I am very sensitive to your concern about “anti-papal bashing.”
Alas, there are some real wolves in sheeps’ clothing... evil, anti-Christian assho!es parading around in clerical robes...
these can be found both within the RC church and in some other denominations...
I do not believe merely citing this particularly satanic jerk of a “priest” is necessarily an “anti-Papist screed.” Each and every one of these shi!heads needs to be reproved, vigorously repoved. And since they mis-use their ecclesiastical posts in such public ways to spread this evil filth, our reproval must needs be also public.
This is necessary if only to defend or be true to Christian faith.
That this idiot is also delusional about his so-called “pali state” is, in my book, besides the point. Anyway, if he ever got his “pali state” (which he of course will not, at least not in the land of Israel), he’d be among the first to have his throat slit and his church bombed to rubble by his socalled “pali” Islamoterrorista friends. (Strange how that works, isn’t it...)
Well, this is the second time during Christmas week that a fellow freeper has tried to show that Catholics are anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. (I’m not saying this particular freeper who posted this.) Maybe I’m too sensitive.
Those are pretty harsh words for a man whose only crime is arguing that people whose ancestors have dwelt in a place for thousands of years deserve a homeland with political autonomy.
A successor of the apostles, reasoning from moral principles, observes that the dispossessed too are entitled to justice, notwithstanding the inconvenience it may pose to those who mean to dispossess them even further. He has my support.
In this case, the Catholic Cardinal is a palestinian arab. It's not surprising to learn where his sympathies lie in the Israeli debate. I would expect nothing different if they interviewed an Orthodox Christian cleric who was a palestinian arab, or a protestant pastor who was a palestinian arab. Ethnicity trumps religion, they support their "fellow" palestians.