Over the past 50 years, since the issuing of Nostra Aetate, relations between mainstream Catholics and Jews have improved to the point that the members of the two religions, in terms of official pronouncements at the highest levels, have moved from a troubled past to be extremely positive. Note I am saying mainstream -- this leaves out the Society of Pius X (Mel Gibson style Catholics) and some ultra-orthodox Jews who do not want any dialog at all. Granted, problems remain such as the role of Pius XII in WW2 and official liturgies in both faiths. But in terms of the official Catholic catechism on Jews -- which could not be more positive, and Jewish responses such as Debru Emet, and the Jewish admiration if not affection for Popes John Paul 2, Benedict, and right now Pope Francis, is simply remarkable.
Now, here is my question for both Catholics and Jews. Is the reconciliation of the past 50 years something that you have taken to heart, or is is simply something that the hierarchy of the two faiths (for Jews, the Rabbinical Assemblies for the various movements) issues press releases on. Is anti-semitism completely gone among practicing Catholics? Is the fear of Catholicism gone among Jewish Groups? Are you comfortable with each other, and do you consider that you worship the same God -- the difference being the role of the messiah in both faiths. When Pope Benedict told both religions to love one another, is this happening? I am trying to get a handle on this from both faiths. I am restricting my query here to Jews and Catholics.