(LifeSiteNews.com) - The dissident, leftist movement in the Catholic Church over the last forty years has severely undermined the teaching of the Catholic Church on the moral teachings on life and family, a prominent US Orthodox rabbi told LifeSiteNews.com. Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the head of a group of 800 Orthodox rabbis in the US and Canada, also dismissed the accusations that the Holy See had not sufficiently distanced itself from the comments made by Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) on the Holocaust.THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Thank God for good rabbis like this! Here we have an observer from outside the Church, watching us from the outside in. What does he see? He sees the exact same thing I've been warning about on this blog. Conservative and Traditional Catholics have been clamoring about it for years. Pope Benedict XVI has been faithfully resisting it since his days as Cardinal Ratzinger at the Congregation for Doctrine and Faith. The Church is under attack, from the inside out, by leftist liberals (i.e. Modernists) who seek to undermine everything the Church represents and overthrow what makes the Church great. Now what those of us inside the Church have been warning for years, has finally become visible to those outside the Church. Rabbi Levin is a good man, a leader in the Jewish world. Obviously, he understands the religious values taught by the Torah, which is the legal foundation of our own Catholic religion, and he knows that our falling away hurts everyone.
"I support this move" to reconcile the traditionalist faction in the Church, he said, "because I understand the big picture, which is that the Catholic Church has a problem. There is a strong left wing of the Church that is doing immeasurable harm to the faith."
Rabbi Levin said that he understands "perfectly" why the reconciliation is vital to the fight against abortion and the homosexualist movement.
"I understand that it is very important to fill the pews of the Catholic Church not with cultural Catholics and left-wingers who are helping to destroy the Catholic Church and corrupt the values of the Catholic Church." This corruption, he said, "has a trickle-down effect to every single religious community in the world."
"What's the Pope doing? He's trying to bring the traditionalists back in because they have a lot of very important things to contribute the commonweal of Catholicism.
"Now, if in the process, he inadvertently includes someone who is prominent in the traditionalist movement who happens to say very strange things about the Holocaust, is that a reason to throw out the baby with the bathwater and start to condemn Pope Benedict? Absolutely not....
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The leftists within the Church have now formed an unholy alliance with the leftists outside the Church, in an attempt to bring down Pope Benedict XVI and the work he is doing to restore orthodoxy and orthopraxy to modern Catholicism. They've tried to paint him as an anti-Semite. They characterized high ranking officials in the Vatican as incompetent boobs. They focused on the comments of Bishop Williamson like a laser beam, in an attempt to make every member of the SSPX look like an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory nut case. They capitalized on the suffering of the Jewish people in the Shoah (Holocaust); using them, deceiving them, and manipulating them, to do their bidding. Causing them to doubt the pope's sincerity, and in some cases attack his character.
This latest attack against the Holy Father MUST be the final straw! We cannot allow this to go on any longer. The leftist liberal (Modernist) wing of the Catholic Church MUST be dealt with. Its now come down to the survival of the religion itself. Let us first pray for the leftist Catholics, and after that let us call for their repentance. Simultaneously, let us also call for their excommunication if they will not repent. The Church has spent 40 years tolerating this generation of half-hearted liberal Catholics who could care less about the message of the Gospel, and more about their legacy of "changing the world."