Judaism Still 'Condemned by God'
Archconservative Bishop Insists
ROME—Judaism remains "con-
demned by God," a Roman Cath-
olic archconservative bishop has
declared in a clerical review, de-
spite the statement by the recent
Vatican Ecumenical Council that
the Jews are not to be held guilty
for the death of Jesus.
Author of the article, Bishop
Luigi Carl of Segni was among
those who fought successfully for
a watering-down of the Jewish
declaration in the recent council.
His article appeared in the semi-
monthly review, "Palestro del
The progressive majority at
the council wanted an unequi-
vocal dissociation of the Jews
from collective responsibility for
"deicide" (killing of God), but
Bishop Carli's group imposed
their will by threatening to mus-
ter enough votes against the
strong declaration to dilute its
He declares in the article:
"Judaism, that is the religious
institution, although r a d i c a 11 y
changed (after the destruction of
Jerusalem in 70 AD) from that of
the Old Testament by the disap-
pearance of the temple and the
priesthood, continued, in fact, to
survive, but illegally with respect
"It carries, in fact, always with
it, one would say by its very na-
ture, the judgment of condemna-
tion by God because, refusing
Christ, who should adhere but did
not and does not want to, it puts
itself against the will of God."
He called the term "deicide"
"theologically u n ex c eptionable,
even the only fitting one."
Much of the article was an an-
swer to an earlier article by
Augustin Cardinal Bea, liberal
German Jesuit who prepared the
original Jewish declaration. (Bish-
op Carli had written an article as-
serting the collective responsibil-
ity of Judaism, and Cardinal Bea's
statements were a rebuttal).
Jewish sources pointed to the
last Carli article as proof that
"the last-minute 'appeasement'
in the council did not pay, and
that a crisper, clearer and
stronger formulation of the de-
claration, not its watering down,
was needed to silence the viru-
lent anti-Semitism of some parts
of the Catholic hierarchy, which
cannot be appeased.
"The Carli article can only be
interpreted by Christians of good
will as evidence that a declara-
tion was urgently needed by and
for the Catholic Church and that,
by having it watered down, Cath-
olic teaching can apparently go on
in its old tracks as if nothing had
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Jesuits Seek Closer Ties
Between Christians, Jews
(Direct JTA Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
NEW YORK, JTA — The very
Rev. Pedro Arrupe, highest of-
ficial of the World Society of
Jesuits, declared here Monday
night that "more general Dialogues
between Christians and Jews can
take place." The Jesuits, he stated,
acknowledge now the part they
have played in history in escalat-
ing religious tensions to "formid-
"There is a definite place for
more specific contacts between
Jesuits and Jewish religious lead-
ers," the Jesuit leader said, "as
well as with educational and other
organizations and I trust these will
Father Arrup e, whose head-
quarters are in Rome, spoke at a
meeting attended by leading Cath-
olics, Protestants and Jews. Among
those whom he addressed were
Francis Cardinal Spellman, Roman
Catholic a r c h b i s h op of New
York; the Rev. Eugene Carson
Blake, general secretary-elect of
the World Council of Churches;
Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, chancel-
lor of the Jewish Theological-Sem-
inary of America, and Archbishop
Iakovos, Greek Orthodox primate
of North and South America.
United Hias Service
Saves NY Landmark
NEW YORK (JTA)—The United
Hias Service was praised here
Monday by the city's Landmark
Preservation Commission for the
"vision" and "pioneering spirit"
which made it an active partici-
pant in rescuing one of New York's
finest landmarks from pointless
Hias' former headquarters, which
previously had been New York's
first great public library, has been
acquired by the New York Shakes-
peare Festival which operates the
Shakespeare-in-Central Park pro-
gram. This purchase was the first
example of how New York's new
Landmarks Preservation Law can
work to save important buildings.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
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