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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 14, 2006

Pope Benedict's homily on Holy Thursday was magnificent. The CWN story only scratches the surface, and the full text (when, at last, it's made available in English translation) will be worth the wait.

There were many different profound themes in this homily. How do you choose which one to highlight in a news story? A tough question. But one news service reached outside the Pope's homily for this interesting perspective:

Exactly a week after the National Geographic Society put the sympathetic Gospel of Judas on display, Pope Benedict reasserted the traditional Christian view that Judas betrayed his friend and Lord after the Last Supper.

Can you guess? Was this snippet drawn from a story by:

  • The New York Times, whose reporters read their own front page and know what the editors consider important.
  • Al Jazeera, whose reporters aren't acquainted with Christian teaching and don't know what's important.
  • Catholic News Service, whose reporters are paid by the US bishops.

You guessed? Come on! Did you peek?

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