So, I’ve been trying to noodle through this one for a few days.
I guess with the withering of the Catholic Church’s influence, they need all the support they can get. Including the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X.
Even with that, what would possibly convince Mr. Ratzinger to include a Holocaust denier in the deal (for deal it must have been). The almost 500 priests in the Fraternity? Is it really worth offending the world’s Jews and those sympathetic to victims of genocide?
Either Mr. Ratzinger is not as smart as I would give him credit for, or maybe he is just completely out of touch with the position the Church holds in the world.
I’d really be interested in Mr. Ratzinger’s thinking on this one.