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Christian-Jewish Relations - the Journey Continues

Tomorrow, in Australia, Catholics enter the Second Assembly of the Plenary Council (3-9 July 2022). It is a significant period of discernment and decision-making that follows four years of planning, meeting, reflection and prayer.

I wonder how the Plenary Council will lead us further along the path of Catholic-Jewish relations which began at the Second Vatican Council.

In the mean time, I encourage you to read some heartfelt words that capture the public and private dimensions of ecclesial change. They are from a presentation by Columban missionary priest Rev Dr Patrick McInerney SSC. Through a blend of scholarship and human story, Patrick relates some of his personal journey of walking the path of Christian-Jewish reconciliation.

To access his paper, go to the website of the Australian Council of Christians and Jews.

See too a brief introductory article at the website of Catholic Religious Australia.

With thanks to Fr Patrick McInerney SSC, the