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Boston seminaries sponsor evening of Jewish-Catholic dialogue


Father Antonio Medeiros, Rabbi Or Rose, Father Dennis McManus and Msgr. James Moroney pictured following the event "Jewish-Catholic Relations on the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate," May 2, co-sponsored St. John's and Redemptoris Mater seminaries. Pilot photo/Gregory L. Tracy

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BRIGHTON -- St. John's Seminary's Our Lady of the Presentation Lecture Hall in Brighton was the setting of a lively dialogue on the topic of "Jewish-Catholic Relations on the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate," May 2, between Father Dennis McManus and Rabbi Or Rose.

Co-sponsored by St. John's Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary, the dialogue considered four main points of Nostra Aetate, the Second Vatican Council document that acknowledges the unity of all people, especially the bond between Jewish and Christian people.

Father McManus, a part-time professor at St. John's Seminary and a visiting professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., discussed the points from a Catholic perspective, while Rabbi Rose, founding director of the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College in Newton Centre and co-director of the Center for Interreligious and Community Leadership Education, discussed them from a Jewish perspective.

Msgr. James P. Moroney, rector of St. John's Seminary, and Father Antonio F. Medeiros, rector of Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary, offered opening remarks.

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