Fox News: Catholic Church Taught That Jews Should Suffer


#1

I keep hearing on fox news when they are talking about the relationship between Jews and Catholics, that before Pope John Paul II, the Catholic Church taught that the Jews should suffer for the killing of our Savior Jesus Christ. Is this true? Has anyone else heard this, am I hearing this wrong?


#2

I never heard such foolishness in my half century.


#3

It has long been an interpretation by some within the Church, as well as in other Christian denominations, of Mathew 27:25 [font=Century Schoolbook, Times New Roman, Times, Serif][size=3][font=Arial][size=2]“His blood be on us and on our children” that the Jews are collectively responsible for the death of Christ. This stems from a too-literal reading of that Gospel account, and an ignorance of Church teaching.

That his death was the responsibility of all humanity, including Christians, was emphasized at the Council of Trent, and again at Vatican II.

John Paul II deserves credit not for changing the Church’s position on this, which he did not, but for being more proactive in reaching out to Jews, and apologizing for past sins of the Church in its treatment of Jews.
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#4

Fox has said this over and over since yesterday morning. It’s so annoying!! :mad:


#5

Yes, those dopes spread that misinformation. Plus they Pope John Paul II taught that Jews and others didn’t have to convert to be saved.


#6

[quote=Digitonomy]It has long been an interpretation by some within the Church, as well as in other Christian denominations, of Mathew 27:25 [font=Century Schoolbook, Times New Roman, Times, Serif][size=3][font=Arial][size=2]“His blood be on us and on our children” that the Jews are collectively responsible for the death of Christ. This stems from a too-literal reading of that Gospel account, and an ignorance of Church teaching.

That his death was the responsibility of all humanity, including Christians, was emphasized at the Council of Trent, and again at Vatican II.

John Paul II deserves credit not for changing the Church’s position on this, which he did not, but for being more proactive in reaching out to Jews, and apologizing for past sins of the Church in its treatment of Jews.
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Well said!


#7

I believe Catholicism teaches that all should suffer. That’s what carrying the cross means, no? Why would Jews, or anybody for that matter, be immune from suffering?


#8

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