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Constantine's Sword

by James Carroll
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (MA, USA)

From: Naim S Mahlab

I am attaching a copy of a book review that appeared in a recent issue of Time, and which you may find of interest.

I am gratified that the author, a former Catholic priest, proposes the thought that anti-semitism was conceived, spawned and nurtured by the Christian Church, something that I have always maintained but never expected to hear from a practicing Catholic.

It is a sad commentary that, what he calls "one of the West’s epic plagues" is still with us, albeit in a more discreet way. The propagation of this pernicious virus starts in Sunday school where the Jew is portrayed as a deicide, and is confirmed in a more sophisticated way from the Christian pulpit.

Perhaps we should dare hope that with more people like James Caroll, the Church will accept responsibility for the crimes it has committed against the people of Jesus.

I think it was Mark Twain who said the man is the only member of the animal kingdom who has the ability to blush, and we certainly have a lot to blush about.







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