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Former presidential candidate Ron Paul to keynote largest ‘anti-Semitic’ conference

The Fatima Center, a Catholic organizations is described by human rights groups as being possibly ‘the single largest group of hard-core anti-Semites in America’, will have Ron Paul as keynote speaker.



Former Texas Congressman and perennial GOP presidential contender Ron Paul is scheduled to keynote a conference in Canada next weekend of a “radical traditionalist” Catholic organization that’s described by human rights organizations as a major center of anti-Semitism.

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaks at University of California, April 5, 2012.

In this April 5, 2012 file photo, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas speaks at the University of California at Berkeley, Calif. – Photo: AP

Other scheduled conference speakers include John McManus, president of the John Birch Society, the hoary staple of the far right, and Italian politician Roberto Fiore, founder of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova and a close ally of the British National Front. Continue Reading »

Italian activist killed for saving Jews is candidate for sainthood


The Roman Catholic church beatifies Odoardo Focherini, declared a Righteous Gentile by Israel in 1969, saved about 100 Jews during the Holocaust.



An Italian Catholic activist and journalist who was declared a Righteous Gentile for saving Jewish lives during World War II has formally been put on the road to sainthood by the Roman Catholic church.

The Cathedral of Carpi, Duomo, located in the hometown of Ordoardo Focherini.

The Cathedral of Carpi, Duomo, located in the hometown of Odoardo Focherini. Photo by Wikpedia Commons


Odoardo Focherini was beatified – the step before sainthood – at a ceremony Saturday in his hometown of Carpi, near Modena in northern Italy. Continue Reading »

Dershowitz: Papacy contender is an anti-Semite

James Carroll, distinguished columnist for the Boston Globe, who is himself a Catholic, has characterized Rodriguez Maradiaga’s “crackpot” mindset: “When the church has a problem — here is the oldest move of all — blame the Jews.”



In a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said that one of the leading candidates to replace Pope Benedict XVI is an anti-Semite.

Alan Dershowitz, professor of law, Harvard University – Photo: Dudi Vaaknin

Responding to a list published last week after the resignation of Benedict, which identified Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras as a possible successor to the current pope, Dershowitz wrote:  “He has blamed the Jews for the scandal surrounding the sexual misconduct of priests toward young parishioners! Continue Reading »

Bishop Fellay, head of Society of St. Pius X calls Jews ‘enemies’ of the Church

The society’s founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, in a 1985 letter to Pope John Paul II identified the enemies of the faith as “Jews, Communists & Freemasons.”

Pope Benedict lifted the excommunications imposed on the Society’s 4 bishops. One of the bishops Richard Williamson, denied the Nazis used gas chambers & asserted that no more than 200,000-300,000 Jews died during  World War II.





TORONTO  — Jews are “enemies of the Church,” the head of a radical Catholic sect said in Canada.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, made the remark during a Dec. Continue Reading »

Jews of Majorca reconnect with their roots

Members of island community forced by Spanish Inquisition to adopt Catholic faith embark on journey to discover their Jewish history

Centuries after his ancestors were forced to convert to Roman Catholicism, Antonio Pina could still find signs of his family’s Jewish origins in his grandmother’s kitchen.

As a child he was puzzled that she had separate plates for some foods and used chicken fat instead of pork fat when cooking meals.

Years later, as an adult, he found out why, and embarked on the long path to converting to Judaism.

Star of David at Mallorca church which used to be synagogue Photo: Gabby Newman

Star of David at Mallorca church which used to be synagogue Photo: Gabby Newman

“I like to say that I discovered my faith through pots and pans,” the 60-year-old chef said as he stood in the kitchen of the modest synagogue in Palma on the island of Majorcawhere he prepares kosher meals for the local Jewish community. Continue Reading »