Conroy holds a Ph.D. in theology from Notre Dame University.
specialty is Hellenistic Judaism and Christian origins.
He teaches at the Blessed Edmund Rice School and Barry University.
gave a presentation entitled "2000 Years of Anti-Semitism and the Catholic Church's Response," which was an overview of the history of anti-Semitism from ancient times to modern day.
"In the ancient world, diversity was not a value," said Conroy
explained that Christians and Jews share the same tradition.
Christians affirm that the Hebrew scriptures are the revealed word of God and they acknowledge that Jesus came from an observant Jewish family.
Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day, accompanied his
family to Jerusalem for Pesach and attended the synagogue and read on the Sabbath.
also included in his
presentation the Catholic Church's Vatican II and "Nostra Aetate" from the early 1960s.
"This was a particularly valuable dialogue," said Conroy