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About Catholics for Israel

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  • We are a Catholic apostolate, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, of Jewish and Gentile Catholics from Israel and from the nations.
  • In accordance with the teachings of the Church, we believe that God’s plan of salvation awaits the “Final Marriage” of Israel and the Church, where:
    • Gentile Christians will repent for past acts of Christian anti-Semitism and come to a greater appreciation and love of their Jewish roots; (CCC 528)
    • the Jewish people will come to a historic reconciliation with Jesus of Nazareth, Messiah of Israel and Son of God – yet without forsaking their Jewish identity, culture, and heritage; (CCC 674)
    • both will be united through God’s “Ark of Salvation,” the Catholic Church. (CCC 845)
  • Towards this end we wish to:
    • foster a love for the Jewish people and for Israel by reflecting on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and the “mystery of Israel” in God’s plan of salvation. This includes combating anti-Semitism (often disguised as anti-Zionism) and the errors of replacement theology and dual-covenant theology. (CCC 839)
    • foster a greater understanding and love for Jesus, “light to the nations and glory of Israel” – Messiah of Israel, Savior and Son of God. (CCC 430-455)
    • teach the biblical and Jewish roots of the Catholic faith in a way that highlights the ties between Israel and the Church, and how the Church extends into time the work of Jesus the Messiah. God's election of Israel is irrevocable; yet at the same time the Catholic Church is “the world reconciled” and the new people of God “where humanity must rediscover its unity and salvation.” (CCC 845)
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