"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Catholics Should Chastise Israeli TV for Religious Intollerance!

According to an Israeli TV through Catholic.org "comic pokes fun at Jesus and Our Lady, saying he wants to 'deny Christianity' since Christians 'deny the Holocaust'". Perhaps this reaction was caused by Bishop Williamson's denial of the Halocoust. Bishop Williamson belong to the excommunicted Levebrian sect Society of St. Pius X which was recently re-admitted to the fold by Pope Benedict XVI (read more here). To my knowledge, the Pope has chastised the Bishop and was told to recant his views (read here) in line with the sensitivity of the topic that could hamper Jewish-Catholic relations.

Good thing is that, we are not alone. Thanks to moderate Muslims who are backing up the issue with Catholics in the Holy Land.

JERUSALEM (AsiaNews) – The Assembly of Catholic Bishops in the Holy Land slammed the “repulsive attacks” on Jesus Christ and Our Lady on an Israeli TV show. For them the incident is a sign of the growing intolerance and hatred towards other faiths, best exemplified by a recent incident in which copies of the New Testament were publicly burnt in the yard of a synagogue in Or Yehuda.

In the TV show which ran at the start of the week Israeli humorist Yair Shlein said that since Christians “deny the Holocaust, then I want to deny Christianity” in order “to teach a lesson”. (read
here for more!)

Picture Credit: Thanks to pennantshop.com

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