A Possible Pope Goes to Shul
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, went to shul Shabbat yesterday. Not for the usual davening.
Cardinal Dolan, who is considered papabile (a candidate, albeit a very dark-horse candidate, for the papal throne recently vacated by Pope Benedict XVI), immediately captured the standing-room-only crowd in the Manhattan’s Lincoln Square Synagogue by greeting the congregation with an open-armed, joyous, blazon: “How papal is that!”
A moment later, the cardinal, in a consummate display of theater, interrupted his talk in mid-sentence, left his lectern, walked across the synagogue bimah, and exchanged his zucchetto (the red yarlmulke-like cap) with the kippah of the bar-mitzvah boy.
In his prepared remarks, Dolan offered no surprises. Identifying two core practices Catholics and Jews have in common — the Sabbath and the tradition of “good works ”— the cardinal noted that each has been a model not only for the two faith-communities, “but for the entire world.”
Cardinal Dolan’s agenda was clearly that of bridge-building with the Orthodox community (“Six hundred thirteen commandments? I have trouble with The Ten!”). He noted the “historical leadership role” of Lincoln Square in New York’s Orthodox arena.
A number of congregants, however, expressed mild disappointment that his remarks were not more substantive. “It was a missed opportunity,” offered one congregant, an analyst of Jewish affairs. “Forty-five years after Nostra Aetate [the Vatican II document that repudiated Catholic antisemitism and teachings of contempt”], there is a rich history of Vatican-Jewish relations and American Catholic-Jewish relations—most of which is very good. Dolan might have spent a minute on this.”
Cardinal Dolan was welcomed to Lincoln Square by Shaul Robinson, the synagogue’s senior rabbi, who noted the role that Dolan, following in the footsteps of his predecessors, has played in enhancing Catholic-Jewish relations in New York and elsewhere.
Analysts of New York synagogue affairs opined that Cardinal Dolan’s visit was part of a campaign to position the Lincoln Square Synagogue, now housed in a new building, as a cutting-edge congregation, a position it held forty years ago. Nonetheless, a small number of congregants boycotted the cardinal’s talk, expressing their disapproval of a Catholic clerical visit on a Shabbat.
For his part, the cardinal chose not to stay for the cholent at the synagogue Kiddush.
~The shills out there are going to say because Jews infiltrate an organization it makes it bad right from the start before the Jews were even involved. Look at your country(s), look at your Constitution(s), your founding fathers, your history, etc. It is all being corrupted by Jews and Jews have another group of people on the inside telling us we were always duped (of course everyone but Hitler and the Nazi’s), they tell us everything was run by Jews right from the start and have no direction to go but down. Cut your ties with these fools or that’s exactly where you will go. Everything has been corrupted because of Jews and the people who let it happen. The cryptos aren’t hard to find folks, they act just like Jews and if they are on forums you can bet they look like Jews too. Use all your senses and you will find the stench. Why would Jews corrupt something they already corrupted? They corrupt because you don’t do a damned thing to stop it and have accepted defeat and want us to wallow in defeat with you. In other words you are a Jew yourself. Jews cant pollute Christianity as it was meant to be, Jews can only pollute organizations that allow the Jew inside. The shills want you to throw the baby out with the bath water for some odd reason ( to free you of your Christian chains I presume). The shills will be using this Catholic Church scuttlebutt to destroy Christianity as a whole. The unorganized shills are working against unorganized Christianity just as they are in organized Christianity. Anyone want to guess why? It doesn’t occur to these internet shills that Jews are infiltrating the churches as they have infiltrated everything else. If a Jewish Catholic priest is caught molesting a child they will happily blame both Christians and Jews. You don’t want these people in your foxhole folks, they are your enemy.
People often claim that Christianity is the cause of so much murder and mayhem, but who are Catholics killing today? Look at your world. The Catholic Church has no army and therefore no authority in our psychotic nutcase Jewish world today that is nothing but mayhem. It has no army because you, yes you (shills) have helped make Christianity powerless. When Christianity gets its army back the mayhem will stop. Christian leaders today are no different from the Palestinians (real Christian leaders), if properly armed and the will to fight they should be the first into battle and never the examples of defeat. Listen to the people bashing Christianity, meanwhile entertaining Jewish guests on their talk shows (some ending up being vehement antichristian lying Jews) and they just keep moving along trying to crush Christianity as if they weren’t used like a dish towel. It’s because they have no shame and we know who has no shame. Stick with your spirit and it will stick with you.
If there is no truth there is nothing to fight for and if someone tells you there is no truth tell him to go to hell. It’s like all these financial Jews telling us we need to buy gold and silver because the money is corrupt. Yes we know and we know who did it too and plan on keeping it that way!