Religion: Catholics & Jews

There is a spiritual bond of brotherhood between two religious groups in the U.S.—Roman Catholics and Jews. This is the contention of Father Thurston N. Davis, editor of the Jesuit weekly America. Catholics and Jews, "immersed in a pervading Protestant culture here in the U.S., have at least some inkling that we share, in divergent yet strangely cognate ways, a common inheritance from the centuries."

Spiritual Semites. Pope Pius XI once referred to Catholics as "spiritual Semites". "The stronger his faith and the more profound his appreciation of it," says Jesuit Davis, "the more...

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