May 10, 2006

O'Malley to refocus on Catholic-Jewish ties

Boston Globe

By Charles A. Radin, Globe Staff | May 10, 2006

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley and leaders of the Jewish community are attempting to reinvigorate efforts to build Catholic-Jewish relations, following a period of moral and financial troubles in the church.

In a widely anticipated first address to the Jewish community tonight, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley intends to emphasize the commitment of the church to the revolutionary 1965 document Nostra Aetate that repudiated centuries of teaching and tradition that held the Jewish people eternally responsible for the death of Jesus. ...

But with the death of Zakim in 1999, the beginnings of the clergy sexual-abuse scandal and Law's resignation in 2002, and financial woes that continue to trouble the archdiocese, the interfaith effort faded from public prominence.

Posted by kshaw at May 10, 2006 05:20 AM