ADL Praises Catholic Bishops for Educating on Anti-Semitism

February 23, 2004

Source: The Anti-Defamation League

On February 23, 2004 The Anti-Defamation League "praised the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for rushing into print a collection of key documents relating to Catholic teaching on Jews, the death of Jesus and 'the sin of anti-Semitism' in advance of the Ash Wednesday release of Mel Gibson's controversial film 'The Passion of the Christ.'

The Bible, the Jews and the Death of Jesus: A Collection of Catholic Documents includes the Church's most important statements on Jews and anti-Semitism, including Nostra Aetate of the Second Vatican Council, statements by Pope John Paul II, and documents on the production of Passion plays.� The 110-page publication is being disseminated to parishes across the United States and is intended to make church teachings on anti-Semitism and relations with Jews widely available to Catholic clergy, parish leaders and laypeople."