Jesus and the Church

Book Resources: Chapter 4: Jews and Catholics Relationship

 

Jews and Catholics relationship, slowly strengthening

Book Resources: Chapter 4, Section 3: Who Belongs to the Catholic Church?

Film Focus Point: This episode of “Rome Reports” provides a brief overview of progress of the interreligious dialogue between Catholics and Jews, focusing especially on the positive gestures made by popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Text Focus Point: Page 160

Discussion Questions:

1.      What spiritual tradition is shared between Catholics and Jews?

2.      Why were the visits of the popes to Jewish synagogues especially significant?

3.      What historical events drove a wedge between the Jews and Catholics? 

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