Heresy of the Week, Week of 3/25/04
Novus Ordo Good Friday Service, General Intercessions, VI., Prayer for the Jewish People: “Let us pray for the Jewish People, the first to hear the word of God, that they may continue to grow in the love of his name and in faithfulness to his covenant.”
Comment: We see that the Vatican II Church officially prays on Good Friday that Jews grow in faithfulness to God Covenant! This is heresy and apostasy. The Old Covenant was revoked with the Coming of Christ and no longer can be observed without sin (de fide). Thus, Jews are not faithful to God’s Covenant, and they cannot be faithful to His Covenant until they convert and observe the New and Eternal Covenant of Jesus Christ.
Below is the Traditional Prayer of the Catholic Church for the Jews on Good Friday. In comparing it with the prayer above, one can easily see the difference between the two religions:
Good Friday Prayer of the Catholic Church for the Jews: “Let us pray, also, for the unfaithful Jews, that our Lord and God may take away the veil from their hearts, so that they, too, may acknowledge Jesus Christ our Lord.
“Almighty, eternal God, Who repellest not even Jewish faithlessness from Thy mercy, hearken to our prayers which we make in behalf of the blindness of that people, that, recognizing the light of Thy truth, which is Christ, they may be delivered from their darkness.”
But the Novus Ordo sect officially prays for Jews to grow in faithfulness to God’s Covenant, indicating that the Old Covenant is valid and that Jews can be faithful by observing it. This is apostasy; it is a denial of Christ. It proves that John Paul II and his “predecessors” were not true Popes, for they have approved and promulgated this apostate liturgy. The Catholic Church does not and cannot officially pray, as the Vatican II sect does, that Jews grow in faithfulness to God’s Covenant.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Cantate Domino, 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, of the Mosaic Law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were established to signify something in the future, although they were suited to divine worship at that time, after our Lord’s coming had been signified by them, ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began; and that whoever, even after the passion, placed hope in these matters of the law and submitted himself to them as necessary for salvation, as if faith in Christ could not save without them, sinned mortally. Yet it does not deny that after the passion of Christ up to the promulgation of the Gospel they could have been observed until they were believed to be in no way necessary for salvation; but after the promulgation of the Gospel it asserts that they cannot be observed without the loss of eternal salvation. All, therefore, who after that time (the promulgation of the Gospel) observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, it declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday they recover from these errors.”
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino,” 1441, ex cathedra:
“The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that all those who are outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans but also Jews or heretics and schismatics, cannot share in eternal life and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the Church before the end of their lives; that the unity of this ecclesiastical body is of such importance that only those who abide in it do the Church’s sacraments contribute to salvation and do fasts, almsgiving and other works of piety and practices of the Christian militia productive of eternal rewards; and that nobody can be saved, no matter how much he has given away in alms and even if he has shed blood in the name of Christ, unless he has persevered in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”
Pope Benedict XIV, Ex Quo Primum (# 61):
“The first consideration is that the ceremonies of the Mosaic Law were abrogated by the coming of Christ and that they can no longer be observed without sin after the promulgation of the Gospel.”
Pope Benedict XIV, Ex Quo Primum (# 59), March 1, 1756:
“However they are not attempting to observe the precepts of the old Law which as everybody knows have been revoked by the coming of Christ.”
Pope Pius XII (1943): “… the New Testament took the place of the Old Law which had been abolished… Jesus made void the Law with its decrees… To such an extent, then… was there effected a transfer from the Law to the Gospel, from the Synagogue to the Church… that, as our Lord expired, the mystical veil which shut off the innermost part of the temple and its sacred secret was rent violently from top to bottom. On the Cross then the Old Law died…” (Mystici Corporis #’s 29-30)