Greg Barrett
Slideshow image
Slideshow image
nav image
nav image

During the evening of January 31, 2019 there was an anti-Semitic attack on the BerMax Café on Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg. This is an appalling and horrific incident. As someone working in the area of Interchurch and Interfaith Learning for the Archdiocese of St. Boniface it is heartbreaking to witness our Jewish brothers and sisters go through yet another vicious attack.

On October 28, 1965, fifty three years almost to the very day prior to the killings in Pittsburgh, the Catholic Church promulgated a teaching originating from its highest authority. The Second Vatican Council, through its document Nostra Aetate, clearly teaches –

“Furthermore, in Her rejection of every persecution against any man, the Church, mindful of the patrimony she shares with the Jews and moved not by political reasons but by the Gospel’s spiritual love, decries hatred, persecutions, displays of Anti-Semitism, directed at Jews at any time by anyone.” 

Despite this ringing declaration, the Teaching of Contempt that so many have spoken of continues its 1800 year march through human history. The same spirit that engineered the deaths of Jews so short a time ago in Pittsburgh is alive and active in our community of Winnipeg right now. In the face of this reality and the world-wide increase of anti-Semitism it is a mistake to assume that this is just the work of a few. Expressions of regret and horror are not nearly enough. The spirit of hate in our community has taken action – how will the voices of love respond? The question, brothers and sisters, is what will our community do to summon forth the better angels of our nature. Are we, after all, just reliving history and taking on the role of guilty bystanders?

Greg Barrett

Co-Coordinator: Interchurch and Interfaith Learning

Archdiocese of St. Boniface   

18 Comments


selfie 5 months ago

Interesting topic shown here, i am now working on it regularly here and would say keep the future posts like this continuously.
engineering college in chandigarh


asd 5 months ago

google


abc 5 months ago

Apple products are revered for its quality, precision and great design. SRSG started its operations as Apple technology partners in the year 1997.
apple reseller in Kolkata
apple authorized service center in delhi
system integration service providers
ipad service center in bhubaneswar
iMac reseller in mumbai


MHR Writer UK 4 months ago

Three are usually cheap Ralph Lauren available for sale each and every time you wish to buy.
MHR Writer UK


purchase forskolin 4 months ago

Sugar-sweetened beverages and alcoholic drinks may be associated with a higher risk of belly fat. Green tea and water have been shown to increase weight loss and fat burning. purchase forskolin


wooshsunnies 4 months ago

Looking for Designer sunglasses for women


SVG Logo 4 months ago

Super site! I am Loving it!! Will return once more, Im taking your food likewise, Thanks. SVG Logo


onlinebranding 3 months ago

Looking for expert packers and movers in Auckland
Furniture movers auckland


onlinebranding 3 months ago

Experience and professional packers and movers
Moving and storage in Auckland


onlinebranding 3 months ago

Do you want to move your house and office with our expert team
Movers in Auckland


Make Him Worship You 3 months ago

I’ve been searching for some decent stuff on the subject and haven't had any luck up until this point, You just got a new biggest fan!.. Make Him Worship You


Make Him Worship You 3 months ago

I don’t think many of websites provide this type of information. Make Him Worship You


Make Him Worship You 3 months ago

The article posted was very informative and useful. You people are doing a great job. Keep going. Make Him Worship You


Women Logs 3 months ago

I’m excited to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read !! I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to look at new information in your site. Women Logs


Love Commands 3 months ago

Great Article it its really informative and innovative keep us posted with new updates. its was really valuable. thanks a lot. Love Commands


Guy Magnet 3 months ago

This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post. I will visit your blog regularly for Some latest post. Guy Magnet


Make Him Worship You 3 months ago

Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also. Make Him Worship You


Nikies 3 months ago

We offer calculated visibility for the design and development of technology platforms through ourintensive research-based approach, consistency in performance, and adept decision-making caliber.

website development company in malaysia

digital marketing services in singapore

search engine optimization services in malaysia

digital marketing services in malaysia

Comments for this post are now off.