Judaism is to be defined as the “mother” of the Catholic Church? An absurdity. The Catholic Church is our Mother, hence, the title Holy Mother Church. The Old Covenant is no longer valid, therefore, the Jews live in darkness because they reject Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and in rejecting Him, they reject the Father. Our Lord clearly states that no one comes to the Father except through Him. This turns on its head the claim that we worship the same God, doesn’t it?
Christ declared the first covenant abolished to establish the second. With the death of Christ, the new covenant began. According to St. Thomas Aquinas, Christ fulfilled the Law, perfecting it through words and doctrine, granting grace for its fulfillment. The New Law perfects the Old Law. There is no salvation outside of the New Law and the Church that the Son of God established.
To continue under the Old Law is a sin:
“The first consideration is that the ceremonies of the Mosaic Law were abrogated by the coming of Christ and that they can no longer be observed without sin after the promulgation of the Gospel.” ~Benedict XIV. Encyclical Ex Quo Primum, no. 61, March 1, 1756)
“Consummatum est” (It is finished). ~John 19:30
What better proof is there from Sacred Scripture than these three words of Christ that the Old Law is finished and the New begins, bought with the Blood of the Son of God, established as the Catholic Church, the New Israel, whose Sacraments give life?
Jeremais even prophesies the revocation of the Old Covenant to be superseded by the new covenant of the Christians, the new Israel:
“Behold the days shall come, saith the Lord, and I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Juda:
Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt: the covenant which they made void, and I had dominion over them, saith the Lord.
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, after those days, saith the Lord: I will give my law in their bowels, and I will write it in their heart: and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” ~Jeremiah 31:31-33
I think the revocation of the Old Covenant is also a fulfillment. Jesus Christ and His coming is the fulfillment of the Law. Our Lord said, “Do not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” ~Matthew 5:17
When Our Lord establishes the Mass and gives us His Most Precious Blood he says, “For This is My Blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins” ~Matthew 26:28
The only valid Sacrifice that remains is the Sacrifice of the New Law, the Holy Mass:
Finally, if you insist, oh Jews, on distorting the meaning of prophetic words according to your own view, thus resisting the Son of God against your salvation; […] if you wish to understand things in this way, what will you say and how will you interpret the other Prophet (Mal 1:10-11) that cuts through such words, crying out with perfect clarity: ‘I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts, and I will not accept an offering from you hand. For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name is great among the nations, and in every place incense is offered to my name, and a pure offering; for my name is great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.’ With so much clear evidence with what right then, do you object? […] Certainly here you cannot deny that not only does He not accept a sacrifice from your hands, but also that you do not offer a sacrifice with your hands. For there exists only one place established by the law of the Lord, where he commanded that the sacrifices be offered by your hands, outside of which place he firmly prohibited it. Since such places were lost through by fault, you do not dare to offer in other places the sacrifices that were only licit to offer there. […] Then, do not think that just because you are not offering a sacrifice to Him, or due to the fact that he does not receive it from your hands, that sacrifices are no longer offered to God. […] Open your eyes at last and see that, from the rising of the sun to its setting, the sacrifice of the Christians is offered not only in one place, as you had established, but in all places; and not to any god, but to the One who had foresaid this, the God of Israel. For which he also said in another place to his Church: ‘And the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.’(Isa 54: 5) ~Saint Augustine. Adversus Iudaeos, no.12-13
The great St. Paul desired the Jews’ salvation:
“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God on their behalf is for salvation. I testify with regard to them that they have zeal for God, but it is not discerning. For, in their unawareness of the righteousness that comes from God and their attempt to establish their own (righteousness), they did not submit to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for the justification of everyone who has faith.” ~Rom 10:1-4
Pope Pius XII states that the Old Law has been buried and is a bearer of death:
“And first of all, by the death of our Redeemer, the New Testament took the place of the Old Law which had been abolished; then the Law of Christ together with its mysteries, enactments, institutions, and sacred rites was ratified for the whole world in the blood of Jesus Christ. For, while our Divine Savior was preaching in a restricted area —He was not sent but to the sheep that were lost of the House of Israel— the Law and the Gospel were together in force; but on the gibbet of His death Jesus made void the Law with its decrees fastened the handwriting of the Old Testament to the Cross, establishing the New Testament in His blood shed for the whole human race. “To such an extent, then” says Saint Leo the Great, speaking of the Cross of our Lord, “was there effected a transfer from the Law to the Gospel, from the Synagogue to the Church, from the many sacrifices to one Victim, that, as Our Lord expired, that mystical veil which shut off the innermost part of the temple and its sacred secret was rent violently from top to bottom.” On the Cross then the Old Law died, soon to be buried and to be a bearer of death, in order to give way to the New Testament of which Christ had chosen the Apostles as qualified ministers. ~Pius XII. Encyclical Mystici Corpori Christi, June 19, 1846
This begs the question, why do these Modernists desire death upon souls? To be without Baptism is to not have life in the soul, after all. It’s little wonder why the prayer for the conversion of the “perfidious Jews” was removed from the Novus Ordo. If these men of the Church truly love souls, then their primary objective should be to proclaim the Divinity and Authority of the Son of God and His Church, the true and only Law that will exist until the end of time. Where is the missionary spirit among these Prelates whose most solemn duty it is to convert souls, baptizing them in the name of the Faith, the Son and the Holy Ghost so as to live in sanctifying grace, without which one cannot enter Heaven? Why would you bring Muslims, who are indeed in dangerous error, into the fold of the Church and leave the Jews outside, to continue to be left in error and approved in it, as if they can still achieve salvation in a law that has been fulfilled and revoked? Does salvation really mean this little to the Modernists? Apparently so. The Modernists no longer believe because they no longer have supernatural Faith nor do they believe in the teachings of the Catholic Church and Sacred Scripture, which have been in force before the Second Vatican Council.
Pray for the clergy that they will come back to the truth and do the truly ecumenical thing, convert souls and bring them to Christ.
~Damsel of the Faith