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DJC Movie Night – The Jewish Cardinal
April 15 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
This is an online event
“The Jewish Cardinal” describes a real man, Jean-Marie Lustiger, Born the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, Lustiger and his sister were sent to live with a Catholic woman in Orleans during the German occupation of France in 1940. Against his parents’ wishes, he decided to convert when he was just 13 and was baptized. By the time the war ended, his mother had been murdered in Auschwitz, while his father survived.
The film picks up the story well into Lustiger’s distinguished career, around the time he was made the Archbishop of Paris in 1981. The city’s chief rabbi, as well as many church officials, is skeptical of the appointment, pointedly telling him, “One is Christian or Jewish, not both.”
The movie keeps a steady focus on the strange way Jean-Marie insists on being both Jew and Catholic, and sometimes a bridge between the two.
Discussion begins at 6:45 with the movie following. We’ll then re-join after the film for a fuller conversation. The movie is 1hr 51min.
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