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March 24, 1967 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1967-03-24

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Guidelines on Catholic-Jewish Relations
Highly Commended by Jewish Spo4smen

Guidelines on Catholic-Jewish party." Such meetings should be plement the Schema on Catholic-
relations issued last week by the "jointly planned and developed" , Jewish relations. The guidelines
said the Catholic pulpit should
Catholic Bishops. in Washington, by Catholics and Jews.
The guidelines called for an ex- also be used "for expounding the
were widely acclaimed by major'
national Jewish organizations and amination of Catholic school texts, teachings of the statement and
prayerbooks and other media, "un-; , exhorting - participation in pro-
by local leaders.
Spokesmen for the Rabbinical der competent auspices, to remove grams fitted to the parochial level."
Assembly (Conservative>. Central *" not only those materials which The subcommission also suggested
Conference of American Rabbis do not accord with the content and that orientation and source - mate-
American Jewish spirit" of the Ecumenical Council rial to carry out the recommenda-
( Reform
Commit te e. Anti - Defamation statement on Catholic-Jewish re- tions "may be sought from the
lations "but also those which fail various Catholic and Jewish orgam-
Lea gue of lanai Brith and other
groups commended the declaration to show Judaism's role in the zations that have been active in
salvation-history
in any positive the field of Christian-Jewish rela-
and welcomed it as being of great
significance in making the Catholic- light." They include eight gen - tions."
eral
principles,
ten
recommended
Plans for the guidelines distil-
Jewish dialogue a step in the di-
programs for Catholic-Jewish dia- bution were announced earlier by
rection of eliminating conflicts.
Detroit leaders also commended logues and seven themes for Cath- Msgr. George C. Higgins, director
the statement; it was highly re- olic-Jewish relations which "merit of the social action department of
the att
attention
nti
and an
t d study
of C oaoc
th li
the U.S. Catholic Conference. He
carded by Rabbi Irwin Groner and th
educators and scholars."
I spoke at the Institute on Catholic-
others.
The
sub-commission
pointed
Jewish
Relations at S't. Joseph's
Distributed to all Catholic

out that Americans were faced
bishops by the American Cath-
with "an historic opportunity to
olic hierarchy, the guidelines
warn against proselytizing of ' advance the cause of Catholic-
Jewish harmony throughout the
Jews, recommend changes in
world — an opportunity to con-
Catholic textbooks, urge a "frank
tinue leadership taken in that
and honest treatment of anti-
direction by our American bish•
Semitism" in Catholic teaching
and call for the creation in ops during the great debate on
the statement at the Council."
Catholic dioceses of commissions
The statement, somewhat di-
or secretariats for Catholic•Jew-
luted
from the original draft,
Ish affairs.
repudiates the charge of collec-
The guidelines were approved
five
guilt
of the Jewish people
and distributed by the U.S. Cath-
in the crucifixion of Jesus, de-
olic Bishops' Sub-commission for
Flores anti-Semitism and calls
Catholic-Jewish Affairs. a unit in
for Catholic dialogues with Jews.
the Bishops' Commission for Ecu-

I
I

lished guidelines by clarifying

Citrus Exports Climb

TEL AVIV (ZINS) — As of last
Feb. 15 citrus exports totaled
He cited the presentation of a 7,054,000 crates as against 6,588,000
passion play under church aus- crates for. the same date last year.
pices in Union City, N.J.—describ- Most of the citrus fruits were
ed as "permeated" by a "crude
exported to the European markets,
and blatant anti-Semitic atmos-
where prices paid were considered
phere . . . of hatred for the Jew"
fair.

—which he said was "antithetical
to both the letter and the spirit of
Vatican Council pronouncements
and to the thrust of your own

guidelines."

The American Jewish Congress
leader said the guidelines spoke
eloquently and directly" to some
of the central problems of dialogue
between Christians and Jews.
He noted, however, that the
wording of the bishops' statement
on the presentation of the Cruci-
fixion story urged that it be pre-
sented "in such a way as not to im-
College in Philadelphia. Msgr. Hig- plicate all Jews of Jesus' time or
gins, who was a consultant to the of today in a collective guilt for
Ecumenical Council in Rome, urg- the crime," whereas the Vatican
ed American Catholics to take the Council declaration said: "What
initiative in fostering better Cath- happened in His passion cannot be
charged against all the Jews, with-
olic-Jewish relations.
Rabbi Arthur .1. Lelyveld, pre- out distinction, then alive, nor
against the Jews of today." He
sident of the American Jewish
COngress, in a 1,500-word letter pointed out that "the persistence
of
the claim of such guilt, even
to Bishop John J. Carberry,
chairman of the Bishops' Com- when it is ascribed in limited
mittee for Ecumenical and Inter- fashion, makes interreligious dia-
logue difficult."
religious Affairs, called on the
He informed Bishop Carberry
nation's Roman Catholic bishops
to implement their recently pub- that a group of leaders of the

The guidelines also proposed
the church position on Jewish
menical and Inter-religious Af-
that prayers in common with Jews
guilt for the Crucifixion and
fairs.
combatting religious prejudice
They advise Catholics to. take "should be encouraged" and that
resulting from the presentation
the initiative in fostering "Catho- such prayers "should meet the
understanding" a n d spiritual sensibilities of both par-
of passion plays. He welcomed
lic - Jewish
the guidelines as an "effective
couple the recommendation with ties.." Advancement of Catholic-
instrument in strengthening un-
a warning that "proselytizing is to Jewish relations should be accom-
be. carefully avoided in the dia- plished on all levels, "clerical and
derstanding between Catholics
logue lay, academic and popular, re-
and Jews."
One a dialogue with Jews has ligious and social. Particularly
But he added that he was "deep-
been established, the guidelines recommended were "open houses" ly troubled" by the "unfortunate"
wording
on one of the dialogue
proposed, such meetings should be in houses of worship and "living
themes, which he said may be con-
"marked by a genuine respect for room dialogues."
T
The
guidelines
also
urge
that
strued as being weaker than the
the person and freedom of all
participants and a willingness to - slower and deeper explorations Vatican Council pronouncement is-
listen and to learn from either of pertinent issues by Catholic and sued by Pope Paul.
• * *
Jewish scholars must be given a
high priority." They suggest that
the
crucifixion
story
be
presented
per pers
in such a way "as not to implicate
dble. occ.
March 26-
all Jews of Jesus' time or of today
May 2
in
a collective guilt for the crime."
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history of Christian anti-Semitism
in "our history books, courses, expressed satisfaction to a group
of American Jews who visited him
and curricula."

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
30—Friday, March 24, 1967

-

Holy Family Roman Catholic
Church of Union City, N.J. in a
local theater operated as church
property and that these leaders
had emerged "deeply disturbed by
what they found to be the crude
and blatant anti-Semitic atmos-
phere that permeated the entire
production."

COUNCILMAN
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American Jewish Congress had at-
tended a special student matinee

performance of the passion play
which had been presented by the

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ing made in some countries, includ-
ing the United States, to implement

the church's decree relating to re-
lations with the Jewish People.

Cardinal Bea is the Catholic pre-
late at the Vatican who was the
principal proponent of the Ecumeni-
cal Council's decision two years
ago to adopt a declaration calling
for broad improvement of Catholic-
Jewish relations.
As an example of the type of
action which he views with satis-
faction, Cardinal Bea mentioned a
recent meeting at St. Joseph's Col-
lege in Philadelphia, where con-
crete plans were made by Cath-
olic and Jewish representatives for
implementation of the decree. Such
meetings, he said, should be re-
peated elsewhere.
The group that met with the Car-
dinal consisted of young leaders
active in the American Jewish Com-
mittee. The prelate cautioned, how-
ever, that "much patience, deter-
mination and wisdom" are needed.

"We cannot," he declared,
"undo in a few years the mis-
understandings and prejudices
among fellow-Christians going
back so many centuries."

Joint discussions between Jews
and Catholics, on social issues as
well as the field of religious under-
standing are "desirable," the car-
dinal stated. Such discussions, he
said, would also help to work out
common points of view on ques-
tions of state aid to education and
on textbdoks. He approved the
examination of parochial school
textbooks being carried on now
at Pro Deo University's Leonard
Sperry Center here and at Louvain
University, in Belgium.

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