Criticizing the Pope is Like Anti-Semitism?

Article here. Pope Benedict XVI’s personal preacher said in a homily today that a Jewish friend recently told him the criticisms being leveled at the Pope regarding the sexual abuse issue reminded him of the “more shameful aspects of anti-Semitism.” As one would expect, these comments were met with particularly stinging rebukes from Jewish communities and from advocates of sexual abuse victims. While I personally think the Pope is getting more than his fair share of the blame for the abuse that has taken place (like the cartoon below), this isn’t a productive way to go about trying to defend him.


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