ISIS: Pope “Naïve”: Our War IS Religious! And We Will ALWAYS Hate You!

ISIS: Pope “Naïve”: Our War IS Religious! And We Will ALWAYS Hate You!

Islam crescent and starGREENThe Islamic State terror group has come out publicly to reject Pope Francis’ claims that the war being waged by Islamic terrorists is not religious in nature, assuring the pontiff that their sole motivation is religious and sanctioned by Allah in the Qur’an.   

In the most recent issue of Dabiq, the propaganda magazine of the Islamic State, ISIS criticizes Pope Francis for his naïveté in clinging to the conviction that Muslims want peace and that acts of Islamic terror are economically motivated.

“This is a divinely-warranted war between the Muslim nation and the nations of disbelief,” the authors state in an article titled “By the Sword.”

The Islamic State directly attacks Francis for claiming that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence,” saying that by doing this, “Francis continues to hide behind a deceptive veil of ‘good will,’ covering his actual intentions of pacifying the Muslim nation.”

Pope Francis “has struggled against reality” in his efforts to portray Islam as a religion of peace, the article insists, before going on to urge all Muslims to take up the sword of jihad, the “greatest obligation” of a true Muslim.

Despite the obviously religious nature of their attacks, the article states, “many people in Crusader countries express shock and even disgust that Islamic State leadership ‘uses religion to justify violence.’”

“Indeed, waging jihad – spreading the rule of Allah by the sword – is an obligation found in the Quran, the word of our Lord,” it reads.

“The blood of the disbelievers is obligatory to spill by default. The command is clear. Kill the disbelievers, as Allah said, ‘Then kill the polytheists wherever you find them.’”

The Islamic State also reacted to Pope Francis’s description of recent acts of Islamic terror as “senseless violence,” insisting that there is nothing senseless about it.

“The gist of the matter is that there is indeed a rhyme to our terrorism, warfare, ruthlessness, and brutality,” they declare, adding that their hatred for the Christian West is absolute and implacable.

The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam. Even if you were to pay jizyah [tax for infidels] and live under the authority of Islam in humiliation, we would continue to hate you.

In a recent press conference, Pope Francis told journalists  that the world is at war. “But it’s a real war, not a religious war,” he said.

“It’s a war of interests, a war for money. A war for natural resources and for the dominion of the peoples.”

“Every religion wants peace,” he said.  Source  –  Fox News report here


Click here to read Pope Francis’ remarks refusing to link the ISIS terrorist campaigns with Islam, while at the same time not pausing to draw breath before accusing Catholics of violence.  With a “friend” like this, who needs enemies? 

So, what do we have here?  Let’s see: ISIS is angry that Pope Francis insists on describing their religion as a religion of peace, while Catholics like myself are incensed at being insulted by a Pope who thinks we’re as guilty of violent behaviour as any terrorist, when what he is really describing are the sins and crimes committed by individual Catholics for their own reasons, nothing to do with the Faith.   He’s living proof that you just can’t please all of the people all of the time, or even some of the people some of the time – and, as they’ve now spelt out to him in words of one syllable, he’s just never going to please ISIS – so let’s hope he gives up playing at being a diplomat and starts preaching the truths of the Catholic Faith, because that is the ONLY raison d’être for his office.  

I would suggest that if Papa Francis wants to be a negotiating diplomat for ISIS, then he ought to resign and apply for the job but it’s clear now that the ISIS assessment of Pope Francis is among the growing body of opinion that, to quote ISIS, Pope Francis is out of touch with reality.  To put it mildly.  

Comments (39)

  • Gerontius

    Out of respect for the Petrine Office, and because of the danger of committing sin, I refrain from further comment.

    REV 20.4 And I saw seats; and they sat upon them; and judgement was given unto them; and the souls of them that were beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not adored the beast nor his image, nor received his character on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

    August 2, 2016 at 6:17 pm
    • editor


      The more appropriate quotes are to be found in the writings of St Robert Bellarmine and St Thomas Aquinas, on the limits of papal authority and the rights and duties of the laity to speak out against those in high office, when necessary.

      Even when I taught A Level Scripture I avoided Revelations – the Scripture scholars had a hard enough time interpreting it, so I recommend you stick to the aforementioned saints!

      August 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm
      • Gerontius

        Sorry Editor, I disagree with your point of view.

        All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching. Revelation, difficult to interpret as it is, has Divine purpose and will be understood at the appropriate time, by the people for whom it it meant.

        My own position regarding those in high office who are of a modernist bent, is governed not by the writings of St Robert Bellarmine or St Thomas Aquinas, but by Our Lords Words to know them by the fruits they produce – and also to beware of the dangers associated with rash judgement.

        August 2, 2016 at 9:04 pm
      • editor


        “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching”

        Of course. But Scripture requires authoritative interpretation,in order to be applied correctly.

        We are warned against separating Christ’s divine revelation in Sacred Scripture from His revelation through the teaching authority of His Church. That’s what Protestants do. They privately interpret Scripture, believing that the Holy Spirit enlightens them individually, as to the meaning of any particular verse or chapter of the Bible. The Church they believe to be a purely human construction. Catholics, on the other hand, do not interpret Scripture according to their own judgment. Catholics accept the interpretation of the Church. And, it’s through the Church Fathers that we have come to understand the Scriptures, as best any of us can. This is stressed by Pope Leo XIII in his landmark encyclical on The Study of Sacred Scripture ( Providentissimus Deus) “…it must be recognised that the sacred writings are wrapt in a certain religious obscurity, and that no-one can enter into their interior without a guide.”

        However, since you don’t explain why you quoted Revelation 20:4, perhaps I have misunderstood.

        It would help, then, you could explain to me the link between that verse and the topic under discussion. I genuinely do not see it, and I would welcome your explanation, because, at face value, it seems to me that – since we are not permitted to make definitive personal judgements on Pope Francis (or any other pope) – that the more immediately pertinent quotes about how to react to a bad pope are to be found in the writings of the saints I mentioned above, as well as, of course, the example of St Paul’s resistance to the first Pope, when he tells us (in Galatians) that he “opposed Cephas to his face”, because he was in the wrong. There – we can compromise. Forget St Robert Bellarmine and St Thomas Aquinas; let’s settle for St Paul in Scripture! Two birds with one stone!

        We might not make much money, Gerontius, but we do have fun… don’t we? 😀


        August 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm
      • Gerontius


        However, since you don’t explain why you quoted Revelation 20:4, perhaps I have misunderstood. It would help, then, you could explain to me the link between that verse and the topic under discussion.

        Yes dear lady, there’s nothing to beat a good robust discussion. So then, with regards to Revelation 20:4. The current situation with Turkey and its leader, Russia and Fatima, Israel and the prophet Daniel, Pope Francis and his modernist agenda.

        Plus the Americans and their masonic Novus ordo seclorum – all seem to be coalescing towards a very near future point in time.

        And then there’s OBAMA.

        Did you know that he has recently signed into American law, beheading, as a means of execution? Further, he has already purchased thirty thousand guillotines. (probably to comply with the Islamic Antichrist’s sharia law – my opinion only)

        Gives a certain relevance, don’t you think, to the likelihood that Rev 20:4 is referring “our times” as those to whom it concerns.

        Now then – Erdogan, Turkey and Gog from the land of Magog – You may find some very, very interesting information from Walid Shoebat, a Muslim convert to evangelical Christianity at the below link.

        Given all of the above, Pope Francis is for me, a cause of very grave concern. However, as you have already stated, it’s not our job to judge him.

        August 2, 2016 at 11:14 pm
      • Athanasius


        I would be very careful, if I were you, of interpreting Scriptural texts concerning the end of the world and applying them to the present unfolding of global events. Apocalypse (or Revelation, as you call it), is very difficult to comprehend. Great scholars have laboured over those chapters for centuries without being able to fully unlock its mysteries.

        You highlight Rev. 20.4, for example, as relevant to our day, yet Sister Lucy said the content of the Third Secret chastisement is in Chapters 8-13. That means you’ve skipped seven chapters ahead to reach the point of the reign of Antichrist and the end of the world. First must come the triumph of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart and the time of peace, so it looks like you’ve misinterpreted and misapplied the data you’ve been studying. It’s a common danger and that’s why I don’t go there. I stick with the testimonies of such as Sister Lucy, which is much safer and more likely for our times.

        August 3, 2016 at 12:24 am
      • Gerontius


        Many thanks for reply. I apologise if what I have written is seen as my own interpretation of Holy Scripture. I take pains to avoid such, relying instead on what Editor has advised about the Fathers of the Church and other competent authorities.

        “I would be very careful, if I were you, of interpreting Scriptural texts concerning the end of the world and applying them to the present unfolding of global events”

        I hope what follows clears things up, since under no circumstances would want anything I write to possibly lead others astray.

        “Apocalypse (or Revelation, as you call it)”

        Etymology of Apocalypse: Old English, via Old French and ecclesiastical Latin from Greek apokalupsis, from apokaluptein ‘uncover, reveal’, from apo- ‘un-’ + kaluptein ‘to cover’.

        “Great scholars have laboured over those chapters for centuries without being able to fully unlock its mysteries.”

        Since Our Lord referred us to the book of the Prophet Daniel, perhaps the answer is to be found in St. Gabriel’s reply to Daniels question, “Go your way Daniel, for the words are sealed until the time of the end.” However, I refer you to The Book of Destiny by Fr. Herman Bernard Kramer, and to The Apocalypse of St. John By Bishop E. Sylvester Berry.

        “You highlight Rev. 20.4, for example, as relevant to our day, yet Sister Lucy said the content of the Third Secret chastisement is in Chapters 8-13. That means you’ve skipped seven chapters ahead to reach the point of the reign of Antichrist and the end of the world. First must come the triumph of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart and the time of peace, so it looks like you’ve misinterpreted and misapplied the data you’ve been studying.”

        One of the two authors I quoted above (Kramer, I think) taught that the Apocalypse was divided into three separate parts. Part 1, The letters to the churches, applicable to the churches of all times. Part 2 being an over view of all, until the end of time, and Part 3 detailing certain items already referred to in Part 2. I hope this clarifies why you thought I had skipped 7 chapters.

        ” I stick with the testimonies of such as Sister Lucy, which is much safer and more likely for our times.”

        I agree entirely. Since Sister Lucia said the content of the Third Secret chastisement is in Chapters 8-13, then perhaps part 3 above and Rev 20 in particular gives the horrible details. She also said that Our Lady told her that Satan was in the mood for a FINAL BATTLE…..

        And finally, “WATCH AND PRAY”

        Luke 12:56 You hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the heaven and of the earth: but how is it that you do not discern this time?

        Mark 13: 35.37 Watch ye therefore, (for you know not when the lord of the house cometh: at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning) 36 Lest coming on a sudden, he finds you sleeping. 37 AND WHAT I SAY TO YOU, I SAY TO ALL, WATCH!

        August 3, 2016 at 12:41 pm
      • Fidelis


        I know what you are saying but I think we have to remember that the end times could be a thousand years! It doesn’t mean the world will end soon, even though it seems that way at times.

        I tend to read the warnings about the end times as being my own death, especially when we are told to “watch, for we do not know the day nor the hour” – that really is a warning to be always prepared for death and, of course, the end of the world, but there’s nothing we can do about either so we just have to live good Catholic lives and try to be prepared. I think emphasising the “end times” passages from Scripture can make people depressed, and that’s not what God wants. We have to be prepared – that’s all, IMHO.

        August 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm
      • Gerontius

        Thanks for reply Fidelis

        “I know what you are saying but I think we have to remember that the end times could be a thousand years! It doesn’t mean the world will end soon, even though it seems that way at times”

        Yes indeed, especially since we don’t know very much about the era of peace and it’s pointless speculating about what this entails. Then again, we have Sister Lucia telling Fr. Fuentes that Our Lady made her understand that we ARE in the end times, and this for three reasons. You are no doubt already aware of this, but I’ll list them below for anyone who maybe interested.

        “Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, but She made me understand this for three reasons. The first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Hence, from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil; there is no other possibility.

        “The second reason is because She said to my cousins as well as to myself, that God is giving two last remedies to the world. They are the Holy Rosary and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are the last two remedies which signify that there will be no others.

        “The third reason is because in the plans of Divine Providence, God always, before He is about to chastise the world, exhausts all other remedies. Now, when He sees that the world pays no attention whatsoever then, as we say in our imperfect manner of speaking, He offers us with a certain trepidation the last means of salvation, His Most Holy Mother. It is with a certain trepidation because if you despise and reject this ultimate means, we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven, because we will have committed a sin which the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Ghost. This sin consists of openly rejecting, with full knowledge and consent, the salvation which He offers. Let us remember that Jesus Christ is a very good Son and that He does not permit that we offend and despise His Most Holy Mother. We have recorded through many centuries of Church history the obvious testimony which demonstrates by the terrible chastisements which have befallen those who have attacked the honour of His Most Holy Mother, how Our Lord Jesus Christ has always defended the honour of His Mother.

        “I tend to read the warnings about the end times as being my own death, especially when we are told to “watch, for we do not know the day nor the hour”

        Exactly so Fidelis. I have already flat-lined once, and have had three further very close calls, so I don’t expect to be around much longer.

        Hence, watch and pray……

        August 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm
  • John Kearney


    Francis acknowledged that there are “violent persons of this religion [Islam],” immediately adding that “in pretty much every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists. Fundamentalists. We have them.”

    The Pope asserted moreover that he knows how Muslims think, and that deep down they desire peace and harmony just as Christians do.

    “I had a long conversation with the imam, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar University, and I know how they think,” he said. “They seek peace, encounter.”
    “I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right or true,” he said.

    The Pope insisted that the Islamic State does not draw its ideology from the religion of Islam, but appeals rather to the emptiness of young people and a love for violence.

    “How many young people, how many young people of our Europe, whom we have left empty of ideals, who do not have work… they take drugs, alcohol, or go there to enlist in fundamentalist groups,” he said. “One can say that the so-called ISIS, but it is an Islamic State which presents itself as violent . . . because when they show us their identity cards, they show us how on the Libyan coast they slit the Egyptians’ throats or other things.”

    “But this is a fundamentalist group which is called ISIS… but you cannot say, I do not believe, that it is true or right that Islam is terrorist,” he said.
    The Pope concluded by suggesting that Islamic terrorism does not stem from any violence inherent to Islam itself, but rather from other non-religious motives, such as poverty.

    Now let me get this straight, Pope Francis. In today’s world are there Christians going around chopping off people’s heads because they will not convert? Are there Christians burning young girls alive because they will not be sex slaves? Are there homosexuals being thrown from high buildings to their death or being beheaded because they are causing poverty among Moslems? Do men marry 6 year olds because they are in love? I am sure there are many Moslems who read the Koran and are peaceful but the problem is that the militants are more interested in moulding themselves into the image of Mohammed who did all the things that they are doing. The Christians in the Middle East must have been comforted by your words.

    August 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm
    • editor


      I’ve taken the liberty of spacing out your comment into paragraphs and removing the paragraph in capitals at the end, to make it easier for readers to digest.

      No charge – all part of the Catholic Truth service!

      August 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm
  • Margaret Mary

    It’s a terrible disgrace that the Pope has said there are “fundamentalist” Catholics in the same breath as he praises Islam – what are we to take from that?

    I always say that the ordinary Muslims are not party to the violence of course, and I don’t think they even all interpret Jihad in the same way. It’s interesting that they don’t hide away after these attacks but they continue to proclaim their faith by wearing their distinctive clothing etc.

    The Pope doesn’t seem to know that IS has set its sights on conquering the Vatican

    August 2, 2016 at 8:10 pm
  • RCA Victor

    How ironic that the only honesty about this age-old war comes not from the Church, which alone possesses the Truth, but from Islam, which is an instrument of the Father of Lies.

    August 2, 2016 at 10:41 pm
    • Fidelis

      RCA Victor,

      Absolutely true. It’s beyond belief.

      August 3, 2016 at 5:18 pm
  • Athanasius

    Pope Francis has no option but to live in denial and to praise Islam as a generally peaceful religion, despite all the contrary evidence we have from so many countries in the world, not least the Middle East. His Holiness and his conciliar predecessors staked everything on ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue, to the great detriment of divine truth. They have entered Mosques and have heaped praise on Islam and Muslims against the divine Command that they must baptise the peoples of all nations in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost for salvation’ sake.

    If Francis were suddenly to say that Islam is fundamentally flawed so that it inspires in too many of its adherents, not all by any means, but too many to ignore, hatred of other human beings to the point of wishing to inflict pain and death on them; that the entire world population lives in terror of boarding a plane, a train or a bus for fear that a suicide bomber might have slipped on board; that Islamic leaders around the world do not condemn terrorism nearly as forcefully as they should in public; that Muslims in Western countries very worryingly refuse to adapt to a less Islamic form of dress, etc., then he would effectively be saying that he and his conciliar predecessors have made a dreadful error, an error that has cost many lives and even more immortal souls.

    Even from a theological viewpoint, Francis is obliged to declare all religions apart from the Catholic one false. This is especially true of Islam, which denies the Blessed Trinity and the divinity of Our Saviour.

    Francis is in step with the modern liberal world, not with the teaching of Our Lord and the Apostles. He has betrayed his sacred office by pretending that all religions are fundamentally good and salvific, and that anyway religion is really only about a peaceful earthly co-existence. That’s false doctrine, just as the modern liberal interculturation programme is false doctrine.

    Among them be it. They have created the monster, let them live with the consequences. Peace will not return to this world until Christ is once again recognised as the King of all nations and peoples. Until that day, which is certain to come, we can expect ever greater tragedies on an unimagineable scale. There can be no true and lasting peace in this world while the Prince of Peace remains exiled. Presently in His place sits the usurper Prince of Darkness ruling over universal chaos.

    August 3, 2016 at 1:09 am
    • Fidelis

      Hear hear!

      I agree with you completely, Athanasius. You have summed it up in so many ways, but especially with this: Francis is in step with the modern liberal world, not with the teaching of Our Lord and the Apostles.

      He is just so terrible, it’s difficult to find words to express how bad he is.

      Only Our Lady of Fatima can save us now – we need to pray really hard for the Consecration of Russia.

      August 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm
  • editor

    I’m posting this report from One Peter Five here, because if this had taken place in a mosque, it would be the lead item on news broadcasts and on the front page of newspapers around the world.

    The video around the middle shows the police raid.

    August 4, 2016 at 8:16 am
    • Therese

      A taste of things to come.

      August 5, 2016 at 6:41 pm
      • Laura


        I fear you are correct.

        The latest Dici from the SSPX has this short excellent piece, which is very interesting indeed, on the subject of Islam:

        “Charles de Foucauld, apostle of Christ to the Moslems

        On July 26, 2016, the throat of an 85-year-old priest was cut in his church near Rouen by two jihadists. 100 years earlier, on December 1st, 1916, Fr. Charles de Foucauld was assassinated in Tamanrasset, Algeria.

        On July 29, 1916, the hermit of Hoggar, Fr. de Foucauld, sent René Bazin, a member of the Academie française, a letter with the following statement: “If we do not learn how to make Frenchmen of these peoples, they will drive us out. The only way to make them French is to make them Christians.”

        A few lines above, the religious described his apostolate to the Moslems to Bazin: “As we become closer, I speak, always or almost always privately, of the good God, briefly, giving to each one what he can take, flight from sin, act of perfect love, act of perfect contrition, the two great commandments of the love of God and neighbour, examination of conscience, meditation on the four last things, thinking of God at the sight of His creature, etc.”

        Fr. de Foucauld never went to pray at a mosque, did not invite Moslems to Mass, did not say, “If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence.” He wrote in his diary on June 30, 1903, “Let each one of us offer to the Sacred Heart prayers and penance for the conversion of the Moslems and the arrival of many holy workers in this field of the Heavenly Father, that each may be not only a good example, but a perpetual ‘divine’ example, an alter Christus: then grace will descend, ignorance will disappear, goodwill will spring up, Jesus will reign… The conversion of the Moslems presents no more difficulty that that of ancient Rome or Babylon the great; let us be like to the apostles in fervour, we will be it by success; let us work miracles of fervour, and God will work miracles of grace.”

        Fr. Alain Lorans

        August 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm
    • Theresa Rose

      Have discovered this link on from 2013 saying that around 2,800 Churches in France are to be demolished. It seems much to do with the loss of the Catholic Faith, a decrease of the population and rising muslim immigration.

      August 11, 2016 at 8:52 am
      • Laura

        Theresa Rose,

        That is a heartbreaking video watching that beautiful church being demolished. I copied this from beneath the film, in case anyone misses it:

        FRANCE: 2800 Churches to be demolished, 1868 Neo-Gothic Église Saint-Jacques d’Abbeville, 2013

        “According to a report of the French senate, 2.800 churches across the country, many of them centuries old, will be demolished as restoration costs exceed the cost of demolitions over the next years. This church, Église Saint-Jacques d’Abbeville, a Neo-Gothic masterpiece in Abbeville, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie dating back to 1868, was demolished for a total cost of 350,000€ in 2013. The reasoning: It was much cheaper to demolish it than it would cost to restore.

        As the number of Frenchmen in France continues to decline due to record-low birth rates, high emigration and Muslim immigration, so do the members of catholic faith, who are now at an all time low. For many cities in France, especially cities in which Christians are the minority, the lack of interest and high property value on which the buildings stand simply does not justify the cost of restoring the churches. Many mayors choose the cheaper demolitions over costly restorations. Thousands of churches are to be demolished over the next years and replaced with shopping malls, stores, apartments or parking lots.

        Mosque on the other hand, flourish. The Grand Mosque of Paris recently got a modern, fully retractable Roof, as it is usually only found in football stadiums and hundreds of new Mosques are built every year for the hundreds of thousands of new Muslims born or immigrating into French society, often with taxpayer money.”

        August 11, 2016 at 12:40 pm
      • Josephine

        Theresa Rose,

        That is really sad, watching that absolutely beautiful church being pulled down. As one of the comments underneath says, “gotta make room for more mosques.”

        It’s enough to make you cry.

        August 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm
      • sixupman

        In the 1950’s and early 1960’s Salford Diocese embarked upon a building-spree of new churches and presbyteries,some quite large. Now they are to close a large number of parishes – for lack of clergy and demographic changes.

        Another of the “managed decline” bishops. Devoid of imagination and, as to “demographic changes”, disingenuous.

        There is a complete refusal to admit that Catholics have given-up The Faith and hearing Mass, for which the episcopate are entirely responsible. Not even the hint of a Mea Culpa!. As to clergy, how many seminaries have been closed-down, and where extant, how many deter Traditional minded aspirants?

        If you do not admit and espouse to being The One True Church, promoting the E&W Martyrs [in this case], why should anyone be Catholic – if all are saved, even the Moslems?

        August 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm
      • editor


        You’ve hit the nail on the head with your final paragraph. What on EARTH is the point of the Catholic Church if any and every non-Christian religion is just as good. Crazy.

        August 11, 2016 at 11:25 pm
      • editor

        Theresa Rose,

        I agree with the others – how very sad to see that gorgeous church being demolished.

        August 11, 2016 at 11:23 pm
  • sixupman

    May I recommend:

    Rev. Jules Gomes on [not be misled by name of site]
    Fr. Hunwicke on

    for reflections upon Franciscus and droll they are!

    August 4, 2016 at 9:14 am
  • Gerontius

    Good article

    Pope Francis was wrong to equate Islamist terror with ‘Catholic violence’
    by Fr Raymond de Souza

    August 4, 2016 at 4:01 pm
  • Andrew Paterson

    No compromise is possible. There is no point in discussion. The q’ran is clear and to be taken literally. We Christians are all for the chop. Our Government acts as if there were some way in which muslims will fit into our Western Christian liberal culture and obey our laws, our mores and fit in with us. They won’t. Ever. I am neither a theologian, nor a politician, or a good Catholic for that matter. But I can read patterns and foresee the future. If I cannot grasp the current views expressed by the Holy Father and whic are supported and promulgated by Catholic bishops and Catholic charities, I can rely on others. While the theologians will point to the Magisterium as a repository of faith, as a store and an engine for the Grace that God has given his Church, I will point to something simpler, something that I can grasp. I will point to the armour of the soldiers who put a shield around the Church, to their strong right arms and the keen blades they wielded. Time after time, age after age, battle after battle, there were heroes in the West who saved not simply the West of their time but us, the Christians alive now. They saved us and the Pope does not do well to ignore our bloodied defenders in the past; their faith, and their courage must not be set aside.

    August 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm
  • gabriel syme

    This is interesting following Francis’ equivocation about Islamic violence. (Of course the islamophile BBC puts a ‘PC’ spin on it and tries to portray those criticising Francis in a bad light)

    ‘Not my Pope’ hashtag highlights French divisions

    August 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm
    • Margaret Mary

      Gabriel Syme,

      LOL! Good for the French Catholics. Pope Francis doesn’t think before he opens his mouth to speak.

      August 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm
  • Gerontius

    Beware the Deception of False Prophets

    From Msgr. Charles Pope. Absolutely superb teaching – uplifting, edifying and reassuring. Wish we had more like him!


    August 5, 2016 at 2:44 pm
  • Lily


    I had never heard of that priest so I googled his name and found this – he is of the archdiocese of Washington but they removed one of his blog posts for criticising the ST Patrick’s day parade due to LGBT involvement.

    It’s good to find a priest speaking out, in America. If only we had some over here!

    August 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm
    • Gerontius

      It’s good to find a priest speaking out, in America. If only we had some over here!

      I wholeheartedly agree Lily, but it looks like we’re on our own – the silence is profound

      August 5, 2016 at 8:33 pm
  • Pastoor Geudens

    Reblogged this on 2012-2019.

    August 6, 2016 at 11:51 pm
    • editor

      Thank you Pastoor Geudens. Much appreciated.

      August 11, 2016 at 11:26 pm
  • Spero

    I have read some of the comments on the blog, and also a piece elsewhere which explained at some length why Muslims believe that when they are invited to be part of Christian services, and more particularly, Catholic Masses, then there is the belief that these Christians have apostatised.
    It was said too that at the reading of the Gospel on one such occasion, Muslims turned their backs, as a mark, I can only suppose, of conveying to all there, their complete non-belief in the reading.
    The gesture conveys complete disrespect but also demonstrates an arrogance and brazen intent of will with regard to their own faith.
    So while the Pope and many others are bending over backwards to be ‘nice’ to Muslims. The latter are relentless in being totally who they are, with no ‘give’ whatsoever. Did Isis not deride Pope Francis and his attempts at friendship?
    So, the naive welcoming of the Pope and others of all things Muslim and refusal to see the present situation as it is, is stoking coals upon fire.
    Closer to home, St Catherine’s parish in Edinburgh, in the newsletter of the 24th July, explained how an Iman would speak after a curtailed Mass. The Mass was cut short to accommodate the Iman. I ask you seriously, would the same be done in a mosque to allow a priest to speak there?
    The latest newsletter explains how, going forward, there will be further ways of meeting and co-operating: the last statement, including prayer together.
    Fr Fallon is very innovative, and here is just another ‘innovation ‘.
    The media on the whole applauds a welcoming embrace of all things Muslim. And this being a secular country now one religion to them is as good or bad as the next one.
    Reaching out a helping hand to Muslims is the new vogue, and even Catholics are being quick to jump on the latest band wagon.
    Things are going very sour already in France and Germany. We need to be very careful about how we handle this new phenomena or it will come back to bite us:we need to be kind, when it is merited, but cunning, and very far seeing; unafraid to be seen as, maybe not always………nice.

    August 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm
  • Pat McKay

    8 years old, but worth a look at:-


    August 13, 2016 at 10:49 am
  • Theresa Rose

    Greenlighting ISIS: Pope Francis Carpet Bombs Just War Theory is Hilary White’s latest article in the Remnant Newspaper. Interesting read.

    There is a link to Dr Bill Warner’s political perspective of 1400 years of Islamic Conquest.

    Over the centuries, he says that Muslims have attacked not only Christians, but Jews, Hindus and Budhists too.

    August 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm

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