[originally posted on 10-12-17; revised on 9-16-20]
The following outrageous, asinine, hateful comment has been up four days, without anyone over at this reactionary rag seeing fit to remove it:
María de Habsburgo-Lorena • 4 days ago
Dr. [Dawn Eden] Goldstein [a Catholic academic]? A JEW woman teaching about Our Lord?¡¡¡Jajajajaja!!!
[This appeared under the article, “Wait! Wait! It’s all a MISTRANSLATION!” (10-1-17, by Christopher Ferrara). It was posted on 10-8-17 and still remains online in the combox, now almost three years later, as of this re-posting]
It’s pathetic. Jesus, Paul, Mary, Joseph, John, Peter, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimathea, and other disciples and female companions of Jesus: all Jewish, yet we hear this rotgut? It comes straight from hell. It doesn’t matter if someone has become a Catholic or not. They’re still Jewish!
Ironically, tonight I pulled out one of the many books in my library I need to start reading, called, Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith (by Marvin R. Wilson). It looks marvelous.
Chris Ferrara responded in the combox: “A troll, obviously.” I replied: “Why don’t you delete the trash, then?” But alas, the Remnant deletes all comments from me, including this one.
So this trash is sitting there, and now with a second comment. They know it’s there, don’t delete it and/or ban the person, but what they did delete was my reply where I objected to it. That was delete-worthy.
Ferrara later proceeded to trash Dr. Robert Fastiggi, who has been working with Dr. Goldstein and defending the pope. I posted on my blog the farcical “exchange”.
María de Habsburgo-Lorena has responded to being called a troll:
*Me permito felicitarle por su defensa de la doctrina y por su firme posición ante las enseñanzas erróneas del Santo Padre Francisco.*Y… recordemos que Nuestro Señor calificó a los pérfidos judíos como hijos de Satanás: Jn 8,44.*Y hay tres formas de botar el agua:*Echándola al mar, poniéndosela al wishky, Y USÁNDOLA PARA BAUTIZAR A UN JUDÍO.
Nuestra Señora le bendiga.
I would like to congratulate you on your defense of the doctrine and on your firm position regarding the erroneous teachings of the Holy Father Francisco.*And … remember that Our Lord called the perfidious Jews the children of Satan: Jn 8.44.*And there are three ways to dump the water:*Casting it to the sea, putting it to the wishky [?], AND USING IT TO BAPTIZE A JEW.
*Our Lady bless you.
Note on John 8:44:
Maria butchers the passage, because it’s clearly not referring to all Jews. John habitually uses “the Jews” and some have interpreted that as bigotry, but one has to understand context. He identifies the particular sub-group. In this case, it was “The scribes and the Pharisees” who (some of them) constantly opposed him. But Scripture also shows righteous Pharisees, like Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, and Paul called himself a Pharisee twice (because it was the mainstream group at that time).
The hard-nosed, obstinate [sub-group of] Pharisees were the ones whom He referred to as follows, in John 8:44 (RSV):
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
If anyone doubts that this is not all Jews, then 8:31-32 will disabuse him or her of that false notion:
“Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, ‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples,  and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'”
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