Skip to comments.[Catholic/Islam Caucus] Bishop criticises ‘faith-filled’ Catholics who spread fear of Muslims
Posted on 03/23/2019 9:37:46 AM PDT by ebb tide
The bishop criticised Catholics who identify as 'traditional' and say Muslims pose a threat to Western civilisation
An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as faith-filled while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims.
Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, chairman of the Council for Life of the Irish bishops conference, told The Irish Catholic newspaper: Ive found that people who would classify themselves in some cases as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people seem to, in relation to migration and care of asylum-seekers and stuff, theyll say oh well these Muslims are putting our civilization at risk and they pose a threat to us.'
Bishop Doran spoke in the wake of what he described as a savage attack on two mosques in New Zealand that left at least 50 people dead.
All of us, of whatever religious tradition, can identify with what that might mean for a congregation gathered to worship, the bishop said.
Bishop Doran said it was wrong of people to demonize Muslims for the actions of terrorism claiming to be inspired by Islam.
To define a whole category of people, or a whole nation, or a whole religious group as being in some way more prone to terrorism than any other group is irresponsible, he said.
In his experience, he said, Muslim people living in Irish society do so peacefully and participate fully.
We have large numbers of Muslim children in our Catholic schools, and they contribute to the ethos in many ways.
One of the interesting things about Muslims is while they are of a different faith, they tend to have a level of commitment to faith that in many ways we might well sit up and pay attention to, he said.
In February, Bishop Doran spoke out after a disused hotel slated to house refugees was damaged in an apparent arson attack.
He said the alleged arson had caused significant upset to parishioners, adding it is all the more disturbing since it is suggested that the fires are a response to the proposed use of the hotel to house refugees.
Militant opposition, expressed in the destruction of property, is simply not consistent with the Gospel.
This Irish Bishop has a dangerous and poor comprehension of the details of Islam and its adherents.
No man is an island, and this man is a fool!
Self-hating Catholic ping
You have to WANT to be stupid to be THIS stupid. ISLAM IS INTOLORANT. IT GLORIES IN INTOLORANCE. IT IS VIOLENT EVERYWHERE IT PREDOMINATES.
Imagine Jesus reading the Koran. I find it impossible to believe that His thoughts wouldn’t put those of Churchill IN THE SHADE!
“Muslims pose a threat to Western civilisation”
Truer words were never spoken.
Nope, nothing to fear at all.
As if Catholic Clergy had any semblance of believability right now.
Yes, I was raised Catholic. And unlike Muslims, I will criticize my faith when I feel strongly that they’ve screwed the pooch (or little boys).
Seems it’s normal to fear those who want to kill us.
He’s most likely BOUGHT OFF by some of all that $$$$$$$$$ we have spent on MUSLIM OIL since the 60’s.
Why should we fear getting our heads chopped off ??
We must all be BIGOTS!
He has a point there. If all Catholics were actually dedicated to believing and putting into practice the Faith we profess, much of the pathology eroding western society would be cured. Our problem is that "we" have forgotten God.
Defrock this dangerous Dhimmi fraud immediately.
Someone needs to the him that at the height of the Crusades, our wars with Islam, British Christians created the Magna Carta, the cornerstone of all rights, civil laws liberty and inventions through patent law.
So yes , for the stupid dick he is, would say that we are holding to the muslims for all inventions.
Bishop dorian overlooks the fact that that same mosque was spreading terrorist philosophy... and had a couple of student graduations.
The armoury was overflowing with joy!
Is the faith of the Muslim compatible with Christianity?? One may love and care for others regardless of their faith, but to accept and affirm a religion which calls for the death of infidels (Christians)is ridiculous.
I am always surprised how anyone in the religion business can no so little about the competition. - Tom
So far this March Islamists have killed 555 people in 96 attacks.
List of Killings in the Name of Islam: Last 30 Days
This is part of the list of killings in the name of Islam maintained by TheReligionofPeace.com.
Most of these incidents are terror attacks. A handful are honor killings or Sharia executions.
During this time period, there were 127 Islamic attacks in 21 countries, in which 775 people were killed and 845 injured.
Irish bishops should pay attention to their incompetence in destroying the faith, built over a thousand years, in their nation. They should offer no opinion on any issue except how to re-evangelize their countrymen.
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