[opinion] Chris Freind: Vatican report shows why sainting Pope JP II was sinful

December 3, 2020

Who could forget that chilling seen in “Jaws” when Mrs. Kintner, whose young son had just been killed by the shark, slapped Chief Brody?

Sobbing, she said, “I just found out that a girl got killed here last week, and you knew it! You knew there was a shark out there! You knew it was dangerous! But you let people go swimming anyway? But still my boy is dead now, and there’s nothing you can do about it. My boy is dead. I wanted you to know that.”

The mayor turned to Brody and said, “She’s wrong.”

In complete candor, the chief shot back, “No, she’s not.”

Too bad the Catholic Church didn’t heed that powerful lesson. For decades, it too had a “shark” problem, but rather than hunting down the terrorizing threat, it simply threw more bait to the predator.

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