Bishops Promote Jewish-Catholic Relations

Father John William Crossin, executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has posted a brief video on the USCCB website in which he discusses the importance of Jesus’ Jewishness both for Christian self-understanding and for promoting Jewish-Christian relations. Father Crossin mentions (at 1:10) two formal dialogues between the USCCB and the Jewish community. One of these is the long-standing relationship with the National Council of Synagogues, a coalition of the Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative movements. Father Crossin’s remarks would be a wonderful addition to the URJ’s “Open Doors, Open Minds: Synagogues and Churches Studying Together.”


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Rabbi David Sandmel

About Rabbi David Sandmel

Rabbi David Sandmel the RAC’s Senior Advisor for Interreligious Affairs. He holds the Crown Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union and is Rabbi Educator at Temple Sholom of Chicago.

3 Responses to “Bishops Promote Jewish-Catholic Relations”

  1. I had the same problem. I would really like to see it though.

  2. Good Morning,
    I have tried to launch the Crossin video from the Rabbi Saperstein’s article in the URJ newsletter, the RAC homepage and USCCB Homepage without success. Was the streaming of this interview removed from their site?

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