Issue with Evangelii Gaudium
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The Jeremiah passage refers to the covenant made when taking them out of Egypt--that is, the Mosaic covenant, the covenant of Sinai. 

GE's quote is citing Romans 11, which discusses the permanent aspect of God's covenant with Israel, the aspect that Gentiles are grafted into and through which all Israel will ultimately be saved.  This is generally understood as the covenant made with Abraham. 

Here are a couple articles I think are helpful.  The first summarizes how this topic is treated in the works of Ratzinger, but it provides a good rundown of which covenants are permanent, which were provisional and have been revoked, and the implications of these things.

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/l...ecnum=7878

This one, by Cardinal Dulles, discusses all the aspects of this question and goes more in depth into the various Biblical passages and Church documents on the topic:

http://www.firstthings.com/article/2005/...ith-israel

Just to add, the Church does not seem to hold the Mosaic covenant as valid--a US catechism erroneously said so, and it was subsequently corrected.
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Issue with Evangelii Gaudium - by phattonez - 06-24-2014, 08:00 PM
Re: Issue with Evangelii Gaudium - by Poche - 06-25-2014, 01:36 AM
Re: Issue with Evangelii Gaudium - by SaintSebastian - 06-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Re: Issue with Evangelii Gaudium - by winoblue1 - 06-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Re: Issue with Evangelii Gaudium - by phattonez - 06-25-2014, 04:02 PM



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