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A Rabbi's Thoughts on the Pope's Resignation

Date: 02/11/2013

Pope Benedict's resignation is sending shockwaves through Catholic communities worldwide. It also brings sadness and loss to the Jewish community. Despite early concerns with the Pope's childhood participation in the Hitler youth, he has been an extraordinary leader, reaching out to the Jewish community and addressing shared concerns with intelligence and moral passion. The Pope and the J ...

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Q&A: The Pope vs The Dalai Lama

Date: 03/31/2012

[caption id="attachment_854" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Wait a second...."] [/caption] Question submitted via Formspring : “How come it seems that everyone (regardless of faith) loves the Dalai Lama and yet has severe resentment to the Pope?” This was one of the questions we discussed in depth in a recent episode of  Rise UP with B. Dave Walters , along with: NEW BEGINNINGS! Set ...

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Jews Must Demand Relationship of Equality with Christians

Date: 02/28/2012

No Holds Barred: It is high time that our warm allies in the Mormon Church cease the posthumous baptizing of any and all Jews. My much-publicized dispute with Canadian TV host Michael Coren last week taught me valuable lessons about the Jewish community and the new relationship with our Christian brothers and sisters. For those of you who missed it, I was invited on to Coren’s Sun TV show to pr ...

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  • The Pope and Other Religions

  • Full text of 'Dominus Iesus,' a Vatican statement on religious relativism and non-Catholic churches promulgated in 2000 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
  • Q&A: Why is 'Dominus Iesus' controversial?

  • Reactions to 'Dominus Iesus' from the Beliefnet archives:
  • The Voice of Rigor Mortis By John Shelby Spong
  • Not All Is Relative By Tom Bethell
  • Religious Relativism Isn't the Problem By Sister Joan Chittister
  • The Dogma Catholics Deserve By Jack Miles
  • 1964 Sermon on Salvation Outside the Church
  • Archive: Reactions to His Selection

  • Conservatives Rejoice, Liberals Worry By Deborah Caldwell
  • Not a 'Panzer Pope' After All By Fr. Andrew Greeley
  • An Old Classmate Recalls the Pope Interview with controversial German theologian Uta Ranke-Heinemann
  • A Gentle, Pious Man Contrary to media stereotypes, Benedict XVI is no Grand Inquisitor. By David Scott
  • How He Was Chosen Paul Wilkes reconstructs what may have happened inside the conclave.
  • Pope Benedict XVI, Child of Abraham The new pope will continue crucial outreach to the Jewish people. By Rabbi David Rosen
  • Will He Open the Door to Islam? By Akbar Ahmed
  • The Pope's Life in Pictures

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