New Series on Marie-Joseph Lagrange’s brilliantly respectful dialogue with all that is Jewish, a Year of Mercy special

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Marie-Joseph Lagrange, O.P. was utterly alone in his brilliantly respectful dialogue with all that is Jewish. Respect is also mercy, is it not? He was, of course, punished. He was silenced. His books were burned. But the Holy Office came to his defense, alas, long after he was dead, but it was a most extraordinary defense. I feel quite close to him, having had a chat with Saint John Paul II about an aspect of this Dominican priest’s cause, and because he was central to the attitude, if you will, which I had in writing my thesis on Genesis 2,4a–3,24.

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  1. I am looking forward to this series. I have always been fascinated with the Jewish religion. I have a friend who is an Italian Jewess who converted to Catholicism. She has explained a few things that helped me understand the gospel stories. An example – the tearing of the veil that shielded the Holy of Holies when Jesus died on the cross. She explained the custom of tearing the garment when a family member dies. Suddenly this gave real meaning to the story . Before that, I thought it just showed God’s displeasure at the betrayal of His Son. Now I know it was God declaring Jesus IS His Son.

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