Did anyone hear Radio Program, Religion on the Line yesterday? There has been ongoing discussions lately about the Holocaust, how we have "apologized" to our Jewish friends - and, in particular, about how the changes in the Church brought about the change in Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jewish people, as if that was a horrible thing to pray for. That topic still surfaces on the show lately, as if we have to apologize for it.
Yesterday, a caller claimed the Jews started Christianity.
While I realize that phone calls are not representative of the program's stand/beliefs, the Catholic Deacon, who co-anchors the show with Rabbi Potasnick, did not say anything in repudiation of that remark. I was stunned.
Why are we so hesitant to defend our Faith - either out of political correctness or whatever the term? While Our Lord was born into the Jewish Faith, He began a New Covenant. I once heard a priest tell us that Catholicism is the perfected Jewish religion - but not that they started Christianity. Anyone have views on this?