|As Dr Fisher explains in his forward, "Memoria Futuri
means "remembering the past for the sake of the future." It is both a
leitmotif in Cardinal Keeler's work and an apt description of the nature
of the Catholic-Jewish Dialogue that he steered
the for the American bishops
and thus, to a real extent,, for the Catholic Church as a whole at it's
most critical time of expansion and transformation-- the period during
the pontificate of Pope John Paul II."
Every Catholic should be aware of the history of the diverse and often challenging relationships between these two faiths and Cardinal Keeler's unique talents for addressing and improving these vital relationships. This slim volume contain 18 diverse texts, each a jewel in a Byzantine mosaic of an image that reflects the truth and insight of the love and respect that is the subject of Cardinal; Keeler's writings and presentations.
Cardinal Keeler died on March 23, 2017 and Memoria Futuri is an extraordinary tribute to his life and to our future. It should be required reading for all of us, as well as a thoughtful gift to every priest and seminarian.