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& Roman Role in Christ’s Death
Your New Book –
I wanted to let you know that you are mentioned in Robert de Mattei's book
The Second Vatican Council an Unwritten...
Kindle version location 788 states, for a critique of the conciliar documents see Atila Sinke Guimarães,
In the Murky Waters of Vatican II
My husband showed me your new book
and I told him we had to order it and the others we don't have yet. I have read so many of your books in this excellent series. I think that your volumes are very important for anyone wanting to understand the nature of the changes that led to the apostasy which we experienced in the Catholic Church during and after the Council and today.
The smoke of Satan inside the Catholic Church has gone on unabated ever since 1962 because the men at the top, i.e the conciliar Popes and the Hierarchy, are behind the false ecumenism which has caused so many to leave the Church, or worse, to weaken Her.
I believe that the top men in the Vatican have betrayed Our Lord and Our Lady, as well as the laity, due to their agenda of ushering the Church into a false ecumenical, One World Church to go along with the One World Government bent on Masonic / Humanist principles of "organized naturalism" and the worship of Man.
I believe that your work is very carefully rendered in its analysis, honest and fair in its critique regarding the devastating consequences of the implementation of Vatican II using the progressivists own words, thus revealing their meticulously planned revolutionary takeover of the institutional Catholic Church, which I have ever read. You don't pull any punches.
Of course these modernists will not succeed because God uses men like you to foil their plot and show them for what they are - traitors to the cause of the Kingship of Christ on this earth and a genuine Catholic restoration.
You are welcome to use my words if you wish and I would be honored if you would sign the books which I just ordered and sent my check in the mail today to TIA.
Keep up the Good work for Our Lord and Our Lady.
God bless you.
Kathy Willett Redle
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I cannot wait to read it.
Fr. Paul Sretenovic
TIA’s Hard Work
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I do really appreciate all the hard work TIA has done and is doing.
It seems to me that the Modernists in Rome have eliminated the 'Greatest Commandment', 'To love God with your whole heart and your whole mind and your whole soul', and replaced it with the second one that Our Lord gave us, 'To love your neighbor as yourself'.
Masonic brotherhood places Man above God, and so did Vatican II.
Steve Sanborn, Sr.
Reflection of God's Creativity
Here's a beautiful sight. God is so creative... not meant as an oxymoron since he IS the Creator...
Regards & prayers,
Why Did the Jews Involve the Romans In Christ Death?
Dear Dr. Horvat,
I have always appreciated your clear explanations and logic in your articles. Your articles have provoked me to think deeply and have allowed me to have an accurate understanding of what our Catholic Church once taught.
In preparation for Easter and now during Lent, I’ve been focusing my studies upon of the Passion of Jesus Christ. I’ve been reading and re-reading the Gospel accounts, watching the movie
The Passion of the Christ
by Mel Gibson, plus reading
Meditations for Lent
by St. Thomas Aquinas among other books.
The question that I can’t seem to answer is: Why did the Jewish leaders, Caiaphas and others want Jesus crucified by the Romans? The Sanhedrin has condemned Jesus to death for blasphemy, and I suppose they could have stoned Jesus to death as they did St. Stephen. As with the stoning of St. Stephen, I expect the Roman rulers wouldn’t have cared if Jesus was stoned to death by the Sanhedrin for blasphemy.
I recognize that many prophecies regarding Jesus’ Passion needed to be fulfilled and Jesus had to be crucified. But what motivated the Chief Priests to insist upon Jesus being crucified by the Romans?
Dr. Horvat responds:
I am glad that my articles have produced some good fruit in your life. Thank you for your amiable words regarding them.
In my opinion, the Jewish leaders insisted upon having Our Lord Jesus Christ crucified by the Romans for two main reasons.
Our Lord had a large number of followers, as proved by the crowds who followed Him often, for instance, on the occasion of the multiplication of bread. Those followers were so numerous that they would give birth to the Catholic Church soon after Pentecost. The chief priests of the Jews could thus clearly evaluate the enormous danger Christ represented to them, who had apostatized from the true Faith and wanted to maintain that lifeless and petrified synagogue under their rule. The importance of Our Lord at that time was incomparably greater than that of St. Stephen, who was a simple follower of Jesus Christ, although quite merciful to the poor and, consequently, very popular among them.
Therefore, the Pharisees wanted to kill Christ without having to face an internal rebellion in the synagogue. For this, nothing could be more adequate for them than to have the Romans condemn and execute Him for other reasons.
The Kingdom of Judea then – since the time of Judah Maccabee – had the status of being an ally of the Roman Empire, which in practice, however, translated to being a protectorate of the Romans. The Jews had their King, Herod, but for important matters they were ruled by the Roman Consul, the representative of Rome. For the Romans to sentence someone to death, it had to be proved either that the person was a known bandit dangerous to the public order, such as Barabbas, or that he was plotting against the Roman dominion.
It was based upon the last allegation that the Jews approached Pontius Pilate to intrigue against Our Lord. They twisted the affirmations Our Lord had made about His Kingdom and presented them to Pilate as if He were a man planning to take over Judea and establish a new civil order different from what the Romans had agreed upon in their treaties with the Jews. If Pilate would not kill Him, it was implied, they would report to his superiors in Rome that he did not care about the Roman glory, which would jeopardize his career. It seems to me that this was the political background that allows us to better understand the Gospels of the Holy Week.
These are reasons that explain why the chief of the Pharisees needed to involve the Romans in the killing of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I hope these observations will help you.
Marian Horvat, Ph.D.
Posted March 10, 2015
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