A Cautious Man
October 16, 2003
Today's Quick Quiz
Mel Gibson, the man behind the upcoming film, The Passion, has built his own church in Malibu (one unconnected to the local diocese). Mel's church caters to those who reject the legitimacy of the current Catholic hierarchy, from the Pope on down. As noted by a canon lawyer, in a brief piece But is Mel Gibson Catholic?: "So, according to Church law, it’s schismatic, not a Catholic church at all."
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has issued a statement in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the papacy of John Paul II:
Jews throughout the world are deeply grateful to the Pope. He has defended the Jewish people at all times, as a priest in his native Poland and during his pontificate. John Paul has denounced anti-Semitism as a "sin against God and humanity," called upon all Christians to avoid any anti-Jewish interpretation of scriptures, and recommended caution in preaching and teaching.Now, whose side is the "Catholic League" on? (No fair peeking at the answer).
We pray that he remains healthy for many years to come, that he achieves much success in his holy work and that Catholic-Jewish relations continue to flourish.