Follow usTwitterFacebook


04 Oct 2014 Vatican Comments (3)

Pope Francis: Priests Must Be Always in Time of Formation

Pope Francis today addressed participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for the Clergy, telling them that a priest's initial formation in the semi…

Read more

30 Mar 2015 Q&A No comments

Is it possible to be Catholic and a body-builder?

Full Question Is it possible to be Catholic and a body-builder? I don't see why God would not want me to be my physical best, but I can see how he wouldn't…

Read more

04 Jan 2016 Middle East - Africa News No comments

Nigerian Bishop Decries the terrible attack of the "Boko Haram" terrorist group during the just concluded holidays

The Boko haram terrorist group were reported to surface in the city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State of Nigeria, in the afternoon of December 27th 2015.…

Read more

23 May 2016 Middle East - Africa Comments (1)

Slovak nun, shot in South Sudan, dies in Nairobi hospital

Holy Spirit Missionary Sister Veronika Terezia Rackova was shot while driving an ambulance A Slovak nun shot and wounded in Yei, South Sudan, died on May 20 at…

Read more

14 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Thousands raised for disabled boy blessed by Francis

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 for 10-year-old with cerebral palsy A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $100,000 (£65,000) for…

Read more

23 Dec 2014 Q&A Comments (29)

Jesus was humble, so why does the pope act like a king?

Full Question When we think of Jesus, a humble man comes to mind. But when we think of the pope what comes to mind is a man wearing custom clothing, sittin…

Read more

13 Oct 2016 News Comments (1)

Britain’s first Syro-Malabar bishop ordained in front of 12,000-strong crowd in Preston

Mar Joseph Srampickal will be the bishop attached to the new Syro-Malabar cathedral Britain’s Syro-Malabar community has taken a major step forward with the or…

Read more

04 Jun 2015 Articles No comments

A win for big marijuana is a major loss for children

The notion that marijuana is less harmful than tobacco is a myth. For decades, popular media has excelled in reporting the harms of tobacco use, and generate…

Read more

15 Dec 2015 Middle East - Africa News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis' visit to Central Africa have called Peace back to play again in Bangui, as Muslim youths lay down…

Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Central Africa who together with the Islamic heads of Bangui rallied for peace as regards the Central African republic's war…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Why would Jesus call Jews “hypocrites”?

Full Question

During the Ash Wednesday liturgy, my Jewish wife was offended to hear Jews referred to as “hypocrites.” How can I explain to her why Jesus would say such a thing about her people?


Jesus was a Jew himself and was certainly not calling all Jews hypocrites. There are hypocrites in every group (Catholics included). In the Gospels, when Jesus uses terms such as “hypocrites” to describe the people with whom he was dealing, he was not addressing that word to all Jews of his time or all Jews of all time, but rather to those he was interacting with at the time.


1 comment

  1. Abdul Schwartz Reply

    Because the Catholics, like the Moslems, take what they want from our original writings and change them to suit their purposes.if Jesus existed, I am sure he would never had done that if he was a pious man.

    Why do Catholics pray to idols?

Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories