Will the Cohen Center issue an apology?
In another comment left at this Blog by Mr. Tom White (which he asked me not to publish), Mr. White says in part: "..Hank's wording of 'the Church' was a broader reference to Christianity and not specific to the Catholic Church."
Realizing that his first argument has failed and that Papal apologies are in no way to be interpreted as apologies for "doctrinal errors," Mr. White is now attempting to convince me that Hank [Mr. Henry F. Knight, Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies] was not really referring to the Catholic Church specifically but to Christianity in general.
Actually Mr. White, nice try babe. In reality, Mr. Knight wrote: "The St. Benedict Center, home base to the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the religious community known also as the Crusade of Saint Benedict Center, sees itself as the guardian of traditional Roman Catholic truth, especially the pre-Vatican II teaching extra ecclesiam nulla salus - 'Outside the Church there is no salvation.' More specifically, the Benedict Center has been cited by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a religious hate group that opposes the re-examination of traditional forms of anti-Semitism in Church teachings or its liturgies.."
Obviously, given the context of this paragraph, Mr. Knight was referring to the Catholic Church specifically. His statement refers to how the SBC "sees itself as the guardian of traditional Roman Catholic truth" and then asserts how the SBC "opposes the re-examination of traditional forms of anti-Semitism in Church teachings or its liturgies.."
Will the Cohen Center apologize for issuing offensive remarks, the purpose of which was to malign the Catholic Church? Excuses simply won't do.