frenchpony (frenchpony) wrote,

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But Is It Good For The Jews?

I've been reading all the news about the brand-new Pope Benedict XVI, and I'm not quite sure what to think about him. The Tribune and both mentioned some interesting views he has held in the past. Apparently, he seems to believe that Roman Catholicism is the Only True Faith (to the exclusion of other versions of Christianity as well), and that it is the solemn duty of Catholics to preach the word to all the heathens out there. But I seem to remember that JPII said some years back that the Catholics would officially stop trying to convert Jews. So I'm confused. Does this mean that Benedict is reversing that decision? Will the Catholic Church go back to proseletyzing to Jews? Or was that one of those things that a pope can say that no one can undo, ever?

In other news, I've got my bus tickets and hotel room for Passover. And the local grocery store has just redeemed itself in my eyes. Against all odds, they turned up with matzoh, and I got my supply without having to schlep all the way out to the west side of Grad School Town where the ladies at shul thought I'd have to go. Now I can have matzoh brei and matzoh pizza and try out that matzoh-spinach lasagna recipe that I've had my eye on for some time now.
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