Skip to comments.We need to grow in understanding of Muslims, English bishop says
Posted on 07/19/2013 4:35:08 PM PDT by haffast
Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton has written a pastoral letter urging Catholics in his diocese to reach out to Muslims.
In the letter he quoted from the Second Vatican Councils declaration on non-Christian religions, Nostra Aetate, which said: The Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions.
Bishop Conry wrote: These words and sentiments are very important for our time, when latent suspicions and hostility can easily be brought to the surface again by tragic events like the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
He continued: I am writing this on the first day of the Muslim holy season of Ramadan. I ask that you accept this urge to dialogue, so that at least we might understand one another more.
Very often our image of Islam is simply the one presented by the media, and how often do we complain that the media view distorts the reality of the Catholic Church? We must not in our minds associate the word Muslim with any of the negative and pejorative terms often linked to it in the media.
He said that inter-religious dialogue was not just a dialogue of charity, but also a dialogue of hope.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholicherald.co.uk ...
"Part three goes on to say that the Catholic Church regards the Muslims with esteem, and then continues by describing some of the things Islam has in common with Christianity and Catholicism: worship of One God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, Merciful and Omnipotent, Who has spoken to men; the Muslims' respect for Abraham and Mary, and the great respect they have for Jesus, whom they consider to be a Prophet and not God. The synod urged all Catholics and Muslims to forget the hostilities and differences of the past and to work together for mutual understanding and benefit."
I understood everything I needed to understand on 9/11.
That is true, but I am sure most of us were well aware of it, long before 9/11.
Show me just what Muhammad brought
that was new and there you will find things
only evil and inhuman, such as his
command to spread by the sword the faith
he preached.- Manuel II Palaiologos
The Catholic Church rejects nothing of what is true and holy in these religions.
Coded language, I hope.
Because there is NOTHING either true nor holy about this 7th-century insane death cult.
Judgement BEGINS at the pulpit, Bishop.
You are deceiving your flock.
A stupid lamb to the slaughter
The British bishops have been a problem for a long time. JPII appointed nothing but squishes and gays; BXVI didn’t have a lot of time to correct it (not to mention the wrong O’Brien being appointed in Scotland - although he is the one who has since resigned) and the unfortunate thing is that unless they bring in some foreign bishops (I suggest Indian bishops) I don’t think the poor Brits even have a very good waiting list.
I’ve read enough of the Koran to understand them and to know that the so-called “moderates” are backsliders. You don’t need to know every shark to know that they are all killers.
Everything I ever wanted to know about the Muslim religion I learned on September 11, 2001.
>>and the great respect they have for Jesus, whom they consider to be a Prophet and not God.
Then, we do not worship the same God because God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Islam came after Christ in a region where Christianity was flourishing at the time, so they can’t even claim ignorance. Mohammed thought he saw a demon in the cave. He was right. To believe even a fragment of Islam is to deny Christ.
he best turtle up instead of stretching his neck out for the koranimals like that being an infidel and bishop
I understand muslims just fine. The most important thing to know is that they’re all as peaceful as they say they are once you vent their craniums with a .308
The English bishop obviously doesn’t understand.
What is not to understand about The Sword Of Islam.
The god of the Moslems is not the God of Abraham, and to equate them is to violate the first commandment.
What a moron. Reach out to Muslims and pull back a bloody stump.
Mohammed thought he saw a demon in the cave.
He did, it was a mirror.
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