Consecration to the Immaculate Heart and the Trial of the West by Islam?

Image of the Blessed Mother inset in a circle with floral flourishes to each side. John B. Manos

In the wake of Mohammedism’s (Islam’s) initial spread over the middle east, an African bishop penned a consecration to the Blessed Mother’s Immaculate heart. The Bishop of Toledo wrote one as well. We know that Spain was run over by Islam for a time, but it got me wondering… August is traditionally devoted to focusing on devotion to the […]

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Legitimate Islam

In his Regensburg Address, Pope Benedict XVI quoted a Byzantine Emperor’s statements on Islam and considered his words rather “brusque” for modern ears; but I don’t think the pope ever criticized the content of those words as being untruthful. Unfortunately, today has proven once again the accuracy of Emperor Manuel Palaeologus’s observations. Mohammedan terrorists have once again […]

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Islam’s Core: Why Do They Hate Us?

Analyst Fareed Zakaria, on a CNN segment called “Why They Hate Us,” concluded that it’s not religion that drives Muslims to hate, but politics. He stated that “Radical Islam is the product of the broken politics and stagnant economics of Muslim countries.” I disagree. Many of the Muslim countries that hate us are rich and, likewise, many […]

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“The Ambiguity of Islam”–Members of ISIS are Authentic Muslims

I commend to the readers of the Bellarmine Forum, a most excellent explication on the truth of Islam by one of the Holy See’s experts on the issue, Fr. Samir Khalil Samir, S.J. His book, 111 Questions on Islam, is not only timely, but it is essential reading for anyone who not only wishes to understand the current resurgent […]

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To Restore What Has Been Seized Unjustly

If the Christian Religion forbade war altogether, those who sought salutary advice in the Gospel would rather have been counseled to cast aside their arms, and to give up soldiering altogether.   On the contrary, they were told: “Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely, and be content with your wages,” the command to […]

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From Under the Rubble…A Plea to America’s Bishops

Addressing the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square for the traditional Angelus prayer on August 10th, Pope Francis renewed his call for prayer and concrete assistance for the suffering populations of Iraq. The news reports coming from Iraq leave us in dismay and disbelief.  Thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in […]

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From Under the Rubble…Landmines in the Path of Dialogue

On August 20, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI insisted in Cologne that “Interreligious and intercultural dialogue between Christians and Muslims … is, in fact, a vital necessity, on which in large measure our future depends.” But is such a conversation possible? That question is the focus of an important new monograph, The Prospects and Perils of […]

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