Posts Tagged ‘Nostra Aetate’

Vatican states Church doesn’t formally try to convert Jews

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

A new Vatican document has affirmed that the Catholic Church does not support any institutional mission to convert Jews. Marking 50 years of Catholic-Jewish dialogue since Vatican II, the Pontifical Council for Religious Relations with Jews has published “The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable”. The document states that Catholics are called to witness Read more

Nostra Aetate and Catholic-Jewish relations

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Vatican issued a declaration that established a new rapport between Jews and Catholics. On the eve of this anniversary, the Anti-Defamation League — founded to protect Jewish lives and rights — called the Church’s approval of Nostra Aetate “arguably the most important moment in modern Jewish-Christian relations.” How so? Read more

Call to revoke revised old rite Good Friday prayer for Jews

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

A German bishop says the Church should revoke the revised Good Friday prayer for the Jews introduced when use of the 1962 Missal was widened. Bishop Heinrich Mussinghoff of Aachen said he could not “understand or implement” the revised version. Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificam allowed for wider use of the 1962 Read more