I was reading earlier today about the Flagellants a
group that mainly thrived during the time of the Black Death. They were largely
lay folk who have great processions, amounting sometimes to 10,000 souls, passing
through the cities, beating themselves, and calling the faithful to repentance.
They held themselves above the average Catholic, concentrated on the Book of
Revelations, and also were very anti-semitic. Pope
Clement VI in a letter dated 20 Oct., 1349 condemned the movement.
Reading about them reminded me of Robert Sungenis’s Catholic
Apologetics International. Here again we have some people who think they understand
the traditions and mind of the church better than others and have also previously
delved into anti-semitic statements.