Please note that the below quote is from the editor of the local diocesan paper. His comment that the Catholic Church had a negative attitude toward the Jews prior to Vatican II does not sound correct to me. I’ve heard this comment before from others with a more liberal persuasion. What was the Chruch’s official, documented, or known “attitude” toward the Jews prior to Vatican II? What official documents or statements prior to Vatican II can I utilize to refute such remarks?
Quote from Diocesan blog:
“The Second Vatican Council taught in Nostra Aetate, ‘It is true that the church is the new people of God, yet the Jews should not be spoken of as rejected or accursed as if this followed from holy Scripture.’ The great council ended the Catholic Church’s negative attitude toward Jews.”
Thanks for your input.