Monday, September 19, 2011
'Doctrinal Preamble' does not require SSPX to accept the Second Vatican Council documents teaching that Christ’s Passion “cannot be charged against all the Jews.
Some Jewish organizations are expressing concern that the “Doctrinal Preamble” presented to the Society of St. Pius X by Vatican officials at a September 14 meeting would not require the society to accept Notre Aetate, the Second Vatican Council document that taught that Christ’s Passion “cannot be charged against all the Jews, without distinction, then alive, nor against the Jews of today.”
On September 12, the French superior of the Society of St. Pius X said, “How can anyone entertain the thought that God will be pleased with the Jews, who are faithful to their fathers who crucified the Son of God?” “It would be unthinkable to allow a Catholic breakaway sect that includes a Holocaust-denying bishop, Richard Williamson, to be reintegrated into the church while still being allowed to promote anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism -- which they have been doing for years in their teachings and on their web site,” said Abraham Foxman, Anti-Defamation League national director. Nonetheless, Foxman added that “we are confident that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to require the Society of St. Pius X, which espouses anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish beliefs, to publicly accept the Church's positive teachings about Jews and Judaism since the 1965 Second Vatican Council, before fully accepting them back into the Roman Catholic Church.”