For many Jews, memory of centuries of persecution creates a complicated relationship with Catholic art and fashion.
In Catholic school, the Jews sounded like a sad people, but it was all theoretical. I didn’t know what a modern Jew would be, since I’d never met one.
French Catholic priest and Holocaust scholar Fr. Patrick Desbois is on a mission to collect testimonies of Yazidi survivors of IS atrocities.
Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River to visit Rome’s Great Synagogue Sunday.
About a month ago I blogged about a document published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last June that had drawn sharp protests from several national Jewish organizations. I wrote that the bishops’ conference had responded to the complaints in October by withdrawing two offending sentences from the document, at the Jewish organizations’ request. But, I wrote, the bishops had removed the wrong sentences, leaving one of the offending passages and excising a third that wasn’t in question.
America’s Catholic bishops, responding to Jewish protests, are backing away from a controversial policy statement they issued last June in which interfaith dialogue was portrayed as a forum for promoting Christianity.