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Archbishop Dolan Addresses Jewish Leaders
Catholic News Service (8 November 2011)
NEW YORK (CNS) — Catholics and Jews can most effectively capitalize on five decades of progress in their relations by joining forces to promote religious freedom, defend immigrants, face a common threat from fanatics and advocate for civility in politics and society, said New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan.

Pope Meets Israeli Religious Leaders
Catholic News Service (10 November 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Dialogue is essential for religious leaders in the Holy Land, “a place full of memories sacred to our traditions,” but a place that each day faces challenges to living together in harmony, Pope Benedict XVI told religious leaders from Israel.

Rabbi Writes History of Catholic-Jewish Relations
Catholic News Service (13 April 2012)
Rabbi James Rudin has been involved in Jewish-Christian relations for the American Jewish Committee since the late 1960s, and his writing reflects both sound research and a wealth of personal experience.

Polish Catholic Honored for Exposing Holocaust
Catholic News Service (26 April 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jan Karski, the late Polish-American professor who tried to alert the world to the horrors of the Holocaust, will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, President Barack Obama announced April 23 during an event at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Pope Addresses Jewish Group
Catholic News Service (11 May 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Reaffirming the Second Vatican Council’s teaching on Christianity’s special relationship with Judaism, Pope Benedict XVI said Catholic-Jewish dialogue is “crucial for the future of our human family.”

Vatican and “Traditionalists” Differ on Anti-Semitism
Catholic News Service (16 May 2012)
MENZINGEN, Switzerland (CNS) — Of all the controversies associated with the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, no topic provokes stronger reactions inside or outside the church than the question of the society’s attitude toward Jews.

Catholics Must Accept Vatican II on Judaism
Catholic News Service (18 May 2012)
ROME (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s relationship to Judaism as taught by the Second Vatican Council and the interpretations and developments of that teaching by subsequent popes, “are binding on a Catholic,” said the Vatican official responsible for relations with the Jews.

Author Rebuts Criticism of Popes on Jews
Catholic News Service (16 July 2012)
Justus George Lawler’s “Were the Popes Against the Jews” effectively rebuts the negative critique of the popes of the 19th and 20th centuries in David Kertzer’s 2001 “The Popes Against the Jews” and in those of even earlier books by Daniel Goldhagen and John Cornwell. In so doing, Lawler makes a significant contribution to what has become an ongoing discussion among scholars and journalists. He carefully analyzes Kertzer’s presentation, showing where he fudges and manipulates historical facts and statements.

Catholic-Jewish Dialogue
Catholic News Service (16 July 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic and Jewish scholars heard presentations on a book that one bishop called “an important milestone in Catholic-Jewish relations” and discussed mutual problems of rising school tuition and threats to religious freedom during recent dialogue sessions.

Pope Marks Jewish Holy Days
Catholic News Service (24 September 2012)
VATICAN CITY — expressed hope that Christians and Jews would bear witness to the whole world of the values that stem from adoring one God.

Book Clarifies Vatican Role in WWII
Catholic News Service (13 November 2012)
Gordon Thomas, the author of “The Pope’s Jews,” is a British journalist who has written numerous works, a number of them on the intelligence services of Great Britain and the United States, and a couple on the Vatican.

Cardinal O’Connor’s Mother Was Convert From Judaism, Research Shows
Catholic News Service (1 May 2014)
NEW YORK (CNS) — Cardinal John J. O’Connor, who as archbishop of New York cultivated and cherished his strong ties with the Jewish community, was born of a mother who was born Jewish.

Pope Calls for Catholic-Jewish Witness of Faith, Defense of Believers
Catholic News Service (20 April 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — European Christians and Jews must stand together in witnessing to faith in God and in defending one another from discrimination and persecution around the world, Pope Francis said.

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