Sometimes you just have to wonder what it takes to become a reporter these days. Today Reuters published an article titled:
TIMELINE: Pope Benedict angers Jews
The timeline they provide shows a startling account of the apologies not sent to the Jewish community by Pope John Paul II and how our Pope Benedict has yet to make any clear amendments. The final blow is when Pope Benedict lifted the excommunication on a bishop who had denied the holocaust.
What I find so amusing about this is that excommunication is a religious penalty for certain crimes against morality. Hate to say this, but denying the holocaust isn't really a crime against morality. And it certainly isn't defined as a sin worthy of excommunication. I would think that the Jewish community would realize this. I suspect that they do, and they no more care about it than they care whether or not they get an apology from any of our popes.
You can read the full article here: