Friday, April 02, 2010


ROME — A senior Vatican priest, speaking before Pope Benedict XVI at a Good Friday service, compared the world’s outrage at sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church to the persecution of the Jews, prompting angry responses from victims’ advocates and consternation from Jewish groups.
Um. 21st century Jewry might have some pretty specific views about conspiracies of silence meant to absolve people in power from responsibility for massive violations of rights. There's some rather nasty stuff in still-living memory about people claiming "we didn't know" and "we weren't responsible, it was those other ones" that might, just maybe, trigger a less than sympathetic response from Jews.

I'm just spitballin' here.

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