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The 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate and the Catholic Outreach to Islam

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate, which dealt with the relation of the church to non-Christian religions that transformed church doctrine about Jews and other faiths. Nostra Aetate originated from the realization of … Continue reading

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Nostra Aetate and the Church’s Relationship With Muslims and Jews

When I heard about the Boston Marathon bombings I was shocked and saddened at the suffering of the victims of the bombing. Americans came together to help the victims of the bombings get medical attention, shelter, food and monetary donations. … Continue reading

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Learning About Religious Tolerance Through the Recent Mosque Controversy

In recent weeks, there has been a controversy in New York City involving a Muslim center that is a few blocks from where the Twin Towers once were. This controversy highlights the misperceptions that many people in this country have … Continue reading

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Pope John XXIII and Vatican II

I was born in 1967, a few years after the Vatican II last convened, but it’s effect was still felt by the churches that I attended while I was growing up. I was a navy brat, but eventually my family … Continue reading

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