The good news is that none of this augurs any fundamental rollback on the Catholic commitment to good neighborly relations with Judaism. . . . Now for the bad news. In the 21st century, the relationship with Judaism risks being consigned to a permanent Catholic back-burner—some-thing seen as nice and desirable, but not really a “get out of bed thinking about it” priority.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friendship Between Religions
Mr. John L. Allen Jr. “was in Chicago earlier this week to present the 17th annual Cardinal Joseph Bernardin lecture on Jewish/Catholic relations...in the 21st century.” In Friday’s All Things Catholic he summarized his talk, then he
offered some thoughts on Pope Pius XII.
Mr. Allen called his essential points “good news” and “bad news.”