Philos Catholic

Who We Are

Philos Catholic seeks to positively engage Catholics with the historical birthplace of their faith and build friendships with the people of the Holy Land. Our goal is to reconnect Catholics with their Hebraic roots, educating them about the Near East region and empowering them to make positive changes in both the Near East and the West.

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"I feel like I've grown in my Catholic faith by walking in the footsteps of Jesus...."

Coalition of Catholics Against Antisemitism

The Coalition of Catholics Against Antisemitism is a movement of Catholic leaders who are committed to combatting antisemitism and promoting ties with the Jewish community.

All Catholics are invited to sign our statement of solidarity and action with the Jewish people.

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What does Philos Catholic do?

  1. 1

    Reconnect Catholics with their Hebraic roots in Near East

    Our roots are in the Jewish people, their scripture, their thought, and the land

  2. 2

    Reconnect Catholics with their own origins in Near Eastern Christianity

    We seek to connect Catholics with their history as well as the presence and contributions of Christians in the region today

  3. 3

    Better understand diverse Christian approaches to Israel, and the region’s politics and culture more broadly

    This includes exploring replacement theology in the Church today

  4. 4

    Confront the harm done to the Jewish people by Catholic institutions and persons throughout history

Hear what the members of the Philos Catholic Community are saying

James O'Reilly

"Having been well educated in Western Church history, I sought to find an avenue for reconnecting and engaging with the Eastern church and with my fellow Christians there. Philos Catholic has been the perfect gateway for such an encounter and has challenged, stretched, and deepened my faith to invaluable degrees and in ways that I'll never fully appreciate or understand."

What we've been up to

Learn the 24 Catholic Churches

Learn which churches fall into the 6 Rites of Christendom

Beyond Rome Podcast

Listen or watch to reconnect with your Hebraic and Christian roots in the Near East

Nostra Aetate and The Future of Catholic-Jewish Relations

A conference with Franciscan University of Steubenville

Jewish-Catholic Relations Pathfinder Course

A free course examining the past, present, and future of Jewish-Catholic relations

Coalition of Catholics Against Antisemitism

Add your name to our statement of solidarity and action

Catholic VIPs Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Throughout the year, Philos Catholic hosts trips for prominent Catholics serving in the public square and on the front lines of academia, journalism, and policy

Catholic Seminarians Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

In the summer of 2023, we had the privilege of hosting both Diocesan and Dominican seminarians and priests in the Holy Land

10 Misconceptions about Jews, Israel, and Middle Eastern Christians

Simone Rizkallah of The Philos Project debunks common misconceptions about Israel and the Near East region