Bible & Liturgy
You may recognize a new addition to your 2024 Missal. In 2022, the Committees on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs and Divine Worship approved a note to appear in all worship aids in conjunction with the reading of the Johannine Passion Narrative reminding the faithful of the meaning of this passage: Jesus' love for each and every person.
We are also working with the Office for the Biblical Apostolate and the Subcommittee on Translation of Scripture text to facilitate sensitivity readings of notes in the new translation of the New American Bible and new Biblia in America.
Catechetics & Education
In the next few years, the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs will be collaborating with the Committees on Catholic Education and Catechesis and Evangelization to help the faithful more fully understand Church teaching regarding Jews and Judaism, as well as the call to confront antisemitism as part of our discipleship.
Clergy & Ministry
Between now and the end of 2025, the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs will be collaborating with the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations and the Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service to better assist our clergy and ministers in forming Catholics as spiritual brothers and sisters to the Jewish people and allies in the fight against antisemitism.
Laity & Youth
Antisemitism remains an issue in all aspects of life for our Jewish brothers and sisters. The Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs will be working with the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth to explore ways in which we can assist the faithful in being good neighbors and friends.
Truth & Justice
In all its work, the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs will be in consultation with the Committee on Doctrine and the Committee on International Justice and Peace, ensuring a comprehensive and thoroughly Catholic answer to the scourge of antisemitism.