Pope Francis: ‘If I Speak of Islamic Violence, I Must Speak of Catholic Violence’


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3 comments on “Pope Francis: ‘If I Speak of Islamic Violence, I Must Speak of Catholic Violence’

  1. Has His Holiness forgotten Matthew 11:12 concerning “Catholic violence”: And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of Heaven is taken by violence, and the violent take it by force?

    Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary offers this interpretation:

    Because the Old Dispensation passed away with John, men are now rushing with violent enthusiasm to get into the kingdom of heaven, the New Dispensation, and they who rush through the crowd with force lay hold of the kingdom of heaven for themselves.

  2. Pope Francis: “It’s not fair to identify Islam with violence. It’s not fair and it’s not true.”


    The Pope is once again ignoring a simple distinction: while people of all faiths and backgrounds commit acts of violence, Islam is unique among world religions in having a developed doctrine, theology and legal system mandating warfare against unbelievers. Unless and until that is confronted, Muslims will continue to commit acts of violence against non-Muslims, including Christians. The Pope is betraying the Christians of the Middle East and the world, and all the victims of jihad violence, by repeating palpable falsehoods about the motivating ideology of attacks upon them, instead of confronting that ideology and calling upon Muslims to renounce and reform Islam’s doctrines of violence.

    “The pope said that when he reads the newspaper, he reads about an Italian who kills his fiancé or his mother in law. ‘They are baptized Catholics. They are violent Catholics.’” Does Catholicism teach the murder of fiancés or mothers in law? No. Does Islam teach jihad warfare against unbelievers? Yes.

    “The pope said that in every religion there are violent people, ‘a small group of fundamentalists,’ including in Catholicism.” There have been 28,923 violent jihad terror attacks worldwide since 9/11. How many violent attacks have there been in that span by violent Catholic “fundamentalists” doing violence in the name of Catholicism?

  3. I have said before that I can’t help feeling that at his very core this Pope does not really like the Catholic Faith.
    That he can’t see any difference between repeated Islamic terrorist actions, involving the calclated murder of many, and the actions of ordinary Catholics who commit crimes is almost mind blowing. Even some secularists, atheists, and others can see that Islam at its heart breeds a core of violent hatred.
    As I said, I can’t help feeling that this Pope does not like the Catholic Faith.

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