Dr. Richard Francis Crane, PhD

About Dr. Richard Francis Crane, PhD

Richard Francis Crane is a professor of history at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He and his family are parishioners at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Atchison, where he is active in the parish's RCIA ministry. He is also the author of several books and articles, most recently Passion of Israel: Jacques Maritain, Catholic Conscience, and the Holocaust (Wipf & Stock, 2014).

Witnessing to Truth

Nostra Aetate and the New Evangelization

The Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate revolutionized the Catholic Church’s relations with non-Christian religions, especially Judaism. The fourth part of this short declaration marked a decisive shift in Catholic-Jewish relations, r … [Read more...]