The recent exposure of sex abuse of children by Catholic priests in Ireland and Germany has caused a series of criticism against the Pope and the Catholic church which has caused a knee jerk reaction from the Vatican. Remarks by "Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, who holds the office of preacher of the papal household", has labeled it akin to anti-semitism, and sees it as an attack on the church. His comments of course missed the point of the criticism. The same scandal hit the United States a few years ago, the bottom line being that the church was a haven for pedophiles. The church should be proactive in protecting children and not protect men that hide behind a collar to abuse the innocent and unprotected. There is no greater evil than to damage a child.
Had the church been vigilant and prosecuted pedophiles in their ranks they would have not become a safe haven for pedophiles and could have taken the lead in protecting children. The fact that there was a reluctance to defend the innocent while protecting the guilty is a stain that the church will have to work long and hard to erase.
To equate criticism of the church for their reluctance to prosecute pedophiles to anti semitism is to insult the Jewish experience and demean the suffering and tragedy suffered by Jews in the 20th century.
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