Mea Culpa and the Magisterium

‘Wir Erinnern’ and the Problems of Confession
  • Mark R. Lindsay


On 16 march 1998, the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews issued the document Wir erinnern: Eine Reflexion über die Shoah. This was the latest in a long line of papal statements concerning Jewish-Christian relations that extends as far back as the Patristic period in the first few centuries of the Common Era. It was eagerly expected by many to be the most significant prospect for Catholic-Jewish reconciliation since the promulgation of Nostra Aetate in 1965.


Natural Theology Teaching Office Patristic Period Divine Revelation Past Injustice 
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