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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Roundup: Op-eds criticize Benedict; Rabbi Levin defends him

I for one stand with His Holiness

Commentators continued to criticize Pope Benedict’s decision to lift the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of St. Pius X, even as Rabbi Yehuda Levin defended him. “At this point there has been a wonderfully strong renunciation of Bishop Williamson by the Vatican, and therefore the Jewish community from their statements seems to be satisfied that things are going in the right way," Levin said. “This is just going to increase the frenzy of left-wing Catholics, whether outside the Church or inside, because they now have to carry the ball in terms of keeping the attack on the Pope going.” Many of the Pope's critics seemed unaware that the Pontiff had already denounced Holocaust denial in two public statements since lifting the excommunications. (Catholic

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