I am a fundamentalist Baptist Christian, and I do believe that the Catholic Church is in gross error against much of what God tells us through the Bible for too often the Catholic Church relies upon the wisdom of man for its doctrine, rather then th word of God. Jews who do not accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God are also in gross error.
Having said that, the activities of those Christians who act in openly disruptive ways are also in error. Indeed we are commanded by the Bible to challenge false doctrine, but we are to do so with humility, love, and long suffering….none of which would have been an attribute on display in this disruptive behavior.
Comment by Greg Hampton — November 13, 2013 @ 4:53 PM
What would generate such an event? Hard to figure these people out. But the major force in proselylization of Jews has been an ‘evangelical’ Protestant franchise, particularly by Pentecostals, and then Baptists and such like. Both of these groups typically see Catholicism in ‘apocalyptic’ (still!) terms. So much cooperation between Jews and Catholics (who are technically more progressive about Judaism–yes, I said it) could upset more traditional sects. I know synagogues that need armed security during services because of evangelical cult members who try to disrupt services.
There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church — which is, of course, quite a different thing. — Fulton Sheeen
Comment by Fulton sheen — November 14, 2013 @ 6:53 AM
Just for the sake of clarity, these were not exactly "Fundamentalist Christians." They were schismatic, hyper-traditionalist Catholics who refuse to acknowledge the authority of the Second Vatican Council and the authority of later popes, including the teachings about respect for and dialogue with Jews and Judaism.
They mostly stay confined in their own schismatic chapels and seminaries complaining about how awful everything is, but for some of them that is not enough. This group felt the need to remind everyone that they are still blithering, hateful idiots. But they don't represent in any way authentic Catholicism or even most traditionalist Catholics.
Comment by Danny Tesvich SJ — November 14, 2013 @ 4:54 PM