"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Friday, January 19, 2007

You can always count on the Jesuits

In a recent Commonweal article, Fr. Francis X. Clooney criticizes Pope Benedict XVI for being too "brusque" about Islam, to borrow the term the Pope used for the words of the Byzantine emperor he quoted. Naturally, Clooney finds part of the problem in Dominus Iesus, which then-Cardinal Ratzinger issued in 2000, thus dismaying prog ecumenists about as much as Unitatis Redintegratio and Dignitatis Humanae have long dismayed trad triumphalists. Nothing like reliability.

For a more thorough, and delightful, critique of Clooney and defense of the Pope, see Dale of Dyspeptic Mutterings.
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