Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The popes and synagogues

Many may be wondering about my relative silence on JP II's death. The reason: I really don't have a whole lot to say that can add anything of significance to what has already been said or is being said.

But I will say this: Media reports that he was the first pope to step inside a synagogue are wrong. Yes, you read that correctly -- they're wrong. Even though you may have read that in the NY Times, the Post (Denver, Washington or any other city paper with that name), Globe, a Catholic News Service report, heard it on Fox, NPR, NBC, CBS, ABC or even EWTN, John Paul II was NOT the first pope to step inside a synagogue.

There was once a man named Peter, who lived at the same time as Jesus Christ....

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