Monday, November 21, 2005

Score One for the SSPX?

The Reuters headline reads: "Ultra-traditionalist Says Pope Should Convert Jews". Leaving aside whether the pope, in fact, disagrees with the underlying assumption in the headline (the article seems to me to be assuming facts not in evidence), it is an astonishing assertion that only an "ultra-traditionalist" thinks Jews should be converted. Is the "Great Commission" really now only for the few on one side of the Catholic spectrum of opinion? On the first Pentecost when they were only minutes from the reception of the fire of the Holy Ghost were the apostles disobeying Our Lord by preaching in Jerusalem?

It's amazing what you can find in the press if you're not careful.