Moving Toward Mutuality? – Challenges in Catholic-Jewish Relations

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Dr. Cunningham delivered this lecture on Oct. 25, 2018 , at Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies. In the 53 years since the Second Vatican Council, a remarkable new relationship between Jews and Catholics has developed. With long-standing hostile Christian teachings having been formally repudiated, the two communities are now on the threshold of a historically unprecedented relationship of mutuality – if they can overcome certain lingering obstacles and habits. This presentation briefly reviews past developments and then consider the simultaneously challenging and promising situation in which Catholic-Jewish relations stand today.