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Christmas and Hanukkah share the theme of light

This past Friday, Dec. 12 —Kislev 25, 5770 (Jewish Calendar), I had the opportunity to join the local Jewish community here in Wildwood to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah

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The pope and archbishop of Canterbury meet

Last week a rather interesting meeting took place in Rome as Pope Benedict XVI received the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, in a private audience just weeks after the

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‘Is there other intelligent life in our universe?’

A number of years ago I was attending an interreligious symposium at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. on the topic of Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust.

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Next meeting with Episcopalians will be interesting

For over 20 years I have belonged to an organization that represents the ecumenical directors from the various dioceses throughout the United States, it is called the Catholic Association of

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U.S. Catholic bishops’ response to rabbis

As I shared with you in a previous column, the U.S. bishops had approved two recent documents affecting Catholic-Jewish relations that sparked great consternation among Jewish leaders. The first was

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Catholic-Jewish Institute announces fall series

Our Catholic-Jewish Commission of Southern New Jersey will soon be launching the fall lecture series of our Catholic-Jewish Institute for Understanding. The subject of our fall institute is “Moving Forward

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A difficult moment in Catholic-Jewish relations

  A number of local and national Jewish individuals, committees and agencies that work closely with Catholics in interfaith dialogue are upset over the recent change made to the United

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The 70th anniversary of the start of WWII

It is hard to believe that Sept. 1 this year marked the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II. Pope Benedict XVI took this opportunity to speak about

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Protestants struggling with a divisive issue

As you know, last month I reported on the breaking news that Episcopalians declared gays and lesbians eligible for “any ordained ministry” in their church at their general convention risking

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Episcopalians struggle with pastoral concerns, unity

The 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church met in Anaheim, California last month. This was the 76th time the Episcopal Church has met in convention since their first in