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Monday, August 01, 2016

Pope says it wrong to identify Islam with violence

From Reuters:
Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. 
"I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence," he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. 
"This is not right and this is not true." Francis was responding to a question about the killing on July 26 of an 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest by knife-wielding attackers who burst into a church service in western France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat. The attack was claimed by Islamic State. 
"I think that in nearly all religions there is a always a small fundamentalist group," he said, adding "We have them," referring to Catholicism. 
"I don't like to talk about Islamic violence because every day when I look at the papers I see violence here in Italy - someone killing his girlfriend, someone killing his mother-in-law. These are baptized Catholics," he said. 
"If I speak of Islamic violence, I have to speak of Catholic violence. Not all Muslims are violent," he said.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

To his everlasting shame....this man (unrecognizable as anyone worthy the responsibilities of a pontiff) sacrifices what little integrity the church still has remaining, let alone the lives which try to remain devout followers.

Monday, August 01, 2016 4:22:00 am  
Anonymous CrossWare said...

The Pope is changing a customer base. It's only business you see the church goers number dwindling while here is this excellent cult: They are breeding out of control, they come fully indoctrinated and leaving or criticizing is punishable by death. A wonderful crowd for the new world order. So the Pope does whe needs to be done. It is only business...

Monday, August 01, 2016 5:28:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From now on this man is the imam Francis. He is not my pope.

I may be wrong, but something strange happened today at mass. A visiting priest said mass. And my over sensitive perception sent warning signals as soon as he mentioned something he tells his parishioners, and which I have never heard in my five decades as a Catholic. He suggests that we pray in the morning, then around noon we stop our work and pray, then again around eight, and then when we go to bed. I Googled it, and could only find the Liturgy of the Hours, mandatory for priests, but nothing else.

And since praying four time a day sounds awfully close to five times a day, and given imam Francis strange love for Islam, I certainly questioned this guy's advice.

Any thoughts on this? Am I totally paranoid?

Monday, August 01, 2016 5:57:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I have never heard of such a thing. But I am not Catholic. Maybe Midnight Rider will have some perspective.

Monday, August 01, 2016 6:31:00 am  
Blogger WC said...

Was a catholic from birth to college. Went to Catholic grammar school and Catholic Jesuit HS. Never heard of such a thing. It's pure B.S.

Monday, August 01, 2016 4:34:00 pm  
Blogger midnight rider said...

I'm same as WC. Catholic 54 yrs since birth. Catholic high school (gr 9-12). Catholic College. Never EVER heard of such a thing (praying 4 times a day), whether as doctrine or advice.

This is definitely NOT Catholic teaching.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 3:42:00 am  

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