God would never come to his people through two separate religions. There is only one continuing revelation § 839, called Jewish when it was the religion of the Judean people, and Catholic when it was opened to all the world. God changed the names of Abram to Abraham Gen 17:5, Sarai to Sarah, Gen 17:15, Jacob to Israel Gen 32:28 and Simon to Peter Mt 16:18 when their relationship to him changed. As he promised Is 62:2, he has changed the name of his community of faith from Jewish to Catholic when he opened it to all the world. Jesus came to fulfill the Old Covenant Mt 5:17, which remains an everlasting part of salvation history.
Welcome to Second Exodus!
Hi, I’m Marty Barrack. Welcome to Second Exodus, a Catholic apostolate faithful to the Magisterium. First, may I tell you about the site.
St. Paul told us, “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Cor 2:9. Jesus gave St. Faustina, the “divine mercy saint,” Visions of the Afterlife. 22:59 and says, “Watch!” Mk 13:37.
St. Augustine began his Confessions, “You have formed us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in you.”
Second Exodus seeks to help all Israel discover God’s Mashiakh. It is directed to Catholics who would like to know more about the Church’s Jewish origins, to Catholics who may someday encounter an inquiring Jew, and to inquiring Jews who would like to know more about the Catholic Church, for The Gifts and the Calling of God Are Irrevocable.
In 1942 the Catholic faith was robust. Bing Crosby, a popular singer, could record a reverent Christmas song like Adeste Fideles 3:12 in Latin and English, and have it sell millions of copies to Catholics who went to a Latin Mass 1:22:30 and heard Latin hymns such as the Ave Maria 3:23 every Sunday morning.
Even the Jewish Barbra Streisand could sing the Ave Maria 4:42 in Latin! And so could Celtic Woman 4:48. And many, many more. I’ve always thought of it as a woman’s song, but hearing Luciano Pavarotti 4:03 sing it makes me wonder. What do you think?
Without heroic faith Catholics will soon not be able to endure and survive, much less grow in the Faith and pass it on intact and faithfully—whole and entire– to their own children. I say it again, and earnestly: our Faith, and all of our derivatively cultivated virtues, must become and truly be heroic.
“Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together” Is 40:5.
“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth” Jn 1:14.
If an inquiring Jew approaches a Catholic and asks about the Church, and the Catholic knows how to explain it as the synagogue transformed by God‘s Mashiakh, both may have a part in The Glory to Come.
Jesus Calms the Sea
We live in an extraordinary time, many of us are stressed. Rabbi Yeshua can handle it. Be at peace my friends, and hold fast to him.
One day, when evening had come, Rabbi Yeshua said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them, just as he was, in the boat. And other boats were with him.
And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care if we perish?”
And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?”
And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?” Mk 4:35–41.
Calling All To Holy Obedient Life In Christ