Cardinal Raymond Burke
the Association of Hebrew Catholics
Then Archbishop Raymond Burke in 2007 participating in Seder Meal. Where is his pectoral cross?
Cardinal Burke is often held up to by conservatives in the Novus Ordo as a friend of tradition in the church and as a bastion of Catholicism. Michael Voris of ChurchMilitant.tv believes Burke to be a saint walking among us who could clean up the Novus Ordo if only he were to become the Pope. Previously, on Call Me Jorge..., we covered the scandal of Joel Green — a male transsexual who had surgery in order to appear female, called herself Julie, and then became a sister in the Franciscan Servants of Jesus, all with Burke’s approval. Barf! In this post we’re going to write about another one of Burke’s scandals which is still on-going. Back in 2006 when he was only Bishop Burke, he welcomed the Association of Hebrew Catholics to set up in his then diocese and in 2007 participated with them in a Seder Meal.
Burke’s letter to David Moss allowing the Association of Hebrew Catholics,
which he esteems, to relocate to his diocese.
An article published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch which sets up the false and dangerous premise that the Association of Hebrew Catholics are proselytizing Jews when in fact they are confirming the errors of the Talmudic Jewish religion. The Association of Hebrew Catholics, Cardinal Burke, Francis, Benedict XVI, etc... are trying to conjoin Christianity with Hasidism.
July 31, 2010 12:20 am • BY TIM TOWNSEND
The week before Easter in 2007, Archbishop Raymond Burke, then the leader of the Catholic Church in St. Louis, attended a Passover seder with about 25 people in the Central West End.
Passover is a sacred Jewish holiday commemorating God's liberation of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. The ritual meal is celebrated in the home, and the 2007 seder was no exception. Guests wore yarmulkes — Burke brought his own zuchetto — as a symbol of God's presence, and enjoyed traditional seder fare: matzoh, horseradish, apples and wine.
But this was not a traditional Passover seder.
"It was a seder celebrated in the light of Christ," said David Moss, the seder's host and president of the St. Louis-based Association of Hebrew Catholics.
Despite the risk of creating a rift with the St. Louis Jewish community, the Archdiocese of St. Louis has given the group its encouragement and support since 2006, when Burke welcomed it into the archdiocese.
When Moss' organization announced recently it would hold its first national conference in October at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, the agenda included Burke and archdiocesan leaders.
That worries local Jewish groups.
After centuries of an often contentious relationship, in the last 50 years Catholic and Jewish leaders have generally come to an understanding when it comes to Catholics proselytizing Jews: Don't do it.
Moss and an archdiocesan official said the group works with Jewish converts to Catholicism and does not proselytize to Jews. But the work of some of the conference's speakers suggests otherwise.
Batya Abramson-Goldstein, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, said the archdiocese's participation in the conference was "deeply concerning."In 1985, a U.S. bishops committee dealing with Catholic-Jewish relations said "proselytism, which does not respect human freedom, is carefully to be avoided."Karen Aroesty, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said "one of the things that the Jewish community knows, or should know, with confidence is that the Catholic church does not proselytize, particularly to Jews."
'LOST SHEEP OF ISRAEL'
The Association of Hebrew Catholics heads its newsletters with a verse from the New Testament book of Romans: "And so all Israel will be saved." Its goal is to end "the alienation of Catholics of Jewish origin and background from their historical heritage," according to its website.
At least one of the scheduled conference speakers teaches adult catechism classes for the archdiocese, and the association has a regular lecture series at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica.
Another conference speaker is Marty Barrack, an Association of Hebrew Catholics board member who has written, "We evangelize Jews because Jesus sent us to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Speaker Roy Schoeman's website "is about, and celebrates, the relationship between Judaism and the Catholic Church and the conversion of the Jews."
Jewish converts to Catholicism, who call themselves Jewish Catholics, differentiate themselves from so-called messianic Jews — typically converts to evangelical Protestant Christianity who join groups such as Jews for Jesus.
Moss said that while his group had no plans to openly proselytize to Jews in the same way as Jews for Jesus, it does promote a softer kind of evangelization.
"Jews outside the church need to see a Jewish reality inside the church," Moss said. "We don't evangelize, but if Jews are able to preserve themselves within the church, it will open the floodgates for Jews to come into the church."
Jewish leaders in St. Louis disputed the concept of a Jewish Catholic.
"One cannot be Catholic and be Jewish," said Abramson-Goldstein.
"Those folks who are Jewish who formally convert to Catholicism or to another denomination in which they find that Jesus is Christ, they are not Jewish Catholics or messianic Jews," said Aroesty. "They are Christians."
The seder with Burke was held the year after the Hebrew Catholics group arrived in St. Louis from Michigan. Other diocesan leaders, including St. Louis auxiliary Bishop Robert Hermann and Monsignor Joseph Pins, rector of the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, have attended subsequent seders, Moss said.
Both Hermann and Pins will celebrate Mass at the October conference, and Moss is planning to show an hour-long videotaped interview with Burke, whose current titles include "archbishop emeritus of St. Louis."
Burke's approval of the organization is important because of his influence and standing in the Vatican. In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI called Burke to Rome to head the Vatican's apostolic signatura, the highest judicial authority in the church. Since October, Benedict has named Burke to sit on three of the nine Vatican "congregations" that guide the Catholic Church. Two of those appointments have come this month. The pope is likely to elevate Burke to cardinal this fall.
Burke responded to an interview request in a statement: "With regard to the Association of Hebrew Catholics, I have no comment to offer."
Archbishop Robert Carlson was out of the country and unavailable for comment, though Jewish leaders say Carlson has met with them during his first year in St. Louis.
Moss, 68, who is retired from IBM, said he hopes to attract more than 400 people to the October event. He said about 800 people receive his group's newsletter, but only about 250 members consider themselves Hebrew Catholics. The nonprofit's latest tax filings, from 2008, show total assets of $532,000, though nearly all of that is tied up in the group's building on West Pine Boulevard, where Moss and his wife also live.
Lawrence Welch, executive director of the archdiocese's office of ecumenical and interreligious affairs, said "the Gospel is for everyone, but the Catholic Church doesn't specifically target Jews with proselytization."
The biblical instruction in the Gospel of Matthew to "make disciples of all nations" by baptizing them is at the heart of Christianity, and it can put evangelical-minded Catholics in an awkward position when they approach Jewish people.
Welch makes a distinction between evangelizing and proselytizing, which he described as "nonethical ways of seeking the conversion of others, or arm-twisting."
"My understanding of the group is that they do not target Jews for conversion," Welch said of the Association of Hebrew Catholics. "That's what they've told the leadership of the archdiocese. They're in good standing with the archdicoese. Bishop Hermann wouldn't be there if they weren't."
Abramson-Goldstein said evangelization is just part of the problem with the archdiocese's support of the Association of Hebrew Catholics.
"This is not just about proselytization," she said. "It's about these groups, apparently with the support of the archdiocese, redefining how a Jew relates to his or her faith."
Video with Archbishop Burke shown at the Association of Hebrew Catholics’ Conference, “You Shall Be My Witnesses: Hebrew Catholics and the Mission of the Church”, 1-3 October 2010, interview transpired on 5 August 2010.
A transcript of the complete interview can be read in the document
You Shall Be My Witnesses... from pages 31 - 41, available at the Association of Hebrew Catholics’ website. (click here)
You Shall Be My Witnesses... from pages 31 - 41, available at the Association of Hebrew Catholics’ website. (click here)
#1 What is the view of the church of God’s Chosen People whom have been baptised into the Novus Ordo?
OBJECTION : The continuing election of Jewish people who are baptized and enter the Catholic Church? What hogwash! Once one is baptized, you are Catholic — period! This nothing more than racist self worship. Burke here is misdirecting his listeners by equating the people of Israel in the Old Testament with the modern day Talmudic Jews — spiritual heirs of the Traditions of Men which Jesus the Christ condemns in the New Testament. Burke should know well enough that after the Messiah came, the election of Israel was fulfilled. Now, the Holy Catholic Church is Israel through which salvation is obtained and is available to all, including Jews. Talmudic Judaism which negates God’s word in the Old Testament through their books doesn’t bring a rich heritage to Christianity, Cardinal Burke!
#2 Is there any reason a person cannot be a Hebrew Catholic inside the Novus Ordo?
OBJECTION : Burke sees no problem with ‘Hebrew Catholics’ practicing their Talmudic Jewish anti-Christian religion customs in the Catholic Church. Burke believes it’s no different than Irish Catholics practicing Irish-Catholic customs. Where’s the tough ‘Bully Burke’ who lays down Catholic Law? Burke concludes, “When I participated, for instance, in St. Louis in the Seder supper, the Christian Seder supper, I saw this in a wonderful way, how the Hebrew Catholics were bringing through this celebration an ever-deeper appreciation of the meaning of the coming of Christ into the world, of His saving death, and then of the continuation of the fruits of His saving death through the Holy Eucharist.”
#3 What does the Novus Ordo say about Hebrew Catholics observing their Talmudic traditions in the light of Christ?
OBJECTION : How can an anti-Christ Talmudic Jewish tradition such as the Seder Meal be carried out in light of Christ? Why is Burke promoting the Association of Hebrew Catholics who are alchemically attempting to combine Talmudic Judasim with Catholicism?
#4 How can one be a Talmudic Jew practicing Talmudic customs in the Novus Ordo when the Catholic Church condemns such behavior?
OBJECTION : The interviewer, David Moss, and Cardinal Burke take Pope Benedict XIV’s encyclical Ex Quo totally out of context, it reads, “Certain schismatics have tried to calumniate the Latin church by saying that it judaizes by consecrating unleavened bread, observing the Sabbath, and retaining the anointing of kings among the sacred rites.” It doesn’t say that those who practice the customs of the Talmudic Jewish religion, which all originate after the death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus the Christ, can be an observant practicing Catholic. “The inspired leadership of Fr. Friedman” what is Burke smoking? “There should not be anything in Jewish practice which is in itself a denial of the Catholic faith because everything that our Lord revealed to His chosen people was in view of the coming of the Messiah. So all of those rituals and practices understood properly are going to be able to be carried out and practiced by Hebrew Catholics, once again, with a fully Catholic faith. If there was some practice, for instance, let’s say that there was some practice which involved a denial of the victory of Christ over sin and death, that would be a different story. For instance, if someone was having recourse to a shaman for a healing, not believing that it is Christ alone Who heals us and restores us, that could be a difficulty. But not these practices, all of which were preparing for Christ’s coming.” Burke again is playing fast and loose with the fact that Talmudic Judaism in the antithesis of Old Testament Israel. He’s leading his listeners to believe that modern Jewish customs were practiced in the Old Testament. We have a question for Cardinal Burke — Did Jesus the Christ have a bar mitzvah celebration? Of course he didn’t since anything resembling the bar mitzvah begins in the 14th century and the modern day bar mitzvah originates in the 17th century. Burke then alludes to the Seder Meal being a foreshadowing of the pashcal lamb to the Crucifixion of Our Lord and this Seder meal leads one to the truth. The modern day Seder practiced by Hebrew Catholic isn’t “Biblical” in any sense of the word, instead it’s Talmudic.
#5 What counsel would you provide to Hebrew Catholics regarding the preservation of their Talmudic customs within the Novus Ordo?
OBJECTION : Wow, Burke sees Hebrew Catholics as having “the enthusiasm and energy of the first disciples.” Would the disciples promote something that is anti-Christ in its origin? Yet Burke, wants the Hebrew Catholics to spread their message, why it’s part of the new evangelization! “I believe that the Hebrew Catholics have this gift in a most particular way to offer and can help the rest of us to understand better how to carry out the new evangelization and also to be more ardent in carrying out the new evangelization. We cannot understand enough its importance, and we cannot be ever too ardent in carrying it out in our time.”
“Consider the primary aim of the group to be, not the conversion of the Jews, but the creation of a new Hebrew Catholic community life and spirit, an alternative society to the old.”
— Elias Friedman, O.C.D. —
Above is the book by Elias Friedman of whom Burke says in the video interview, “I’m very inspired by Fr. Friedman’s vision, and I believe that he is quite correct.” What is Fr. Friedman’s vision?
“Speaking by and large, the idea of a community for converts arouses suspicions. We have it in writing that there are some who see the proposal as an insidious attempt to set up a church within a church. Whatever its eventual shape and form, the community will have to be juridically approved by Rome.”
“If the existence of a Hebrew-Catholic community demonstrates to the Jews that the official Church does not intend to bring about the destruction of Jewry by assimilation, that would be a great gain for the Church. If the existence of a Hebrew- Catholic community should facilitate the admission of Jewry, the gain should be laid to the account of divine providence.”
“A beginning must be made by changing the régime of assimilation with its cruel effects on the identity of the convert. Every Jewish convert needs to be registered as an Israelite at the moment of baptism and his descendants likewise. During his catechism he should be taught the doctrine of the Church concerning the identity of the Jewish people. [CMJ’s note: the post-Vatican II identity that the Jewish race has a covenant with God and need not Christ for their salvation.] After all, the existence of the “election factor” places an obligation on the Church to act in consequence by encouraging converts to associate in order to build their new identity in continuity with their past. Associations of converts, regional and international, should formulate their collective position towards their people of origin, towards Zionism and the State of Israel, their views on the Jewish-Arab conflict, on the possibilities of collaboration with Jewish bodies. The building of a Hebrew-Christian identity would involve them in a full Hebrew cultural program, with the accent on the Hebrew education of their children. In other words, the community will not be built on converts as they are, but on converts who have been instructed in their unique vocation and its concomitant responsibilities.”
“The charge of racialism hurled against the proposal for a Hebrew community in the Church dishonors those who make it. The objection arises from the fear that an Israelite community in the church would inevitably exclude the Gentiles. But every authentic Israelite community in history has aggregated Gentiles to itself, under certain conditions. An approved Hebrew-Catholic community would enjoy similar authority.”
(Jewish Identity, p. 93)
Wow, this is “the inspired leadership of Fr. Friedman” that so impresses Burke and the vision which he believes is correct! We at Call Me Jorge... can say without a doubt that it isn’t Catholic!
Burke attends Seder Meal
When one compares the AHC Passover Haggadah – Draft 4 (the closest available version to the one used by Burke) with The Passover Haggadah: With Commentary from the Classic Commentators, Midrash, Kabbalah, the Hasidic Masters and the Haggadah of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the parallels between it and Talmudic Judaism jump out at the reader. Burke and the Association of Hebrew Catholics are attempting to frame the Seder Meal as the Passover in which Jesus the Christ participated in and in a manner making one think it’s Biblical. The Seder Meal as observed by the Association of Hebrew Catholics is Talmudic and has little to do with the Bible other than tacking Jesus’ Holy Name and the Blessed Virgin Mary’s onto it. Instead, the Association of Hebrew Catholics are introducing their Talmudic, Kabbalistic, and Zionist garbage into dioceses all over the world often with the approval of bishops such as Burke. Their Seder Meal along with a huge dose of Judaic racial conceit is just one piece of trash they are flogging to gullible and uneducated Catholics.
Magic customs in the Talmudic Seder
source: The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism: Second Edition - Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis, epub edition, entry ‘Passover’ on page 418 & entry ‘Unleavened Bread’ on page 561.
Thanks to the Maurice Pinay Blog for uncovering and exposing what Judaic scholars say among themselves regarding the “Passover Seder” which is not intended for seder-celebrating goys to know.
“Professor of Jewish History and Academic Head of the Scholion-Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel Jacob Yuval writes:”
Rabbi Mark Glickman writes, Passover seders are out of place in churches, in the Seattle Times:
The Seder, of course, is a Jewish event — an expression and celebration of the relationship between God and our people. This is why I find it so baffling that so many churches conduct “Seders” at this time of year. And as Christian events, no less!
“The Last Supper” was a Passover Seder, they argue, “so our church Seder is a celebration of an event in the life of Christ.”
“The Seder celebrates God’s salvation,” they add, “and pursuing salvation lies at the very heart of Christianity. Our church Seder is therefore perfectly appropriate.”
Neither argument works. For starters, the Last Supper couldn’t have been a Passover Seder, because the Passover Seder didn’t exist until several decades after Jesus’ death. There were Passover celebrations during his day, of course, but the particular liturgy and ritual of the Seder was a response to the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in the year 70, and it wasn’t finalized until sometime during the third century.
What’s more — and to be perfectly honest — the Seder developed, in part, as an anti-Christian polemic — a “slam” on the then-new and growing religion called Christianity. Such religious critique is all but absent from contemporary Seders, but the anti-Christian roots of the event are unmistakable.
A church Seder is thus a Christian event rooted in anti-Christianity. It makes about as much sense as a GOP rally for Barack Obama or a symphony boosters fundraiser for punk rock.
Furthermore, while it is true that the Seder celebrates salvation, it celebrates salvation as Jews understand it, which is quite different from the Christian concept.
In Judaism, salvation happens here in this world, not in heaven; in Judaism, we achieve salvation through the performance of the sacred acts God commanded of us, not through belief; in Judaism, salvation is always collective and never individual. And it is this Jewish notion of salvation that the Seder celebrates — not the Christian one.
Also pointed out on the Maurice Pinay Blog is that there are Talmudic Benedictions in the Novus Ordo Mass, could this, besides being poorly catechized in the Faith, be one of the reasons Burke and his modernist ilk are so open to Talmudism? Or is there more to it?
Novus Ordo “Preparation of the Gifts”:
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life.
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. It will become our spiritual drink.
Talmudic Benedictions for Bread and Wine:
“Blessed art thou, O Lord, our God, King of the universe, who bringest forth bread from the earth.” (Babylonian Talmud, tractate Berakoth 38a)
“Blessed art thou, O Lord, our God, King of the universe, who givest us this fruit of the vine.” (Babylonian Talmud, tractate Berakoth 35a)
Neither of those remotely resemble the Offertory Prayers of the Tridentine Latin Mass.
He might dress similar to a Traditional Catholic but underneath Ray like Francis is rabbinical.
Let’s pretend for one moment that the Seder Meal celebrated by Burke and the Association of Hebrew Catholics is the Passover celebrated by Jesus the Christ instead of the 3rd century Talmudic and Kabbalistic ritual which it is in reality. What does the Catholic Church have to say about it?
St. John Chrysostom said,
“Once there was a proper time when they had to follow those observances, but now there is not. That is why what was once according to the Law is now opposed to it.”
Furthermore St. Thomas Aquinas had this to say,
“In like manner the ceremonies of the Old Law betokened Christ as having yet to be born and to suffer: whereas our sacraments signify Him as already born and having suffered. Consequently, just as it would be a mortal sin now for anyone, in making a profession of faith, to say that Christ is yet to be born, which the fathers of old said devoutly and truthfully; so too it would be a mortal sin now to observe those ceremonies which the fathers of old fulfilled with devotion and fidelity.”
As was written in the documents of the Council of Trent,
For, having celebrated the ancient Passover, which the multitude of the children of Israel immolated in memory of their going out of Egypt, He instituted the new Passover, (to wit) Himself to be immolated, under visible signs, by the Church through (the ministry of) priests, in memory of His own passage from this world unto the Father, when by the effusion of His own blood He redeemed us, and delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into his kingdom. And this is indeed that clean oblation, which cannot be defiled by any unworthiness, or malice of those that offer (it); which the Lord foretold by Malachias was to be offered in every place, clean to his name, which was to be great amongst the Gentiles; and which the apostle Paul, writing to the Corinthians, has not obscurely indicated, when he says, that they who are defiled by the participation of the table of devils, cannot be partakers of the table of the Lord; by the table, meaning in both places the altar. This, in fine, is that oblation which was prefigured by various types of sacrifices, during the period of nature, and of the law; in as much as it comprises all the good things signified by those sacrifices, as being the consummation and perfection of them all.
That’s pretty blunt and very clear isn’t it?
Pope Innocent IV understood that Jews through their Talmud twisted the Word of God until it became the Law of the Rabbis or the spiritual legacy of the Traditions of Men condemned by Jesus the Christ in the New Testament. Clearly, the Association of Hebrew Catholics and Burke understand this but condemn it and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Like the rabbis, they believe that they know better than God.
[The Jews] omitting or scorning the Mosaic law and the prophets, follow certain traditions of their seniors concerning which the Lord rebukes them in the Gospel, saying: “Why do you transgress the mandate of God and irritate Him by your traditions, teaching human doctrines and mandates?” [Matthew 15, 9]
Upon this sort of traditions, which in Hebrew are called the Talmud--and there is a great book among them exceeding the text of the Bible in length, in which are manifest blasphemies against God and Christ and the blessed Virgin, intricate fables, erroneous abuses, and unheard-of stupidities--they nourish and teach their sons and render them utterly alien from the doctrine of the law and the prophets, fearing lest, if they knew the truth, which is in the law and the prophets, and which testifies openly that the only begotten son of God will come in the flesh, they would be converted to the faith and humbly return to their Redeemer. And not content with these things, they make Christian women nurses of their sons in contumely of the Christian faith, with whom they commit many shameful things. On which account the faithful should be afraid lest they incur divine wrath while they unworthily allow them to perpetrate acts which bring confusion upon our faith.
Did not St. Paul write,
“There is neither Jew nor Greek...For you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
So why does the Association of Hebrew Catholics practice racial self-worship and Cardinal Burke go along with their program?
A rabbi tying a phylactery on to Aharon Yosef.
Another piece of bilge the Association of Hebrew Catholics promotes are the writings of people such as Aharon Yosef (a.k.a. Aron Ben Gilad, Athol Bloomer, Br. Gilbert, Br. Gilbert of the Divine Presence, Br. Gilbert Joseph, Gilbert Bloomer) in their official magazine, The Hebrew Catholic, and on their website. Aharon Yosef interestingly shares names with the Kabbalist, Aharon Yosef Luria, who is the great-grandfather of the infamous Isaac Luria (responsible for the Lurianic Kabbalah). Aharon Yosef believes one can draw Catholic doctrine from the Talmud and the Kabbalah which is false.
The insane double-mind of Athol Bloomer is front and center in THC #85 where he is interviewed. Bloomer shows himself to be a teacher of false doctrines. His multi-part article Eucharist & Jewish Mystical Tradition in The Hebrew Catholic issues #77, #78, and #80 attempts to pawn off fables and superstitious magic from the Kabbalah and the Talmud as Catholic. Elsewhere on the internet Bloomer writes while sitting in the “Hebrew Catholic Center in St. Louis” of the glories of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rebbe Menachem Schneersohn, and the mystical book called “Tanya”. The “Tanya” of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi is full of racial supremacy:
“... the explanation of the matter, [is to be found] in light of what Rabbi Chayim Vital wrote in Shaar HaKedushah (and in Etz Chayim, Portal 5, ch. 2) — that every Jew, whether righteous or wicked, possesses two souls, as it is written, “And neshamot (souls) which I have made. (Tanya, Chapter 1)
...The second, uniquely Jewish, soul is truly “a part of G-d above, The souls of the nations of the world [the Gentiles], however, emanate from the other, unclean kelipot which contain no good whatever, as is written in Etz Chayim, Portal 40, ch. 3, that all the good that the nations [Gentiles] do, is done out of selfish motives. (Tanya, chapter 2)
...So the Gemara comments on the verse, “The kindness of the nations [gentiles] is sin” — that all the charity and kindness done by the nations of the world is only for their self-glorification...Concerning the nations [Gentiles] of the world, however, this is not so. Their motivation is not the welfare of their fellow; rather, it stems from a self-serving motive — the desire for self-glorification, a feeling of gratification, and the like. (Tanya, Chapter 1)
...The lower category consists of three completely unclean and evil kelipot, containing no good whatever... From them flow and are derived the souls of all the nations of the world [Gentiles], and the sustaining force of their bodies. Also derived from these kelipot are the souls of all living creatures that are unclean and forbidden to be eaten, and the sustaining force of their bodies.” (Tanya, Chapter 6)
One can also read gems of false doctrine on the Association of Hebrew Catholics’ online forum such as this:
“I study Tanya (the main writing of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the first Lubavitcher Rebbe) everyday. The more I read it, I have seen the message of Yeshua HaMoshiach. He was so close to the truth and yet was blind to take it one step forward to the revelation of Yeshua HaMoshiach....It was actually through the Tanya (and of course the Tanakh) that I began my journey to the Church. Mind you, I still have a picture of the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe on my wall, right next to my Crucifix.”
The Association of Hebrew Catholics have a guide for celebrating Sukkot which while appearing on the surface to be Biblical is in reality a perversion of the Bible turned into Talmudic superstition. They also sell a calendar which includes all the Novus Ordo holy days as well as all the holy days of Talmudic Judaism. The Association of Hebrew Catholics supports the illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine. One could safely state that they are spreading the Judaizing heresy among gulliable Catholics. The website quotes Chabad-Lubavitchers and the Talmud with regularity in a positive light.
The Captive Daughter of Zion holy card sold by the AHC bookstore. Notice that Mary has a German concentration camp yellow star identifying her as a Jude and that Jesus is dressed as an orthodox Talmudic Jew holding the ‘Torah’ as if celebrating his bar mitzvah.
The Association of Hebrew Catholics has an online bookstore. Here is a small sampling of some of the books and talks available for purchase: Jewish Identity, Judaism, The Promise - Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, Jacques Maritain and the Jews, Jewish Roots to the Catholic Mass, Salvation is From the Jews, Jewish Roots of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, Jacques and Raïssa Maritain, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, Jesus and Jewish Roots of the Papacy, The Holocaust: Never to be Forgotten, Holocaust Survivor Cookbook Vol. 1, Revelation of the Son of Man, The Jewish Roots of Catholicism, Catholics Remember the Holocaust, The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity, Completed Jew, etc...
Recognize a theme there?
A book sold by the Association of Hebrew Catholics. Notice that Jesus the Christ is dressed in the manner of an orthodox Jew with a Seal of Solomon headband.
Why do we bring all this up?
According to the National Catholic Register (1 February 2016), “Cardinal Raymond Burke sits on the board of advisers for the Association of Hebrew Catholics and has praised its work in the Catholic Church since he was archbishop of St. Louis.” This is confirmed by checking the Association of Hebrew Catholics’ website where Burke is listed as serving on the AHC Board of Advisors. There you have it, not only has Burke approved of the Association of Hebrews Catholics by bringing them into his then diocese, participated in their Talmudic/Kabbalistic religious rituals, spoken at their conference, and advised them — Burke has fooled the bulk of people into believing him an upholder of Catholic tradition by dressing in traditional vestments and writing 5 dubia to Francis concerning Amoris Laetitia — when he is cut from the same modernist cloth that Francis is.
We at Call Me Jorge... fear that Burke’s idea for saving Catholicism will be by helping herd Catholics into a Noahide ghetto. Burke like Francis understands that Christ is offensive to Talmudists and plays along with them, sadly leaving them wallowing in their spiritual darkness, and as shown above attempts to inculcate the Talmudic mental derangement into his flock. May God help all those who think this man is conservative, much less Catholic.
Cardinal Burke’s selling of Talmudic, Kabbalistic, and Zionist traditions in the Seder Meal as Catholic isn’t very much different than the time he tried to foist a man, Joel Green, upon his flock telling them he was a ‘women’ and a ‘sister’ no less.