In the Notebook section of a recent number of the London Tablet, there is a brief note about Amanda Knox and her having used her time in prison to learn about Christianity from the Catholic chaplain there. The chaplain commented: Amanda is not a Catholic. She didnt know anything about Christianity, but I found her open and very intelligent. I would say that she was seeking the truth. The author of the note had a curious, poorly written sentence: Despite her apparent ignorance about Christianity, she had attended a private Jesuit high school in Seattle. Shouldnt that be the other way around: Despite having attended a private Jesuit high school in Seattle, she knew nothing about Christianity?
Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.