Did Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Cuts Vatican Ties?

A report claims the Chief Rabbinate of Israel has severed ties with the Vatican in response to the restoration of communion with the SSPX bishops. Update: Nasty reactions from the loyal readers of Fr. John Z’s blog. Update: Head of the Chief Rabbinate appreciated Pope’s words at Wednesday audience. Update: The head of the Chief…

Religion in Daily Life

Some people think it is important, some don’t.  Gallup survey maps the US as to how people answered the question. The least religious states are in New England and the west:  VT, NH, ME, MA, AK, WA, OR, RI, NV, CT. Most religious? MS, AL, SC, TN, LA, AR, GA, NC, OK, KY, TX. Map…

RIP Leon Klenicki

Rabbi Leon Klenicki, former director of interfaith relations for the Anti-Defamation League, has died. Rocco has a good reflection. I got to know Rabbi Klenicki during the last National Workshop on Jewish-Christian Relations, held here in Houston in 1999. And that reminds me that we haven’t had one in ten years!! They used to be…