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Warning: These links come from a, shall we say, impassioned sedevacantist website. The posting of these links is in no way a promotion of sedevacantism. But the sedevacantists are among the few that keep track of many of the errors against the faith of Joseph Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI. Please disregard the sedevacantist references. This is offered here merely as reminder that everything Conciliar is tainted and suspect, particularly coming from one of the architects of the errors of Vatican II.

There are many who choose to only see the conservative side of Joseph Ratzinger. But quietly and without much fanfare, he too has wrecked much havoc upon the Church. May God have mercy on his soul.

The Catacombs does not advocate nor promote public judgements of heresy. We follow in the footsteps of Archbishop Lefebvre and leave such judgements to the Church, when She rises again from Her Passion. But certainly, Joseph Ratzinger gave us many reasons to think the Church may one day condemn him as a heretic.

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Collection of Links on Joseph Ratzinger
See also this article, Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI on Judaism: Notes on a Recent Controversy from the Council on Centers of Jewish-Christian Relations.

A few excerpts:

Quote:In a small contribution to the Freiburg Rundbrief (2001), Ratzinger writes that it is Israel's mission "to give its faith in the only true God to all people, and in fact we Christians are heirs of their faith in the only God."26 Ratzinger does not subscribe to a disinheritance theory. Rather, he speaks of a "new vision of the relationship between the Church and Israel"27 and the overcoming of any kind of anti-Judaism. Finally, he calls on Christians to recognize God's love for his first-chosen people, the Jews.28 For to them, according to the apostle Paul, are the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the law, the worship, and the promises (Rom 9:4) ), "Not only in the past, but also in the present day"29 because the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable" (Rom. 11:29).

In the Communio article "Grace and Calling without Repentance," the hope "that all Israel will be saved" is qualified by Benedict XVI as "eschatological," a hope that at the same time determines the present: it does not lead to a mission to the Jews of today.30 The ongoing election and mission of Israel is that the Jews are witnesses of the one God and guardians of the Bible of Israel in which Christians still hear the word of God today, even though they read the Bible of Israel in the unity of the two testaments to Christ.31


At a meeting with representatives of the Jewish community in Mainz on November 17, 1980, John Paul II (1978-2005) spoke of the "people of God of the Old Covenant never revoked by God (cf Rom 11:29),"65 with which he took up Martin Buber’s oft-quoted saying, "But I am not rejected [...] we have not been rejected."66 With papal authority John Paul II stated that the church had not replaced by Israel in the plan of salvation, but Israel continues to stand in the unrevoked covenant with God. This is also what the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1993)67 teaches and was confirmed in 2005 by the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews in its document for the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate (1965).68

The dialogue between Christians and Jews must be adversely affected if there are any doubts that the Jews are in God’s unbroken covenant. For Benedict XVI, there is no question that Israel is part of the faithfulness of the covenant, and that this belongs to "the contemporary teaching of the Catholic Church."69 ...Already in his Communio article "The New Covenant: The Theology of the Covenant in the New Testament" (1995),71 Joseph Ratzinger had pointed out that ... [t]here is also a plurality of covenants. There is a covenant with Noah, Abraham, Jacob-Israel, Moses, David, and the covenant in Christ Jesus. In fact, the "covenant" in biblical perspective is a "dynamic reality, concretized in an unfolding series of concretizations."[/color]73