Since finding this site, I have followed a number of links which were posted, to websites by Catholics of Jewish origin who seek to convert Jews to Catholicism. While their activity is limited or negligible, I do have one concern.
For 30 years I have been actively involved in both countermissionary efforts designed to educate Jews about evangelical Protestant efforts to convert them (who often do it via deception, such as posing as Jews.) But I have also been involved in Jewish-Christian ecumenical relations efforts, to gain better understanding between the Jewish and Christian faiths (most of our work has been with the Catholic church.)
This work has been relatively easy, for one major reason: for the past 40 years or so, the official Catholic church has been more moderate than they were before Vatican II, as far as the Jews is concerned. The church does not advocate actively singling out Jews for conversion, but believes in evangelizing all people, without targeting any one group as evangelicals often do.
Some of the sites I visited by Catholics of Jewish origin, say that they try to “stay under the radar of the antimissionaries” by not actively proselytizing Jews, but waiting until Jews come to them. (This is because they recognize that we only concern ourselves with Christians groups that actively target Jews for conversion.)
However, some of the other sites do seem to actively proselytize, and many in the Jewish community wonder if this new sea change in the Catholic church (becoming more conservative, more traditional) will also signal a change in Jewish-Catholic relations, including concerning their current stance on not singling out Jews for conversion.
So in brief, do you think the current changes going on toward a much more conservative church (under this new Pope) may signal problems for Jewish-Catholic relations?