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  • The Catholic Method

    By Rob Eshman

    December 2, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Just before the latest wave of religious fanaticism crashed against civilization, I was in Mexico City, talking about the last wave.

    Not so long ago — in the long span of human history — the Catholic Church terrorized the Jews, Muslims, Protestants, Hindus and many other...

  • Pope Francis meets with Jewish leaders on 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate

    October 28, 2015 | 9:00 am

    Jewish leaders met with Pope Francis in Rome on the 50th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, the declaration promulgated by Pope Paul VI that led to improved relations between Jews and Catholics.

    “Yes to the rediscovery of the Jewish roots of Christianity. No to anti-Semitism,” the...

  • What Nostra Aetate can teach us about dialogue with Muslims

    October 27, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Fifty years ago, on Oct. 28, 1965, Pope Paul VI and the bishops of the Second Vatican Council promulgated the declaration Nostra Aetate on the relationship between the Catholic Church and other religions.

    In the decades since, the document has done much to foster dialogue between...

  • Some Jews still upset as Pope readies U.S. visit

    By Ben Harris

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When news broke last year that Pope Benedict XVI was reviving an ancient prayer for the conversion of the Jews, the reaction in Jewish circles was outrage tempered by confusion.

    Communal leaders warned that the move would deal a serious blow to the four decades of progress in...

  • Nostra Aetate:

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Pope John XXIII convened Vatican Council II, he initiated the process that led to Nostra Aetate, which 40 years ago this year essentially dropped the charge that Jews were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus. Nostra Aetate accorded fundamental respect to Judaism, not only...