Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The story we'll never hear....

Did Jean Marie (Aaron) Lustiger, the Cardinal of Paris, and a born Jew, cast his conclave vote for Joseph Ratzinger (right)? Did Aaron's heart skip a beat when he learned that his new most Holy Father was a man who had been part of the Nazi youth organization, someone who had saluted the organization that killed his parents, someone who had served in the Luftwaffe?

At the moment the vote became final, did Aaron's thoughts turn, even for an instant, to his real father, the father the Nazis murdered?

Did he say, "I'm sorry?"