Much of the furor over the rehabilitation (of sorts) of the right-wing schismatic bishops by Pope Benedict XVI has focused on anti-Semitism, particularly the Holocaust-denying statements of Bishop Richard Williamson. (And he has some other quirks, like denying that two planes took down the Twin Towers on 9/11. But I digress.)
But anti-Semitism, or at best anti-Judaism (prejudice against a category of people, or against their religion–pick your poison), is part and parcel of the Traditionalist history, if not all the movement’s followers. In an article just posted online at the National Catholic Reporter, columnist John Allen expertly unpacks the history, and shows why it–and Benedict’s move–is so troubling:
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