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October 28, 1983 - Image 14

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-10-28

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bishop of New York. But
if one read that press care-
fully, especially the New
York Times, one would
never know that Cooke had
a long and fruitful relation-
ship with leaders of the
Jewish community.
I first met this warm,
cheerful prelate when he
was Msgr. Cooke serving as
personal secretary to the
late Francis Cardinal
Spellman. Most people are
unaware that Spellman
played a key role in helping
mobilize support among the
American Catholic bishops
during Vatican Council II
(1962-65) for the Vatican
Declaration on Catholic-
Jewish relations that con-
demned anti-Semitism and
called for mutual respect
between Catholics and
Jews.
During that period, Msgr.
Cooke frequently served as
liaison between Spellman
and myself, as well as with
American Jewish Commit-
tee leaders Charles Silver, a
close friend of the Cardinal,
Judge Joseph Proskauer,
and Morris Abram. It was
then that Msgr. Cooke re-
ceived his "on-the-job"
training in Catholic-Jewish
relations.
On his designation as
Archbishop of New York,
the AJC sponsored a
luncheon in his honor on
April 30, 1968, attended
by prominent Catholic
and Jewish leaders. In

his "maiden" address on
Catholic-Jewish rela-
tions, Cooke spoke of his
commitment to
"heightened respect,
sympathy and affection"
between Catholics and
Jews. He then went on to
repudiate anti-Semitism
in these words:
"In these years following
the Second Vatican Council,
we Roman Catholics are
more than ever convinced
that anti-Semitism should
never find a basis in the
Catholic religion and must
never find a place in any
Catholic's life . . . We
Catholic people are anxious
to salute our Jewish
brothers anew."
Cooke then encouraged
cooperation between
Catholics and Jews in social
justice areas:
"The pursuit of justice in
civil rights and the resolu-
tion of our serious urban
problems are surely areas in
which our cooperation can
bear rich fruit."
In November, 1968, at a
United Jewish Appeal
dinner honoring his close
friend, Charles Silver —
who conducted the
famed Al Smith dinner
for Catholic charities —
Cooke made warm and
positive statements sup-
porting the historical re-
lationship of the Jewish
people to Israel. Sub-
sequently, he lent his
name to petitions sup-

porting the human rights
of Soviet Jewry.
During the late 1970s and
early 1980s, Cooke attended
Sabbath services and spoke
from the pulpits of the sev-
eral leading New York
synagogues. Reciprocally,
rabbis were invited to speak
from the pulpit of St. Pat-
rick's Cathedral.
On the problematic side,
some Jewish leaders dif-
fered publicly with the Car-
dinal on such issues as abor-
tion and aid to private
schools, but there was coop-
eration with him on the
condemnation of drugs,
pornography, abuse of sex
and violence in the media,
and related public morality
issues.
Some anxiety did develop
in the Jewish community
when Cooke became
president of the Near East
Catholic Welfare Council,
whose professionals were
one-sidedly allied with
Palestinians and other
Arabs to the exclusion of
any sympathy for vic-
timized Jewish refugees in
Israel and in Arab coun-
tries. But the Cardinal trod
a careful middle ground in
upholding the legitimate
social welfare needs of
Arabs while not retreating
from his moral support of Is-
rael.

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