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To: topher

Unfortunately, once the media picks up the meme, the truth no longer matters. The left and the media will accept it as established truth and continue to repeat it for years. It will become part of the left’s institutionalized memory.


2 posted on 03/30/2010 7:48:05 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity; wideawake
But it was the Vicar-General of the Munich Archdiocese, Mgr. Gerhard Gruber, and not Cardinal Ratzinger, who permitted Father Hullerman to return to pastoral work. Mgr. Gerhard Gruber has stated that the pope was not aware of his decision.

I'm sorry, but that's a really lame excuse.

Ratzinger hired Father Gruber as vicar genearl. He was his boss. He chose to delegate such decisions to him. That makes him ultimately responsible. Period.

And whatever happened to Father Gruber after this became known? Why wasn't he disciplined?

None of this makes the Holy Father a bad man, or any less fit to be pope. All managers make mistakes like this in their lives. What distinguishes those with honor is the willingness to own up.

The Holy Father needs to own up. Putting out lame excuses like the one above only serves to diminish his moral authority.

5 posted on 04/01/2010 12:49:28 PM PDT by curiosity
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