Nostra Aetate Open Trackback Weekend

The epic Second Vatican Council in the 1960s introduced many changes, the chief among them being the declaration Nostra Aetate.

Meaning: In Our Time, it officially rejected the charge of deicide, and criticized hatred, persecution, or displays of anti-Semitism directed against Jews at any time, under any circumstance and by any one.

It calls out for mutual respect between Catholics and Jews.

John Paul II continued redefining the relationship between Catholics and Jews.
He became the first pope since ancient times to visit a synagogue, and was responsible for establishing diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Israel.

And who can forget his visit to Israel in 2000.

John Paul II issued an all encomassing apology for the Church’s passed sins and often spoken of the affinity and kinship he saw between the two religions.

He was known for saying that without Judaism, Christianity could not have come into being.

We have so many enemies seeking to degrade our souls by making us hate them so deeply. But Tis not the Season for hate……….

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Ewart Gladstone

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

This holiday season, sweet friends.
Let us be those words.

Light those trees and menorahs.

Nostra Aetate.

In Our Time.
In Our Time.

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukkah.

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59 Responses to “Nostra Aetate Open Trackback Weekend”

  1. Tim says:

    Jesus is the reason for the season baby! Great pictures, great words. Thanks Angel!

  2. Right Truth says:

    Muslim Women in U.S. Military…

    Fadwa Hamdan is a woman who was ruled by her strict Muslim husband, and before him her father, but now she is in the United States military and taking her life into her own hands. Six months ago she wore…

  3. Douglas V. Gibbs says:

    People forget, the first Christians, those who built the church under Paul’s leadership, were Jews. Merry Christmas, and God Bless.

  4. My Republican Blog says:

    Progress – Some Good – Some Not So Good…

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  5. cube says:

    I know it sounds like a cliche now thanks to Rodney King, but can’t we all just get along? Sheesh.

  6. Brooke says:

    What a moving post, Angel! It brought tears to my eyes!

  7. hnav says:

    simply gorgeous…

  8. The World According To Carl says:

    25 Christmas CD’s in 25 Days – Day 14…

    (RCA Records/BMG)

    This CD had been one I’d been meaning to get for some years now, but usually would get outbid on ebay. It was never very high on my list of Christmas CD’s but one I’d get if I could find a cheap copy. I finally picked one up in …

  9. The World According To Carl says:

    We’ll Be Right Back After This Word……

    After working almost 10 years at a television station, I’ve developed the ability to tune out TV commercials. However this morning a national ad for a business credit card (American Express? – see, I tuned part of it out) with some interesting music a…

  10. The World According To Carl says:

    25 Christmas CD’s in 25 Days – Day 15…

    (1996 Trefoil/RHC Publishing)

    You’re going to have a hard time finding this unless you’re in the Tallahassee area and having a cup of coffee at the Black Dog Cafe at Lake Ella because I don’t know of anywhere else it’s available. This trio (Jon …

  11. The World According To Carl says:

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  12. American Crusader says:

    I’m Catholic as you know Angel, but I’m going to generalize and use Christians instead of Catholics.
    I would find it surprising if there were many Christians or Jews who didn’t believe that we worship the SAME God.
    I’m not going to get into the differences…most of us (in fact, anyone with more than two or three firing neurons) are well aware of most of these differences but still Judeo-Christian beliefs are forever intertwined. We would not be Christians without the Jews.
    But there are some people who also feel that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews.
    I’ve heard our President state this on several occasions.
    This could not be more false. The God of Islam is dead. Mohammed himself stated that he was the last prophet of God and the Koran God’s final words. There will be no future revelations from God, miracles don’t exist.
    For Muslims, life is to be endured, a process to work through so one might be rewarded in heaven. Death is a present and killing others for Allah will be rewarded.
    Allah is the God of death but our God is the God of life.
    God wants us to enjoy his gifts here on Earth.
    Sunrise is beautiful because God wanted it to be beautiful.
    Love between a man and a woman (no other combination) is supposed to be a wonderful thing. Sex feels good because that’s how it was intended to be.
    The difference between the God of both Christians and Jews and Allah..the God of Muslims is the difference between life and death.

  13. Cop The Truth says:

    The war on Christmas…

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  14. Rightwing Guy says:

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  16. Red_State_Blue says:

    Blind Justice: Reflections on “Monetary Discrimination”…

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  17. Night Rider says:

    From what it says on Wiki

    Nostra Aetate is the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council. Passed by a vote of 2,221 to 88 of the assembled bishops, this declaration was promulgated on October 28, 1965, by Pope Paul VI. The title means “In our Time” in Latin and is from the first line of the declaration as is customary with Roman Catholic documents. The full text in English of the declaration is available on the Holy See’s website here. For the original Latin, see here.

    That’s very interesting.

  18. Mensa Barbie Welcomes You says:

    Sandhurst Academy: Royal Graduate…

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  19. The Amboy Times says:

    Open Trackback Weekend…

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  21. Night Rider says:

    What Gayle said: # My Republican Blog says:
    December 15th, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    Progress – Some Good – Some Not So Good…

    Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said that heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels and is, in fact, a perfect …..

    Is so true, I remember my grandfather telling me about the stories from his grandfather about back in the old west when one could get opium from the local Chinese workers who used to work helping put up the Train Tracks back in those days.

  22. The HILL Chronicles says:

    Rainforest-Volvo-Thirsty Liberal-open weekend post…

    Well being a liberal really is thisty work – because they work so hard at being moonbats. I think I’ll pass on the latte.

    Welcome to another weekend of open post! As always looking forward to those great posts coming on back here for everyone to….

  23. Layla says:

    This is really a great post hun!!! Thanks! :)

  24. Abdullah Ali says:

    Have you heard the story of when the Pope behind Vatican II met 130 Jewish leaders to announce the change? When the group of rabbis came in he said, “I am your brother Joseph” (as in the Bible; his birth name was Joseph). It’s a really heart touching story.

  25. Al-Ozarka says:

    Have you seen this story yet, Angel?

  26. Al-Ozarka says:

    Have you seen this story yet, Angel?

    Spam filter?

  27. DL says:

    Loved the post Angel – you captured the essence of Christmas.

  28. Right Truth says:

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  29. The World According To Carl says:

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  30. The World According To Carl says:

    Carter Can’t (And Won’t) Defend His Book And Subsequent Views…

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  31. The World According To Carl says:

    25 Christmas CD’s in 25 Days – Day 16…

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  32. Rightwing Guy says:

    The United Nations Hypocrisy…

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  33. The HILL Chronicles says:

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  35. Angel says:

    Thanks y’all for the lovely comments and links and trackbacks! :)

  36. Wake up America> says:

    Never Forget…

    The world sat back and did not act and did not help, although they were witnessing what had begun……. just as we are sitting back, doing nothing as we are witnessing Ahmadinejad doing the very thing that Hitler had done…

  37. Nuke's News says:

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  38. D. Ox says:

    Beautiful thoughts, Angel! Happiest holidays!

  39. Right Truth says:

    The NY Times Compares The U.S. Army To Islam…

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  40. 123beta says:

    Open Trackback Weekend #32…

    Just leave a post and I’ll be sure to send a trackback ping your way! Since I have to send the pings manually, it may take a few hours for trackbacks to post. Sorry, I’m putting in extra hours at work for the holidays……

  41. Planck's Constant says:

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  43. Faultline USA says:

    Great post – thanks. I’m still struggling with the trackbacks due to Beta Blogger. But I’ve got a permalink to you post.

  44. The Florida Masochist says:

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  46. The HILL Chronicles says:

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  47. Planck's Constant says:

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  48. Always On Watch says:

    Where do you find the beautiful pictures to complement yours posts?

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  52. FreeCyprus says:

    Love the quote from Mother Theresa!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukkah to all my brothers and sisters.


  53. VerityINK says:

    Good Morning hon–very interesting article. Mom was Catholic, so I kinda keep an eye on what they’re doing….

  54. Angel says:

    Thanks thanks everyone! great comments and links as usual!! :)

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