Jews have stolen the tragedy of the Holocaust and exploited it as a propaganda weapon to gain "unjustified advantages".

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Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek's remarks, during an interview with the Pontifex.Roma website, were published only hours before Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Poland to take part in commemorations to mark the 65th anniversary of the

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While stressing that the majority of people who died in Nazi Germany's death camps had been Jewish, Bishop Pieronek, 75, a well-known figure in his homeland, criticised Jews for apparently claiming ownership of the slaughter at the exclusion of other ethnic groups and nationalities who perished.

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"Undoubtedly, most of those who died in the camps were Jews but also on the list were Poles, Gypsies, Italians and Catholics.
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"It should not be that one group steals this tragedy and uses it for propaganda purposes," the bishop was quoted as saying.
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He then added that the Holocaust had been used as a "propaganda weapon" by Jews to achieve "often unjustified advantages".
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Although Jerusalem and Warsaw enjoy good relations at a state level, some Jews accuse Poles of having had a role in the Holocaust, and still suspect the country of harbouring antisemitic sentiment." - Finish here.
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Ah uh.
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Of course, some Traditional Catholics cannot understand why a Pope would even visit a synagogue or pay tribute to the Jews who died in the Holocaust either.  
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Art: "The Yellow Crucifixion" - Marc Chagall
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UPDATE:  Reports today have it that Bishop Pieronek's comments were taken out of context.  Story here.

3 comments:

  1. Those people might call themselves Catholic, like Mel Gibson's father, but they are acting in direct opposition to Catholic teaching.
    Traditional Catholic? Hardly. Nutroots, more like it. I'm a traditional Catholic, in that I love and appreciate the traditions and customs of the Church, and I don't know *anyone* who feels that way.
    Those people should be slapped.
    And I'd go first.

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  2. Anonymous7:20 PM

    What do you mean by "some Eastern Catholics" say the Jews deserved it? I had never heard that before.

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  3. Who are you?

    By Eastern Catholics I meant Eastern European, people such as the Bishop quoted in the article - people I've know personally, older people - some priests and nuns - who believe in the old conspiracy theories and the Protocols of Zion.

    Maybe you haven't heard it - I have.

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