Saturday, November 21, 2015
Posted by Catholic Mission at 8:59 PM
Posted by Catholic Mission at 8:58 PM
How the first victims of the Paris jihad attacks are Muslims themselves, Franco Gabrielli did not say. Were the Nazis the first victims of the invasion of Poland? Meanwhile, he pleads for the Muslim community in Rome to admit there is a problem: “We demand that the Islamic communities have a collaborative attitude. If it is beastly to say that all Muslims are terrorists it is also an inappropriate mystification not to admit that all the terrorists came from a certain context.” Good luck with getting anyone in the Muslim community to acknowledge that “inappropriate mystification.”
“Rome prefect demands ‘clear stand’ from Islamic community,” ANSA, November 19, 2015 (thanks to Insubria):
(ANSA) – Rome, November 19 – Rome Prefect Franco Gabrielli said Thursday he expected the Islamic community to take a clear stand against terrorism following last Friday’s attacks in Paris in which at least 129 people were killed. “There is an attack by criminals and the first victims are Muslims themselves,” Gabrielli said.In theory, at least.
“We demand that the Islamic communities have a collaborative attitude,” he continued. “If it is beastly to say that all Muslims are terrorists it is also an inappropriate mystification not to admit that all the terrorists came from a certain context,” the prefect said.
“Who better than those who live in and frequent that context to be of help, both in their public position and in assisting the institutions in counter-terrorism activities?” Gabrielli concluded.
Posted by Catholic Mission at 10:24 AM
These girls all learned this from their parents. This is the atmosphere they absorb at home. So Europe is bringing in hundreds of thousands more Muslims. What could possibly go wrong?
“Italy: Muslim pupils refuse to observe minute of silence for Paris victims,” Diversity Macht Frei, November 19, 2015
Six girls decided not to commemorate the victims of the Paris massacres. Six pupils at a technical institute in Varese, all Muslim, the children of North-African immigrants, rose from their seats on Sunday afternoon and left the classroom during the minute of silence the school held in homage to those who died in Bataclan, the Stade de France, the Paris bars and all the places frequented by their contemporaries.…They want to understand why we commemorate Paris but not the Russian aeroplane or Beirut,” a teacher told ANSA [news agency].
Posted by Catholic Mission at 10:22 AM
This crime is identical to this story from back in April 2015. How many such Muslim attacks on migrant Christians go unreported?
I wrote at that time:
The Muslim attack on Christians in a migrant boat crossing the Mediterranean is a sign of our times, a dark symbol and metaphor for a future which is rapidly beginning to come into focus:
We are all in a boat together, but there is a band of people in our boat which seeks to throw the rest of us overboard, to kill us, to sink and drown us, to eliminate us.
The fate of the murdered Christian migrants is the image of our future, unless we too form a human chain to resist our attackers.
“Italian Police: Muslim Migrants Threw Christians Overboard,” By Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna, AINA, November 20, 2015:
Rome (CNN) — Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard — killing them — because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.
Italian authorities have arrested 15 people on suspicion of murdering the Christians at sea, police in Palermo, Sicily, said.
The original group of 105 people left Libya on Tuesday in a rubber boat. Sometime during the trip north across the Mediterranean Sea, the alleged assailants — Muslims from the Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal — threw the 12 overboard, police said.
Other people on the voyage told police that they themselves were spared “because they strongly opposed the drowning attempt and formed a human chain,” Palermo police said.
The boat was intercepted by an Italian navy vessel, which transferred the passengers to a Panamanian-flagged ship. That ship docked in Palermo on Wednesday, after which the arrests were made, police said.
The 12 who died were from Nigeria and Ghana, police said.
Thousands of people each year make the dangerous sea journey from North Africa to Europe’s Mediterranean coast, often aboard vessels poorly equipped for the trip. Many of them attempt the voyage to flee war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
More than 10,000 people have arrived on Italian shores from Libya since last weekend alone, according to the Italian coast guard.
Many die each year while attempting the voyage, often when boats capsized. Last year at least 3,200 died trying to make the trip. Since 2000, according to the International Organization for Migration, almost 22,000 people have died fleeing across the Mediterranean.
The IOM reported Thursday the latest boat to sink in trying to make the journey. Only four people survived from the original 45 on board, bringing the estimated death toll so far this year close to a thousand.
Posted by Catholic Mission at 10:20 AM
A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Bukhari 9.84.57). The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law according to all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence. This is still the position of all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi’ite. Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi`i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-`ashriyyah, Al-Ja`fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”
“WATCH: Father battered with PICKAXE in BRADFORD for converting from Islam to Christianity,” by Levi Winchester, Express, November 20, 2015:
THIS is the moment a father-of-six was battered by hooded thugs with a PICKAXE in an attack he claims was sparked by his move from Islam to Christianity.Nissar Hussain, 49, suffered a shattered knee cap and broken hand when he was attacked outside his home in what police are treating as a religious hate crime.He was hit 13 times with a pickaxe and repeatedly punched and kicked when the two attackers leapt upon him from a car as he left his house in Bradford, West Yorkshire.But now Mr Hussain claims the savage beating was the result of his move away from Islam, and says him and his family have been forced to live “under a climate of fear”.Mr Hussain, a nurse, said he became a target after he converted to Christianity in 1996 and his family appeared in a Channel 4 TV documentary about mistreatment of Muslim converts in 2008.Since then he claims his family were driven away from a previous home by hardline Muslim residents, have had eggs thrown at their windows and even been attacked in the streets.Speaking about the attack from his hospital bed, he said: “The Muslim community are largely decent people but because of the taboo of converting to Christianity we are classed by them as scum and second-class citizens.“Over the years our lives have been subjugated and stripped of any dignity.“Our lives have been jeopardised and subjugated, we have been forced to live under a climate of fear, this is not England.“I grew up in in to a free decent country accepting British values and the British rule of law.“I think multiculturalism has failed, I think David Cameron’s Big Society has failed and I think there is two laws, one for them and one for us.”The attack started after Mr Hussain left his house to park his Ford Lincoln Navigator near the police station after becoming fed up of his vehicle being constantly damaged.He then described the moment when the savage attackers pulled up outside his home and went to hit him on the head with the deadly weapon.In a desperate attempt to save his life, he used his arm to protect his skull – but the brutal force caused his hand to “pop”.His attackers were both wearing hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms and only stopped when Polish neighbours heard the loud noise and chased them off.Mr Hussain said: “Two guys got out out and I immediately saw the pickaxe handle. They have gone to crack me on the head so naturally I lifted my arm up to protect myself and the blow has popped my hand.“I started backpedaling and my heel caught the kerb, I then fell back and me head cracked off a low garden wall.“That was it then it was a lame target. They started pummeling me with the pickaxe handle, raining blows on my upper body and then moving to my legs – it was then I felt my knee explode.“Thankfully one of my neighbours came over and the thugs went on their way. The only thing was going though my mind was I need to stay alive, to protect my head, and to stay alive.”Mr Hussain, who has not worked for four years due to stress and depression, said police had been called out on a number of occasions over the years to deal with trouble.The nurse added that he is now desperate to leave Bradford, but said he cannot because “its not that easy with a big house”.Detective Inspector Andy Howard said initial investigations suggested is was a targeted attack and it was being treated as a religious hate crime….
Posted by Catholic Mission at 10:14 AM
Did St. Josephat die in vain?
November 20, 2015
Posted by Tantumblogo
Via reader Skeinster, a really good post from Shameless Popery on St. Josephat and what it means to be Catholic and have Faith. More to the point, with all the ecumania and doctrinal indifference, did St. Josephat and other martyrs to the Faith die in vain?
392 years ago today, Saint Josaphat, an Eastern Catholic bishop in Ukraine, was dragged out of his rectory and murdered by the Eastern Orthodox townspeople that he was trying to lead back into union with the Roman Catholic Church. The Church does not hesitate, in her prayers, to say that he poured out his blood like Christ. He died for the principle that it matterswhether we Christians are Catholics. My question for you today is did he die in vain?After all, I frequently hear that it doesn’t matter whether or not someone is Catholic, as long as they’re Christian. They’ve got better music down the block, or you like the preaching better. Catholicism becomes just one denomination, just one option. Or perhaps we’ll go further and say that the Church itself doesn’t matter: all that matters is having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” That personal relationship is obviously vital, but Cardinal Dolan has pointed out the folly of trying to have the Good Shepherd without the flock, trying to have the King of Kings without His Kingdom, trying to have the Head without the Body of Christ. So to answer my initial question, I ask you to consider four more questions:The first question: Did Jesus intend to inaugurate the Kingdom of God on earth?Yes.The very first words out of Jesus’ mouth in St. Mark’s Gospel are “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mk. 1:15). And we hear that again in today’s Gospel, when Jesus says that, although it has not yet arrived fully, the Kingdom of God is among us.The second question: Did Jesus establish this Kingdom in His Church? Yes.In the famous passage of Matthew 16:18-19, Jesus says to Peter, “you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Note, He doesn’t say He’s giving the keys to the Kingdom to everyone, to all believers. Instead, Christ explicitly gives the keys to the Kingdom to St. Peter, the head of the Church, using the singular “you.”…………….So where do we stand? Do we think the Church is dispensable? That it no longer has the protection of the Holy Spirit, or no longer has the fullness of truth? That Christ’s Church no longer has an earthly head? In short, do we think that St. Josaphat died in vain?
There’s two more questions and answers at the link. You know how I feel. I think lack of charity and faith in the Church has placed tens if not hundreds of millions in grave jeopardy of hellfire.
Moral cowardice carries a very steep price.
SSPX 's DICI calls pope oxymoron : “diversified reconciliation”,“consensual differences”, “reconciled diversity”, “differentiated consensus” with Lutherans
While visiting the Evangelical Lutheran church of Rome on November 15, 2015, Pope Francis declared that despite the doctrinal differences between Lutherans and Catholics, the hour for “reconciled diversity” had arrived. This oxymoron recalls the “differentiated consensus” that made it possible to sign a Joint Declaration on the doctrine of justification between the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church in Augsburg, Germany, on October 31, 1999. In this way, therefore, we will have from now on a “diversified reconciliation” thanks to the “consensual differences” achieved in the final years of the last century.
The oxymoron allows those who use it to emancipate themselves from reality, which is governed by the principle of non-contradiction. Thanks to this rhetorical figure of speech everything is possible: the difference becomes the consensus and diversity turns into reconciliation. But all this is possible only rhetorically, because in reality the facts stubbornly persist as they are. Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, while for Lutherans the bread and wine remain bread and wine.
While waiting for a true conversion, some will try to make us believe—“eyes fixed on an illusion”, as Saint Pius X used to say—that through the grace of conciliar ecumenism the divergences become convergences, that parallel lines will end by intersecting, and that deep down Luther was a child of Mary.
Father Alain Lorans
They are not even reading the Documents of the Second Vatican Council when it comes to salvation - Vox Cantor
Imagine that. They can't even follow the Council that they have set up as their god. Why do they not do what the Second Vatican Council taught?
The Pope is wrong. Parolin is wrong. Tom Rosica is wrong. They are not even reading the Documents of the Second Vatican Council when it comes to salvation. They prefer instead the finely nuanced language that Muslims believe in "one" god and that they "profess" it to be the God of Abraham. If it is the One True God of Abraham as best, it is a severely distorted view and at worst is is the devil himself.
Therefore, all must be converted to Him, made known by the Church's preaching, and all must be incorporated into Him by baptism and into the Church which is His body. For Christ Himself "by stressing in express language the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. Mark 16:16; John 3:5), at the same time confirmed the necessity of the Church, into which men enter by baptism, as by a door. -Ad Gentes 7, Vatican Council II.Basing itself upon Sacred Scripture and Tradition, it teaches that the Church, now sojourning on earth as an exile, is necessary for salvation. Christ, present to us in His Body, which is the Church, is the one Mediator and the unique way of salvation. In explicit terms He Himself affirmed the necessity of faith and baptism (124) and thereby affirmed also the necessity of the Church, for through baptism as through a door men enter the Church.- Lumen Gentium 14, Vatican Council II
Imagine that. They can't even follow the Council that they have set up as their god. Why do they not do what the Second Vatican Council taught?