[One could see this one coming a way off. Ratzinger, former Nazi youth and supporter of Opus Dei (right wing organization similarly disposed), has been signaling his attack on the ecumenical outreach supported by John Paul II.

Ratzinger schemed his way into the papacy and is now following the party line of the first Christian heretic, St. Paul, originally Saul who became a ‘convert’ from Judaism and then proceeded to pervert the message of Jesus with his personal hate themes. These included anti-Semitism such as that now reintroduced by Ratzinger with the Roman mass, hatred of women (marry them only if you are burning with lust and ban young Christian widows from the church), ugly anti-Semitism, and sycophancy towards the ‘divinely sanctioned’ most brutal of political authorities (e.g. the murderous Roman emperor of his days). All of these hatreds culminated in Nazism which the then pope allowed and the Holocaust against the Jews, people with disabilities, Gypsies, and true Christians such as Dietrich Bonhoffoer who gave his life to protest the massive Nazi murders.

Ratzinger (Alexander XVI) sadly spells the bitter end of the Roman Catholic Church — not with a bang but with a whimper. Most of Paul’s horrors which Ratziger is replaying are spelled out in his Letter to the Romans. One finds in another of his letters the charge that the “Jews killed Jesus!” which was the Christian abomination that sounded down the ages and which was recently replayed by Mel Gibson (The Passion of Christ).

Contemporary biblical scholars are discovering that the editing of the Christian sources was done aggressively by early Christian theologians. Ugly stuff such as the Pauline hate themes which supported the absolute authority of the Roman Catholic church upon which the First Vatican Council based the absolute authority (infallibility) of popes was selected in. Much else with differing stresses was extinguished. Ratzinger, having conspired for the post for several decades, is now running with the ball, having attacked Muslims he is now on to Jews and fellow Christians and those of us who despise his pretentious costly dresses, white socks, and red slipper approaches to major contemporary moral and political issues.

I studied theology formally for 3 years, have had many friends amongst those wrestling with the moral issues among the representatives of our Western religions, and am appalled by this descent into Hell by this arrogant fraud who drove out of his church its leading theologians and others that might have rescued it from such demonic arrogance. Ed Kent]

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http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/07/10/vatican-church.html

Catholic Church only true church, Vatican says
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | 10:27 AM ET
CBC News

The Vatican issued a document Tuesday restating its belief that the Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.

The 16-page document was prepared by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a doctrinal watchdog that Pope Benedict used to head.

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