Jewish-Christian Relations

Who Is Benedict XVI?

History & Mystery: John C. Cavadini reviews the second volume of Benedict XVI's Jesus of NazarethRatzinger at Vatican II, by John WilkinsBenedict in the Dock,...


Social commentators lament the lonely individualism of Americans, and pinpoint the loss of community as a source of malaise. We detach ourselves all too soon and...

Prisoners of Their Office?

Spurred by widespread criticism over the unavailability of its documents from the Nazi era, the Vatican in 2003 began to open secret archives to researchers, making...

Whatever Works

Woody Allen is a writer, a comedian, and the maker of over seventy films. He recently spoke with Fr. Robert E. Lauder about the function of humor, film, and “the...


The uproar following Benedict XVI’s decision to lift the excommunication of certain Holocaust-denying bishops seemed predictable to everyone but the pope himself.

Hitler’s Gospel

The greatest obstacle for Christian anti-Semites has always been Christ’s Jewishness. Or so it would have seemed. As Susannah Hesch­el shows in her unsettling...

A Rabbi

This is the fourth of a projected five volumes written by one of the premier Catholic biblical scholars in the United States. Previous volumes tackled other...

Even the Pagans Do That

At a recent meeting at Harvard Divinity School, I had occasion to give a general introduction to comparative theology, my field of study. I stressed the importance...


When she first moved into our neighborhood in Flushing, New York, in November 1954, with her husband and two young sons, Irena quickly became known as the woman who...

Shoes of the Fisherman

In his four-year pontificate, Benedict XVI has managed several major and costly missteps, particularly in his relationships with Muslims and Jews. Fortunately, he...

A Friend in Hippo

Amid the bleak history of Christian anti-Judaism, one extraordinary exception is Augustine of Hippo (354-430). His arguments on behalf of the Jews, a position that...

Catholics & the Shoah

When François Mauriac wrote the preface to Night, Elie Wiesel’s account of his survival at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the French Catholic Nobel laureate described...
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Through a Glass Darkly

September 9, 2013 | 1 comment

Holy Envy

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An Act of Remembrance

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Hitler’s Gospel

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A Rabbi

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Even the Pagans Do That

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