From an e-mail I sent today to one of my closest friends, who is concerned that I am causing unnecessary division by castigating fellow Catholics who turn a blind eye to antisemitism in the traditionalist community:
I would like to ask you to prayerfully reflect upon your concern that I am being divisive.
You had also expressed concern that I was being divisive when I criticized Christopher West. In that case, the issue over which I was criticizing fellow Catholics was their unwittingly falling into a way of thinking that is condoned by secular society, i.e. reading sex into everything.
The issue on which I am now speaking out–Rorate Caeli and other trads’ tolerance (and often, in RC’s case, outright promotion) of certain trads’ antisemitism and Holocaust denials–is far more serious. The bloggers of RC and their sympathizers are promoting an evil that is not even tolerated among the pagans (1 Cor 5:1).Please, when you visit the Blessed Sacrament, ask the Lord whether it is “divisive” to urge fellow Catholics to denounce ideologies that are “foreign to the mind of Christ” (Nostra Aetate 5).
Comments are closed because I do not have time to monitor them. If you would like to comment on this issue, you may do so on the related entries on Mark Shea’s blog and Father Angelo Mary Geiger, F.I.’s blog. Many thanks to those who have written to me to express their support. I would like to continue to urge other concerned lovers of the Extraordinary Form (traditional Latin) Mass to speak out so that the world does not judge us by those who spew hatred against Judaism and the Jewish people.