Francis understood that the Fifth Crusade was part of an ongoing just war in response to Muslim invasions of Christian lands, which included many attacks against Italian city-states all along the peninsula over the course of centuries.
This is sure to upset a lot of liberals.
posted on 04/03/2008 10:51:52 AM PDT
To: NYer; Salvation; Coleus; narses; Pyro7480
posted on 04/03/2008 10:52:52 AM PDT
("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
posted on 04/03/2008 10:54:45 AM PDT
(Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
His Holiness has sent an explicit and revolutionary message to a Church that until now has been too prudent in the conversion of Muslims.
Hadn't thought much about it, but it was a refreshingly courageous act in contrast to the increasingly timid & political-minded behavior of the large denomitions these days.
posted on 04/03/2008 11:18:18 AM PDT
To: wagglebee; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Love St. Francis!! He is my daughter’s patron saint.
posted on 04/03/2008 1:52:26 PM PDT
("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
Sounds like a great book! St. Francis was responsible for bringing me to the Church.
St. Francis of Assisi was a stigmatic. I doubt he wore Birkenstocks. LOL!
posted on 04/03/2008 8:43:56 PM PDT
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