Wednesday, December 03, 2008

With The Faith (And Common Sense) Of A Convert
Too bad the bishops of England & Wales don't get it
Helmet tip to Adrienne

WARNING!! Harsh language alert!

These are simply amazing times we live in, aren't they?

On one side of Eurabia, we have the Council Of Wimps And Retreatists Determined to Surrender (COWARDS), otherwise known as the alleged Catholic Bishops of England & Wales, who've just come out in favor of... get ready for this bullshit - Multi-faith prayer rooms 'should be in Catholic schools'
Catholic schools should set aside multi-faith prayer rooms to accommodate Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh students, according to guidance.

A document issued by the Catholic Education Service said facilities for other faiths should be made available in all primary and secondary schools if possible.

Catholic schools in England and Wales should also consider adapting toilet facilities to accommodate ritual cleansing, the document said.
The guidance said schools should consider putting aside a prayer room "if reasonably practicable" for use by staff and pupils from other faiths

Existing toilet facilities might be adapted to accommodate individual ritual cleansing "which is sometimes part of religious lifestyle and worship", it recommended.
Ahhh... but from a saner (and a damn sight more Catholic) corner of vanishing Europe, we have this bit of heartening news - Muslim convert turns to politics in Italy

ROME -- An Egyptian-born writer who renounced Islam and was baptized by Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday that he has formed a political party that would enter candidates in next year's EU elections.

Magdi Cristiano Allam said his "Protagonists for Christian Europe" party would work to defend Europe's Christian values, which he sees threatened by secularism and moral relativism. He said his new party would be open to people of all faiths and would be close to the conservative European People's Party.

Allam built his career in Italy as commentator and book author attacking Islamic extremism and supporting Israel.

In March, Allam angered some in the Muslim world with a high-profile conversion during an Easter vigil service led by the pope in St. Peter's Basilica.

Allam, who took the name Cristiano upon converting, has credited Benedict with being instrumental in his decision to become a Catholic and has said the pope had baptized him to support freedom of religion.

The 56-year-old Allam has lived most of his adult life in Italy, becoming a citizen in 1986. In recent years he was given a police escort after receiving death threats from radical Islamic groups.
And Brother Cristiano is the very same one who recently stated; Muslim convert to Catholicism tells pope Islam is not inherently good

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Muslim-born journalist baptized by Pope Benedict XVI at Easter asked the pope to tell his top aide for relations with Muslims that Islam is not an intrinsically good religion and that Islamic terrorism is not the result of a minority gone astray.

As the Vatican was preparing to host the first meeting of the Catholic-Muslim Forum Nov. 4-6, Magdi Allam, a longtime critic of the Muslim faith of his parents, issued an open letter to Pope Benedict that included criticism of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

In the letter, posted on his Web site Oct. 20, Allam said he wanted to tell the pope of his concern for "the serious religious and ethical straying that has infiltrated and spread within the heart of the church."

"The objective reality, I tell you with all sincerity and animated by a constructive intent, is exactly the opposite of what Cardinal Tauran imagines," Allam told the pope. "Islamic extremism and terrorism are the mature fruit" of following "the sayings of the Quran and the thought and action of Mohammed."...
Hell, any chance he can get on the bottom of the ticket with Bobby Jindal in 2012?

4 Comments:

Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Those COWARDS should be anathematized post haste, and I hope Brother Cristiano wears a bullet-proof vest like Pope Julius II did. (I know it was a breast-plate but who cares?)

11:58 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

We had non-Catholics in our schools when I was growing up (back when they still taught the Faith). The most they got was to opt out of religion class.

The world has truly gone mad....

12:40 PM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

In my Catholic school, the non-Catholic students couldn't opt out of anything. I remember a Protestant classmate trying to renegotiate her low mark on an exam because the teacher had sprung fifteen surprise questions on us: "Enumerate the fifteen mysteries of the rosary." He told her that there was no way she could have missed reading the bulletin boards all throughout October and hearing the mysteries when our class prayed one decade before each class.

5:12 AM  
Blogger Al said...

Mr. Allam better have a good set of body guards, I can almost guarentee that there will be attempts on his life for what he is doing.

As for what is going on in England, oh for the days when Ss.Thomas a Becket, Thomas More, & John Fisher had the courage to do the right thing.

1:52 AM  

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