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New York Roman Catholic church today,"
(JTA) — The said Rudin. "It shows how im-
two American portant Catholic-Jewish relations
archbishops el- are to this pope."
"It is one of the ironies of Jew-
evated to the
rank of cardi- ish history that a reliable friend
nal by Pope that the Jewish people have in
John Paul II the world is the Catholic church,"
are both con- said Rabbi Mark Winer, vice
sidered good president of the Synagogue Coun-
friends of the Jewish communi- cil of America, and chair of its in-
terreligious affairs committee.
"Nobody in the Catholic church
William Henry Keeler, arch-
bishop of Baltimore, is the Vati- is a better friend of the Jewish
people than Archbishop Keeler.
He's a mensch," said Rabbi Win-
er, using the Yiddish term for "de-
States and con-
The Synagogue Council is an
umbrella group representing the
Reform, Conservative and cen-
trist Orthodox movements in in-
logue to be an
As an example of Archibish-
ally with good .
op Keeler's deep commitment to
access at the
relations with Jews, Rabbi Win-
er said that Archbishop Keeler
tion to the College of Cardinals personally stepped in during the
will only increase his access and last of a long series of crises sur-
influence in Rome, said sources. rounding the presence of a con-
Adam Joseph Maida, the oth- vent at the Auschwitz death
er new cardinal, is the archbish- camp.
"The nuns had still not moved
op of Detroit and was centrally
involved in the 1991 visit to the and the 50th anniversary of the
United States of the controver- Warsaw Ghetto uprising was
sial Cardinal Jozef Glemp of coming. There was the danger of
Poland, who met with Jews here nasty confrontations" between
Jewish demonstrators and the
in an effort at reconciliation.
In 1989, Cardinal Glemp gave nuns, said Rabbi Winer.
"Archbishop Keeler went the
a homily in Czestochowa, in
which he said that Jews control full nine yards as president of the
the international media, intro- National Conference of Catholic
duced Communism to Poland Bishops. He sent a letter by diplo-
matic courier to the pope, mak-
and got peasants drunk.
Archibishops Keeler, 63, and ing it clear that the problem had
Maida, 64, were among 30 new to be resolved, which it was."
The pope, apparently in re-
cardinals worldwide appointed
sponse, sent a letter to the nuns
by the pope this week.
In addition to being promot- instructing them to leave the
ed to cardinal, Archbishop Keel- death camp convent.
Archbishop Keeler also worked
er was this week appointed to the
Pontifical Council for Christian to secure backing in the Catholic
Unity, an umbrella body which community for the Religious
includes the Vatican's Commis- Freedom Restoration Act, a piece
sion for Relations with the Jews. of legislation considered very im-
Archbishop Keeler is current- portant in the Jewish commu-
ly president of the National Con- nity.
The bill, which Congress
ference of Catholic Bishops, and
formerly chaired the Bishop's passed last year, was designed to
Committee on Ecumenical and ensure that government could not
Interreligious Relations. Before arbitrarily infringe on the reli-
heading the Conference, he also gious practice of minority groups.
The church opposed the legis-
served as U.S. Catholics' episco-
pal moderator for Catholic-Jew- lation because Catholic officials
feared that a woman could use
According to Rabbi A. James the law, if passed, as the basis for
Rudin, director for interreligious securing an abortion even if abor-
affairs at the American Jewish tion were otherwise outlawed.
Archbishop Keeler "more than
Committee, Archbishop Keeler's
elevation to the rank of cardinal any other churchman, heard our
"represents the maturing of the concern," said Rabbi Winer, "and
church's relationship with the worked it through his church."
Archbishops Keeler and Mai-
will be installed in the College
"It shows that positive
Catholic-Jewish relations is a of Cardinals on Nov. 26.
mainstream, mainline part of the