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Thread #149850   Message #3490689
Posted By: DMcG
15-Mar-13 - 09:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Bergoglio was involved, and if he is going to operate in any effective way he should clear up exactly what part he played and where he stands on such regimes now.

Whatever else happens, I think it is pretty clear that the degree of involvement and his guilt or innocence is going to be gone over pretty thoroughly in the next month or so. There are too many people on all sides interested in getting to the bottom of it for things to just fade away.

In the meantime, I think it premature of us, on either side, to behave as if we knew all the facts already. And it is very easy for those of us who aren't under the threat of being disappeared to say how people who are/were should behave. I know a woman who lived near Belsen during the war and had her arm cut off by a soldier for offering some Jews being marched to the camp some bread. Who blames her for not doing anything else to help them after that? And what about those standing next to her who saw it happen? Are they to be blamed? What about those who only heard about it?