Showing posts with label Doublespeak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doublespeak. Show all posts

Monday, April 2, 2012

Jewish Attorney Objects to Vatican's Judaica Collection

Edit: There are a number of double standards at work here.  Not least of which is a Jewish pressure group with the nerve to accuse the Vatican of obtaining Jewish religious objects and books by fraud and violence.

A Jewish pressure group insists that Jewish religious objects may be the result of persecution on the part of Christian society.  No mention is made of Jewish persecution of Christians, or the objects amassed by academic researchers.   Jews have persecuted Christians, most notably in the first half of the 20th century in Ukraine, Hungary, the Baltic states and the far East.    

It's interesting that in view of the obvious care the Vatican has undergone to preserve these artifacts for serious academic study that an outside body can suggest malice on the part of the Vatican with respect to these objects.

It's interesting in light of other events uncovered this week with respect to Baltimore restaurant owners and their patrons who not only have obtained Catholic objects under suspicious circumstances, but have even gone so far as to use these items in disrespectful ways that normative Catholic thinking would understand as blasphemous and defamatory to the Catholic religion.  The way the owner of the bar is amassing Catholic objects, is reminiscent of Roman armies carrying home Jewish sacred objects and abusing them after the sack of Jerusalem in 70 a.D..
Roman Soldiers Desecrating the Temple

The Roman soldiers who desecrated the temple after killing literally hundreds of thousands of Jews must have thought that they had destroyed the Jewish religion forever.

Clearly, there is a double standard at work and this is one more example of that at work here.

[Sun Gazette] The specific list of Jewish religious objects that lay in the Vatican's basement long has been disputed, but one local man, heading up a foundation named for his father, wants to see the items documented, catalogued and possibly returned to a representative of the Jewish people, such as The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Local attorney Clifford A. Rieders, president of the Herbert Rieders Foundation for the Recovery of Objects Judaica, has been in communication with the Vatican in an attempt to learn what it possesses.

"I want the Vatican to tell us what's really there," he said.

Rieders hopes to be invited to meet with the Pope and Cardinal Farina, through whom he's communicated thus far, in the fall.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Marquette Celebrates Diversity, But Not For Catholickes

Oh, the Irony
Editor: Leftist professors can drag the Church in the mud, insult their superiors and generally give a very bad report of themselves in the most petulant and insolent of ways, while this employee is facing disciplinary action for criticizing his superiors for being less than Catholic in a very responsible and mature fashion.  We just got this story from Badger Catholic in Wisconsin about a deplorable situation at Marquette "Jesuit" University.   As if the Jesuits in the Middle west weren't in enough trouble already. Academic Freedom, anyone? 
Perhaps it was the blogger/employees criticism of the all-holy "Queer Studies" program in place, viz:
The other issue raised was the fact that we had mentioned a student’s research paper, and were accused of “criticizing” it. In reality, we did not mention the student’s name, and the point of the blog post was that “‘gender studies’ has been added to ‘women’s studies’ signals a move toward a homosexual emphasis, as shown by one of the papers completed by a WGST fellow this summer . . . .” The blog post was, quite simply, a comment on the fact that the Women’s and Gender Studies program has begun to slip “queer studies” into the university.
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