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  • The terrorism-Islam equation? “A foolish lie”

    05/24/2018 6:29:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | May 24, 2018 | andrea tornielli
    “It may be on the lips of many, but that equation is a foolish lie." This is how Pope Francis defined the equation that many make between Muslims and terrorists. He did so in the extensive interview with the director of the Echo of Bergamo newspaper, published today 24 May 2018, on the occasion of the arrival in the city of the urn with the remains of Saint John XXIII, who thus returns for the first time to his land.
  • Christians and Muslims: From Competition to Collaboration

    05/18/2018 10:13:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies ^ | May 18, 2018 | Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran
    Christians and Muslims: From Competition to Collaboration Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters,In his Providence, God the Almighty has granted you the opportunity to observe anew the fasting of Ramadan and to celebrate ‘Id al-Fitr.The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue appreciates the importance of this month and the great effort by the Muslims throughout the world to fast, pray and share the Almighty’s gifts with the poor.Mindful of the gifts prompted by Ramadan, we join you in thanking the Merciful God for his benevolence and generosity, and we extend to you our heartfelt best wishes.The thoughts we would like to share...
  • Christian girl set alight for turning down Muslim man’s marriage proposal

    04/22/2018 5:03:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | April 20, 2018
    –Sialkot’s Rizwan Gujjar torched Asma using petrol after she refused to renounce her faith and marry himLAHORE: A Christian girl was set ablaze by a Muslim man in Sialkot for “refusing to renounce her faith and marry him”, Pakistan Today has learnt. According to the girl’s father Yaqoob Masih, his 25-year-old daughter Asma used to work as a domestic help at the house of Saeeduz Zaman in Mohalla Pakpura area in Sialkot.“On April 17, my son Maqsood and I went to Zaman’s house around to meet Asma and to inquire after the health of Zaman’s mother. We were sitting in...
  • An Open Letter to Bishop Bambera, Chairman of the USCCB's Committee for Interreligious Affairs

    03/08/2018 8:46:09 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | February 28, 2018 | William Kilpatrick
    Your Excellency,You are to be commended for your December 29th statement asking Catholics to pray for “our Coptic brethren who are enduring martyrdom for the sake of Christ.” Catholics need to know the extent of the attacks on Christians in the Muslim world. As you point out, there have been 2,000 attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt in just the last three years. These have included several horrific church bombings and the slaughter of 35 Christians who refused to convert to Islam when their buses were ambushed by Islamic gunmen.Deadly anti-Christian attacks have become commonplace in the Muslim world. Catholics need...
  • Saying ‘God Bless You’ When Someone Sneezes is Islamophobic ...

    03/05/2018 6:06:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 5, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    March 5, 2018 by Cassandra Fairbanks 167 CommentsIn the latest absurd news to come from liberal college campuses, a group of librarians at Simmons College in Boston have declared that saying “God bless you” when someone sneezes is Islamophobic.The group has created the Anti-Oppression Library Guide, which also dictates that saying “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Easter” is an act of “Islamomisic microaggression.” “Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or behavioral indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicates hostile, derogatory, or negative slights in relation to the beliefs and religious practices of Muslims,” the librarians argue. “They are structurally based and invoke...
  • Can the [Catholic] Church Recover Its defensive Fighting Spirit against militant Islam?

    02/03/2018 7:58:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Islamic world is waging—and winning—a war on Judeo-Christian civilization. With 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide, the Catholic Church is potentially one of the most powerful centers of resistance to Islam. It certainly has been in the past. Unfortunately, that’s not the case today. What are those 1.3 billion Catholics doing in regard to the struggle with Islam? Well, essentially, very little. Many of them are just standing on the sidelines. Why is that? The chief reason is that Catholics are receiving little guidance about Islam from their leaders. And what little information they receive is misleading. The hierarchy is still...
  • Is the Face of the Migrant the Face of Jesus?

    01/15/2018 7:23:22 AM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 15, 2018 | William Kilkpatrick
    January 15, 2018Is the Face of the Migrant the Face of Jesus?William Kilpatrick In the face of increasing Muslim violence in Europe, Pope Francis has remained firm in his defense of mass migration.In his Urbi et Orbi Christmas message, he compared migrants to the Holy Family forced to journey to Bethlehem and unable to find a room in the inn. And in his January 1st message for the World Day of Peace, Francis denounced those who decry “the risks posed to national security” by mass migration. Such people, said the pope are guilty of “demeaning the human dignity due...
  • Vatican official decries “obsession with borders and national security to detriment ...

    01/14/2018 7:40:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 13, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    The Catholic Church, which makes millions of dollars annually on refugee resettlement, is now saying that those who oppose the Muslim migrant influx are morally deficient. If you don’t want your land invaded by tens or hundreds of thousands of people with vastly different values, which they consider superior to yours, you are simply not a good Christian.Yet there is real cause for concern. Are Catholics to turn a blind eye to the fact that all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees? Is it racism and xenophobia to...
  • The Pope insists too much on migrants? It’s us who are too slow in responding”

    01/11/2018 12:26:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | January 8, 2018 | Salvatore Cernuzio
    Interview with Father Michael Czerny, Undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugees section of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development in view of World Migrant Day, “There is no “common good” based on fear and marginalization”. The Church can do more” ... Many do consider excessive the obsession with national security and closing borders at the cost of fleeing people’s rights and dignity. Many do consider excessive the media’s bias for sensational stories which feed xenophobia and isolationism; and many consider very excessive the way in which politicians create or exaggerate a sense of crisis in order to...
  • Cdl. Burke: Muslims and Christians Worship Different Gods

    01/10/2018 5:01:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 10, 2018 | Bradley Eli
    As ex-Muslim converts to Catholicism warn the Holy Father on the inherent dangers of Islam, it's notable that Cdl. Raymond Burke has been warning Catholics that Muslims' Allah is not the Prince of Peace heralded in Isaiah 9:6. In their sobering letter to Pope Francis, the former Muslims quoted the Quran: ‬ For the Qur'an, ‬Christians "‬are only impurity" (‬Qur'an ‬9.28)‬," "‬the worst of Creation" (‬Qur'an ‬98.6)‬, ‬all condemned to Hell (‬Qur'an ‬4.48)‬, ‬so Allah must exterminate them (‬Quran ‬9.30)‬. They added, "We must not be deceived by the Quranic verses deemed tolerant, ‬because they have all been repealed by the verse...
  • Tens Of Thousands Of Migrants In Germany Unable To Read Or Write (Even In Their Own Language)

    01/10/2018 3:56:52 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-10-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has released new figures showing that around 43,000 individuals engaged in integration courses are unable to read or write at all. The 43,000 migrants were placed into special courses meant to help them learn how to both read and write but many have been totally unable to learn how to speak German in the language component of the courses, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reports. The number of people enrolled in the special courses is an increase of 10 per cent since the same time last year. Although class sizes are small and...
  • Muslim converts protest Pope’s statements on Islam

    01/09/2018 6:30:07 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Catholic ^ | January 8, 2018 | unknown
    January 08, 2018 » Continue to this story on Libero Quotidiano CWN Editor's Note: More than 1,700 converts from Islam to Christianity have signed an open letter to Pope Francis, protesting the Pontiff’s public statements affirming the value of the Muslim faith. “Don’t your words shed doubt on the solid basis for the choice we have made?” the converts ask.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
  • Ex-Muslims: The pope's "blue-eyed" "towards Islam" is "suicidal and very dangerous".

    01/03/2018 9:01:34 AM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies via google translate ^ | January 3, 2018 | unknown
    Ex-Muslims: The pope's "blue-eyed" "towards Islam" is "suicidal and very dangerous". Vatican ( Earlier Muslims who have become Catholic ask Pope Francis to "quickly convene a synod on the dangers of Islam". This reported "Vatican News". The open letter accuses the Pope of not recognizing the threat posed to Europe by Islam and Muslim refugees. Literally, the letter states that one can not "speak of peace and support Islam as you seem to do". Such "blue-eyed Islam" is "suicidal and very dangerous". After collecting signatures, the letter should be sent to the Pope. The letter is distributed multilingual on the...
  • Fear In London As Acid Attacks Soar

    12/02/2017 2:27:29 PM PST · by blam · 81 replies
    Yahoo/AFP News ^ | 12-2-2017 | Rosie SCAMMELL
    London (AFP) - Delivery rider Jabed Hussain was waiting at a traffic light one night in east London when two attackers sprayed acid in his face and stole his moped. It was one of hundreds of attacks in the British capital every year that have prompted government intervention and left the city's police force asking the public for help to tackle the crime wave. Hussain recalled feeling "burning on my face" during the robbery in Hackney. "If they want to take my bike, there are a lot of weapons... why (have) they got to choose the weapon of acid?" he...
  • {Catholic) Bishop: Muslims Have a Right to Islamize

    10/19/2017 1:32:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 19, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Bishop: Muslims Have a Right to Islamize Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Oyo, Nigeria, believes “that Muslims have an Islamisation agenda, and they have a right to have it”, writes the Daily Post (October 15). He lambasted Christians crying foul, noting that they had the opportunity to christianize Nigeria but failed to do so. Badejo said Christians in high offices only know how to engage in bickering and fight for positions, leaving out policies that would favor them.

    10/13/2017 6:07:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 13, 2017 | David Nussman
    Faithful Catholics in Italy are fasting on bread and water and praying the Rosary together throughout the country.  On Friday, the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, the Italian Association Accompanying Marian Sanctuaries (Associazione Italiana Accompagnatori Santuari Mariani, or AIASM) sponsored a nationwide day of fasting, as well as a Rosary. Organizers called it "Rosary at the Border" and praised the Rosary as "the most powerful peace initiative" for their country and the world.  The event's inspiration came from the "Rosary to the Borders" rally in Poland on October 7. Poland's Rosary to the Borders drew well...
  • Pope to EU Churches: Combat intolerance against migrants

    09/23/2017 10:10:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | September 22, 2017 | News.Va (Official Vatican Network)
    Pope Francis on Friday urged Churches in Europe to step up efforts to combat intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and refugees. The pope’s words came in a meeting with national migration directors under the auspices of the Council of European Bishops Conferences or CCEE. He said he was saddened to see that Catholic communities in Europe were also defensive and unwelcoming towards migrants, justifying their attitudes on grounds of conserving their cultural and religious identity.Listen:  Pope Francis said we must recognize and understand this sense of unease, in light of the economic crisis which has left deep wounds in...
  • The Next Scandal in the Church?

    09/23/2017 7:22:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | September 23, 2017 | William Kilpatrick
    In a recent article, Fr. James Schall, S.J. argues that “The only real way to eliminate the historic aggressiveness of Islam is to convert its believers.” Yet if you had to bet, “the conversion of the world to Islam is, in the long run, more likely than its conversion to Christianity.” From a purely human perspective, the conversion of Muslims is a tall order. It’s not just that Islam is a tough nut to crack, it’s also that some today – usually Catholics – have an aversion to conversion. (Even the pope had denounced “proselytism.”) In good multicultural fashion, they...
  • 9/11 Terrorists Overthrew Naive Notions of Proletarian Revolutionaries

    09/08/2017 4:33:51 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 8, 2017 | Daniel J. Flynn
    In a different time and place they could have been Che Guevara or Danton. The terrorists that killed 2,997 people 16 years ago Monday presented the 21st century with a radically different revolutionary than the ones that stormed our imaginations in the 19th and 20th centuries. They didn’t overthrow the world order. They did overthrow our conception of where on the economic strata revolutionaries come from. The 9/11 terrorists did not step out of the pages of Les Misérables. Like most revolutionaries, they stepped out of privileged places. Osama bin Laden, the seventeenth child of a billionaire, appeared as the...
  • One Day Islamists Will Get Gaudi’s Cathedral

    09/01/2017 10:44:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 1, 2017 | Austin Ruse
    It is one of the most remarkable churches in all the world, in all of human history. Begun in 1892 and not expected to be finished until 2030, La Sagrada Familia is Antonio Gaudi’s masterpiece. It is odd and wonderful to behold, its barrel-shaped spires springing up all around, its soaring interior arches offering glory to the Holy Family. It is awful to behold, like a fairytale, like something not even Peter Jackson’s set designer could imagine. Alas, it may not stand for long for it has been targeted by Islamists and the weakness of the Church in Catalonia and...