Monday, February 12, 2007

The Rise of Militant Anti-Catholicism

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: After the ulta-liberal anti-Catholic 'Southern Poverty Law Center' (SPLC) unleashed its savage intolerance on traditional Catholicism, 'The Remnant' (a traditionalist online newspaper) fired back with the following...

By January 2007 the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Intelligence Report” was announcing the findings of a three-year investigation into traditional Catholicism. Therein The Remnant is described as “anti-Semitic” and part of a “Dirty Dozen” network of “hate groups” (made up of everyone from Archbishop Lefebvre and the Society of St. Pius X to John Vennari and Catholic Family News to Joe Sobran to Fr. Nicholas Gruner, Fr. Denis Fahey, Fr. Charles Coughlin and Fr. Leonard Feeney and moving all the way over to Hutton Gibson and beyond) that is at least partially responsible for unleashing Mel Gibson on the world. Huh?

The charges also included rejecting the “teachings of the modern papacy”, opposing Zionism, and “consistently attacking Nostra Aetate”, which, according to the “Intelligence Report,” is “the Vatican proclamation seeking to reconcile with the Jews.”

I don’t know if anyone at the SPLC actually sat down and read Nostra Aetate (the document of Vatican II which deals with Catholic relations with all non-Christians, including Hindus, Moslems, Buddhists and Jews) but I would imagine that if they had, they’d condemn it as anti-Semitic, as well. For as the document declares: “True, the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed for the death of Christ…” According to the lexicon of political correctness this is bald-faced hate speech! So what’s the problem, SPLC? If we have been “constantly attacking Nostra Aetate”, as the SPLC contends, perhaps they should consider giving us a Morris Dees Award...

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