Friday, August 21, 2009

Another reason why liberal Catholics bug me

(AP) — NEW YORK - Major Jewish groups and rabbis from the three largest branches of American Judaism said Thursday that their relationship with Roman Catholic leaders is at risk because of a recent U.S. bishops' statement on salvation.

Liberals have been giving people in the other faiths the impression that the Church is not interested in converting others.

I feel bad that many outside our faith have been sold a false bill of goods.

Although interfaith discussion as we know it-- with no intention of conversion-- is fine and necessary, witness-- that is, talking about Jesus to bring people to him-- is still vital for a Catholic.

I realize that this may mean strained relations with Jewish groups. It is regrettable, but I think that Catholics and Jews are going to have a fruitful relationship, it must be honest. Everyone has the right to know where the Church stands. It makes people mad, then let them be mad.