Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Pope Rejects Moral Equivalency

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, fellow travelers are still playing the moral equivalency game between the free West and the Soviet-bloc East.

However, the Holy Father said something recently that appears to reject that moral equivalency. Here's the Pope's statement concerning the 60th anniversary of the Federal Republic of Germany's Basic Law and the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall:
... Under the communist dictatorship there was no action that would have been regarded as evil and always immoral in itself. Whatever served the objectives of the party was good -- however inhuman it might be. Today someone has asked whether the Western social order is much better and more humanitarian. In fact, the history of the Federal Republic of Germany is a proof of this...
(emphasis added by James H at Opinionated Catholic)

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