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04/05/2010

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Jonathan

Here is the link to the Father's Homily: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/what_fr._cantalamessa_really_said/

I would suggest a full read. The Jewish friend said this:

He said: “I am following with indignation the violent and concentric attacks against the Church, the Pope and all the faithful by the whole world. The use of stereotypes, the passing from personal responsibility and guilt to a collective guilt remind me of the more shameful aspects of anti-Semitism. Therefore I desire to express to you personally, to the Pope and to the whole Church my solidarity as Jew of dialogue and of all those that in the Jewish world (and there are many) share these sentiments of brotherhood. Our Passover and yours are undoubtedly different, but we both live with Messianic hope that surely will reunite us in the love of our common Father. I wish you and all Catholics a Good Easter.”

Nowhere did I find anything about the holocaust. Antisemitism is not limited to the Nazi horrors. If anything , Fr. Cantalamessa made an error in using the thought of Rene Girard, which emphasizes the consideration of mimetic violence, and would certainly be amenable to use in comparisons between anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism.

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