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“Allah est grand”: Muslims laugh, celebrate as blaze destroys Notre Dame cathedral during Holy Week

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Jihadists may not have set the fire, but they’re certainly celebrating it. Many Muslims believe that the ruins and destruction of non-Muslim structures testifies to the truth of Islam, as the Qur’an suggests that the destroyed remnants of ancient non-Muslim civilizations are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected his truth: “Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth.” (3:137)

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“‘ALLAH EST GRAND’: Muslims laugh as blaze destroys Notre Dame cathedral during Holy Week,” by Kyle Olson, American Mirror, April 15, 2019 (thanks to the Geller Report):

A whole lot of people with Arab names are finding the historic Notre Dame ablaze very funny.

Twitter user Damien Rieu posted a video showing the amount of people responding to a video of the Paris church with a “laughing” face emoji.

A sampling of the Facebook users taking delight in the tragedy…see if you notice anything in common:

  • Wahid Hadji
  • Oubbad Jsk
  • Yusuf Mohammedzai
  • Hessam Massa
  • Mohamed Hiadi
  • Mohamed Bensalem
  • Alaa Atfeh
  • Raidh Khaled
  • Ammar Sofiane
  • Abdelhakim Noui Oua
  • Mohamed Amin

You get the picture.

Witnesses say the fire broke out at the 850-year-old cathedral earlier today.

The roof and spire have collapsed and officials believe “nothing will remain”.

Rieu posted other examples of Muslims cheering the demise of the Christian relic during Holy Week.

“Allah est grand,” Mohamed Mouara commented at the sight.

 

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When the Pope is now entering mosques and praying towards Mecca……….

 

When the Pope is now entering mosques and praying towards Mecca, is it official that the world has lost its mind?

 

 

Pope Francis entered the Blue Mosque in Istanbul Turkey, where he took off his shoes, and bowed toward Mecca and made his prayer, as he stood next to Istanbul’s Grand Mufti Rahmi Yaran. I did a whole video on this:

 

One report states:

Francis took off his shoes as he entered the huge mosque, before bowing his head in prayer for several minutes, facing Mecca and standing next to Istanbul’s Grand Mufti Rahmi Yaran, in what a Vatican spokesman described as a joint “moment of silent adoration” of God.

 

What is amazing is that this happened in Turkey’s capital Istanbul; how did this city become Muslim? It was conquered! By who? By Muslims! The Hagia Sophia, the holy church of Christendom and the Eastern Orthodox Church, was violently seized in 1453 by the Ottoman empire, whose soldiers stripped it of all its holy icons and its Crosses, and the sultan, Mehmet II, had an imam make the very same prayer to which Pope Francis prayed to. What shame! I do not understand how the Pope could be acting like this, when his predecessors in the Middle Ages and in the wonderful Renaissance era fought with Islam in much harsher times than now!

Pope Gregory VII, ignited by his mourning for the persecuted Christians of the eastern church, felt himself behooved to begin a crusade against the Muslim powers and to finally extinguish this principality of Satan which had so tormented the saints. In 1074, he wrote:

We hereby inform you that the bearer of this letter, on his recent return from across the sea [from Palestine], came to Rome to visit us. He repeated what we had heard from many others, that a pagan race had overcome the Christians and with horrible cruelty had devastated everything almost to the walls of Constantinople, and were now governing the conquered lands with tyrannical violence, and that they had slain many thousands of Christians as if they were but sheep. If we love God and wish to be recognized as Christians, we should be filled with grief at the misfortune of this great empire [the Greek] and the murder of so many Christians. But simply to grieve is not our whole duty. The example of our Redeemer and the bond of fraternal love demand that we should lay down our lives to liberate them. “Because he has laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren,” [1 John 3:16]. Know, therefore, that we are trusting in the mercy of God and in the power of his might and that we are striving in all possible ways and making preparations to render aid to the Christian empire [the Greek] as quickly as possible. Therefore we beseech you by the faith in which you are united through Christ in the adoption of the sons of God, and by the authority of St. Peter, prince of apostles, we admonish you that you be moved to proper compassion by the wounds and blood of your brethren and the danger of the aforesaid empire and that, for the sake of Christ, you undertake the difficult task of bearing aid to your brethren [the Greeks]. Send messengers to us at once inform us of what God may inspire you to do in this matter. (Gregory VII: Call for a “Crusade”, This text is part of the Internet Medieval Source Book, found in the Fordham University website)

Pope Pius XII was silent on criticizing Hitler, but that is because he was stealthily rescuing Jews from destruction, but even in this situation he did not appease the Nazi ideology.

Why is there so much corruption in the Catholic Church? Look at all the sodomites who are inside the Vatican and that will answer your question! These appeasers disobey the words of their own pope, Pope Pius V, who said that sodomite priests are to be put to death:

So that the contagion of such a grave offense may not advance with greater audacity by taking advantage of impunity, which is the greatest incitement to sin, and so as to more severely punish the clerics who are guilty of this nefarious crime and who are not frightened by the death of their souls, we determine that they should be handed over to the severity of the secular authority, which enforces civil law.

Therefore, wishing to pursue with greater rigor than we have exerted since the beginning of our pontificate, we establish that any priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, let him be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be put to death, as mandated by law as the fitting punishment for laymen who have sunk into this abyss.

There is a very dangerous homosexual supporting ring deeply entrenched in the Vatican, which is helping enable it when it conducts mass with such a depraved heretic.

I have myself experienced, to some measure, this homosexual supporting ring in the Catholic Church, in a conversation I had with one priest and Catholic canon law judge, named Robert L. Kincl (also known as Fr. Bob Kincl), who was ordained in Rome. Kincl had befriended us as a fan of Shoebat.com acting as conservative, yet referred to homosexual fondling as permissible in the conversation. Having been shocked at his remarks, I told Kincl:

How can you, as a priest, be so liberal toward such a sick evil as two men fondling each other, or as two men having a “relationship” just as long as they are not going with other men. It is evil and it is reprobate.

I also told him:

It is not tolerable for you, as both a priest and a canon law judge, to be permissive to somebody having a homosexual relationship just as long as they are not being promiscuous with other men. It is deplorable, and in the words of St. Paul, “worthy of death” (Romans 1:32).

Kincl defended his position and responded with a rejection of the Old Testament and a twisting of St. Paul’s condemnation of homosexuality in Romans, stating

We do not follow the Hebrew Scriptures. We follow Jesus Christ who never mentioned gay relationships.When St. Paul mentioned such a relationship he was referring to the promiscuousness of the Romans using sodomy.

Shoebat.com decided to investigate Kincl and found that he has a dark past. In 1993, Kincl worked as a Commander in charge of clergy at the U.S. Navy, and while he was in the service he defended another chaplain confirmed to be guilty of child molestation, named Robert Hrdlicka.

The investigation revealed that Robert L. Kincl had even written the authorities, not to charge the pedophile who molested the young boys, but urged them to send him back to serve as a chaplain:

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British politician backs Hungary’s right to reject Muslim Migrants to protect its Christian culture

 

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Have you ever wondered why there are no terrorist attacks in Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary?


When the immigration crisis broke out in Europe, these countries immediately closed their borders with security fences and walls to stop the mass illegal immigration.


Hungary announced that it would not accept Muslim immigrants to preserve the “Christian” culture and identity of Hungary.


Slovakia declared that it would accept only Christian refugees on the grounds that the state had no mosques.


Austria Poland and Czech Republic did the same thing.
Do you support the right of these countries to defend their borders? Share your thoughts in the comments below and please watch and share this video.

 

Here is why Western countries should adopt Trump’s Travel Ban:
Trump, as a candidate, called in 2015 for a ban on refugees from terror-laden countries.
Trump is correct, Just look at what has been happening to Europe in recent years since the beginning of the immigration crisis.

 

 


Here are only few examples:
3 June 2017 – London: Eight people were killed when three Muslim terrorists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge.


22 May 2017 – Manchester: Suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a bomb at Manchester Arena as fans were leaving an Ariana Grande concert, killing himself and 22 others.
7 April 2017 – Stockholm: Muslim terrorist drove stolen truck into a crowd in the Swedish capital, killing four people and wounding 15 others.


19 December 2016 – Berlin: Muslim terrorist drove a truck into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 56 others.


Hundreds of innocent people have been killed in terrorist attacks in France, Germany, Britain, Finland and even Sweden.


After Millions of illegal immigrants and refugees have infiltrated into Europe thanks to the EU’s open borders policy.


According to British media, London is now more dangerous than New York City. According to crime statistics, crime across the U.K. was up 13%, with much of it in London.
Rape, robbery, Acid attacks, honor killings and violent offenses have surged dramatically.

Figures like these have risen in many European countries, with Sweden becoming “Europe’s rape capital,” Germany’s steep rise in violent and crimes, and Paris’s frequent terror attacks.

 

EU, Australia, US, UK, and even Canada must close their borders. A country without borders is a country without security. If you support Travel Ban, Share this post! Multiculturalism has failed in Europe. Most people are unaware of the consequences of the illegal mass immigration into Europe that lead to the changing face of Europe.
The British have become a minority in their Own capital city.


In Sweden the situation is even worse, Swedish majority will live long enough to see themselves becoming a minority in their own country.
More and more countries are taking steps against the immigrants’ culture.
France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria have banned the burqa.


Switzerland passed an anti-mosque law which bans preaching in Arabic and mosque’s minarets.
Austrian passed a law which restricts foreign funding for Austrian mosques and Islamic communities


All these measures were taken by these countries to force immigrants to integrate into Western society.


But there are Western countries that do not even acknowledge that there is a lack of integration within the immigrant communities.


The Western world must close the borders before it is too late.

 

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Turkey’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

FEB 4, 2018 9:29 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER

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This is not the first time a Muslim leader has thanked Pope Francis for being so very useful to the global jihad. Last September, the Pope met in the Vatican with Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL), a group that has been linked to the financing of jihad terror. During the meeting, al-Issa thanked the Pope for his “fair positions” on what he called the “false claims that link extremism and violence to Islam.” Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar, has also thanked Francis for his “defense of Islam against the accusation of violence and terrorism.”

Pope Francis has proclaimed that “authentic Islam and the proper understanding of the Koran reject every form of violence,” doing his bit to ensure that as many Christians as possible would remain ignorant and complacent about the jihad threat that his precious “dialogue” does nothing to mitigate.

And now this. Pope Francis is a disgrace to the Church, to Judeo-Christian civilization, and to the free world.

“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)


“Jerusalem to dominate Erdoğan’s meeting with Pope Francis,” Daily Sabah, February 2, 2018:

The United States’ controversial recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is expected to dominate talks between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis on the president’s first trip to the Vatican on Sunday.

According to presidential sources, Erdoğan will thank Pope Francis for his stance against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision and his efforts to protect the status quo in the holy city.

The Turkish president previously expressed his appreciation to Pope Francis who strongly opposed the bitterly-contested move announced by Trump at the end of last year. The two leaders held several phone calls regarding the issue and voiced their determination to follow developments regarding Jerusalem.

The current humanitarian crisis in Syria, regional developments, terror, cooperation against Islamophobia and xenophobia are also among the topics which the two leaders are set to discuss during their meeting.

The Argentine pope met Erdoğan during his trip to Turkey in November 2014 as the first world leader to visit the Turkish presidential complex in Ankara. The return visit will be the first by a Turkish president since 1959.

Francis has repeatedly praised Turkey’s efforts to welcome Syrian refugees and has said the country could be a “great peacemaker.”…




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Andy says

Feb 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Muslim leader has thanked Pope Francis, I also think the Muslim leader will thank Globalist Pope Francis for the Judeo-Christian Symbols that are Vanishing across the western world.

Crescent is a symbol of Paganism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q61pRNUiKVg

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11820/europe-christian-symbols-islam

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Feb 4, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Islam Hijacking the UN Human

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No Christians, Jews, and Muslims Do NOT Worship The Same GOD!

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Public Schools are teaching that Islam and Christianity are from the same Abrahamic “God.” They are also claiming Christians worship the same God as Muslims. While we KNOW that Islam does not worship the Christian God, and MOST Christians know that Allah and the God of the Bible are not the same, the mainstream rhetoric says the exact opposite.

The link to the heresy and article given to students at an Illinois school appears here: http://theconversation.com/in-spite-of-their-differences-je…

After reading this assignment the children were required to answer four questions. The questions, along with the answers framed the mindset that “Jews, Muslims and Christians,” serve the same God. There were no HONEST answers to dispute the claim.

Children are also being taught that “Muhammad” was the last prophet, and a prophet like Moses, sent by the God of the Bible. After teaching this, the school in Chatham NJ played a video of Islamic Conversion steps, while the background music of the video, which includes the poem “Qaseedah Burdah” in Arabic, was describing Christians and Jews as “infidels” and praising Muhammad in gruesome detail for slaughtering them:

Video of Islamic Propaganda and Conversion Steps
https://vimeo.com/252231316/45e5c86977

https://youtu.be/4A7FA5Y8-0Y  Link to the news story. This case has gone to court.

Please do not think these are isolated incidents either. Besides NJ and Illinois, schools in California, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Minnesota and Maryland have all had the same problems in their schools, and parents have stepped up to stop the Islamic INDOCTRINATION. They are being called Islamophobias and racists for doing so, too.

The next time someone suggests that you are an Islamophobia, ask them if they would mind if you read the verses that talk about calling on the name of Jesus to their Muslim child? Would they mind if we told their child that unless they repent from their beliefs they will go to hell? Ask the accusers if instead of putting on a hijab, would you show your solidarity by wearing the cross of Jesus? You see, in Islam, all of those would be considered blasphemy and intolerable. What they want you to tolerate is what they will not tolerate. There is no such thing as equality in Islam, there is only DO or I will kill you. Have you read the horror stories of Sharia law? Those who defend it, are hiding their Jihad beliefs, the entire 9th Chapter of the Qur’an wants to kill all infidels. Tell them, when you stop worshipping a prophet, that calls for my killing, and the killing of anyone who doesn’t believe your religion, then we can talk about “peace.’ But until then, our battle is real, and it is here.

Where and WHO is helping SPREAD THIS HERESY?

While many are following this Chrislam movement, and believe this heresy, including some apostate Christians, the origin of the movement traces back to the Roman Catholic Church.

The Second Vatican Council, and religious documents of the Catholic Church confirm, dating back to 1964, “That Muslims together with us adore the one, merciful God.“ The Pope has reiterated this claim, and even went as far to say, the “Qur’an is a peaceful book.”

I would agree that the Pope does worship allah, and encourages his followers to do so also, because allah is satan, and the Pope is of his father satan!

You can verify the RCC doctrine and the Pope’s statement at the following links.

http://www.vatican.va/…/vat-ii_decl_19651028_nostra-aetate_… and https://youtu.be/htYC4l1Dqnw

NO, Christians do not worship “Allah.”Catholics should be offended by this and reject this teaching. AND COME OUT OF THAT FALSE CHURCH.

To say that Jews and Muslims worship the same “god” is also a deception. While Muslims and some Jews reject Christ, Muslims claim that allah rejects Christ. Jews who reject Christ do not make this claim, but rather reject Christ. Furthermore, Islam hates Jews and has spent their lives killing them. Another sect of Jews, called Messianic Jews believe in God and the Messiah, Jesus Christ, and accept as Christians, that God and Jesus are one and the only true God. Again, MUSLIMS CLAIM THAT ALLAH rejects Christ, and that allah, who they claim is the same God of the Bible, never had a son.

Children are also being taught that “islam”: is peaceful and protects Christians

Do not think for one moment that the Qur’an stipulates protection for Christians, please refrain from ever believing that nonsense. What the Qur’an stipulates over 109 times, is to KILL CHRISTIANS and all unbelievers who do not submit to “allah.” The Qur’an is anything but peaceful, it is one of the most violent, dangerous and hateful books, and to claim God is the author is blasphemous and sickening. Islam along with the Qur’an, should be deemed a terrorist religion..

And for the THOUSAND upon Thousand of times, allah and Christians cannot worship the same God, because allah forbids that you accept JESUS CHRIST.

According to the Qur’an, Christians are cursed if you say Jesus is God’s Son

“The Jews call ‘Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (Qur’an 9:30, Yusif Ali)

Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute. 35 It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be”, and it is. (Qur’an 19:34-35, Yusif Ali)

According to the Qur’an Jesus was no more than a servant and a prophet to “allah.”

When (Jesus) the son of Mary is held up as an example, behold, thy people raise a clamour thereat (in ridicule)! 58 And they say, “Are our gods best, or he?” This they set forth to thee, only by way of disputation: yea, they are a contentious people. 59 He was no more than a servant: We granted Our favour to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel. (Qur’an 43:57-59, Yusif Ali)

Therefore the God of the BIBLE and the “allah” of the Qur’an are not the same, because our GOD says,

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. John 3:16-21 (KJV).

The Bible says, if you do not accept JESUS, and deny Jesus you are an ANTICHRIST.

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. – 2 John 1:7 (KJV).
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. -1 John 2:22 (KJV).

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. -1 John 4:2-3 (KJV).

PLEASE HELP SPREAD TRUTH.

In the Faithful Service of Jesus Christ,

Lisa Muhar


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Don’t Believe the sole called truth given by liberals and criminal Dems.

They Do not have to live with the devastated results as they are rich and

powerful and have home with lots of security and security in place.

They don’t care what happens to the ordinary American people who are

forced to live with these individuals who will not accustom them selves for our laws

and way of life.  Instead they want they’re Sharia laws …

Can not have this in the United States!!  Don’t vote anymore Dems.

into gov. office.  They’re pretty much all the same…  Sad smile


 



POPE SOROS & the Novus Ordo Seclorum

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    New from RTV: When the ‘conspiracy theory’ becomes the reality.

    Pro-abort overpopulation guru, Paul Ehrlich, speaks at the Vatican, after 10,000 petitioned Pope Francis to stop the scandal. One Vatican cardinal and dozens of U.S. Bishops call for ‘Catholic action’ against President Donald Trump. Catholic League’s Bill Donohue finally admits to the Soros-sponsored infiltration of the Catholic Church. God help us, who is Pope Francis and what’s he doing to the Catholic Church? 

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      lyn4722 hours ago

      The Pope is selling out the Catholic Church for “thirty pieces of silver” God won’t be mocked. Jesus, Mary and Joseph Pray for us!

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            Gary Cummings3 hours ago

            Soros is not behind it all, he is in front of it all.

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                  phranthie4 hours ago

                  This is a deeply troubling situation crying out for resolution. Can the Successor of Peter actually be endorsing and promoting the truly evil mindset of these persons? Are the Gates of Hell prevailing against the Church? Is it not yet time for the intervention of Christ in saving His Church, as He promised?

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                      The Interrogator5 hours ago

                      So Michael, what do we do to resist Bergoglio? Do we stand by a continual change for the worst in our Catholic Churches with horrible, more and more non-Catholic homilies? Continuing on and on, degrading ever worse into the pits? I don’t know how to resist, other than talking about it.

                      I will pray for Cardinal Burke to be given the wings of Heaven and the Might of the Angels to turn over the evil Money Changer tables bent on destroying HIS Church. For this is all about a grab world-wide for the ULTIMATE POWER over all people, an unbelievable totalitarian power like we’ve never seen before.

                      I will continue praying for poor POPE BENEDICT XVI. He told SSPX Bishop Lefay that he felt he was in a “cell”. No wonder he has to get “permission from Francis” to leave and go anywhere. I feel so sorry for him, because he can’t even see his brother.

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                            JohnAU The Interrogator2 hours ago

                            Your concerns would be shared by most, if not all, traditionally minded Catholics. What can be done about it? In terms of any direct intervention – probably very little in the short term apart from an active prayer life and recourse to the sacraments.

                            Saint John Paul II was once asked ” Holy Father, why don’t you renew the Church? He replied: I can’t until the Virgin comes again”. Then holding up his Rosary he said: “This is your weapon”. Here we have an insight as to why the status quo remains unchanged, if Pope John Paul II was constrained in 1989, it logically follows so would his successor; Pope Benedict 16 in 2017 for the same reason.The restoration hoped and prayed for by so many good catholic people must await the return of the Holy Virgin – Fatima; the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart and Garabandal; the Great Miracle – to be sent by God for the conversion of the World and with it the long awaited Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

                            We need not despair but rather hope in the Lord who in His own good time will intervene to rescue us. Saint Pio’s recommendation: “Pray Hope and don’t Worry”. I commend his instruction to you and all readers of this blog.

                            Pax.

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                                  Marija The Interrogator3 hours ago

                                  I really wonder what Pope Benedict XVI knows; remember, he said:”Pray

                                  for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves.”

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                                        Remnant Moderator . The Interrogator4 hours ago

                                        Just FYI, Mr. Matt doesn’t moderate the com box, but this is a good question to address to other friends in this thread.

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                                            The Interrogator5 hours ago

                                            That’s why we don’t know anything about Francis’ family background, just like Obama. Their history is all shrouded in secrecy!

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                                                  Patrick O’Brien6 hours ago

                                                  Third Secret of Fatima: The Church will become the agent of international Communism. True? Might as well be.

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                                                        TF Patrick O’Brien2 hours ago

                                                        It seems to me that the Communists that have hidden themselves in the Western democracies and the Church for all these decades had decided that 2017 was the year to finally achieve their goal of a world socialist tyranny (or perhaps their master knew time was about to run out). This is why they have gone completely bonkers since Trump was unexpectedly (for them) elected. Madame Hillary was going to be the one to finish off the U.S.A., which is the last material bulwark against them, despite all its flaws.

                                                        The parallels between 2017 and 1917 in Russia are striking. They are following almost the exact same Hegelian plan. This time, though, they got a Commie on the Chair of Peter. I almost wonder if Trump isn’t the Great Monarch prophesied for so long. I don’t recall the prophecies specifying the monarch would be Catholic — and anyways, Trump is surrounded by Catholics, and could convert — who knows?

                                                        Whatever the case may be, pray that the Communists will be defeated — nay, vanquished. There is a huge battle going on behind the scenes that the Fakestream Media try to distract you from. Everybody that isn’t a Communist is suddenly a Russian? What? You can’t make this stuff up. It belies their desperation.

                                                        Join Fr. Ripperger’s Auxilium Christianorum if you haven’t already.http://www.auxiliumchristia… It’s a simple and powerful way to put the fight to these Principalities and Powers. We’re the Church Militant: get fighting!

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                                                            Red White and Blue Proud6 hours ago

                                                            The Vatican needs an exorcism.

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                                                                Luis Osio7 hours ago

                                                                Michael Matt, where is my comment? You are shameless!

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                                                                    Luis Osio7 hours ago

                                                                    Finally! I’ve run the decades asking you NOT to call those devils popes! Freedom of religion is blasphemy, a sin against the Holy Ghost as it equates the church of Satan with the Church of Christ! NO DISTINCTION IS MADE! And that is Vatican II 64 years AGO! POPES???

                                                                    Where do you buy your alarm clocks?

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                                                                          Remnant Moderator . Luis Osio6 hours ago

                                                                          So, you didn’t notice that Michael Matt calls Francis “Pope” and “Holy Father” all throughout the video? You missed the point. The easy way out is to become judge and jury to the pope, and tell the world he’s not the pope. The precedent set by Scripture, however, has Christians following Christ all the way to the cross, even after Peter’s apostasy. We’ve had terrible popes in the past, and we have a terrible one right now. Pray for him.

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                                                                              James Cunningham8 hours ago

                                                                              Clearly, Mr. Matt, you have presented the real facts and clearly they indicate that the Catholic Church is not being led as Christ would have it. Apologizing to sodomites and welcoming fornicators is demonic in nature and disgustingly evil; this is vengeful and hateful and must be rejected as an attack on Jesus Christ Himself. Is Pope Francis an Anti-Christ? It certainly looks like it.

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                                                                                    KELLY8 hours ago

                                                                                    At this point, all we can do is pray, pray, pray and pray some more!

                                                                                    Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallow be Thy name,

                                                                                    Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

                                                                                    Give us this day, our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses

                                                                                    as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not

                                                                                    into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

                                                                                    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee!

                                                                                    Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

                                                                                    Jesus.

                                                                                    Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour

                                                                                    of our death. Amen

                                                                                    Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit;

                                                                                    As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world

                                                                                    without end. Amen

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                                                                                          Iowa10 KELLY3 hours ago

                                                                                          Great reply!

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                                                                                                Marty Dancy KELLY4 hours ago

                                                                                                We also need to take action, too, along with prayer. Taking action against heresy seals the prayers. We need to set up a force telling the world that this Francis pope is an imposter and that Benedict was forced out of his position. It is not normal to have two men sitting with papal outfits on and being on Vatican grounds. One has to be invalid so I think that Francis is invalid or at least heretical. Oh, he says some good things to make people think he is OK but he cancels out the good with saying bad things like cozying up to the homosexual lifestyle and allowing fornicators to blaspheme the Eucharist while they are in mortal sin. That dulls their sense of sin and makes them continue bad communions and a further dulling of the conscience. It also gives bad example to other Catholics making them think they can get away with fudging on the faith.

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                                                                                                      cs Marty Dancy2 hours ago

                                                                                                      One of the many, many beautiful aspects of our faith, is Apostolic Succession.

                                                                                                      Unfortunately, it does not always work out the way the Holy Spirit may want or how we may want. The nature of man and his free will seems to mess things up pretty badly, even regarding those who are selected by cardinals to become pope. Our Church is being tested like never before, or at least in my lifetime.

                                                                                                      This is our opportunity to grow in our faith, to stand with Christ, no matter the cost.

                                                                                                      Even if you are correct regarding Benedict and Pope Francis, what good will that do, by letting the world know it? What is done is done. Benedict XVl abdicated, he left us. Pope Francis sits on the Chair of Peter. It is a scourge, a suffering that perhaps our Lord permits for His greater glory. Good will come of this, no matter what.

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                                                                                                            Remnant Moderator . csan hour ago

                                                                                                            Agreed. And once it is clear that Pope Francis’s errors can and must be resisted, it will be easier for faithful Catholics to pray and wait for God to correct the course of his Church…which He surely will. Remember, we’re only the Church Militant. The rest of the Church is either reigning gloriously with God in heaven, or already on their way–suffering in purgatory. We’re a very small percentage of the Church, in other words, and we have powerful advocates in our Church who are in the position to help the Church Militant more, perhaps, than the Church Militant themselves…if we remember to go to them for help. All is not lost. Mary Magdalene’s faith was not shaken by Peter’s denial of Christ. It was not shaken at the foot of the Cross. Her faith was not drowned by her tears, and it takes her all the way from the Cross to the tomb….where she’s first to look the Risen Christ in the eyes. Man, what a great story! And how cool it is to be Catholic! It’s difficult for the enemy to destroy our faith when we have such massive examples of perseverance going all the way back to the Cross. Francis will not last forever, but Christ always was and always will be.

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                                                                                                                Why Saint Thomas Aquinas Opposed Open Borders

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                                                                                                                by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D., Breitbart

                                                                                                                Every nation has the right to distinguish, by country of origin, who can migrate to it and apply appropriate immigration policies, according to the great medieval scholar and saint Thomas Aquinas.

                                                                                                                In a surprisingly contemporary passage of his Summa Theologica, Aquinas noted that the Jewish people of Old Testament times did not admit visitors from all nations equally, since those peoples closer to them were more quickly integrated into the population than those who were not as close.

                                                                                                                Some antagonistic peoples were not admitted at all into Israel due to their hostility toward the Jewish people.

                                                                                                                The Law “prescribed in respect of certain nations that had close relations with the Jews,” the scholar noted, such as the Egyptians and the Idumeans, “that they should be admitted to the fellowship of the people after the third generation.”

                                                                                                                Citizens of other nations “with whom their relations had been hostile,” such as the Ammonites and Moabites, “were never to be admitted to citizenship.”

                                                                                                                “The Amalekites, who were yet more hostile to them, and had no fellowship of kindred with them, were to be held as foes in perpetuity,” Aquinas observed.

                                                                                                                For the scholar, it seemed sensible to treat nations differently, depending on the affinity of their cultures with that of Israel as well as their historic relations with the Jewish people.

                                                                                                                In his remarkably nuanced commentary, Aquinas also distinguished among three types of immigrants in the Israel of the Old Testament.

                                                                                                                First were “the foreigners who passed through their land as travelers,” much like modern day visitors with a travel visa.

                                                                                                                Second were those who “came to dwell in their land as newcomers,” seemingly corresponding to resident aliens, perhaps with a green card, living in the land but not with the full benefits of citizenship.

                                                                                                                A third case involved those foreigners who wished “to be admitted entirely to their fellowship and mode of worship.” Even here, dealing with those who wished to integrate fully into the life and worship of Israel required a certain order, Aquinas observed. “For they were not at once admitted to citizenship: just as it was law with some nations that no one was deemed a citizen except after two or three generations.”

                                                                                                                “The reason for this was that if foreigners were allowed to meddle with the affairs of a nation as soon as they settled down in its midst,” Aquinas logically reasoned, “many dangers might occur, since the foreigners not yet having the common good firmly at heart might attempt something hurtful to the people.”

                                                                                                                In other words, Aquinas taught that total integration of immigrants into the life, language, customs and culture (including worship, in this case) was necessary for full citizenship.

                                                                                                                It requires time for someone to learn which issues affect the nation and to make them their own, Aquinas argued. Those who know the history of their nation and have lived in it, working for the common good, are best suited to participate in decision-making about its future.

                                                                                                                It would be dangerous and unjust to place the future of a nation in the hands of recent arrivals who do not fully understand the needs and concerns of their adoptive home.

                                                                                                                When facing contemporary problems, modern policy makers can often benefit from the wisdom of the great saints and scholars who have dealt with versions of the same issues in ages past.

                                                                                                                Aquinas’ reflections reveal that similar problems have existed for centuries—indeed, millennia—and that distinguishing prudently between nations and cultures doesn’t automatically imply prejudice or unfair discrimination.

                                                                                                                Sometimes, it’s just the right thing to do.

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                                                                                                                Pope Francis To Cleanse Far-right Rot from Catholic Church?

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                                                                                                                Pope Francis To Cleanse Far-right Rot from Catholic Church?

                                                                                                                Written by  Michael Matt | Editor

                                                                                                                This just in from The Washington Post:
                                                                                                                How Pope Francis can cleanse the far-right rot from the Catholic Church:  “Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States’ most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond “Breitbart” Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis’s reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims, but the rebel prince of the church is also using his position within the walls of the Vatican to legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy, Stephen K. Bannon-style. Simply put, the Vatican is facing a political war between the modernizing Pope Francis and a conservative wing that wants to reassert white Christian dominance.

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                                                                                                                Cardinal Raymond Burke takes part in an antiabortion march in Rome in 2012. (Riccardo De Luca/Associated Press)

                                                                                                                Emma-Kate Symons is a Washington-based journalist and former Paris correspondent. Her work has been published in Foreign Policy, Women in the World in association with the New York Times, Quartz, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and the Australian Financial Review.

                                                                                                                Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States’ most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond “Breitbart” Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis’s reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims, but the rebel prince of the church is also using his position within the walls of the Vatican to legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy, Stephen K. Bannon-style. Simply put, the Vatican is facing a political war between the modernizing Pope Francis and a conservative wing that wants to reassert white Christian dominance.

                                                                                                                Burke was reduced to a ceremonial patron role at the Knights of Malta after a power struggle at the ancient chivalric order, won by the pope last month, following a spat over its humanitarian wing’s alleged distribution of condoms. Losing the leadership battle and prestige at the secretive society headquartered in Rome — Francis is appointing his own special delegate above Burke — was seen as a papal rap on the knuckles for the cardinal leading the charge against Francis’s writings on communion for divorcees.  But the virulently anti-Islam (“capitulating to Islam would be the death of Christianity”), migrant-phobic,  Donald Trump-defending, Vladimir Putin-excusing Burke is unrepentant and even defiant, continuing to preside over a far-right, neo-fascist-normalizing cheer squad out of the Holy See.

                                                                                                                This Vatican operation, called Dignitatis Humanae, or the Institute for Human Dignity, whose advisory board includes two of the four cardinals openly challenging Francis on marriage and sexuality, is slavishly promoting Burke’s favorite American white Catholic nationalist, Bannon, with star billing on its home page. The institute’s top office-bearers, Burke and his henchman, the media-savvy Breitbart contributor Benjamin Harnwell, are also encouraging Benito Mussolini fan Matteo Salvini, of Italy’s Northern League, and Muslim-baiting far-right Catholic poster girl Marion Le Pen, the National Front “rising star” niece of party leader Marine Le Pen in France.

                                                                                                                As the Italian press first revealed, Burke held a long meeting last week at his Vatican home with Salvini, a fierce critic of the pope who wants to push refugees back into the sea and close all mosques in Italy. It was a flagrant political intervention on the side of the extreme-right racist grouping ahead of the Italian elections. Mysterious posters also appeared around the Vatican decrying a sinister-looking pope’s “decapitation” of the Malta Knights order.

                                                                                                                The situation facing the Catholic Church raises alarming parallels with the ideological warfare that split the Vatican in the 1930s when ethnic nationalism was sweeping Europe under Mussolini and Hitler and when fascist forces infiltrated the highest echelons of the church. In 1937, Pope Pius XI published an encyclical in German denouncing the Nazi regime and its racism. The diatribe infuriated Hitler, but the focus was more on Nazi persecution of Catholics than laws targeting Jews.

                                                                                                                In Italy, the Vatican had long made accommodations with Mussolini for its own geopolitical gains, and Pius XI failed to quell widespread institutional anti-Semitism in the church before it was too late. When Mussolini decreed in 1938 that Italian Jews were to suffer a legal fate similar to those in Germany, Pius XI tried to prepare a fresh encyclical deploring anti-Semitism and racism, as revealed in historian David Kertzer’s book “The Pope and Mussolini,” he was double-crossed by pro-fascist forces in the Vatican working in tandem with Il Duce. Senior figures in the French Catholic Church also collaborated with fascism in France, where the Vichy regime aided the Nazis in deporting about 80,000 Jews to the death camps.

                                                                                                                The lesson of history has not been lost on Francis. After President Trump’s inauguration, he warned that rising populism could produce a new Hitler. But now, as Europe faces historic elections that could bring extreme-right nationalists back into power across the continent for the first time since World War II, he must act. The bellicose anti-Islam invective being marshaled by figures such as Burke shares much in common with the vicious anti-Semitism many Catholic clerics adhered to in the 1930s, when they saw Jews as a danger to the Christian West whose rights must be restricted.

                                                                                                                Burke, like Bannon, who says Islam is “the most radical” religion in the world, makes no distinction in his clash-of-civilizations frenzy between the Muslim faith’s diverse currents and interpretations, and violent jihadist movements derived mostly from Saudi-style Salafism. Unsurprisingly, Burke says he is “very satisfied” with Russian autocrat Putin’s “defense of life and family” and believes he may have “converted” since his KGB days. Yet, just as godless Communism posed an existential threat in the past, the Catholic Church has nothing to gain and everything to lose from cozying up to far-right extremists from the United States to Europe. They distort Christianity into an exclusionary ideology in defense of nation and race, and unite a new support base of Muslim-haters with historically anti-Semitic movements such as the National Front that are anything but Christian, and often neo-pagan.

                                                                                                                The options open to the pope in dealing with Burke are limited. Excommunication isn’t in the cards; Burke is not a heretic denying the Catholic faith. Nor is Burke refusing to submit to the pontiff like French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who was cast out by John Paul II after his ultra-conservative Society of Saint Pius X ordained its own bishops rather than take directions from the Vatican.

                                                                                                                However, Francis, who has full authority over his cardinals, could fully remove Burke from his remaining sinecure with Knights of Malta, call him in for a pastoral correction on the issue of his unacceptable political interventions, investigate Dignitatis Humanae with a view to shutting it down for its subversive politicking, and send the rebel cardinal back home to the United States. As Burke tries to run an insurgency and rebukes the pope for his doctrinal “ambiguities,” with the backing of thousands of priests, Francis could seize the agenda. In time-honored papal tradition, he could write an encyclical on the burning questions of populism and nationalism, with specific reference to migrants, Muslims and Jews, so priests including Burke know they are in breach of church teaching when they try to act as power brokers for the international extreme right.

                                                                                                                The stakes could hardly be higher, especially as the pope seems on a collision course with a Trump-Bannon White House that has imposed a form of a Muslim ban and disparaged him during the election campaign for daring to suggest that building a wall on the United States’ southern border was un-Christian. If the pope doesn’t put the reactionary elements such as Burke and his cronies back in their place, they could force a real schism during his papacy and leave the church open to justifiable accusations it failed to stand up to enablers of extremism and neo-fascism within its ranks.

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                                                                                                                REMNANT COMMENT: The author of this Catholic-bashing rant is Emma-Kate Symons — a Washington-based journalist and former Paris correspondent. Her work has been published in Foreign Policy, Women in the World in association with the New York Times, Quartz, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and the Australian Financial Review. 

                                                                                                                In other words, she’s a person of some influence. Mark well how she concludes her article: “If the pope doesn’t put the reactionary elements such as Burke and his cronies back in their place, they could force a real schism during his papacy and leave the church open to justifiable accusations that it failed to stand up to enablers of extremism and neo-fascism within its ranks.”

                                                                                                                Smells a bit like blackmail, doesn’t it?

                                                                                                                “Extremism,” “neo-fascism” and “white dominance” are terms not bandied about by journalists these days unless there is deliberate intent to vilify and intimidate a certain demographic. They immediately conjure up (at least in the minds of the undereducated) flickering black-and-white images of mass murderers on the History Channel — e.g., Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin, Pol Pot.  But surely when a “responsible” journalist employs such terms, it’s not without good cause.  It can only mean that the person (or group) at whom such vitriol is directed must present a real threat to homeland security—someone that governments and police departments alike would be wise to monitor.

                                                                                                                This inflammatory rhetoric (some might call it hate speech) is, ironically enough, the stock-in-trade of far-Left hate hunters. And, by and large, it works. And it’s guaranteed to work in this case, when Francis comes blundering in with his weekly caricatures of faithful Catholics as “rigorists” and “extremists” in his own Church — thus making the rhetoric seem that much more warranted.   “It must be true if the Pope thinks so too!” 

                                                                                                                In other words, Pope Francis is becoming key to the success of a radically anti-Catholic agenda. 

                                                                                                                The takeaway? Pope Francis is not merely a liberal-leaning pope with whom faithful Catholics are permitted to respectfully disagree. No, not anymore. His is the voice of reason against unreasonable Catholic “extremism” (read: orthodoxy). He’s the liberator who will rescue the modern world from a vengeful return of the Church of the Dark Ages, the Church of the Inquisition, the Church of a Repressive Moral Code that ushered millions into hopelessness and despair, lives cut short by Catholic Guilt.  And if you don’t go along with the Pope’s new and improved Church of Inclusion, Church of Accompaniment — well, obviously, you’re a hater who wants people to die or at least live in misery.

                                                                                                                If you’re opposed to ‘gay marriage,’ for example, you have only a few years to publicly air those views. Francis is shifting the Church so far to the Left that those Catholics who do not go along with him (and, let’s face it, we’re already to the point where Catholics are bound in conscience not to) will be easily vilified as “dangerous extremists”, so filled with hate that even their own Church finds them deplorable.

                                                                                                                You see how it works? This is no longer about a mere theological or philosophical divide in the Catholic Church, with progressives on one side and conservatives on the other. No, it’s part of a purging, whereby radical Leftists will declare open season on faithful Catholics — loners who have “broken away” from the Pope of Toleration in order to make common cause with the radicalized descendants of Tim McVey and Dave Koresh.

                                                                                                                One little problem now, of course: ‘Hate groups’ were always and forever supposedly motivated by a paranoid anti-government fear factor — the veritable meat and potatoes of “domestic terrorists”. So with Donald Trump in the White House, the radical Left’s go-to narrative becomes obsolete, and a new challenge presents itself: Link the “vast right-wing Christian conspiracy” to the White House this time around, and then condemn the entire “basket of deplorables” in one fell swoop.

                                                                                                                It’ll be interesting to see how this works out for them down the road. But, clearly, the Washington Post is trotting it out already with its paranoid call for Pope Francis  to crush some scaaaaaary Cardinal Burke-Steve Bannon cartel.  Depending on how this all plays out, Francis may turn out to be not only the most humble pope in history but also the most dangerous.

                                                                                                                Perhaps this is why the Left is love-bombing him to death.

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                                                                                                                Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration

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                                                                                                                In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles.” ∼ Executive order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United  States

                                                                                                                It can be expected that Catholic bishops will respond with dismay to President Trump’s order banning immigration from seven Muslim nations. When Trump first proposed banning Muslims from entering the U.S., Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, the president of the USCCB issued a statement repudiating “the hatred and suspicion that leads to policies of discrimination.” At about the same time, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said Catholics could “not possibly countenance” restricting entry to the U.S. solely on the basis of religious affiliation. It can also be expected that bishops will employ an argument they have long used against opponents of Muslim immigration—namely, that Catholic immigrants were once treated with similar suspicion.

                                                                                                                Catholics and non-Catholics alike now laugh at the anti-Catholic prejudice of the Know-Nothings (aka The American Party) and other groups who were opposed to immigration from Catholic countries in Europe. The anti-Catholics based their objection on the belief that Catholics owed allegiance to a foreign power (the Vatican), and thus, Catholics could never be truly loyal to America and its Constitution. More than that, there were dark rumors about a papist plot to take over America, and about an undersea tunnel that connected the Vatican to New York. This view—that Catholics could never assimilate to America’s democratic culture—persisted in some quarters up until the election of John F. Kennedy.

                                                                                                                The fact that some Americans once mistakenly considered Catholicism a menace is now used as an argument against critics of Muslim immigration. Just as the Know-Nothings of days gone by were wrong about Catholicism, so also will today’s “Know-Nothings” be proven wrong about Islam. Or, so it is claimed. The open-borders advocates within the Church assure us that Islam will turn out to be as Americans as apple pie: give Islam a chance, and you will discover that the local Iman is just Bing Crosby’s Father O’Malley with a beard—a mellow fellow whose biggest concern is to pay off the mortgage on the mosque.

                                                                                                                But what if all the things that were once falsely charged against Catholicism are actually true of Islam? The nineteenth century anti-Catholics mistakenly thought that Catholicism was a theocracy, but Islam really is a theocracy. The anti-Catholics wrongly questioned the loyalty of American Catholics, but numerous polls show that a majority of Muslims consider their primary allegiance to be to the ummah (the worldwide community of Muslim believers), and not to whatever nation they happen to reside in. A Pew Research survey of Muslim-Americans under thirty revealed that sixty percent of them felt more loyalty to Islam than to America. The Know-Nothings worried needlessly that Catholics would be subject to foreign influence, but when you consider that 85 percent of fulltime, paid imams in the U.S. are foreign born, then foreign influence on American Muslims does seem a legitimate concern.

                                                                                                                What about the anti-Catholic fear that Catholics would be bound by Canon Law not Constitutional Law? There was, of course, little need for worry. The scope of Cannon Law is largely restricted to internal Church affairs, and most Catholics have only the vaguest acquaintance with its requirements. On the other hand, sharia law governs almost every aspect of daily life for Muslims. Moreover, many tenets of sharia law directly contradict the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Sharia law permits cruel and unusual punishments; the open-ended sharia blasphemy laws makes free speech highly problematic; and the apostasy and dhimmitude laws more or less cancel out religious freedom.

                                                                                                                How seriously is sharia regarded in Muslim lands? In many Muslim nations sharia law (or Islamic law) is the law of the land. For example, it is written into the constitutions of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­and Iraq. The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam which is the Islamic response to the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ratified by all 57 member nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Article 24 of the Declaration states “All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Sharia.” Article 25 states “The Islamic Sharia is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification of any of the articles of this Declaration.” All of which sounds a bit like the fine print in a warranty which tells you that your product is completely covered for 10 years except for labor and all the working parts.

                                                                                                                But how about Muslims in America? You may think that American Muslims pay no attention to the thousand-year-old requirements of sharia law, but polls show otherwise. A nationwide survey conducted by The Polling Company for the Center for Security Policy reveals that 51 percent of Muslims agreed that “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to sharia.” In addition, 51 percent of those polled believed that they should have the choice of American or sharia courts. Only 39 percent agreed that Muslims in the U.S. should be subject to American courts.

                                                                                                                Take over the country? That’s what some of the anti-Catholic nativists thought that the Catholics were planning to do. There is no evidence, however, that any Catholic groups, whether lay or clerical, ever entertained notions about subjugating America. On the other hand, numerous Islamist leaders have, in no uncertain terms, expressed a desire to conquer America. And the crazy talk is not confined to terrorist chiefs hiding out in the deserts of Libya or Iraq. “Death to America” is now the unofficial motto of one large and well-armed Islamic nation (Iran). Moreover, subjugating nations to Islam is not simply something that Muslims like to talk about. It’s what they have done throughout history. The spread of Islam is the raison d’être of Islam.

                                                                                                                How should it be spread? Not necessarily with bullets and bombs. Prominent Islamic spiritual leaders such as Yusuf al-Qaradawi have expressed confidence that Islam can conquer Europe through immigration and through higher birth rates. 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed has expressed similar sentiments about the defeat of the U.S. Although not at all adverse to the use of violence, KSM revealed that al-Qaeda’s plan to crush America was more subtle than that. According to James Mitchell, the CIA contractor who interrogated him, KSM told him:

                                                                                                                The “practical” way to defeat America was through immigration and by outbreeding non-Muslims. He said jihadi-minded brothers would immigrate into the United States, taking advantage of the welfare system to support themselves while they spread their jihadi message. They will wrap themselves in America’s rights and laws for protection, ratchet up acceptance of Sharia law, and then, only when they were strong enough, rise up and violently impose Sharia from within.

                                                                                                                It is that possibility, and not a D-Day type invasion that worries serious critics of Islamic immigration, and it is that possibility that the new executive order is meant to forestall. More to the point, the ban on Muslim immigration is not based in bigotry, but on a realistic assessment of Islam. If, as Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other Islamists have said, the plan is to conquer the West through immigration, then putting restrictions on Muslim immigration is the logical thing to do.

                                                                                                                Last February, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy gave a speech which rehashed all the old clichés about “anti-Islamic prejudice.” He reminded his audience about the anti-Catholic bigotry of the past; he cautioned them about a “new nativism”; he advised them that they should view with repugnance the “repeated falsehoods” that Islam is inherently violent or that Muslims seek to replace the Constitution with sharia law; and he told them that Catholics must speak out against “distortions of Muslim theology … because these distortions are just as devastating in the present day as the distortions of Catholic teaching … which were disseminated in American society in the nineteenth century.”

                                                                                                                Except that the “distortions” of Islam that McElroy talks about are not distortions at all. They are established facts. And the fears that many in the U.S have about Muslim immigration are well-founded fears. Rational discrimination against Muslim immigration in the twenty-first century is not the same as irrational discrimination against Catholic immigration in the nineteenth century. Unless, of course, you are naïve enough to believe that all religions are basically of the same peace-loving sort.

                                                                                                                The term “Know-Nothings” originally referred to its members’ habit of responding to every question about its activities with the reply “I know nothing.” The moniker also captured the ignorance of its nativist members. Their opposition to Catholic immigrants was largely based on misinformation. Today, however, the situation is reversed. It’s not the opponents of immigration that are ill-informed, but its proponents. Today’s equivalent of the Know-Nothings are not those who have fears about Muslim immigration. In general, their fears are based on facts about Islamic beliefs and Islamic history—facts which are easily accessible to anyone who bothers to look. The “Know-Nothings” of today are those who think Muslim immigration can only be a good thing—those who are so ignorant of Islam that they proudly proclaim their solidarity with it. The Know-Nothings of today are all those willfully blind groups and individuals who refuse to look at the facts about Islam, and prefer instead to cling to the fantasy Islam of their own imaginations.

                                                                                                                Today’s Know-Nothings are smug in their assurance that they hold the moral high ground. Hence they absolve themselves from examining the evidence on which moral judgments should be based. They are sure that the conventional wisdom of yesterday is adequate to understand today’s radically different situation. In their own way, they are as much of a threat to American society as the terrorists who plan to take advantage of their ignorance.

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                                                                                                                William Kilpatrick taught for many years at Boston College. He is the author of several books about cultural and religious issues, including Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right From Wrong; and Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, Aleteia, Saint Austin Review, Investor’s Business Daily, and First Things. His work is supported in part by the Shillman Foundation. For more on his work and writings, visit his website, turningpointproject.com

                                                                                                                Why Saint Thomas Aquinas Opposed Open Borders

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                                                                                                                by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D., Breitbart

                                                                                                                Every nation has the right to distinguish, by country of origin, who can migrate to it and apply appropriate immigration policies, according to the great medieval scholar and saint Thomas Aquinas.

                                                                                                                In a surprisingly contemporary passage of his Summa Theologica, Aquinas noted that the Jewish people of Old Testament times did not admit visitors from all nations equally, since those peoples closer to them were more quickly integrated into the population than those who were not as close.

                                                                                                                Some antagonistic peoples were not admitted at all into Israel due to their hostility toward the Jewish people.

                                                                                                                The Law “prescribed in respect of certain nations that had close relations with the Jews,” the scholar noted, such as the Egyptians and the Idumeans, “that they should be admitted to the fellowship of the people after the third generation.”

                                                                                                                Citizens of other nations “with whom their relations had been hostile,” such as the Ammonites and Moabites, “were never to be admitted to citizenship.”

                                                                                                                “The Amalekites, who were yet more hostile to them, and had no fellowship of kindred with them, were to be held as foes in perpetuity,” Aquinas observed.

                                                                                                                For the scholar, it seemed sensible to treat nations differently, depending on the affinity of their cultures with that of Israel as well as their historic relations with the Jewish people.

                                                                                                                In his remarkably nuanced commentary, Aquinas also distinguished among three types of immigrants in the Israel of the Old Testament.

                                                                                                                First were “the foreigners who passed through their land as travelers,” much like modern day visitors with a travel visa.

                                                                                                                Second were those who “came to dwell in their land as newcomers,” seemingly corresponding to resident aliens, perhaps with a green card, living in the land but not with the full benefits of citizenship.

                                                                                                                A third case involved those foreigners who wished “to be admitted entirely to their fellowship and mode of worship.” Even here, dealing with those who wished to integrate fully into the life and worship of Israel required a certain order, Aquinas observed. “For they were not at once admitted to citizenship: just as it was law with some nations that no one was deemed a citizen except after two or three generations.”

                                                                                                                “The reason for this was that if foreigners were allowed to meddle with the affairs of a nation as soon as they settled down in its midst,” Aquinas logically reasoned, “many dangers might occur, since the foreigners not yet having the common good firmly at heart might attempt something hurtful to the people.”

                                                                                                                In other words, Aquinas taught that total integration of immigrants into the life, language, customs and culture (including worship, in this case) was necessary for full citizenship.

                                                                                                                It requires time for someone to learn which issues affect the nation and to make them their own, Aquinas argued. Those who know the history of their nation and have lived in it, working for the common good, are best suited to participate in decision-making about its future.

                                                                                                                It would be dangerous and unjust to place the future of a nation in the hands of recent arrivals who do not fully understand the needs and concerns of their adoptive home.

                                                                                                                When facing contemporary problems, modern policy makers can often benefit from the wisdom of the great saints and scholars who have dealt with versions of the same issues in ages past.

                                                                                                                Aquinas’ reflections reveal that similar problems have existed for centuries—indeed, millennia—and that distinguishing prudently between nations and cultures doesn’t automatically imply prejudice or unfair discrimination.

                                                                                                                Sometimes, it’s just the right thing to do.

                                                                                                                Originally posted at: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/31/saint-thomas-aquinas-opposed-open-borders/

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