Holy Terror?

A student in one of my School of Faith courses asked me to explain how terrorism could possibly be justified as doing “God’s will.” I think that’s an important issue for us to explore┬áif we want to address the problem at its root. Obviously this issue arises in the context of Islam, since at least […]

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Salvation for the Jews

Pope Benedict’s amazing itinerary this week includes a meeting tomorrow in Washington with 50 Jewish leaders as well as a visit to Park East Synagogue in New York on Friday. Certainly these opportunities for dialogue are important for the Church’s cordial yet delicate relationship with Judaism, especially in light of the recent controversy concerning the […]

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Prayer for the Jews

When Pope Benedict XVI issued his motu proprio allowing for a broader use of the “extraordinary form” of the Latin liturgy, one concern that was raised was the prayer for the Jews in the Good Friday service. The concern was twofold. First, the language of the Tridentine liturgy referred to the blindness and faithlessness of […]

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