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  • Pope Francis' Sincere Dialogue With Islam: Its Wages and Benefits

    02/26/2019 7:25:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/26/2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What is -- or rather should be -- the purpose of interfaith dialogue? When the Vatican and Pope Francis announce, as they recently did, that they are engaged in interfaith dialogue with leading Muslims, what exactly are they conveying to the world? What are they accomplishing? The answer to this question is the difference between what true interfaith dialogue is -- namely, an excellent thing that acknowledges and tries to overcome complications -- and what most modern day interfaith dialogue amounts to: Soothing but false panaceas that serve only to suppress, leaving complications to fester and metastasize beneath the surface....
  • Young Russians in Prague Find that 1968 Russian-Led Invasion Casts Long Shadow

    08/13/2018 12:07:58 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Radio Prague ^ | August 13, 2018 | Daniela Lazarová, Libor Kukal
    The number of Russians residing and working in the Czech Republic has been steadily growing in recent years. Today Russians are the fourth strongest foreign minority in the country, after Vietnamese, Slovak and Ukrainian nationals. In the last decade their number rose from 23,000 to 37,000. For young Russians, Prague is an attractive city free of the constraints of the Putin regime, and a good place for business and entertainment. The language barrier is easily surmountable due to both nations speaking a Slavic language. However there is one barrier that is harder to cross and that is the stigma of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] BLOCKED by the New catholic Red Guards. How about you?

    01/05/2018 9:16:03 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Fr Z's Blog ^ | January 4, 2018 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    BLOCKED by the New catholic Red Guards. How about you? Posted on 4 January 2018 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf In the last couple of days I’ve discovered that I’ve been blocked on Twitter by Fr. Thomas Rosica (@FatherRosica) and by Massimo “Beans” Faggioli (@massimofaggioli).I am not sure why I clicked on a tweet reference to Rosica, since I can’t remember the last time I purposely looked at his feed. I don’t recall ever tweeting to or about him or retweeting. Hence, I don’t know when I was blocked or why.But, I think we all know why.I also am not sure...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Dialogue or Monologue?

    12/04/2017 11:29:43 AM PST · by ebb tide
    The Catholic Thing ^ | December 4, 2017 | Nicholas Senz
    The Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome will be hosting a year-long series of lectures on the fiftieth anniversary of Humanae Vitae. The featured speakers are not known to be great proponents of the encyclical, while noted scholars on the subject of the consequences of ignoring the prohibition against contraception, such as Mary Eberstadt, are conspicuous by their absence. The series is, of course, billed as an “interdisciplinary study,” a form of “dialogue” among differing views – yet the preponderance of views represented leans in a certain, predictable direction.This seems to be a recurring phenomenon when the call to “dialogue”...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Parolin wants dialogue after heresy case

    09/28/2017 3:30:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    ANSA en Vatican ^ | September 28, 2017 | ANSA
    Rome, September 28 - Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said on Thursday that "it's important to dialogue even within the Church", in response to a letter from a group of conservative Catholics accusing Pope Francis of heresy.
  • Recognizing the Face of Evil

    01/12/2017 6:43:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 12, 2017 | Rev Jerry J Pokorsy
    Many Catholic churchmen also seem to be incapable of recognizing the evil of the most monstrous of human acts. Internet searches of the comments made by senior clergymen after terrorist events reveal an undeniable pattern. Terrorist acts by extremist Islamists are almost always met with comments disassociating the “religion of peace” from the act. Frequently – despite evidence that many Islamists like Osama bin Laden are well-to-do – joblessness and economic deprivation are blamed. The solution usually includes a strong call for more “dialog” (with whom?). There is never talk of just punishment and just measures to protect individuals and...
  • Professor: Arabs don't want to talk

    11/05/2016 3:14:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/11/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    As part of the Hebrew University's research on conflicts, they held an academic course focusing on the dialogue between Jews and Arabs in Israel. The course was intended for both Israeli and Arab university students. However, not a single Arab student was interested in the course, and none signed up for it. Last year, the course opened with 22 Israeli students and not a single Arab. Dr. Maya Kahanov was forced to personally search out and invite Arab students, finally ending up with a class total of 22 Israeli students and 11 Arab students. "Once there was a will to...
  • Anglican-Catholic dialogue hammering out the ‘tough difficulties’

    05/16/2016 5:14:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | May 16, 2016 | Michael Swan
    After nearly 50 years of discourse between the Catholic and Anglican communions, the official dialogue body wants to fine-tune how it studies the differences and similarities between two churches which both call themselves Catholic. “ARCIC III hasn’t proved itself yet,” Sir David Moxon, Anglican co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, told The Catholic Register following an ecumenical evensong on Pentecost Sunday. This third stage of the dialogue has been meeting since 2011, but has yet to publish a major document. It is currently studying how the Church arrives at moral teaching. The official dialogue sponsored by the Vatican and...
  • Pope Francis Wants More Dialogue With Islam. Is Egypt the Key?

    02/25/2016 4:36:44 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2/25/16 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Vatican City, Feb 25, 2016 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Pope Francis, dialogue with Islam is a core issue. He recently voiced hopes to meet a major Sunni leader: the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque, Ahmed el-Tayeb. "I want to meet him. I know that he would like it," the Pope said during his Feb. 18 in-flight press conference. The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, headed by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, is reaching out to al-Azhar Mosque. "We are looking for the way, always through Cardinal Tauran because it is the path, but we will achieve it," Pope Francis said...
  • Christian unity demands encounter – not theory, says Pope

    01/27/2015 1:24:04 AM PST · by Grateful2God · 86 replies
    EWTN News/CNA ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    More than “theoretical discussions,” what unites Christians is encounter, and a willingness to “challenge one another,” said Pope Francis as he marked the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. “Christian unity will not be the fruit of subtle theoretical discussions in which each party tries to convince the other of the soundness of their opinions,” the Pope said during vespers at Saint Paul Outside the Walls Basilica on Jan. 25. “To plumb the depths of the mystery of God, we need one another, we need to encounter one another and to challenge one another under the guidance...
  • Pope Francis: This is why authentic dialogue with Islam is impossible

    01/16/2015 5:39:36 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 16, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In his Encyclical Letter Ecclesiam Suam, Pope Paul VI told us that, "The Church must enter into dialogue with the world in which it lives. It has something to say, a message to give, a communication to make." (No. 65). The Holy Father goes on to say that, "Dialogue, therefore, is a recognized method of the apostolate. It is a way of making spiritual contact. It should however have the following characteristics: 1) Clarity before all else; the dialogue demands that what is said should be intelligible. We can think of it as a kind of thought transfusion. It is...
  • The Downside of Dialogue

    09/25/2014 7:22:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 25, 2014 | William Kilpatrick
    Dialoguers say the darndest things. The conclusion to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ document, Revelation: Catholic and Muslim Perspectives, contains the following: “Both Jesus and Muhammad loved and cared for all whom they met, especially the poor and oppressed.”
  • Pope Urges Dialogue of Life to Counter Anti-Christian Violence in Africa

    09/07/2014 2:02:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | September 6, 2014 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) There is an urgent need to promote a dialogue of life with Muslims to discourage violence against Christians on the African continent, said Pope Francis Saturday in his address to the Bishops of Cameroon at the conclusion of their Ad Limina pilgrimage to the Holy See. Cameroon lies in west central Africa and is home to an estimated 4.25 million Catholics, or 26% of the population, spread throughout 24 Dioceses. It shares a border with Nigeria to the West and Chad and the Central African Republic to the east – a region that is experiencing increasing insecurity because...
  • (Islamist) Erdogan emerges victorious in Turkish presidential elections amid low turnout

    08/11/2014 2:47:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/10/2014 | Constanze Letsch
    Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the country’s first direct presidential election on Sunday, and issued a message of unity, saying he would be a president for everyone. “I will not be the president of only those who voted for me, I will be the president of 77 million,” Erdogan said in a victory speech delivered from the balcony of his Justice and Development Party headquarters in Ankara. “Today the national will won once again, today democracy won once again,” he told thousands of flag-waving, cheering supporters. “Those who didn’t vote for me won as much as those who...
  • Sources: U.S. has been conducting secret dialogue with Hezb'allah

    11/24/2013 9:27:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/24/13 | Pamela Geller
      Hezb'allah and the nazi saluteThe news goes from terrible to ........ horrible. First Iran, now this. Is there any murderous jihadi that Obama won't sanction? Hezb'allah is a designated terrorist organization responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans.Obama is friend to the global jihad, enemy of American interests, an enemy in the White House, no less. Devastating.In April 1983, Hezb'Allah (party of Allah) allegedly blew up a van filled with explosives in front of the U.S. embassy in Beirut, killing 58 Americans and Lebanese. In October 1983, Iranian proxy Hezb'allah bombed our Marine barracks in Beirut, taking the...
  • Mumbling TV actors: The heart of the mutter

    07/17/2013 6:29:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 16, 2013 | Ben Milne
    The BBC's new director general Tony Hall has complained that actors aren't speaking clearly enough in TV drama. Is it time to cut the mumble, asks Ben Milne. "I don't want to sound like a grumpy old man," Lord Hall tells the Radio Times, "but I think muttering is something we could look at." ... Trends in acting haven't necessarily helped. Method acting tries to capture the "truth" of a character - even if that character can't be heard properly - rather than bowing to stodgy old considerations about being audible from the cheap seats. Its foremost proponent was Marlon...
  • Morsi's Spokesman: He's Made Errors; We Want Dialogue

    06/30/2013 7:18:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/13 | Elad Benari
    Egypt's main opposition coalition on Sunday urged hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi to stay on the streets until their goals are achieved, AFP reports. In a statement entitled "Revolution Statement 1", they urged "all the revolutionary forces and all citizens to maintain their peaceful (rallies) in all the squares and streets and villages and hamlets of the country... until the last of this dictatorial regime falls." Meanwhile, Egypt's presidency held a press conference on Sunday night at the presidential palace in Cairo, where spokesman Omar Amer stressed the presidency's respect for the demands...
  • High Hopes for Peace Smashed – Tel Aviv Journalist Returns From Dialogue with Arabs

    05/05/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Baruch's Breeze ^ | 5/5/13 | Baruch
    Lital Shemesh is a 29-year-old successful, female, Israeli journalist who recently participated in a seminar with other young Israelis and Arabs in hopes of igniting optimism for peace. She returned from the seminar disappointed and disillusioned. She is a rising star in the Israeli media who openly expresses her political aspirations in the Knesset. She worked as Editor-in-Chief for the Yedioth Youth Magazines, reported for the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Hot CableTV News channel, and is CEO and Founder of a web-based girls magazine “Pinkish – Everything that Girls Love.” In her first video blog in English two years...
  • Bishop McManus and dialogue with Muslims

    04/22/2013 7:25:57 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 22, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    In a previous post, I refuted Bishop Robert McManus' argument for rescinding the invitation of Mr. Robert Spencer to speak at this year's Catholic Men's Conference which was held in Worcester. Specifically, Bishop McManus asserted that his decision was based, "..solely on the concern that Mr. Spencer's talk would impact negatively on the Church's increasingly constructive dialogue with Muslims." And now we are suffering the aftermath of a heinous terrorist attack in Boston perpetrated by Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was radicalized by militant Islam and who possessed jihadist videos on his YouTube channel, and his younger brother Dzhokhar, who was more...
  • What do Muslims believe about Abortion? (Robert Spencer: "Not Peace but a Sword")

    04/15/2013 7:19:13 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 52 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | April15, 2013 | Catholic Answers
    New York Times best-selling author Robert Spencer investigates areas where Christians and Muslims fundamentally disagree. Do Christians and Muslims agree on the issue of abortion? Many Christians know they have some theological differences with Muslims, but still look at Islam as a valuable ally in a world increasingly threatened by secularism and immorality. Sure, we may not agree on every detail, they think, but isn’t it better to focus on what we have in common, so that we can fight moral and cultural battles together? This idea may be more popular than ever, but it is a “dangerous illusion,” says...