Statement of Bishop Dennis Sullivan regarding Acts of Hatred towards Our Jewish Sisters and Brothers
- Created: February 27, 2017
- Written by Most Rev. Dennis J. Sullivan, Bishop of Camden
This weekend and today, we have seen vandalism against our Jewish sisters and brothers in Pennsylvania and threats in Delaware and in our very own backyard at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This abhorrent behavior, which has no place in contemporary culture, stands in opposition to everything the Catholic Church believes and teaches.
As Catholics, we too are spiritual descendants of Abraham. We recognize that an attack or threat against our Jewish family members is an attack against all peoples of faith.
The Diocese of Camden, my brother priests, deacons, religious, and the lay Catholic faithful of South Jersey stand in solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers against these hateful and anti-Semitic incidents.
We pray that the perpetrators of these incidents will come to know God’s love, bringing them to the light of peace where they may recant these acts of hate and join with all people of good will in forging a community of compassion.