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Cultural Tone Deafness and Insensitivity

Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia is shocked that Cardinal Martino compared the Jews of Israel to Nazis. I've got to admit that I was stunned by the analogy:

Rich Leonardi thinks that: [t]he time has come for Pope Benedict to summon Cardinal Martino to the papal apartments, thank him for his service to Mother Church, and reward him with a quiet parish in the Italian countryside.

At the very least, an apology by Cardinal Martino is warranted...
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2 comments:

Jesse said...

If you take the term "concentration camp" at face value (i.e., not an extermination camp, but a carefully contained slum), then the good Cardinal may have a point.

Lee Gilbert said...

"Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia is shocked that Cardinal Martino compared the Jews of Israel to Nazis."

I see that Cdl Martino compared Gaza to a concentration camp, but not that he compared the Jews of Israel to Nazis. Where would I find a source for this latter comparison that you ascribe to him? I don't see it at Pro Ecclesia.


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