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Nostra Aetate

Without Nostra Aetate, I Wouldn't Be Catholic

Jordan Denari | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Jordan Denari

If I had never encountered a five-paragraph document, with a Latin title, written 50 years ago, it is very unlikely that I would still be Catholic today.

Why Nostra Aetate Was A 'Miracle' For Catholic-Jewish Relations

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion

ROME (RNS) The president of the World Jewish Congress on Wednesday (Oct. 28) hailed as a “miracle” a Vatican declaration signed 50 years ...

Pope Marks 50 Years Of Close Catholic-Jewish Relations With Call For More Interfaith Friendships

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.28.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marked the 50th anniversary of the turning point in the Catholic Church's relations with Jews and people of oth...

What Is Nostra Aetate And What Does It Have To Do With Catholic-Jewish Relations?

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.24.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Fifty years ago Wednesday (Oct. 28), the Vatican issued a declaration that established a new rapport between Jews and Catholics. On the eve of ...

Pope Makes Suprise Stop To Bless Statue Of Catholic-Jewish Unity

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.27.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis made a surprise stop at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia on Sunday to bless a statue that celebrates the Vatican's tie...

Pope Francis From A Jewish Perspective

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Greenblatt

As we have seen, Pope Francis is not just paying lip service to those reforms - he is embracing them wholeheartedly. And yet, there is still work to be done.

A Message to Pakistani Muslims Who Attack My Fellow Christians

Craig Considine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

My Pakistani Muslim friends are peace-loving people. I admire their strong sense of honor and the respect that they show for my Catholic beliefs. The relationship that I have with these Pakistanis makes Sunday's attack even more appalling to me.

Son of God Is the Anti-Gibson

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was a passion of hate. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new film, Son of God, slated to arrive in theaters nationwide on February 28, is the true anti-Gibson. From start to finish, theirs is a much more sensitive effort.

A Bright Idea: Invite Worship Groups Evicted From Public Schools To Worship In Shuttered Catholic Churches

Michele Somerville | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Although I feel strongly that a public school should never be identified with any one religion, I tend to think a church group has as much right to rent space in a public building as a theater group has.