Benedict at Auschwitz

Pope Benedict’s XVI’s recent visit to Auschwitz, during which he conspicuously failed to voice repentance for the Catholic Church’s nearly two millennia of anti-Semitic teaching, has been welcomed in certain Catholic quarters as a rejection of “political correctness.”

The National Catholic Reporter’s John Allen trumpeted Benedict’s remarks as “a turning point in post-Auschwitz Christian theology, which in the last...

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