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A Prayer to Prevent Antisemitism
Lord God, through the covenant you established with the Jewish People, we Christians have been grafted into this covenantal tradition according to St. Paul. But very often throughout history, we have shown ourselves ungrateful for this gift given us through Jesus who imbued in his teachings this Jewish covenantal tradition through acts of antisemitism. We join with Popes St. John Paul II and Francis in confessing our sins of antisemitism past and present. Through this prayer, we commit ourselves to the elimination of any remaining anti-Semitic teachings in the Catholic community and pledge to add our public voice in denouncing any manifestations of antisemitism in contemporary society. We ask your blessing so that we may have the strength to fulfill this pledge we make in your presence.
by John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Profiles in Catholicism
A Quote to Remember
“We must confront antisemitism whenever it occurs. We must continue our work to defeat this stubborn evil of antisemitism. This still infects too much of our world, the pernicious lies that surface time and again, including here in our own country. We have to speak out every time antisemitism rears its ugly head – a lesson I learned early on. Regardless of when, regardless of where it is, regardless of when it happens. The reason we have to…indifference is silence, silence is consent."
by President Joseph Biden