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Two Kinds Of Catholic: Holocaust Edition

The good kind:
Pope Francis Sends E-Mail About God and the Holocaust. Pope Francis responded with a personal note to an author who had alerted the Pope to a piece he wrote about his Holocaust surviving parents. Amazingly, the two had found strength in prayer, even when surrounded by terror of the Nazi camps. The Pope wrote:

 When you, with humility, are telling us where God was in that moment, I felt within me that you had transcended all possible explanations and that, after a long pilgrimage -- sometimes sad, tedious or dull - you came to discover a certain logic and it is from there that you were speaking to us; the logic of First Kings 19:12, the logic of that "gentle breeze" (I know that it is a very poor translation of the rich Hebrew expression) that constitutes the only possible hermeneutic interpretation.
Thank you from my heart. And, please, do not forget to pray for me. May the Lord bless you.

Two examples of the other kind:

Bill O'Reilly: "I don't see a difference between (Arianna) Huffington and the Nazis."

Antonin Scalia:  One cause of the Holocaust: failing to interpret the Constitution as a "static document".



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