Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"A truly catholic worldview"

The St. Louis Jewish Light has a new editorial titled "A truly catholic worldview" expressing appreciation for Pope Benedict's new book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week.

Pope Benedict XVI, highly respected for his careful scholarship and keen intellect, has made a major contribution to positive Roman Catholic-Jewish relations with the forthcoming publication of his new book "Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem To the Resurrection," the sequel to the Pope's 2007 bestseller "Jesus of Nazareth."

According to press reports from Vatican City the book makes "a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus," contradicting the belief that was used for centuries to brand Jews as "Christ-killers" or guilty of "Deicide."



  1. Do the editors of St. Louis Jewish Light agree with the Pharisees and the Talmud that Jesus was a malefactor who deserved to die?

  2. For the record, I'm aware that much controversy surrounds the claim that Jesus of Nazareth is mentioned in the Talmud, and that many if not most Jews reject the claim.