Obama claims ISIL speaks for no religion. Then what’s the “I” in “ISIL” stand for…

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... In another mind blowing attempt to kowtow to Islam, our president goes deeper in denial for the sake of multiculturalism and diversity.This is completely reprehensible and irresponsible. To say that "no religion" speaks for ISIL is an outright lie that I don't think anyone can possibly believe. What exactly does the "I" in "ISIL" stand for then?The Islamic States is just that, Islamic. ISIL has all the trademarks of the past 1300 years of post-Mohammedan culture - Piracy, theft, … [Read more...]

Things you aren’t supposed to do – ask questions about Islam…

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... Something totally expected happened when I decided to ask fellow Patheos bloggers at the Muslim channel their thoughts of the atrocities being committed in the name of their religion.I got backlash.But not from who you'd think.Turns out most of the bloggers on the Muslim channel just don't write as prolifically as we do here in the Catholic channel. They have entire weeks between posts. We have hours; a single day at most.So the chances of anyone over there even seeing … [Read more...]

Where is the Patheos Muslim Channel’s Voice in the IS Genocide…

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... It's strangely silent over there.Sam Rocha asks what I've been wondering for weeks now,My question to my Abrahamic brothers and sisters at the Patheos Muslim channel is, why are you not reporting on — and joining — the predominant voices of your religious community (and your channel editor)?What are we to make of the silence?Saying nothing can actually say a great deal, and probably not what you intend. Things like silent approval or apathy towards the situation. I can … [Read more...]

We lack the language of faith to win this war…

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... I wish I could write but everything I read online and see on the news has me filled with anger, rage, and helplessness. It leaves me depressed and makes me feel like my complaints are trivial and my joys undeserved.I am in mourning.What's there to do other than pray and helplessly watch the news reports come in?Elizabeth Scalia is right, you know. The West lacks the tools to defeat ISIS because ISIS is evil and the West refuses to believe in evil. You cannot defeat something … [Read more...]

Novena for Religious Freedom…

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... Yup. Another novena.Tomorrow begins the novena for religious freedom.With threats to religious liberty around the world, we have decided to dedicate this novena for religious freedom.“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” - St. John Paul IIThis novena was written to be a prayer to all Saints and particularly to Martyrs.Sign up here with Pray More Novenas to get daily reminders and the pr … [Read more...]

Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul

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... "Last Sunday, for the first time in 1600 years, no mass was celebrated in Mosul."1600 years. Let that sink in for a moment. 1600 years.The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraq’s second largest city on June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror, in new kinship with the torment of Christ crucified on the cross. The remnant of Mosul’s ancient Christian community, long inhabitants of the place where many believe Jonah to be buried, now faces ann … [Read more...]

“Jesus was a prophet, like the great Mohammed.”

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... Can you imagine hearing those words. Spoken in lieu of a homily. Delivered by a Muslim. During the liturgy of mass.Jesus was a prophet equal to Mohammed.Would you have been able to contain your rage?From a Q & A answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university.Rome, June 24, 2014 (Zenit.org)Q:During our sacred liturgy on Pentecost Sunday, in place of the homily, two leaders … [Read more...]

Things Obama Should Never Mention Ever… CHILDREN…

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... Someone needs to revoke Obama's license to use children as an excuse to do anything. To protect children from guns, let's ban them. To protect children from chemical weapons, let's air strike Syria... because the images of suffering children is just too disturbing. Yes, [Warning: Incredibly graphic images of abortion - click with caution] let's talk about disturbing images, Mr. President.The situation profoundly changed, though, on August 21st, when Assad’s government gassed to death o … [Read more...]

Prayers for Egypt …

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... Pray for Egypt. Pray hard. I figure now is as good a time as any to spread devotion to St. James Matamoros (the Moor slayer) and The Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary.The appellation “Matamoros” comes from the legend of Clavijo’s Battle, where he led the discouraged Christian troops to a smashing victory against the Mohammedans. King Ramiro I defeated the troops of Abd ar-Rahman II at the Battle of Clavijo with the assistance of a knight on a white horse who fought by his sid … [Read more...]


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