Down to the Wire: Just $8,038 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Italian Catholic, Jewish officials discuss respect for human life

Catholic World News - January 17, 2012

Italian Church leaders engaged in a Day for Dialogue between Catholics and Jews on January 17, in an effort promoted by the Italian bishops’ conference.

The Italian bishops and the Italian Rabbinic Assembly have agreed that the annual days of dialogue should be focused on the Ten Commandments, and this year’s theme is “Thou Shalt Not Kill.”

In comments to Vatican Radio, both Jewish and Catholic leaders agreed on the need to promote respect for human life. But—in an interesting illustration of the vast difference between Italian and American political discourse—neither man mentioned abortion. Father Gino Battaglia, the director of the Italian bishops’ office for inter-religious dialogue, mentioned instead “the battle to abolish the death penalty.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($59,597 to go):
$150,000.00 $90,403.12
40% 60%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 6 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 9 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 13 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 15 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 17 hours ago