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  •  By the way, an addendum: a Catholic Statement (2+ / 0-)
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    As Holy Scripture testifies, Jerusalem did not recognize the time of her visitation (9), nor did the Jews, in large number, accept the Gospel; indeed not a few opposed its spreading (10). Nevertheless God holds the Jews most dear for the sake of their Fathers; He does not repent of the gifts He makes or of the calls He issues -- such is the witness of the Apostle (11). In company with the Prophets and the same Apostle, the Church awaits that day, known to God alone, on which all peoples will address the Lord in a single voice and "serve him shoulder to shoulder" (Soph. 3, 9) (12).

    Since the spiritual patrimony common to Christians and Jews is thus so great, this Sacred Synod wants to foster and recommend that mutual understanding and respect which is the fruit, above all, of biblical and theological studies as well as fraternal dialogues.

    True, the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed for the death of Christ (13); still, what happened in His passion cannot be charged against all the Jews, without distinction, then alive, nor against the Jews of today. Although the Church is the new People of God, the Jews should not be presented as rejected or accursed by God, as if this followed from the Holy Scriptures. All should see to it, then, that in catechetical work or in the preaching of the Word of God they do not teach anything that does not conform to the truth of the Gospel and the spirit of Christ.

    Furthermore, in her rejection of every persecution against any man, the Church, mindful of the patrimony she shares with the Jews and moved not by political reasons but by the Gospel's spiritual love, decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone.

    --Issued 28 October 1965

    Dammit, it's time for some poetry! And some news!

    by Yosef 52 on Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 06:24:00 PM PDT

    •  Ah, yes, Vaticanum II... (1+ / 0-)
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      Yosef 52

      ... viewed a lunatic fringe in the Catholic community as the beginning of the end:  No more Latin mass, communion wine for all - LIBERALISATION in all its deleterious forms.

      It's ironic how obscurantist Protestants, die-hard pre-Vatican II Catholics, radical Islamists and Jewish fringe groups all seem to agree on a few core tenets:  austerity, exclusivity and repression of women (and facial hair for men).

      γνωθι σεαυτόν

      by halef on Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 10:23:33 PM PDT

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