Center for Ethics and Leadership

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bishops Revise Statement on Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Last June, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a correction to the existing statement on Catholic-Jewish dialogue that angered Jews in the dialogue. (See my September 16 blog entry.) Last week, they issued a new statement. The bishops said explicitly that Jewish-Catholic dialogue was neither intended to convert Jews, nor to invite them to baptism. The clarification is welcome, since the bishops themselves realized that the previous document had resulted both in misunderstanding and hurt feelings.


  • This is nice to hear although appeasement after the fact is hard to believe. I hope that this is an act based upon truth, rather than just a cover up for whistle-blown actions. Either way it is a step forward I guess, although my thoughts are drawn to other conclusions.

    By Anonymous "who I am", At October 23, 2009 7:19 AM  

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