Monday, May 11, 2009
Today, two priests visited suspected Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk, who is accused by the German government of assisting in the murder of 29,000 Jews and is being deported by the U.S government. Yet, the Catholic Church, represented by Bishop John D'Arcy and the Cardinal Newman Society are protesting the guest speaker appearance of President Obama at Notre Dame University, because of his view on abortion. Bishop D'Arcy is planning on boycotting the event in protest. It makes me wonder if the Catholic Church still harbors animosity toward Jews since it is offended by the appearance of the President of the U.S. because he has a different opinion or belief than that of the church, but consoles and has no problem being in the presence of a likely, mass murderer, of thousands of Jews.