Hagee to apologize to Catholics

First he retracted his statements aboot New Orleans, and now Rev. Hagee (and pastor that John McCain met all of once) is apologizing to Catholics. So much for comparing him to Jeremiah Wright:

The Texas megachurch pastor whose past comments about the Catholic Church have caused headaches for John McCain for over two months will issue an apology to Catholics later today, according a top Christian conservative. John Hagee, pastor of San Antonio’s Cornerstone Church, will send a letter to Catholic League President William Donahue expressing “deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful.”

“After engaging in constructive dialogue with Catholic friends and leaders, I now have an improved understanding of the Catholic Church, its relation to the Jewish faith, and the history of anti-Catholicism,” Hagee wrote in a letter running just over two pages. In a carefully-coordinated plan, Donahue accepted the apology with a statement of his own.

And no, I don’t doubt for one second that he’s doing this for political reasons.