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  • Catholic Prelates and Muslim Immigration

    08/18/2017 1:32:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Journal ^ | August 18, 2017 | Vincent Francis Ruggiero
    For almost two millennia, Christianity has survived innumerable challenges from without, including heresies, schisms and philosophical “isms,” as well as more than a few challenges from within. But the most dangerous challenge of all may be one that was overcome seven centuries ago but is now regenerated—the challenge posed by Islam. Its agents no longer wield battle axes and scimitars, as their militant predecessors did. They travel instead in the peaceful garb of immigrants and refugees. Their stated purpose for migrating is to find opportunity or to escape persecution and in many cases that claim is no doubt genuine. Yet...
  • Pope calls welcoming migrants a way to show brotherhood

    08/14/2017 3:06:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2017 | AP via Washington Post
    Pope Francis is praising acceptance for migrants as a way to show brotherhood, even as Europe’s welcome mat wears thin.
  • When Jesuits and Popes Dance With the Devil

    07/21/2017 8:06:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 17, 2017 | Fr. Celatus
    Years ago I was brought in as a priest to a psych ward in a VA hospital to work with a suicidal Vietnam veteran. His family was convinced that the root of his problem was not merely mental but diabolical. After spending some time with the tormented veteran, I agreed that something diabolical was at work. One thing I remember the veteran saying was that he “danced with the devil.” I shudder at the thought! So I prayed the Rosary with him, taught him the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel and enrolled him in the scapular. For a while...
  • Silence of the Shepherds

    07/20/2017 11:03:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | July-August 2017 | New Oxford Review
    Why is it that Catholic bishops seem to be plumping for Muslims? Why do they issue statements about Islam that are dishonest and misleading? Why do they appear to be so intent on protecting the image of Islam? If you’ve asked yourself these questions, you’re not alone. Given current events and the historical record of Islam’s aggressive campaigns against the Christian West, the rational thinker could be forgiven for believing that the leaders of the Christian world might just want to pay a bit more attention to contemporary anti-Christian violence — thousands of terror attacks, beheadings, stabbings, kidnappings, rapes, torching...
  • Pope Francis, Defender of Islam

    07/11/2017 10:44:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 10, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Pope Francis received a noteworthy honor last week when Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar, thanked him for his “defense of Islam against the accusation of violence and terrorism.”Has any other Pope of Rome in the history of Christianity ever been heralded as a “defender of Islam”?Of course not. But the Catholic Church has come a long way since the days of Pope Callixtus III, who vowed in 1455 to “exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet in the East.”If time travel could be arranged and Pope Francis could...
  • Jesuit Scholar: Seeking to Defend Islam at All Costs Is Betraying the Truth

    06/15/2017 4:56:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 15, 2017 | Edward Pentin
    The Church should not defend Islam “at all costs” and seek to “exonerate it from the horrors committed every day in its name” or else “one ends up betraying the truth,” a leading Jesuit scholar of Islam has asserted. Greek Melkite Jesuit Father Henri Boulad believes that when it comes to dealing with Islam, the Catholic Church has succumbed to a “liberal left ideology which is destroying the West” based on the pretext of “openness, tolerance and Christian charity.”

    06/03/2017 12:50:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 3, 2017 | Juliana Freitag
    Italian Bishops Offer High Praise for Islam News: World News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+Share to EmailShare to Print by Juliana Freitag  •  •  June 3, 2017    2 Comments ROME (Church - A number of Italian bishops are offering praise for Islam and defending it as a religion with a role in salvation. Pope Francis' new appointment as president for the Italian bishops' conference, Cdl. Gualtiero Bassetti, archbishop of Perugia, immediately made his ecumenical priorities clear.   Thousands of Muslims demonstrate in Rome  after radicalized mosques shut down in 2016 At his first public appearance,...
  • Vatican message to Muslims calls for “global ecological conversion”

    Vatican message to Muslims calls for “global ecological conversion” Diane Montagna | Jun 02, 2017 Mohd Rasfan / AFP Share 58 Comment 2 Print The Vatican’s annual message to Muslims for Ramadan focuses on care for the environment VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has sent Muslims throughout the world a special message for Ramadan and for the feast of ‘Id al-Fitr, which this year falls around June 24.The message, called ‘Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Common Home,’ is based on Pope Francis’ letter to all humanity on the need to care for the environment, Laudato Si’.Issued by the Pontifical...
  • Vatican message for Ramadan focuses on ecology

    06/02/2017 8:12:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 2, 2017 | unknown
    The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has released its annual message to Muslims on the occasion of the month of Ramadan. The theme of this year’s message—dated May 19 and released June 2—is “caring for our common home.” Noting that Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’ is addressed to all of humanity, the pontifical council’s president and secretary stated that “our vocation to be guardians of God’s handiwork is not optional, nor it is tangential to our religious commitment as Christians and Muslims: it is an essential part of it.” “May the religious insights and blessings that flow from fasting, prayer...
  • Islamic Expert: US Bishops Complicit in Muslim Persecution of Christians

    05/10/2017 8:37:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 8, 2017 | Deacon Robert Spencer
    A prominent Islamic expert is comparing the bishops' silence on terrorism to sex abuse cover-up. Robert Spencer, an Islamic terror expert and author of 16 books on Islam, released an editorial Sunday excoriating the U.S. bishops' actions to punish clergy and schoolteachers who speak out against Islam, including Spencer himself.  "The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops moves actively and swiftly to silence and demonize voices that tell the truth about the Muslim persecution of Christians," Spencer noted, naming various bishops who've refused him, as well as other Muslim critics, a platform in their dioceses. The USCCB moves actively and swiftly to...
  • Islamic Criticism Against Al-Azhar. The Other Side of Francis’s Journey To Egypt

    05/08/2017 6:03:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    L'Espesso ^ | May 8, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    Islamic Criticism Against Al-Azhar. The Other Side of Francis’s Journey To Egypt > Italiano > English> Español> Français > All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*One week after the visit of Pope Francis to Egypt, much has been said about what he did. But little about what happened on the other shore, that of Islam.What held sway here was the speech of the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayyib, delivered in Arabic and presented in full in the official English version, on this other page: > "His Holiness Pope Francis of Vatican..."Unlike Francis, who in his speech...
  • Islam—The View from Disney Country

    05/04/2017 8:43:02 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 4, 2017 | William Kilpatrick
    Islam—The View from Disney CountryWilliam Kilpatrick The Diocese of Orlando recently reprimanded a sixth grade teacher at a Catholic school for an “unfortunate exhibit of disrespect.” What did he do? He provided printouts to students of St. John Bosco’s negative assessment of Islam. St. John Bosco called Islam a “monstrous mixture of Judaism, Paganism, and Christianity,” and explained that Muhammad “propagated his religion, not through miracles or persuasive words, but by military force.”Citing Nostra Aetate, Jacquelyn Flanigan, an associate superintendent with the Diocese of Orlando’s schools, said that “the information provided in the sixth-grade class is not consistent with the...
  • Will Francis follow Benedict or Obama when he speaks to Muslims in Egypt?

    04/27/2017 7:37:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | April 27, 2017 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    SPECIAL TO CRUXA cross above a church is seen alongside minarets of a mosque April 17 in Cairo ahead of Pope Francis' April 28-29 visit. (Credit:Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters via CNS.) Pope Francis must choose how he addresses the Muslim community when he visits Egypt this week. He has two models: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former Pope Benedict XVI. When a newly-elected Obama decided to address the “Muslim world” from Cairo in 2009, he insisted that Islam is a “religion of peace,” corrupted by a small few, and that there is nothing particularly Islamic about the violence committed...
  • "Strengthening Relations" with the Muslims? What Relations?

    04/27/2017 1:09:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | April 27, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Let us face reality: Incredibly enough, the world’s foremost defender of Islam is not the Grand Mufti of wherever, but the current occupant of the Chair of Peter. George Neumayr summarizes this epochal embarrassment for the Church with his usual pungency: “As the prototypical progressive Jesuit, Pope Francis prides himself on his ‘ecumenism.’ He oozes enthusiasm for every religion except his own. At the top of his list of favorite religions is the Church’s fiercest adversary — Islam. He often sounds more like a spokesman for CAIR than a Catholic pope.” Now we are informed that the Pope will travel to...
  • The Egypt of Pope Francis, Between Reality and Fantasy

    04/27/2017 10:37:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 27, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The Egypt of Pope Francis, Between Reality and Fantasy > Italiano > English> Español> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*After Fr. Henri Boulad, another Egyptian Jesuit and Islamologist is framing in politically incorrect terms the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Egypt. His name is Samir Khalil Samir. He is 79 years old and teaches at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome and at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut.Fr. Boulad’s interview with “L'Osservatore Romano” was covered by Settimo Cielo ten days ago:> "Islam, Religion of the Sword." The Alarm of an Egyptian JesuitWhile Fr. Samir’s extensive interview...
  • Past popes combated the errors of Muhammad. Francis praises them.

    04/26/2017 6:15:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 26, 2017 | George Neumayr
    Past popes combated the errors of Muhammad. Francis praises them. As the prototypical progressive Jesuit, Pope Francis prides himself on his “ecumenism.” He oozes enthusiasm for every religion except his own. At the top of his list of favorite religions is the Church’s fiercest adversary — Islam. He often sounds more like a spokesman for CAIR than a Catholic pope. After jihadists cut off the head of a French priest in July 2016 — yelling “Allahu Akbar” over the priest’s slit throat — Pope Francis rushed to the defense of Islam. “I don’t like to talk about Islamic violence, because...
  • After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims

    04/25/2017 5:07:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 25, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    A main reason for the trip is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim side in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults of Islam by Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict.” What did Benedict say? Andrea Gagliarducci of the Catholic News Agency explains that after a jihad terrorist murdered 23 Christians in a church in Alexandria 2011, Benedict decried “terrorism” and the “strategy of violence” against Christians, and called for the Christians of the Middle East to be protected.Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, whom Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican in...
  • Francis says childless Europe is committing suicide by not accepting more Moslem invaders

    04/24/2017 9:08:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 53 replies
    Call Me Jorge ^ | April 22, 2017 | hereisjorgebergoglio
    Francis says childless Europe is committing suicide by not accepting more Moslem invaders “It’s true we are a society that doesn’t have children, but we close the doors to migrants. This is called suicide.” Francis’ words upon exiting the Basilica of St. Bartholomew  Isola Tiberina, Rome, Italy — Saturday, 22 April 2017  “Thank you for being here. Thank you for your prayers.  This church of the martyrs this reminded me of the cruelty, the cruelty that so many people have to suffer, the exploitation of people I’m reminded of the people who come here in boats and they are left...
  • The Interfaith Delusion

    04/12/2017 10:31:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | April 12, 2017 | Timothy D. Lusch
    Timothy D. Lusch is an attorney and writer. His work has appeared in Saint Austin Review, New English Review, and Chronicles, and at and He blogs at Ed. Note: This is the first in a three-part series on the Catholic Church and Islam.
  • Poll: Foreigners Commit Most Federal Crimes, (Catholic)Bishops Silent

    04/11/2017 9:09:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 11, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    WASHINGTON ( - U.S. bishops, who administer some $2 billion a year in federal aid to social programs, are teaching that welcoming foreigners is a higher duty of government than protecting their own citizens. A recent study by Pew Research showed immigrants are committing the majority of felonies. The study found: 61% of all felony arrests in 2014 involved non-U.S. citizensNearly two thirds of all felony arrests in 2014 occurred in five judicial districts bordering Mexico In spite of this evidence showing the danger posed to U.S. citizens by illegal immigrants, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a...