The message of hope contained in the books of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament has been appropriated and continued in different ways by Jews and Christians. “After centuries of antagonism, we now see it as our task to bring these two ways of rereading the biblical texts – the Christian way and the Jewish way – into dialogue with one another, if we are to understand God’s will and his word aright” (Jesus of Nazareth. Part Two: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, pp. 33f.).
Is Christianity nothing more than a simple "rereading of the biblical texts" that stands against other equally valid readings, as the pope suggests? Are we to believe now that in order to understand God's will and word aright we need to consult readings of the biblical texts from outside our august religion?
These notions certainly need to be clarified, especially in light of the perennial teachings of Holy Mother Church that all truth necessary for the salvation of our souls resides in our Holy Catholic religion. In comparison, the Holy Father's words and the ideas that seem to be conveyed, seem to amount to rank indifferentism and liberalism.
I'm not suggesting that certain truths of our religion can not be appertained in other religions, much less Judaism, but they can be appertained only as remnants left behind, like ashes from a fire. To attain to these same truths, to understand them aright, one needs go to the fire and not to what the fire has left behind, so to speak. We have been given only one Master and Lord, Jesus Christ, and He founded a Church that contains the only way to salvation, and that Church is the Holy Catholic Church. What remnants of truth, which are contained fully and clearly in the teachings of Christ proclaimed by His Church, that can be found in modern Talmudic Judaism is at best truncated and obscured. Why then should Catholics need to engage in a dialogue with modern Talmudic Judaism to come to understand God's will aright? Such a notion runs totally counter to what the Church has always taught, and stinks of liberalism.
This certainly needs to be clarified, but such a clarification probably will not be forthcoming anytime soon, thus the faithful will once again be subjected to the post-Council confusion that has so marked this painful era of the Church Militant.
So in the meantime, please offer at least one rosary in reparation.