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Cardinal William H. Keeler – Homilies and Talks

Nostra Aetate After Forty Years

At the outset, I wish to express my gratitude to Rabbi David Straus, the President of the Board of Rabbis, for his gracious words of welcome and to Father Gregory J. Fairbanks, Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Ecumenical and Religious Affairs, for his kind words of introduction. 
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Dialogue

For Catholics, the Second Vatican Council gave great impulse to dialogue with other churches and other faiths. This dialogue entails personal discussions among committed individuals who are qualified to speak because of their knowledge of issues and their official positions within the faith groups they represent. Such dialogue draws on personal experience as well as...
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Nostra Aetate; Twenty-five Years Later

I am grateful to Cardinal Law for his endorsement of this afternoon of dialogue. To His Eminence the Church in our country is deeply indebted for his leadership in our early days of interfaith and ecumenical work. In recent years, it was Cardinal Law's initiative which prepared the way for Catholic-Jewish dialogue in Poland and...
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Jewish-Christian Dialogue: After Nostra Aetate

As I thank Cardinal Hickey, a personal friend and a friend committed to interfaith amity, for his leadership in helping us to prepare for this program, I recall a grace we shared 25 years ago. Together we were witness to the moving Second Vatican Council discussions in the development of the document we celebrate in...
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