Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs


Resources on Catholic - Jewish Relations

Some recommended resources on Catholic-Jewish Relations

Notes on the Correct Way to Present the Jews and Judaism in Preaching and Catechesis in the Catholic Church (1985) and other documents available online

God’s Mercy Endures Forever: Guidelines on the Presentation of Jews and Judaism in Catholic Preaching (1988) – Issued by the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy (BCL), NCCB

Catholic Teaching on the Shoah: Implementing the Holy See’s We Remember (2001) – Issued by the BCEIA, NCCB

Collection: Catholics Remember the Holocaust contains the text of the Vatican statement We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah and the statements of other national bishops’ conferences, with an introduction and commentaries – Issued by the BCEIA, NCCB.

Criteria for the Evaluation of Dramatizations of the Passion (1988) – Issued by the BCEIA, NCCB. See summary at by clicking here.

Other statements by the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Liturgy on Celebrating the Seder, on the Good Friday Reproaches, and on the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust are available. See summary of considerations on Teaching about Passover and the Seder by clicking here

Proclaiming Shalom: Lectionary Introductions to Foster the Catholic and Jewish Relationship, Philip A. Cunningham. (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1995) Concise introductions to the Sunday readings (following the Catholic lectionary) that place the scriptural texts in context. Can be used for educational purposes in parish bulletins, etc.

VARIOUS RESOURCES on Catholic-Jewish relations (Archdiocese of Boston) 


The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College
announces a multi-media curriculum for congregational interfaith dialogue

Walking God's Paths
Christians and Jews in Candid Conversation
Produced for: National Council of Synagogues and Bishops Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, USCCB

The Bible, the Jews, and the Death of Jesus:
A Collection of Catholic Documents
Available from the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Publishing Office