Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Jewish Catholic convert publishes shocking open letter to Pope Francis

Pinchus Feinstein, "An Open Letter to Pope Francis" (On the Contrary, January 20, 2016):
His Holiness, Pope Francis
Vatican City
January, 2016

Dear Holy Father

I am a Jew. I have the assurance, as did Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, of direct descent from King David on my father’s side (my mother, I was assured was descended of Hillel).

I am 74-years-old. I converted to the Roman Catholic Church at the age of 17 in the last year of the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. I did so because I was under the conviction that I had to accept and have faith that Jesus Christ was my savior, and I believed it. And I believed that I had to be a baptized member of his Church to have a chance of salvation. So I converted and was baptized in the Catholic Church, and then I was confirmed.

Over the years I have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to both Peters’ Pence (the pope’s own treasury about which you of course must be very familiar), and my local parish and diocese.

During that time I attended thousands of Masses, hundreds of holy hours and novenas, said thousands of rosaries, and made hundreds of trips to the Confessional.

Now in 2015 and 2016 I have read your words and those of your “Pontifical Commission.” You now teach that because I am a racial Jew, God’s covenant with me was never broken, and cannot be broken. You don’t qualify that teaching by specifying anything I might do that would threaten the Covenant, which you say God has with me because I am a Jew. You teach that it’s an unbreakable Covenant. You don’t even say that it depends on me being a good person. Logically speaking, if God’s Covenant with me is unbreakable, then a racial Jew such as I am can do anything he wants and God will still maintain a Covenant with me and I will go to heaven.

Your Pontifical Commission wrote last December, “The Catholic Church neither conducts nor supports any specific institutional mission work directed towards Jews…it does not in any way follow that the Jews are excluded from God’s salvation because they do not believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel and the Son of God.” 

You are the Pontiff. I believe what your Commission teaches under your banner and in your name, and what you declared during your visit to the synagogue in January. As a result, I no longer see any point in getting up every Sunday morning to go to Mass, say rosaries, or attend the Rite of Reconciliation on Saturday afternoon. All of those acts are superfluous for me. Predicated on your teaching, I now know that due to my special racial superiority in God’s eyes, I don’t need any of it.

I don’t see any reason now as to why I was baptized in 1958. There was no need for me to be baptized. I no longer see why there was a need for Jesus to come to earth either, or preach to the Jewish children of Abraham of his day. As you state, they were already saved as a result of their racial descent from the Biblical patriarchs. What would they need him for?

In light of what you and your Pontifical Commission have taught me, it appears that the New Testament is a fraud, at least as it applies to Jews. All of those preachings and disputations to the Jews were for no purpose. Jesus had to know this, yet he persisted in causing a lot of trouble for the Jews by insisting they had to be born again, they had to believe he was their Messiah, they had to stop following their traditions of men, and that they couldn’t get to heaven unless they believed that he was the Son of God.

Your holiness, you and your Commission have instructed me in the true path to my salvation: my race. It’s all I need and all I have ever needed.God has a covenant with my genes. It’s my genes that save me. My eyes are open now.

Consequently, you will be hearing from my lawyer. I am filing suit against the papacy and the Roman Catholic Church. I want my money back, with interest, and I am seeking compensatory and punitive damages for the psychological harm your Church caused me, by making me think I needed something besides my own exalted racial identity, in order to go to heaven after I die. 

I am litigating as well over the time that I wasted that I could have spent working in my business, instead of squandering it worshipping a Jesus that your Church now says I don’t need to believe in for my salvation. Your prelates and clerics told me something very different in 1958. I’ve been robbed!

Pinchus Feinstein
2617646 Ocean View Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida 33239

P.S. I'm transmitting this letter to Hoffman, an ex-AP reporter from New York, in the expectation that he will bring it to the attention of those who should know about it. I am transmitting it to him in the form of a dream, but nevertheless, it represents the feelings of many victims of your robber Church.Pinch 

Copyright ©2016 by Michael Hoffman. All Rights Reserved  

[Hat tip to L.S.]


Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

This open letter is very interesting and revealing.

O, and the conclusion referencing a law suit is a stereotypical flourish worthy of a smile; O, of course he is going to sue. He's Jewish.

Unknown said...

Check your sources. Michael Hoffman is a holocaust denier and promoter of all sorts of whacky conspiracy theories.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The letter seems to be a fake.

Pertinacious Papist said...

Of course the open letter is NOT a fake. Of course it was written by Michael Hoffman, as anyone who read the "P.S." at the end of the letter would realize (communicated to him in a "dream"?) -- come on! So why was the letter written? To make a very clear point. It matters not what other views Hoffman may or may not have. That's totally irrelevant. The letter makes a point that stands alone, and it's a good point: a protest against allowing egregious confusions to continue baffling the faithful (and the infidel) with confusing contradictions. I don't know anyone in his right mind who would disagree, unless he was stupid, ignorant, or evil. Case closed.

Chris Garton-Zavesky said...

I'm losing my edge, evidently. Is this satire?

Pertinacious Papist said...

Yes, of course.

Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

It's both inventive and accurate and as for Mr. Hoffman, he is not a holocaust denier but, rather, a revisionist historian and seeing as how history is not doctrine or dogma, his work is completely within any legitimate conception of liberty.

Holocaust Denier is Newspeak that reveals who it is who rules our public discourse and how it is considered perfectly acceptable (even applauded) to deny God, Jesus, Virgin Birth, Transubstantiation etc etc etc, but one is denounced as a blackguard if he even studies one aspect of our sacred secular dogma.

Antisemite, holocaust denial etc etc are thought stoppers and any historical event that has to be treated as though it were sacred and incapable of being questioned reveals itself as highly suspect and thus not only worthy of study but required to be studied.

Don't forget, the Talmud claims that Romans killed 40 million Jews - FORTY MILLION - during the Simon bar Kokhba uprising and are we supposed to accept that absurdity as sacred secular doctrine?

Catholics are quick to denounce so-called Holocaust denial (were the Germans killing and burning Jews as an act of worship?) even faster than they rush to accept Messias-Denial.

And the existential irony is that the Messias-Deneirs are also Holocaust-Deniers for they do not accept the truth that Jesus Salvific Sacrifice on Calvary (where His fiery charity substituted for fire) was that.

JM said...

Read Rabbi Zolli's "Before The Dawn." Then ask "Is it the Same Church?" Then tell Frank Sheed he needs to go back to school. A minor scandal.