Skip to comments.HAGEE REGRETS OFFENDING CATHOLICS; CONTROVERSY ENDS
Posted on 05/13/2008 11:45:37 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper
Pastor John Hagee sent a letter today [Copy Here] to Catholic League president Bill Donohue that effectively ends the dispute the two men have had. Donohue comments as follows:
After weeks of meeting with various Catholic leaders, and accessing scholarly literature on Catholic-Jewish relations, Pastor John Hagee has demonstrated an improved understanding of the Catholic Church and its history. In his letter to me, Hagee says, I want to express my deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful. He specifically cites his emphasis of the darkest chapters in the history of Catholic and Protestant relations with the Jews, and has pledged to provide a more complete and balanced portrayal going forward that will not reinforce mischaracterizations of the Catholic Church. And while he stresses that his invocation of terms like apostate church and the great whore were never meant by him to describe the Catholic Church, he acknowledges that anti-Catholics have long employed such language.
The tone of Hagees letter is sincere. He wants reconciliation and he has achieved it. Indeed, the Catholic League welcomes his apology. What Hagee has done takes courage and quite frankly I never expected him to demonstrate such sensitivity to our concerns. But he has done just that. Now Catholics, along with Jews, can work with Pastor Hagee in making interfaith relations stronger than ever. Whatever problems we had before are now history. This case is closed.
anyone have GOOD HONEST books on the Crusades and INQUISITION??
I wonder if Hagee also believes that the people of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri were also punished for their sins last week when they were devastated by tornados?
Henry Kamen’s “The Spanish Inquisition.” sets the record straight. A scholarly work, not apologetics. He actually combed 250 years of files of the Inquisition. Norman Cantor, the medieval historian, is a Jew and very fair in his assessment of events.
This Catholic forgives Mr Hagee. I hope he will continue learning about the Church, warts and all.
Well met. Onward!
Hyperbolic maybe, but not out of bounds, provided that we follow Lincoln’s advise about trying to read God’s will. I recall a Clint Eastwood movie. One character says.” He deserved to die.” To which the Eastwood character replies, “We all deserve it.”
Amen. Frankly I am astounded. Most of us change our minds only after we cross the threshold.
So therefore, the people of New Orleans, Oklahoma, Missouri, China and Burma all deserve to die?
Hagee didn't compromise any theological principles. He just apologized for some things he did say but should not have.
We all deserve death, which is why it comes to all.
If he truly does, there will be another Catholic.
Now, when will he apologize to the Protestants?
Well, Hallelujah! This now, de-fangs, the poisonous, little, four-eyed, faggot, Keith Olbermann, who insisted (even as recently as the in the last 7 days) on continually refering to John Hagee as “John McCain’s Pastor”.
Whacha gonna do now Keithie? Huh? Hey, I have a great idea; why don’t you turn your venom on the Marxist, racist, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright? Nah; never happen will it Keithie? PUNK!!!
I will believe his apology only if I never hear him adding another anti-Catholic joke to his Sunday worship services which are broadcast in San Antonio.
“Why you low life somebitch, you just shot yourself an unarmed man.” Little Bill (Gene Hackman)
“Well he best arm himself, if he is gonna decorate his place of business with my dead friend.” William Monie (Clint Eastwood).
That being said the “Apology” was a liberal “I regret that you took offense through a misunderstanding of what I said”.
Exactly. When does Dr. Luther get his apology?
If John Hagee or any other Christian can find fault with that, then they have a problem with Jesus. Whether, or not, they wish to practice that faith is entirely up to them, but I find it is the most enduring, beautiful legacy God could leave us until He comes again to walk with us in the cool of the day in the garden He meant for us.
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