Thursday, March 12, 2009

Haiku 031209

squirrels play tag
on the snowy yard
an unmade bed


Recently, we read the following:

Associated Press: "Vatican Made Errors in Holocaust Denial Case"

"Pope Benedict XVI has made an unusual public acknowledgement of Vatican mistakes and turmoil in his church over an outreach to ultraconservatives that led to his lifting the excommunication of a Holocaust-denying bishop...."


And we thought:

.... a Holocaust-denying bishop who remains an unrepentant old fart -- and clerico-fascist, to boot.

Was there really a mistake? How could the pope, renowned as a scholar, be so careless as to miss asking the pertinent questions? Or did someone just happen to spill the beans? And this is now damage control?

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