The Holocaust, Never to be Forgotten: Reflections on the Holy See's Document We Remember
Paulist Press, 2001 - History - 92 pages
Rabbi Leon Klenicki sums up a number of Jewish perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of the statement, while noted theologian Avery Dulles, S.J., explores the various Catholic responses to the Holocaust in the past and how this document breaks new ground. Cardinal Cassidy's statement explains both the background to the document, emphasizing the central importance of repentance (teshuvah) to the document, and its unequivocal rejection of those who deny the Holocaust ever happened."--BOOK JACKET.
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Commentary by Rabbi Leon Klenicki
Commentary by Avery Dulles SJ
Address by Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy
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Page 9 - It is appropriate that, as the Second Millennium of Christianity draws to a close, the Church should become more fully conscious of the sinfulness of her children, recalling all those times in history when they departed from the spirit of Christ and his Gospel and, instead of offering to the world the witness of a life inspired by the values of faith, indulged in ways of thinking and acting which were truly forms of counter-witness and scandal".
Page 10 - Very few of those who entered the camps survived, and those who did remained scarred for life. This was the Shoah. It is a major fact of the history of this century, a fact which still concerns us today. Before this horrible genocide, which the leaders of nations and Jewish communities themselves found hard to believe at the very moment when it was being mercilessly put into effect, no one can remain indifferent, least of all the Church, by reason of her very close bonds of spiritual kinship with...