Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Statement from Catholic Bishops’ Conference on Holocaust Memorial Day

A spokesperson from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales issued the following statement on Holocaust Memorial Day:

“The views of one of the bishops of SSPX in denying the reality of the Holocaust are totally unacceptable. His personal positions do not affect in any way the position of the Church’s most authoritative document on this dialogue, "Nostra Aetate," which deplores any type of anti-Semitism.
“Today on Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the death of six million Jews and follow Pope Benedict XVI in deploring anti-Semitism in all its forms. We call on all Roman Catholics to do the same.”


Blogger David Lindsay said...

The whole thing is as ridiculous as it is revolting.

For one thing, why is it on 27th January, the day Auschwitz exchanged mass-murdering Nazi tyranny for mass-murdering Soviet tyranny? Why not 15th April, the day Belsen really was liberated, and that by the British? In some years, that would even coincide usefully with Easter.

That we are prepared to have it today points to the extent to which the anti-British sectarian Left has taken over our public life, and the extent to which it has made peace with its old adversaries, also massively influential, on the anti-British sectarian Right.

And that we really insist on having it all points to the extent to which it is so much easier, and even more fun, to concentrate on the wrongdoing of others rather than on that of ourselves.

1/27/2009 10:18 AM  

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