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By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Mar 16, 2004

If you were the auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, that blue collar city, what name might you invoke that, simply by its mention, carries moral authority of the sort that can stop ethnic hatred in its tracks? Exactly.

Here in Milwaukee at Congregation Shalom, Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland's apology to our own Jewish neighbors for the persecution of centuries brought tears to the eyes of so many congregants that day. I know; I was there.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 16, 2004 4:23 PM ET USA

    There appears to be a move afoot around here to 'rehabilitate' Weakland - originally initiated by himself with his America article. His former secretary wanted him to administer Confirmation. Parishioners rightly objected and were lambasted as being 'unforgiving'. They were not - just prudent with sound memories. Justice is not thrown out in the interests of 'forgiveness'. I can forgive the thief who steals my wallet - but invite him to count the Sunday collection? Not in a million years!

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Mar. 16, 2004 9:46 AM ET USA

    Contrast this piece of ecumenical candy floss with the meeting by 7 Cardinals at Yeshiva in January 2004; real discussion -- some tough talk -- and some complaints by some Orthodox that they (Catholics) weren't tackling the tough ecumenical issues, but, rather, dancing around them.

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