One might think that the Vatican, in the midst of a veritable Benetton ad of international pedophilia scandals, might be trying extra hard to avoid antagonizing anyone who isn’t already pissed off at the crowd that hangs around St. Peter’s Basilica. But as the Church’s whole"Ixnay on the Uppingshtay" policy suggests, what Jewdar thinks is logical and what the Church thinks is logical are two very different things. Consider therecent comments made by Father Raniero Cantalemessa, a big shot priest at the Vatican, who said (allegedly quoting a Jewish friend) that the criticism of the Vatican over its mishandling of pedophilia within the Church is reminiscent of "the more shameful aspects of antsemitism."
The reverend father has since apologized, and Jewdar, a peacemaker like Jesus, comes as a peacemaker, is willing to let bygones be bygones. After all, judging by the sartorial accessories favored by Rev. Cantalamessa’s homeboys, is it any wonder that he has difficulty differentiating Catholic clergymen from the Jews?