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Welcome to Catholics for Israel!

The Church... cannot forget that she received the revelation of the Old Testament through the people with whom God in His inexpressible mercy concluded the Ancient Covenant. Nor can she forget that she draws sustenance from the root of that well-cultivated olive tree [Israel] onto which have been grafted the wild shoots, the Gentiles. Indeed, the Church believes that by His cross Christ, Our Peace, reconciled Jews and Gentiles, making both one in Himself.

The Church keeps ever in mind the words of the Apostle about his kinsmen: "theirs is the sonship and the glory and the covenants and the law and the worship and the promises; theirs are the fathers and from them is the Messiah according to the flesh" (Rom. 9:4-5), the Son of the Virgin Mary. She also recalls that the Apostles, the Church's main-stay and pillars, as well as most of the early disciples who proclaimed Christ's Gospel to the world, sprang from the Jewish people... God holds the Jews most dear for the sake of their Fathers; He does not repent of the gifts He makes or of the calls He issues. (NA4)

We are an apostolate of Catholics for Israel and Catholics in Israel committed to fostering a greater love for the Jewish people, for Jesus the Messiah, and for His Body, the Catholic Church.

Featured Articles

God's Promise of the Land to the People of Israel
10 Feb 2016 15:34 - Catholics for IsraelGod's Promise of the Land to the People of Israel

The most repeated divine promise in the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) is God's gift of the Land of Canaan to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—the people of Israel. Here is a compilation of these verses.

Israel in the New Testament
05 Feb 2016 04:47 - Derek PrinceIsrael in the New Testament

The words "Israel" and "Israelite" occur 77 times in the New Testament. Is "Israel" ever used as a synonym for the Church? How many times does the NT use the expression "new Israel" or "true Israel" to refer to the Church?

Latest Articles

From Rivalry to Reconciliation: The Catholic Church and the Jewish People
13 Sep 2020 18:26 - Catholics for IsraelFrom Rivalry to Reconciliation: The Catholic Church and the Jewish People

Dr. André Villeneuve surveys the history of Jewish-Catholic relations, highlights the theological underpinnings of this relationship, and considers how it has undergone an extraordinary transformation in the past seventy years. 

The Tortoise and the Hare: A New Fable
12 Oct 2019 19:28 - Ariel Ben AmiThe Tortoise and the Hare: A New Fable

One warm summer day, a wise tortoise met a young hare who seemed to be in a great hurry. The hare told him: "Would you like to be my friend? Come with me. Let's travel together and go on a great adventure." The tortoise, a bit surprised at such enthusiasm, only hesitated for a moment before answering in good faith: "Sure, with pleasure!"

Wisdom of the Bible
03 Sep 2019 06:12 - Catholics for IsraelWisdom of the Bible

Catholics for Israel presents a new course on the Wisdom books of the Bible, taught by Dr. André Villeneuve at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, August 2019.

Betrayed with a Kiss: A Tale of Friendship, Love, and Betrayal
21 Feb 2019 15:59 - Ariel Ben AmiBetrayed with a Kiss: A Tale of Friendship, Love, and Betrayal

Beloved one and friend, jittering, I called you. In my very hometown, I sought your face and found you. You asked me, and I came, at no small risk, with trembling. A tender heart aflame, open to you and trusting.

If I Forget You, O Jerusalem…
25 Jan 2018 04:28 - Catholics for IsraelIf I Forget You, O Jerusalem…

Catholics for Israel welcomes and applauds the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the American Embassy there.

Israel, the Church, and Election
20 May 2017 22:07 - Michael WyschogrodIsrael, the Church, and Election

God has tied His saving and redemptive concern for the welfare of all men to His love for the people of Israel. Only those who love the people of Israel can love the God of Israel. Israel is thus God's first-born, most precious in His eyes.

The Catholic Response to Islam
10 Apr 2017 02:24 - André VilleneuveThe Catholic Response to Islam

This article examines the Catholic response to the growth of Islam in the West in light of the Church’s vision for interreligious dialogue and evangelization. Does the Catholic Church have a coherent strategy in respect to Islam? Is this strategy working? Is it realistic? Is it biblical?

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