catholic perspective on jewish tradition
5-week series
beginning Feb 26
saturdays every two weeks

Subsequent series' to follow

$50 requested donation for each series

Basic catechetical knowledge required

8:30a Central

by Sr. Agnes of the Cross, CB





season one

Nostra aetate and the other documents of the Church


1.  Declaration Nostra Aetate 4 of the Second Vatican Council:

-The historical context in the aftermath of the II World War

-The Ten points of Seelisberg. Jules Isaac and Pope John XXIII

-History of the document: the opposition of some fathers of the Council, e.g., the bishops from the Arabic countries, and the traditionalists.


2. A reading of this document and its quotations from St. Paul's Letter to the Romans.


3. A Theological 180°

-From a "teaching of contempt" to a recognition and an encouragement

-The mystery of the Church

-A vital relationship.


4. The Office of Interfaith Dialogue with Judaism in Rome

-within the office of the Unity of the Christians

-The Promise (Cardinall Lustiger)



5. Fifty years later

-“The Gifts of God are irrevocable.”

-A difficult and controversial document

-The questions at stake

season two 

Tradition and inspiration

within the Jewish approach

season three

a biblical timetable

season four

a biblical walk

through the holy land

season five

"and now, what shall we do?"