Vatican II was largely, and perhaps most famously, about Deicide - and the desire of modern Jews to be released from what they considered to be an outdated and unjust charge against them. A massive media campaign blitzed the Council Fathers to promote a change in Catholic teaching - nothing less than the exoneration of the Jews of complicity in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
A Declaration was composed to this end and actually passed by the Council Fathers; only to be rejected by Pope Paul VI. Deicide at the Second Vatican Council is the story of the struggle and failure by Jewish groups, and of Bishop Luigi Carli, chairman of the commission which reworked the Declaration for Pope Paul VI. Below is the Preface to
Disclaimer - Of course, Jews living today cannot be held responsible for the Crucifixion of Christ, but Organized Jewry has conspired to destroy Christianity ever since. Thanks to their Gentile accomplices, Freemasonry, it has largely succeeded.
By William G. von Peters
It is common for modern-day Catholics to be told that it is now forbidden by the Church to criticize the Jews as they are God's chosen people; that the crime of Deicide has been expunged and lifted from them; and that they are now our "elder brothers in the Faith".
Further, that they have their own pathway to salvation, do not need Christ's salvific work, and should not be proselytized and brought into the Church lest God's plan for them is frustrating.
But what if it is not so? What if all this, which contradicts the traditional Catholic teaching of millennia, is simply the result of a massive propaganda effort by Jewish groups and their liberal allies upon the hierarchy and laity of the Catholic Church? It can be reliably stated that the Jews had for many years pressed for a Church Council to remove the charges of Deicide against them, ancient and modern, claiming that the charges were not merited, that they did not kill Christ.
Further, even if they did, that it was only a small group of Jews who killed Jesus, and that modern Jews could not possibly have the stain of deicide upon them. And even so, it was the bloody Romans who put Him to death.
(Dr. Von Peters)
The Jewish forces had hoped to succeed in removing the charge of Deicide at the Vatican I, but due to the invasion of the Papal States and the arrival of Italian nationalist forces, the Council was adjourned sine die before the issue could be considered, so the Jewish plans were frustrated.
And so, a push for a new Council was embarked upon. It should be noted that all of the positions by the Jews noted above contradict the historic and consistent teaching of the Church, but nevertheless the above was their contention. In a nutshell, this position is that the Jews were innocent bystanders as regards Christ's crucifixion.
At the election of John XXIII (the second, not the first who was an anti-Pope), whom many have stated was a freemason and overly sympathetic to the Jews, Jewish groups developed and implemented a massive propaganda campaign of fake news against the Council Fathers.
Through their international groups, news media and religious leaders, Jewish and otherwise, a crescendo of outrage and sympathy was generated in order to secure the desired changes to Catholic teaching. It was stated it was unjust that the Jews, who had recently suffered so much, had to still bear the outdated title and stigma of deicides. Indeed that it was imperative that teaching now is changed because of the Holocaust ― made possible because of Christian hatred through the centuries against the Jews.
We are assured today by these groups, and even seemingly Catholic ones, that the necessary changes to Catholic doctrine were indeed made, and that now Jews cannot and should not be proselytized or converted to the Catholic Church because the old Covenant has not been abrogated.
The Jews remain, we are told, the chosen and beloved of God. In this short work, we will simply give a very basic history of these efforts at Vatican II, the initial success of the Jews, and their final actual failure. We shall do this by regarding the Declaration on the Jews by Vatican II, and what the Church has actually stated and done.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive treatise upon the subject, as noted, but other works delving into the subject in more detail are referenced in the bibliography for those who now have discovered the truth wish to delve more deeply into the subject.
Prof. Dr. William G. von Peters holds numerous degrees including Professor of Humanities, Ph.D. in Religion, H.M.D. in Homeopathic Medicine, N.M.D. in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Oriental Medicine, and is a Hereditary Knight Commander of Justice of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, and a Knight Commander of Justice of the Order of Saint Stanislas. A traditional Catholic, Prof. von Peters is the proud father of 11 children and over 30 grandchildren. An avid traveler and speaker, Dr. von Peters is available for speaking to groups on Catholic and natural health topics.
First Comment from Maryann
I figure you've posted all comments on the post above, but I've never seen a reference to the fact that the Talmud acknowledges Jewish responsibility for the death of Jesus Christ: Tractate Sanhedrin (43a) contains this passage:
Jesus was hanged on Passover Eve. Forty days previously the herald had cried, "He is being led out for stoning, because he has practiced sorcery and led Israel astray and enticed them into apostasy. Whosoever has anything to say in his defense, let him come and declare it."
As nothing was brought forward in his defense, he was hanged on Passover Eve. Is quoting the Talmud considered anti-semitic?