I wouldn’t refer to the actions of a pope as a litmus test for wisdom. Not everything a pope does is wise. Moreover, much has already been written about John XXIII and his desire to open a council, years before he did, and how his advisors advised against it…for many of the reasons that followed (wholesale liberalism etc). Sometimes wisdom is saying “ya know what? I don’t know what to, so maybe I should wait before doing anything!”
Second, clarifying that prejudice of any kind is intolerble, and that the crimes inflicted on Jews for the past 2000 years in unconciable, especially considering that Christianity is a sect that grew out of Judaism.
I never said anything is wrong with this clarification, but once again, it doesn’t take a whole new church council to restate the same old Catholic teaching on one or two subjects, especially when no new dogma is pronounced…Also keep in mind that dogmas have been pronounced without the need to call a multi-year council. The two most recent dogmas come to mind (1854, 1950).
There are still some Traditionalists who cling to anti-Semitism.
Ya know, I guess this must be true since I hear it all the time. But I doubt it’s any more true among trads than it is among any other group of non-Jewish people. I’ve attended parishes exclusively at an FSSP, an SSPX, or an independent chapel over the last 4 years depending on where I was living, and I have never once at any of these three locations known somebody to be an anti-semite. I always go to church functions and never hear anything but love from trads regarding Jews (when the issue comes up, which is rare). I regularly invite people over and even in the privacy of my home, and among close friends, I have never heard a disparaging word. Perhaps you’re just repeating what others have said about us “evil, anti-semitic trads”.