Thursday, 4 August 2016

Francis Versus Islam

Francis has made remarks that the recent spate of violent acts by Muslims are ‘not a religious war’; that the Muslim religion is ‘one of peace’, and that Catholics too can be violent. According to Francis “the world is at war…it’s not a religious war…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”

 In saying such things Francis can be said to be showing that his opinions are based more on secular PC (politically correct) values, than on Gospel values (thus his aversion to Traditional Catholics and his desire to accommodate cohabitation, civilly ‘re-married’ divorcees and active homosexuality etc. While orthodox Catholics have long decried his statements and leanings toward cohabitation, civilly ‘re-married’ divorcees and homosexual activity, an Isis Magazine has now corrected his statements on Islam and Muslim violence. According to the Isis article apparently states that:

“This is a divinely-warranted war between the Muslim nation and the nations of disbelief,”
“Indeed, waging jihad – spreading the rule of Allah by the sword – is an obligation found in the Quran, the word of our Lord,” 
“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 gist of the matter is that there is indeed a rhyme to our terrorism, warfare, ruthlessness, and brutality…
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.

CathNews notes that Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan of the Syriac Church has noted that by saying Islam is non-violent Francis is not in tune with the experience of Christians in Syria. Has the Patriarch got it wrong? Have ISIS got themselves all wrong, or is Francis wrong and we are being attacked for religious purposes? I would like to think Francis is right; but he appears to be either incredibly naïve or too PC for the good of his souls and ours. 


  1. Islam is not a religion of peace. It is the very antithesis of peace.

    Since its inception in the seventh century it has been used, initially as a backing of a small band of fierce Arab colonists against a Christian world which, and Hippo is the classic example of this , had been allowed to slide into a false concept of passive Catholicism

    Something similar is happening today.

    Within some 5 years as this present Islamic assault really gets going, the question of who can and can't receive Holy Communion will fade temporarily into the background while we sort out this coming major confrontation.

    1. Thank you, Jacobi.
      In that the ISIS magazine tells us spreading Islam by the sword is an obligation, one wonders how anyone can claim it is a religion of peace. Gong back to the post on A week of Priesthood and the lady who was adamant that Islam is a religion of peace, I do wish I had asked which other religion is beheading people on beaches and flying planes into buildings, since so many folk are taken in by the MSM depiction of Islam (and the presentation given by Hierarchy) as a religion of peace, and not the description of Islam and given by Muslims themselves.
      God Bless.

    2. Fr., you obviously missed the hordes of Methodist murderers, Sally Army suicide bombers and Jehovah's jihadists who are causing such mayhem across the world.

      It's only fair to bring their activities to public attention too, and I am sure we can rely on his Holiness to do just that after he has finished berating all the Catholic killers out there.

    3. Dear deacon Augustine,

      Thank you. yes, i have been remiss in pointing out that others are also violent and killing people. It is those violent Catholics that should concern me, really...
      God Bless.

  2. "Know thine enemy" Francis!! (St. Ignatius Loyola)

    1. Thank you, Long-skirts.
      I have to say i prefer to speak of Francis as the weak link rather than an enemy, since the latter suggests deliberate attack/antagonism, and I don;'t want to ascribe that to the man. A weak link seems to me to describe him best, as it speaks to me of the weakness of his faith and grasp of theology...
      God Bless.

  3. Fr. Dickson,

    I agree with what you say about Pope Francis. Even if he has personally spoken and acted in a way that contradicts Church teaching, and I think it is fairly conclusive that he has, we cannot make judgments on the disposition of his soul.

    There is a vast difference between material heresy and formal heresy, the latter requiring a judgment that subordinates have neither the insight nor the authority from God to determine.

    St. Robert Bellarmine puts it this way:

    “Just as it is licit to resist the Pontiff who aggresses the body, it is also licit to resist the one who aggresses the soul or who disturbs civil order, or, above all, who attempts to destroy the Church. I say that it is licit to resist him by not doing what he orders and preventing his will from being executed; it is not licit, however, to judge, punish or depose him, since these are acts proper to a superior.” (De Romano Pontifice, lib. 2, chap. 29, Opera omnia, Paris: Pedone Lauriel, 1871, vol. 1, p. 418.

    I fear that too many Catholics today have allowed anger to affect their objectivity in the matter of the present crisis. And we know what St. James has to say about anger. He admonishes that "the anger of man worketh not the justice of God". I've tried to impress that truth on sedevacantists over the years, but to no avail.


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