Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The more things change the more they stay the same

Keynoting a three-day Catholic-Jewish theological dialogue, a top Vatican official said among the main tasks facing Catholic-Jewish relations in coming years are conversions, forced sermons, and if necessary, auto de fes.
Kidding! What the top Vatican official really said he wanted was this: deeper historical studies, dialogue on fundamental theology and advancing cooperation in charitable and social work. It's just that whenever a Catholic prelate opens his mouth, I see death camps.