Category Archives: Nostra Aetate

Interfaith Dialogue, A Point

The young miss was running late this morning, so on the drive to school I heard NPR’s spot on Pope Benedict’s letter to an Italian conservative author casting doubt, supposedly, on interfaith dialogue. The NYT has a cryptic summary, and … Continue reading

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From the Archives of the Catholic World: Nostra Aetate, 1965

I hope that you’ve noticed that the Paulist Fathers have decided to continue the interrupted second century of publication of the Catholic World in an online format. One of their sections involves reprinting articles from the long past of the … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate and the Jews

I hope that you’ve been carefully reading Nostra Aetate along with Todd. Midstream: A Jewish Monthly Review held a panel on Nostra Aetate, printed in its September/October 2005 issue. Dr Eugene Fisher, associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate 5

NA 5 concludes the decree: We cannot truly call on God, the Father of all, if we refuse to treat in a brotherly way any man, created as he is in the image of God. Man’s relation to God the … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate 4: Catholics and Jews

Addressing the spiritual bond between Christians and Jews … Thus the Church of Christ acknowledges that, according to God’s saving design, the beginnings of her faith and her election are found already among the Patriarchs, Moses and the prophets. She … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate 3: Catholics and Muslims

Affirmation for the followers of Islam: They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate 2

Nostra Aetate, by its nature being a “decree,” is more of a collection of affirmations rather than religious criticism. From ancient times down to the present, there is found among various peoples a certain perception of that hidden power which … Continue reading

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