U.S. Catholic Bishops Publish Texts on “The Bible, the Jews, and the Death of Jesus”

The Bishops' Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has published a collection of key documents of Catholic teaching on the Church's relationship to the Jews and its opposition to anti-Semitism.  Timed to coincide with the release of the film “The Passion of the Christ,” the volume includes the 1988 'Criteria for the Evaluation of Dramatizations of the Passion' as well as earlier and later texts, some of which originated in the United States and others from the Vatican and its various offices.  The 128-page volume, entitled 'The Bible, the Jews and the Death of Jesus,” is available for $11.95 from the USCCB at 3211 Fourth Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017; phone 202-722-8716.