Faith/Spirituality Forum: Catholic - Jewish Relations
Catholic - Jewish Relations QUESTION from Dave on August 19, 2002 From the Boston Globe's website:
CATHOLICS REJECT EVANGELIZATION OF JEWS Published on August 13, 2002. Author(s): Michael Paulson, Globe Staff
BISHOPS, RABBIS ISSUE STATEMENT
The Catholic Church, which spent hundreds of years trying forcibly to convert Jews to Christianity, has come to the conclusion that it is theologically unacceptable to target Jews for evangelization, according to a statement issued yesterday by organizations representing US Catholic bishops and rabbis from the country's two largest Jewish denominations.
I don't know why Mr. Paulson begins his sentence with The Catholic Church, since he ends it by confessing it's only organizations representing US Catholic bishops. Which brings me to my question:
Does The Catholic Church maintain that (finally) Jews are not to be evangelized, since (as the article goes on to state), they have a special, and prior covenant with God??
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, OLSM on August 30, 2002 Dear Dave:
The Boston Globe -- that bastion of bigotry against the Church -- has it wrong.
See my answer to this to Mr. Campbell on August 15: Click Here
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