The remarkable story of the declaration of “Nostra Aetate” (translated “In Our Times”) in 1965 is today known by far too few young Catholics, Protestants, Jews and other people of conscience.
Last week, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries issued a statement calling on Israel to rescind its Nation-State Law. The law, though controversial, has no real practical implications but the pushback from the Catholic Church may do serious damage to Jewish-Christian relations which have been steadily improving since the Second Vatican Council more than 50 years ago.
“In imitating God, Jews and Christians must offer models of service, unconditional love and holiness. We are all created in God’s holy image.”
A Vatican document which revolutionized Catholic treatment of the Jewish religion 50 years ago has been translated into Hebrew for the first time.
When Vatican II was first introduced to the Catholic Church and the world in 1965 by Pope Paul VI, the Jewish world breathed a sigh of relief.
Below the surface, an End of Days prophecy that pits Rome against Jerusalem is playing out.
“Reflection” completely rejects replacement theology, and affirms that God’s “new” covenant for Christians does not negate the “old” covenant with Jews.
In a landmark document, the Vatican announced on Thursday that Catholics should not try to convert Jews and should work with Jews to combat anti-Semitism.
Jews and Catholics are coming together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of the Nostra Aetate, a declaration released by the Catholic Church that many understand as countering centuries of anti-Semitic attitudes and understandings within the Church.
Groundbreaking Petition Signed by Leading Rabbis Calls for Increased Partnership Between Jews and Christians
A new groundbreaking petition signed by leading Orthodox rabbis calls for furthering the fraternal partnership between Jewish and Christian leaders.