Many Modern Catholics Do Not Know True Beliefs Of Their Church
The Catholic Church’s ability to protect European culture was increasingly weakened following the Protestant Reformation.
Europe was divided and the Church gradually lost political power. The Catholic monopoly of religious authority was broken and the Church forced to share power with Lutherans, Anglicans, and Calvinists.
Modern Catholicism makes moral observations and gives spiritual advice but no longer has the political authority to protect the political, economic, and religious values of European society.
Following World War II, Church leaders wanted to distance themselves from the past and renounced several traditional teachings of Catholicism.
From 1962 to 1965, the Catholic Church held the Second Vatican Council. The purpose of the council was to examine the relationship between the Church and the modern world.
Nostra Aetate (In our Age) was the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions from the Second Vatican Council.
This document claimed that Jesus death “cannot be charged against all the Jews, without distinction, then alive, nor against the Jews of today.” It added that “Jews should not be presented as rejected or accursed by God”
In conclusion, the document declared that the Catholic Church “decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone.”
In other words, Church leaders wanted to stay relevant in the modern world and sacrificed the traditional beliefs of Catholicism.
Therefore, many modern Catholics do not know the true teachings of their Church.
As Catholic theologian St. Thomas Aquinas wrote “Jews, by reason of their fault, are sentenced to perpetual servitude” in his letter to Margaret of Flanders from 1271.
Therefore, Jett & Jahn Media created “The Catholic View Of Judaism” series to honor famous Catholics who have spread the truth about Judaism.
(All of the sources we used were from well documented academic books and articles. If you doubt any claim we make, we welcome you to look it up for yourself)
Introduction: Jett & Jahn Media Presents “The Catholic View of Judaism”
Saint Hippolytus & “The Expository Treatise Against Jews”
Origen Adamantius & “Contra Celsus”
Saint John Chrysostom & “The Eight Homilies Against Jews”
Saint Thomas Aquinas & The Letter On Treatment of Jews
Saint John Capistrano & His Crusade Against Judaism
King Charlemagne & “Capitulary for the Jews”
Saint Gregory I & Papal Policy Toward Judaism
Pope Innocent III & Etsi non Displaceat (Though I Should Not)
Pope Honorius III & Generali Concilio (General Council)
Pope Gregory IX & Sufficere Debueret Perfidio (The Faithless Should Have Sufficient Work)
Pope Innocent IV & Impia Judeorum Perfidia (The Disrespectful, Deceitful Jews)
Pope Eugene IV & Dundum ad Nostram Audientiam (To Our Hearing)
Pope Nicholas V & Super Gregem Dominicum (Upon The Flock Of The Lord)
Pope Calixtus III & Si ad Reprimendos (If He Is Preventing…)
Pope Sixtus IV & Numquam Dubitavimus (He Never Hesitated To…)
Pope Paul IV & Cum Nimis Absurdum (Since It Is Absurd…)
Pope Pius V & Cum nos Nuper (When We Recently…)
Pope Gregory XIII & Sancta Mater Ecclesiae (Holy Mother Of The Church)
Pope Clement VIII & Cum Sapae Accidere (When The Wine Was Boiled…)
Pope Benedict XIV & Beatus Andreas (Blessed Andrew)
Conclusion: Modern Catholics & Judaism