Conversion/Covenant Members of the Jewish community have made known their concern that the Good Friday liturgy of the Latin 1962 Missal, whose use Pope Benedict has recently encouraged in his apostolic letter Summum Pontificum, will retain an objectionable intercessory prayer for conversion of the J
The city of Jerusalem has been forever linked to a sense of Jewish identity. Jerusalem was, is and will forever be at the center of Jewish religious, national and political life. From the earliest days of Jewish living, Jerusalem has been the focus of the Jewish soul. Our father Abraham first
In a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, America offers several perspectives on the city and its history.
Everyone seems interested these days in defining Catholic identity—movements and Movements, R.C.I.A. and Neocatechumenate, liturgists and “religious” educators, curial vigilantes and the rear-guard of “social actionists.” No one wonders how the Catholic laity define the
As a theological doctrine universalism claims that all of us will be saved or restored to holiness and happiness The biblical version of universalism is more complicated It says that while God wants us all to be saved we all must work at finding a place in God rsquo s kingdom One of the questi
Seven years have passed since Israeli and Palestinian officials last sat around a negotiating table to discuss the core political issues that divide them. According to the Declaration of Principles signed between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization in 1993, five permanent status issue