April 19, 2005

their usual deep and subtle analyses...

The reactionaries are not happy with the election of Benedict XVI, and will no doubt give us their usual deep and subtle analyses, such as: Conservative = fascist. Or: German = Nazi. Here's a bit of ammunition you might stockpile to refute them, an article from the Jerusalem Post...

Ratzinger a Nazi? Don't Believe It
...If he were truly a Nazi sympathizer, then it would undoubtedly have become evident during the past 60 years. Yet throughout his service in the church, Ratzinger has distinguished himself in the field of Jewish-Catholic relations.

As prefect of the Doctrine of the Faith, Ratzinger played an instrumental role in the Vatican's revolutionary reconciliation with the Jews under John Paul II. He personally prepared Memory and Reconciliation, the 2000 document outlining the church's historical "errors" in its treatment of Jews. And as president of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, Ratzinger oversaw the preparation of The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible, a milestone theological explanation for the Jews' rejection of Jesus.

If that's theological anti-Semitism, then we should only be so lucky to "suffer" more of the same.

As for the Hitler Youth issue, not even Yad Vashem has considered it worthy of further investigation. Why should we?...

Thanks to Captain Ed.

Posted by John Weidner at April 19, 2005 4:57 PM
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