Bishop to speak at parade celebrating Mohammad’s birthday

by Staff Reporter posted Friday, 8 Dec 2017 Bishop John Arnold of Salford said his presence aimed to show ‘we have more in common than what might appear to divide us’ Bishop John Arnold of Salford is to speak at a parade celebrating Mohammad’s birthday on Sunday. The bishop will be among a number of speakers addressing the crowd before it sets off. A spokeswoman said he will talk about “recognising our differences, understanding and Continue Reading →

Is the Church weak and defenseless? Is it over? | Fr. Z’s Blog

Posted on 29 November 2017 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf On a related note, see the end. From the appropriately named Crisis: Can the Church Recover Its Fighting Spirit? WILLIAM KILPATRICK   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 Continue Reading →

PICS: Thousands of Poles Pray on the Border Against ‘Islamisation of Europe’~ Breitbart News

AP Photo/Alik Keplicz by VICTORIA FRIEDMAN8 Oct 20172,018 Thousands of Catholics formed a human chain along the borders of Poland on the anniversary of an historic victory by Europe over the Ottoman Empire officially to pray for peace and “against the Islamisation of Europe”. Polish media reports hundreds of thousands of adherents participated in the “Rosary on the Borders” event on Saturday, October 7th, to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, where “the Christian fleet overcame Continue Reading →

What Did the Saints Say about Islam? ~ It is good to revisit this from time to time

On April 30, 2015 Andrew Bieszad penned an article [here] which lays the axe to the very roots of the misconceptions which the Church, the politicians and the complicit media never tire of repeating; e.g. that Islam is a religion of peace and other variants, thereof. We need to think about our saints of past days if we are to be honest in our assessment of that which is called a religion, has so many adherents and has Continue Reading →

RORATE CÆLI: De Mattei: “Legitimate defense may also be a grave duty for those responsible for the lives of others”

Roberto de MatteiIL July 27, 2016 The first martyr in European territory at the hands of Islam, Father Jacques Hamel, was murdered while celebrating Holy Mass on July 26th in the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy. Two Muslims praising Islam, burst into the church, and after taking some of the faithful hostage, cut the priest’s throat, at the same time critically wounding another faithful present. There are no doubts about the identity of the aggressors Continue Reading →

The Christian Origins of Islam | First Things

Near the bottom of the pit of hell, Dante encounters a man walking with his torso split from chin to groin, his guts and other organs spilling out. “See how I tear myself!” the man shrieks. “See how Mahomet is deformed and torn!” For us, the scene is not only gruesome but surprising, for Dante is not in a circle of false religion but in a circle reserved for those who tear the body of Continue Reading →

Holy Impatience | First Things

Some years before he was elected pope, Joseph Ratzinger was asked what he thought about the health of the Church. He answered that she was doing very well; she was just a lot smaller than most people thought. He was exactly right. We need to think of the Church in our age as a seed of life embedded in layers of dead tissue. We also need to distinguish the Church in the emerging world from Continue Reading →

California Muslims arrested for terror plotting discussed “committing violent jihad” – Jihad Watch

This kind of thing is common, and yet witless mainstream media reporters still swallow uncritically what smoothly deceitful Islamic supremacist spokesmen tell them about jihad. More on this story. “California terrorist suspects talked of ‘violent jihad,’ FBI says,” from the Los Angeles Times, November 20: Read more . . .

Christian Convert from Islam Beheaded in Somalia

Islamic extremists accuse young man of being spy, embracing ‘foreign religion.’ November 17, 2012 By East Africa Correspondent – Leave a Comment NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremists from Somalia’s rebel Al-Shabaab militants on Friday (Nov. 16) killed a Christian in Somalia’s coastal city of Barawa, accusing him of being a spy and leaving Islam, Christian and Muslim witnesses said. The extremists beheaded 25-year-old Farhan Haji Mose after monitoring his movements for six Continue Reading →

Muslim Brotherhood Convention Comes to Chicago

For the second time in two months, stars of the Islamist movement in America will come together in the Chicago area, parading as the moderate Muslims we need to guide us. This time, it’s the 11th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on December 21-25.Both the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) are in a 1991 internal Muslim Brotherhood list of Continue Reading →

Russia: Violent jihad group “conducting active recruiting at mosques in Moscow”

Now wait a minute. Didn’t the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims at those mosques rise up and cast these miscreants out? “Russian police detain members of banned Islamic group,” from Reuters, November 12 (thanks to Benedict): MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian police have arrested six members of a banned Islamic group on suspicion of recruiting followers in Moscow mosques and possessing weapons, the Interior Ministry said on Monday…. The Interior Ministry said the detainees were members Continue Reading →

New Coptic pope says Egyptian constitution should not be Islamic : News Headlines – Catholic Culture

The newly elected leader of Egypt’s Copts has warned that Christians will oppose any attempt to inject Islamic law into the country’s constitution. Pope Tawadros II, who was selected on November 4, said that the Christian minority in Egypt is poised to assume a larger public role under the country’s new government. The regime of the deposed President Hosni Mubarak, he said, had minimized the Copts’ involvement. “After tens of years of marginalization and fake Continue Reading →