Rabbi speaks the truth about Pope
FOR most faithful Catholics the Easter speeches in defence of Pope Benedict were a welcome breath of fresh air – and not a moment too soon. Most of us were beginning to wonder would the church ever begin to speak out in its defence.
Both Fr Cantalamessa and Cardinal Sodano are to be congratulated for speaking out and articulating the voice of the faithful in defending the Holy Father.
The ongoing witch-hunt against Pope Benedict was identified most accurately by Rabbi David Rosen (director of the American Jewish Committee's Department of Inter-religious Affairs) when he recently stated: “One cannot avoid the conclusion that there is a widespread begrudging attitude towards Benedict XVI in the media and even hostility in some quarters; and it is not too difficult to analyse. As a generalisation, it is fair to say that the media is generally liberalfundamentalist and very aggressively secular. The reasoned/ rational approach of the Pope is anathema to such a world view.”