Saturday, September 29, 2012
THE RELATION OF THE CHURCH TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONSNOSTRA AETATE
PROCLAIMED BY HIS HOLINESS
POPE PAUL VI
ON OCTOBER 28, 1965
Since in the course of centuries not a few quarrels and hostilities have arisen between Christians and Moslems, this sacred synod urges all to forget the past and to work sincerely for mutual understanding and to preserve as well as to promote together for the benefit of all mankind social justice and moral welfare, as well as peace and freedom.
The above document was quoted (Although not the section provided above) in a homily at my parish on September 29, 2012 as to toleration, The Pastor dealt more with intolerance towards Hindus who some Catholic call “stupid”. The “highest thinkers” in that religion have concluded that there is only one God and the “gods” worshiped by the People are only facets of that one God just as the facets of a great jewel are not the entire gem.
The Jews are our spiritual ancestors and, as such are and should-be honored and not persecuted as was the sin of too many Christians (Including my Polish ancestors). They signed a covenant (Contract) with G_d. Such agreements are not had between a tyrannical master and worm-like slaves.