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February 06, 2009

Bishop doesn’t speak for all Catholics

I wish to express my apology to Jack Mandelbaum (2/3, Letters, “Holocaust-denying bishop”) for the hurt that has come from the views and opinions of Richard Williamson, a bishop of the Pius X Society. Williamson does not speak for any Catholic I know, and the views of this individual in no way represent people of the Catholic Church.

It is important that we focus our common efforts on the work of peace and harmony. No individual should or can get in the work of God’s wish for unity and peace.

The Rev. Gerald Waris
Pastor, St. Patrick Parish
Kansas City



As far as I can tell, there are only "individuals" that we deal with in life. Without their actions there would be no unity or peace.

I always love the "not my religious belief" argument, because ultimately there is no unity in belief whenever belief can mean whatever one desires.


Making things more confusing, wasn't the fellow who does speak for most of the Catholics Gerald knows once a Hitler Youth?

Wouldn't the world be a nicer place if there was no religion.

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