Monday, January 26, 2009
Upon this rock
Jesus. Are you listening Jesus? Because I don' t think Pope Benedict XV is listening to you.
On Saturday he ex-excommunicated Bishop Richard Williamson, one of four bishops excommunicated for their membership in the renegade Society of St. Pius.
You might explain, Jesus, that this is in the spirit of forgiveness.
But Jesus, Jesus. Not but a few days before in a TV interview, this Williamson with a mitre, may as well be wearing a Klan hood. He turns out to be one giant bishopric, when he says of the holocaust, "There were no gas chambers." He also denies the claim that 6,000,000 Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis.
Williamson is also known for his endorsement of the anti-Semitic forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Jesus, you and I know that the voices Benny the 15th is hearing might have more to do with a form of schizophrenia than it does with faith.
But couldn't you blow a kind word into that empty head?