Pro-McCain Pastor Apologizes to Catholics

Hagee regrets 'Godless theology' remarks; Catholic League accepts apology
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 6:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Texas preacher whose anti-Catholic comments were haunting John McCain's campaign apologized today, and the president of the Catholic League accepted, Politico reports. In an apparent effort to avert a GOP version of the Jeremiah Wright situation, John Hagee wrote a letter about his "deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful"; those comments included referring to the faith as a "Godless theology."

In response, William Donohue wrote, "What Hagee has done takes courage and quite frankly I never expected him to demonstrate such sensitivity to our concerns."