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I DETROIT

WHATEVER THE OTHER DEALERS CHARGE .. .

MEL PARR WILL SELL FOR LESS!

Catholic-Jewish

Continued from preceding page

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1991

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Rabbi Polish of Beth El, Rabbi Klenicki and Fr. Musial.

and Catholic-Jewish rela-
tions, was mandated by the
bishops to be read at mass in
all churches and chapels in
Poland and eastern Europe.
The document stresses the
Jewish roots of Christianity,
recognizing that Jesus was a
Jew and acknowledges that
Jews are the chosen people.
These teachings are sus-
tained by texts from conciliar
documents about Jews and
Judaism and by Pope John
Paul II's statements about
Jewish-Catholic relations.
"The Church is rooted in
the Jewish nation and in
Jewish faith above all by the
fact that Jesus Christ in the
flesh descends from that
nation," the Polish bishops
wrote.
Father Musial also said
that in April 1986, the Pope
called Jews "our elder
brethren" (in faith) during a
visit to the Roman Syn-
agogue.
The bishops, he said, stress
that the Matthew text
should not be used to charge
all Jews with Jesus' death.
They also acknowledge that
Poland was once a "second
fatherland to Jews," and
deplore any Catholic who
contributed in any way to
the death of Jews.
"If even one Christian
could have helped, but did
not offer a helpful hand to an
endangered Jew or did con-
tribute to his death — this
directs us to ask forgiveness
of our Jewish brothers and
sisters," the bishops wrote.
Father Musial claimed the
dissemination of this docu-
ment would change, even-
tually, the effects of years of
contempt and distrust.
"We now ask the dead and
the living for your pardon for
all our indifference and lack
of compassion," he said.
Father Musial also re-
peated a commentary he
wrote for Polish Television
denouncing anti-Semitism.
There are 34 million Cath-

olics in Poland. Some 3.5
million Polish Jews were
killed during the Holocaust
and only 4,200 Jews remain
in Poland today.
"Anti-Semitism is an af-
front between God and
man," he said. "It harms us
greatly in world public opi-
nion, even if it takes the
form of whispers and
gossip."
But Rabbi Klenicki, whose
own parents escaped Poland
and then settled in Argen-

"We can blame and
accuse, but it will
never bring back
six million."

Rabbi Klenicki

tina, said it wasn't enough.
He's not completely satisfied
with some of the language in
the bishops' document.
He asked Father Musial to
urge the Polish bishops to
change the statement: "We
grieve sincerely over the
pain brought about by in-
stances of anti-Semitism."
Rabbi Klenicki wants
"grieve" changed to "con-
demn."
He'd also like to see a
stronger recognition that
Jews were not to blame for
Poland's post-war Commu-
nist regime.
One common accusation,
he said, was the fact that in
1945, when the Soviet Union
liberated Poland from Nazi
oppression, the Russians
imposed a government that
followed Moscow's line.
Some of the leaders then
were Jewish, but by no
means all.
Rabbi Klenicki called the
document a unique expres-
sion of reckoning and friend-
ship, and said it should be a
source of study and reflec-
tion for both communities.
"We can blame and accuse,
but it will never bring back
six million," he said. ❑

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