July 3, 2014, - 1:39 pm

FOX News’ Priest/SiriusXM Catholic Channel Chief Attacks Israel Re 3 Israeli Teens on Twitter

By Debbie Schlussel

If you are on Twitter, time to unleash a can of tweet whoopass on anti-Israel Father Jonathan Morris, FOX News Contributor and Program Director of SiriusXM’s “The Catholic Channel.” He is also a “Campus Religious Life Adviser” at Columbia University where his views on Israel, sadly, fit right in.


While Morris barely let out a peep on the Palestinian Muslim murder of three Israeli Jewish teens, the prominent Catholic priest–brought to stardom by FOX News where he has been reportedly paid well over a hundred thousand dollars to appear since 2005–is attacking Israel for responding (and yet there hasn’t even been much of an Israeli response). This schmuck thinks Israel should just sit there and take more killings because “violence begets violence.” Yaaawn. This guy has watched the moral equivalency movie “Munich” by Abu Spielberg (read my review) too many times. Oh, and this FOX News putz also enjoys retweeting with approval the anti-Israel tweets of CNN’s Syrian anti-Israel anchor Hala Gorani. Here are some of his tweets on Twitter (follow me on Twitter):


Hmmmm . . . I wonder what his response would be if three altar boys were kidnapped from the Church of the Nativity and found shot up, bloodied, and murdered under a pile of rocks. I guess this guy forgot about that Catholic thing known as “the Crusades.”

ISIS/ISIL/The Islamic State says it will conquer Rome next. I think the Islamic terrorists should head for the Vatican first because, after all, the Vatican will just sit there and take it and let the priests get kidnapped and murdered without response. After all, as Fr. Morris says, “violence begets violence.” Right? Somebody get this guy an exorcism, STAT.

The Catholic Church is shrinking and dying. Catholic churches in Detroit, for instance, are shutting their doors and becoming mosques. And here’s a tip: attacking Israel ain’t gonna revive it, as the church’s long history of Jew-hatred has shown.

By the way, we Jews–especially the ghosts of the Six Million!–truly appreciate the “measured restraint” shown by the Catholic Church during the Holocaust (with notable exceptions like the very brave, heroic Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who defied Pope Pious). Because, again, “violence begets violence.” Can you believe the violence that was begotten when American troops stormed Normandy? They shouldn’t have done it, right? Or when the Brits liberated Bergen Belsen, where my grandparents were skin and bones and the walking nearly dead? Violence to stop ovens from cooking begets violence, right? Father Dumbass.

Regardless of whether or not you’re on Twitter, you should contact FOX News chief Roger Ailes and ask him how this schmuck is “fair and balanced” and where the pro-Israel Catholic priest FOX News contributor is. And you should ask SiriusXM why they have an apologist for Islamic terrorism running their Catholic Channel.

And especially if you are Catholic, you should ask your church why this guy is one of their supermodels. But, then again, Pope after Pope has been anti-Israel, constantly taking the side of Muslims who’ve driven out (by murder, rape, etc.) the Middle East’s Catholic population. So what does the Vatican always do in response?

Blame the JOOOOOOOS!

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So…. first the Saturday people (Israel), then the Sunday people (Vatican City)?

Psycho Cheese on July 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm

What a jerk, and another reason I’m glad I stopped watching FAUX-News a few years back. Their web site is pretty good, but their on air personalities are just that, “personalities.” And obviously those personalities are all buying in to the poor, downtrodden Muslim crap.

Hey, Fodda Mowwis, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REVENGE AND DEFENSE IN THE CASE OF THESE THREE???!?!?!?!?!!!! What a boot lick—-, errr, camel grooming moron.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on July 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    “what’s the difference between revenge and defense?”

    My question exactly. Those are just empty words, helping him to get to his vacuous point of blaming the Jews for the violence against them. I stopped watching Fox News years ago.

    dnr on July 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm

People like this imbecile are precisely why the Catholic church has become irrelevant, and will continue to decline on membership, following, and esteem.

Ed on July 3, 2014 at 2:39 pm

“So what does the Vatican always do in response?

Blame the JOOOOOOOS!”

Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

DS_ROCKS! on July 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

How is it that when Muslims kill Jews take the brunt of the criticism? Or am I imagining things?

lee of the lower case "l" on July 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Not to mention that it’s a painfully obvious ploy by the muslims to try to frame the Israelis. Kidnapping and slaughetring innocent, defenseless boys is a blatantly muslim thing.

DS_ROCKS! on July 3, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Can someone explain to me why General Electric (GE) is funding the Vox website, which is spewing Israel and Jew hatred left and right?


Is GE going full Ford/Disney?

Adam on July 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm

I couldn’t agree more with this post. Still, I am even more disgusted by the rabbis than with the Vatican.

Not a single rabbi in the world is publicly saying that the Jews of Eretz Israel should kill the Muslims en masse, but there is no doubt whatsoever that this is mandatory. For example, Rambam notes in the Mishne Torah (Laws of Kings, Chapters Five & Six):

A king should not wage other wars before a milchemet mitzvah. What is considered as milchemet mitzvah? The war against the seven nations who occupied Eretz Yisrael, the war against Amalek, and a war fought to assist Israel from an enemy which attacks them. . . . There is no need to seek the permission of the court to wage a milchemet mitzvah. Rather, he may go out on his own volition and force the nation to go out with him. . . . [I]f either the seven nations or Amalek refuse to accept a peaceful settlement, not one soul of them may be left alive as ibid. 20:15-16 states: ‘Do this to all the cities that … are not the cities of these nations. However, from the cities of these nations,… do not leave a soul alive.’ Similarly, in regard to Amalek, Deuteronomy 25:19 states: ‘Obliterate the memory of Amalek.’

I do not expect the Pope to speak for Judaism, but I do expect a few rabbis to do so. What of all that learning supposedly going on in Israel?

skzion on July 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Even worse, sk, Rabbi Lau, Chief Ashkenazi “rabbi” of Israel came right out and said we should use “restraint” in dealing with the terrorists who did the murders.
    Rav Eliyahu (son of the former Chief Sefardi Rabbi) of Tsafat did say that the Shalit deal is what led to this kidnapping. This was before the bodies were discovered. He was immediately labeled a racist.

    Meira on July 4, 2014 at 12:50 am

      Meira, I thank you for that information, even though it fills me with such contempt and disgust that I can’t really feel very “thankful.”

      skzion on July 4, 2014 at 2:53 am

        Yeaa, I know.

        Meira on July 4, 2014 at 4:07 am

        SK, I just saw this article. It’s pretty bland, but even on the surface is better than Rabbi Lau’s. At least Rav Amar is calling for the government and military to act as they see best. Of course we know that’s not good enough but maybe they can be pushed, if we don’t lose the will to hold their feet to the fire. And although he says to leave it to God, he acknowledges that vengence is appropriate.


        Meira on July 4, 2014 at 5:00 am

          Meira, that article reminds me of why I no longer follow Israeli politics diligently. It’s all a predictable fraud.

          I have asserted that a rabbi who did not, at minimum, advocate expulsion of every Muslim from Eretz Israel was no rabbi. Amar is a “rabbi” only in name based on this criterion. Given that he’s called a posek, we cannot attribute his silence to ignorance but only to knavery. Let’s call him a Posek in Name Only (PINO).

          The “blandness” you notice is precisely the point, as it indicates what is not said. At this point, does it matter even if what Amar said were “better” than what “Rabbi” Lau said?

          “At least Rav Amar is calling for the government and military to act as they see best.”

          But that is not the role of a high-level rabbi. Does “rabbi” Amar stay equally bland regarding the funding of Haredi schools or Haredi military participation or gay marches in Jerusalem? Hell no!

          “Of course we know that’s not good enough but maybe they can be pushed. . . .”

          In other words, Amar, Lau, et al., are not rabbis. Why should the average Jew need to “push” high-level rabbis to advocate a Torah-compliant response in an obvious situation of milchemet mitzvah? In fact, the Torah requirement is so clear that rabbis are not even needed to wage such a defensive war.

          “And although he says to leave it to God”

          This is a shocking reliance on a miracle from God, an extraordinary sin!

          But you remember Amar well, don’t you? There was his defacto support of the Gaza Expulsion, and every other expulsion [from Israeli National News]:

          “Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, said Sunday that he was “very opposed” to the prospect of IDF soldiers disobeying the orders of their commanders – even at the cost of Jewish communities being destroyed by order of the government. “There can be no doubt that a civil war is the worst thing possible,” Rabbi Amar said on a visit to the Gush Katif and Northern Samaria Heritage Center in Nitzan in southern Israel.”

          But there was no “civil war” in the offing, at least by the Yeshites. No, this was part of a longstanding, undeclared, and immoral war by the anti-Jewish political elites of Israel against the National Religious, Koshered by the like of “rabbi” Amar.

          Then there is this nugget from your linked article:

          “He said any response or retaliation on Israel’s part would have to be carried out by state actors with “order, discretion, wisdom and good sense.” Anything else, he said, would be disastrous.”

          How is this different from what “rabbi” Lau himself said? Is this or is this not “restraint”? In fact, assuming that Lau communicated in Hebrew, it wouldn’t surprise me if he said almost exactly the same thing as Amar and was just translated differently.

          Further, where does it say that only an organized, secular military force under a secular leadership can engage in milchemet mitzvah?! That’s just wrong, especially when the military/leadership is not acting in accordance with Torah. Note, for example, the ethical requirement in Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers), Chapter 2, section 5:

          “[Hillel] would also say: A boor cannot be sin-fearing, an ignoramus cannot be pious, a bashful one cannot learn, a short-tempered person cannot teach, nor does anyone who does much business grow wise. In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.”

          Then there is the well-known passage from Sanhedrin 72a, where we learn that if someone is coming to kill you, we are commanded to rise earlier and kill him first.


          No Meira, Israel has no high-level rabbis, only “rabbis.” As I said, though, the US is no better. Indeed, given our freedoms here, US rabbis are even more to blame, although it’s also true that Jews are in less peril here than in Israel.

          skzion on July 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I know we have something within our laws called, “Separation of Church and State” (I know it doesn’t nakedly say that in the Constitution, but it clearly says, “Walls of Separation”, to keep religion and politics distance from each other), and I probably assume that the Catholic Church organizations aren’t tax-exempt and pay taxes for preaching dogma idealist-politics. So two Christian sects have alleged anti-Semitic and anti-Israel stance, elements of the RCC and the Presbyterian church (and both church groups are corporatist as well, by doing business with organizations and the state to).

Sean R. on July 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Sean R, the Catholic Church IS exempt from paying all taxes. There is no “separation” of church and state in the US Constitution. What there is is an “anti-establishment” clause which means the government shall not impose a particular religion as the State Religion. The Reigning monarch of GB is also Temporal head of the COE. As such, the monarch is the owner of considerable assets and some taxes, imposts, etc. go directly into his/her pockets. This was the situation the FF’s sought to avoid, as well as to allow those who were not Christian to practice at will and not be obligated to supporting a cause they didn’t believe in.

    Meira on July 4, 2014 at 12:55 am

It just shows how life long pacifists would run the world. Lots of constraints and hugs. If he were someone I spoke to on occasion I would tell him to shut up and put on an Israeli uniform and stand a post. He and his kind are whats wrong with the world.
The entire place should be flattened, for revenge, deterrent, future example of what will happen to scum bags harming children or anyone else to remember. On top of that, the nations behind the deed should suffer horribly to also serve as warning to bad people. People like Oreilly are a pain in the neck as well with their self important screwy think like me or you are wrong and extreme mindset.

samurai on July 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

The day of reckoning will come for these scumbags

Dakuan on July 3, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Jonathan Morris I remember him now. He’s that guy with nothing but platitudes to offer for every situation.
Nice but thick like the Pope. Won’t comment further right now.

Dakuan on July 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Father Jonathan Morris is a hack. Israel is apparently supposed to stand idly by when its young people are wantonly butchered by Palestinians. When Jews are killed simply for being Jews, retaliation is entirely justified(it was not some robbery). I suspect that Father Morris would be singing a different tune if ISIS carried out its threat to attack Rome(as noted by Debbie).

Worry01 on July 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

They’d just conduct another interfaith offering to the gods. What else does Rome know how to do?

Dakuan on July 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Don’t overestimate these lickspittles

Dakuan on July 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

As a follow-up to a previous post, let’s say that so-called Orthodox rabbis (with the funny hats) couldn’t bring themselves to advocate for a Jewish approach to the problem: killing Muslims in Eretz Israel. They could at least advocate for complete expulsion, down to the last Amalekite. But they do not do so.

Now, Israel is not a democratic republic, so we have to understand that the fake “rabbis” of that august state would be thrown in the slammer if they said any of these things. I get it. We can’t expect any courage from the Israeli “rabbis.” But what could possibly be the excuse for American “rabbis”?

This is why I have trouble taking any of them seriously, truth be told. The Halacha couldn’t be clearer (note that R’ Kahane advocated for expulsion). And it’s not like it takes a lifetime of study to know these things. It’s Halacha 101.

Meantime “rabbis” and their be-hatted followers will riot over a desecration or two of Shabbat.

skzion on July 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    skzion: Keep on keepin’ on.

    “..(note that R’ Kahane advocated for expulsion)..” Kahane was right!

    lee of the lower case "l" on July 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I’m beginning to think you’re right, SK. Unfortunately. That’s why we only follow the Rishonim and those who posken from them.

    Meira on July 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I notice a boatload of this bull$hit in academia, even in Christian schools. We had a guest lecturer at our church – the religious dean of one of our denominational universities – and even though it wasn’t related to the topic, he apparently couldn’t help himself from whitewashing and running interference for “iss-LAHM”, “MUH-slims” as just other “brethren” among the “Abrahamic” faiths. I was boiling mad and left after the intermission. I wrote a scathing email to our pastor and he too was shocked.

For one thing, muslims break four of the ten Commandments right off the bat in their essential tenets. Hardly what I’d call “Abrahamic” in any sense of the word.

My guess is that everyone in running scared of being labelled “racist” or “islamophobe” as though muslims were some sort of oppressed “minority” group under the heel of evil, white oppression.

DS_ROCKS! on July 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Fr Morris is part of the ‘Church of Nice” crowd. Here’s a bit of him last year http://youtu.be/ylVcrYlpOBc

By the way the traditional crowd in the True Church is growing. The modernist part is dying & not fast enough.

ad Jesum per Mariam

Steve Cunningham on July 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

I’m Catholic and never could stand these scumbag leftist CINO’s. Real Catholics are pro-Israel.

John M on July 3, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Being born and raised Catholic, myself, it makes me wonder what type of education this priest received and why Genesis, apparently, was not part of it. Genesis Chapter 12, verses 2-3: [God is speaking to Abraham] “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse…”

Marily on July 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH

    “After graduation, Morris entered the Legion of Christ, a Roman Catholic religious institute founded by the now-disgraced Mexican priest, Marcial Maciel. He studied at their Center for Higher Studies in Rome, Italy, gaining degrees in the classical humanities and philosophy. Following a period of active service, he then studied theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, the seminary of the Legion of Christ, after which he was ordained a priest on 24 December 2002, and continued living and working in Rome. He continued his graduate studies in moral theology, and graduated magna cum laude.”

    This according to Wikipedia, which I think is probably accurate in this case because it’s easy enough to verify.

    Legion of Christ is of concern: http://www.legionariesofchrist.org/eng/index.phtml?height=640&width=1024&sw=1&sw2=

    Meira on July 4, 2014 at 1:01 am

The “one world religion” that goes with the NWO One World Government will be a synchronicity of Roman Catholicism and Islam. I know there are good Catholics on the grass roots level who will be horrified but it will happen. It’s started already. If the Pope could have gotten away with just inviting Abu Mazen to prayer in the Vatican, he would have. Peres was just a cover to make it seem “ecumenical.”

Meira on July 4, 2014 at 12:40 am

Watch this Talmudic scholar go “Homina homina homina” like Ralph Kramden when asked a rudimentary Biblical question:


Joaquin Closet on July 4, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Talmudic scholar? Um, hardly.

    Meira on July 4, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Closet Case, I’d prefer to watch you leave.

    skzion on July 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm

HYPOCRISY: ” Violence begets violence; yes, Morris, you’re correct. The Palestinians’/Hamas’ violent kidnapping and murder of three teens DID beget violence, from the victim country. Interesting how immediately after the boys were found murdered, Morris didn’t immediately condemn the perpetrators for initiating violence that would beget violence! The point is that it’s Israel which is on the end of the beget sentence, not the initiator.

Dina Kim on July 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

Offence can be the best defence.

Karen G. on July 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

Good evenning Dear Debbie.I Will Write one sentence: Israel,and all Israeli Citizens,You Have My Great Support,and We Care Deeply For You.-All of you Israelis, Are In My Thought,and Prayers.Sincerlly T.G.

TIRDAD GHARIB on July 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

During my brief(sigh) summer vacation I was able to catch up my DVR’d TV shows like 24 and Rizzoli and Isles. Whenever Father Morris can on Fox and Friends I had to either put the TV on mute or change the channel. Just like Geraldo, Hucksterbee and Hasslebeck any segment with this anti-Israel hack is unwatchable.
I would like to ask this “holy man” a question. I would ask hey you dope what do YOU want Israel to do in the face of violence? Turning the other cheek has not worked. Capitulation of land, nada. Getting help from the UN, yeah right. Now we have 3 boys that were slaughtered by the Palestinian savages and this knucklehead tweets defense instead of retaliation? Thanks for the advice moron. I’m sure that Israel will take that for all it’s worth which is to say Father Morris we’ve got two words for you.
Any guesses as to what they are folks. On a good note I finally got my SiriusXM back. Debbie do you still come on Mike Church? If you do cool but I think that I won’t be tuning in to the Catholic Channel.

Ken b on July 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

The Catholic Church a/k/a

“Mystery, Babylon The Great, Mother of Harlots and Abominations.”

In other words, . . .

notwithstanding the hundreds of millions of sincere believers throughout the world, the sheep who are being deceived and misled by their shepherds, . . .

is in fact, . . .

The False Church. Frightening that it will soon be at the head of the enslaving religio-political system known as The Beast.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on July 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Blind faith know nothing Father Morry. Remember 5 years ago when he rushed to the defense of Reverends Wrights’s-es ? That’s right, he called America – hating openly racist Jeremiahs Wrights’s-es’s ” a good man “. Well maybe Adolf Hitler and Joe Stalin were good men too. They weren’t any more racist.

JayPee on July 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm

It makes sense that Fox News would hire a hustler like this. Fox is a collection of vapid “personalities,” who, while not lowbrow, rarely hesitate to pander to those who are. And this priest, like all Arab apologists, has a familiar double standard: Never condemn Muslims for attacking; always condemn Israel for fighting back.

Primetime on July 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Why does this anti-Israel and anti-Jew rhetoric seem to be increasing? It’s sickening. When will liberal Jews wake up to what is happening?

samatha on July 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm

This is one of the many reasons why I do not follow the Catholic Churches as much as I used to in the past. From being hypocritical in giving communion to abortion rights politicians to promoting liberation theology in Central America which help fuel a guerrillla wars for years, I can say that the Vatican needs to really think what they say instead of reacting as they always do. My biggest complaint at the Catholic Church is how they are quiet on the Christian persecutions in Africa and the Middle East. Why is their almost complete silence? I think the Church should be more interested in that its Flock is being killed by followers of the religion of peace.

Mario on July 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Interesting how some groups can get away with ‘grievance- based violence’ (like Sharpton’s flock in 1993 Crown Heights)and some others (eg Israeli victims of terror) are
denied such channels in the eyes of the ‘nations’ and the opinion and taste-shaping elites.

Not Ovenready on July 5, 2014 at 12:06 am

Not Ovenready, it is interesting, also frustrating, confounding, and aggravating, when “self evident truths” should hold sway, but instead all around us is nothing but the product of Satan’s influence on our world. Nobody said basic training would be easy.

It sucks living in an upside down world, black is white, bad is good, everybody in to the pool with regard to sexual behavior, right down to the age of five, cheese and eggs bad, botox and implants good, everybody right up to 60 year old granny has tattoos.

“And the band played on.” (Ball Of Confusion, The Temptations, 1970)

Some day thankfully, Satan will be gone. In the meantime, it sucks, but beauty and richness can be found in every day by just about everyone, maybe everyone.

Now back to basic training.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on July 5, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Yup. The Catholic church is always right there, defending Jews. Riiiiiiiiiight. Shuddup, Father. Get back to raping little boys.

Occam's Tool on July 7, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Keep in mind that there are many fine Catholics.

But the Church hierarchy is riddled with scum, from top to bottom. Check out the minnapolis Archbishop discussing how sexual molestation of boys was not known to him to be a reportable crime in the recent Star Trib. I loved “father ted.” The best part was when he discussed how many Pederast Priests there were…

Occam's Tool on July 7, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Occam, please don’t continue the false mainstream media and anti-Catholic narrative that the Catholic priesthood is full of pedophiles. A very small percentage of priests were involved in sexual abuse, and most of those were homosexual (over 80% were homosexuals involved with adolescent boys, which isn’t pedophilia — not better or worse, but not pedophilia), men who shouldn’t have been accepted into the priesthood anyway. But we have corrupt/stupid/naive bishops who have permitted these kinds of men into seminaries, and Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have spoken against it and worked to prohibit men with such sexual disorders into seminaries.

joan on August 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm

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