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Catholic Dreamers’ Failed Dialogue with Islam

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

November 2018

Interreligious talks have proven fruitless, and our own theologians have not told us even the minimum of truth about Islam.

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The Futility of Trying to Derive a Religion from a Book

HOW “SCRIPTURE ALONE” FAILS BOTH MUSLIMS & PROTESTANTS

Howard P. Kainz

November 2018

‘Scripture Alone’ fails both Muslims and Protestants, as living by one text leads to problems of authority and fundamentalism.

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The Founding Father of the Christian Tradition Concerning Islam

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

June 2018

A review of John of Damascus: First Apologist to the Muslims

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From a Witness in Bangkok to a Near Martyr in Karachi

THE LORD'S SUFFERING SERVANT

Casey Chalk

May 2018

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Are Islam & Democracy Compatible?

TOCQUEVILLE INVESTIGATES

Richard Fafara

May 2018

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The Origins of the French "Jihad of Proximity"

David Pinault

April 2018

A review of Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West

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Peter Against the Saracens

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

March 2018

A review of Writings Against the Saracens (The Fathers of the Church: Mediaeval Continuation, Vol. 16)

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Islamic Anti-Semitism & the Culture of Hate
January-February 2018

The vast majority of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe (and elsewhere) are being perpetrated not by neo-Nazi skinheads but by Muslims. That might explain why we don't hear much about it.

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Pearls of Greatest Price

GUEST COLUMN

Casey Chalk

November 2017

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Silence of the Shepherds
July-August 2017

ISIS capitalizes on the West's ignorance of its own history. The Pope and bishops should allow competent theologians and historians to publicly defend the faith against Muslim propaganda.

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The Church's Strange Reappraisal of Islam

WILLING CAPTIVES TO CONTEMPORARY IDEOLOGY

Timothy D. Lusch

June 2017

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Dawah, Dislocation & the Hijacking of Catholic-Muslim Dialogue

THE CIVILIZATION-JIHADIST PROCESS

Timothy D. Lusch

May 2017

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Is Love Really All You Need?

GUEST COLUMN

John A. Perricone

April 2017

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The Interfaith Delusion

THE U.S. BISHOPS' CATHOLIC-MUSLIM DIALOGUE

Timothy D. Lusch

April 2017

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The Andalusian Illusion

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

April 2017

A review of The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain

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The Femi-Swedes' Hijab Détente
April 2017

Sweden's "first feminist government" sent a delegation to sign a trade deal in Iran, where the women felt compelled to wear headscarves and heavy coats.

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A Witness in Bangkok

AN ANNIVERSARY IN EXILE

Casey Chalk

December 2016

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To Kill in the Name of God Is Satanic
December 2016

The Pope plainly stated, "To kill in the name of God is satanic," but again he studiously avoided identifying Muslim terrorists as perpetrators of this.

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Are You Sleeping?

GUEST COLUMN

David C. Stolinsky

November 2016

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Islam Is Like Fruit Salad?
October 2016

Pope Francis sows confusion when he makes unconsidered or uninformed remarks during his in-flight press conferences, which are supposedly held in order that he might appear honest and transparent.

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Barbarians Inside the Temple
September 2016

By killing a priest as he celebrated Mass, Islamic supremacists have framed their ongoing aggression as a religious war between Islam and Catholicism.

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Terror at the Disco: Why the Experts Always Come Up Empty
July-August 2016

Again after the Orlando massacre, the national conversation about anti-gay hatred studiously avoided any mention of Islam and the Muslim view of homosexuality. Anger was directed primarily at conservative Christians.

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Why the Left Rules the Rhetorical Battlefield

CONSERVATISM'S "UNFORTUNATE REFORMATION"

Edwin Dyga

June 2016

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Pope Francis's Appeasement Plan: Securing a False Peace With Iran

GUEST COLUMN

Timothy D. Lusch

June 2016

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The New Double Standard
May 2016

Media pundits and cultural elites who routinely excoriate the Church with false charges are oddly silent when it comes to flagrant transgressions by Muslims against gays, women, and non-Muslims.

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Looking Beyond Malalapalooza
April 2016

For those seeking Muslim female viewpoints that depart from the politically correct narrative, we suggest the writings and speeches of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, and Brigitte Gabriel.

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Barbarians Inside the Gates
March 2016

Why does compassion for anti-Semitic, chauvinist Muslim male refugees trump compassion for Jews' and women's human rights and dignity?

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Giving an Appearance of Solidity to Pure Wind
January-February 2016

When considering Muslim tolerance, one might inquire: Are Muslim attitudes toward drinking alcohol tolerant? And how about free speech? Women's rights? Freedom of religion? Music and Art?

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Ecumenism of Blood: Persecution’s Fruit?

Christopher Beiting

December 2015

A review of Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy

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What If #AhmedIsaFake?
November 2015

"Clock boy" Ahmed Mohamed may have a promising career ahead of him, not as an engineer or an inventor but as a social agitator and propagandist.

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Barbarians at the Gates of Civilization
July-August 2015

ISIS militants are true barbarians. Unlike most American or European rioters, they are evildoers . They've devoted their lives to violence and terror, destruction and mayhem.

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The Most Pernicious Catholic Heresy

AS LARGE A MENACE NOW AS THEN

Kenneth Colston

June 2015

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The Fraudsters of Islamophobia
June 2015

The slain editor of Charlie Hebdo has posthumously published a book on the subject of "Islamophobia," which he calls a "misplaced fight" spawned by "disgusting white, left-wing bourgeois paternalism."

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Who Will Call It Genocide?
April 2015

Western journalists, often too busy reporting on so-called Islamophobia in our own backyard, have largely neglected the systematic extermination of Christians in biblical lands.

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The View from Obama's "High Horse"

CHRISTIANITY & ISLAM: MORALLY EQUIVALENT?

John A. Perricone

April 2015

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"Islam Has a Problem"
March 2015

Bobby Jindal, the two-term governor of Louisiana, said in a highly publicized speech in London that "Islam has a problem." He continued, "religion that allows and endorses killing those who oppose it is not a religion at all," but "a terrorist movement."

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The Blood Crying Out from the Ground
October 2014

We Westerners bear responsibility for the current sufferings in Iraq. We created a power vacuum there that has been filled by bloodthirsty maniacs hellbent on religious cleansing.

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Islam: Victors Vanquishing Victims

Terry Scambray

October 2014

A review of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians

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Has the Church in the U.S. Succumbed to the Charms of Islam?

THE CATHOLIC-MUSLIM FAITH ALLIANCE

William Kilpatrick

January-February 2014

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The Pilgrim Church & Ummat al-Islam

TWO VISIONS OF PEACE & COMMUNITY

Heather M. Erb

November 2013

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A Continent of Contradictions

VISIONS OF DEATH, TALES OF MERCY

M.P. Summers

January-February 2012

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The New Islamophobia
October 2011

While mainstream journalists and academic talking heads exhibit a different kind of Islamophobia-- an inordinate fear of Islam-- they have no problems at all with shortchanging Christianity.

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When Sectarian Violence Is Genocide
September 2011

'Sanitized' news articles report Christian persecution as sectarian or ethnic violence, an inaccurate characterization of the reality of Christian minorities in the world today.

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Five Common Misconceptions About Islam

A RELIGION OF PEACE?

Andrew Bieszad

May 2011

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The Pope's Problem

GUEST COLUMN

Andrew M. Seddon

April 2011

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We're Taking Our Ball & Going Home
March 2011

When Pope Benedict urged the governments of Muslim countries to take more effective measures to protect religious minorities within their borders, Egypt went apoplectic.

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Exodus & Bloodbath: Christians in the Middle East
December 2010

Just days before the massacre of dozens of Christians during a Mass in Baghdad, Iraq's Chaldean Patriarch warned of a 'Satanic plan' to drive Christians out of the Middle East.

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The Last Acceptable Prejudice
December 2010

A man says he feels uncomfortable around Muslims on planes — and that makes him a racist? Just ask Juan Williams.

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Swords About the Cross

Christopher Beiting

November 2010

Review of The Pope's Legion: The Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican by Charles A. Coulombe

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In Turkey, the Church Officially Does Not Exist
July-August 2010

Why did Murat Altun, after murdering a prominent archbishop, shout "Allah Akbar!" (God is great!) and boast of having killed "the great Satan"?

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Islamic Contradictions

Philip Blosser

July-August 2010

Review of Cracks in the Crescent by Hussein Hajji Wario

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An Army of Locusts Arises From the Smoke

GUEST COLUMN

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

June 2010

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The Silent Spectre of Religious Cleansing
April 2010

The rise of Islamic extremism is putting increasing pressure on Christians in Muslim countries, where they are routinely victims of murder, violence, and discrimination.

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'Inquiry' Shall Set Us Free?
December 2008

Should Catholics try to convert Muslims? This has been a thorny question since the promulgation of Nostra Aetate.

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Beware the Sajdah

KNEEL: NO BUTTS ABOUT IT

Shannon M. Jones

May 2008

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Retouching the Egregious Distortions of the Crusades

Philip Blosser

November 2007

Review of God's War: A New History of the Crusades

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Western Christianity & Muslim Societies on Morality
October 2007

According to Pat Buchanan, Muslims hate us Westerners not for who we are but for what we do, e.g., abortion and sodomy.

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Holocausts

GUEST COLUMN

D.A. Davis

October 2007

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Good News & Bad News
April 2007

In Africa, every year six million Muslims convert to Christianity, and very few Christians convert to Islam. In Europe it's a different story.

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Cardinal Scola Exchanges Views With a Muslim Leader

LAST THINGS

Tom Bethell

April 2007

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In 1531, Mary Intervened to Prevent a Clash of Civilizations

WILL SHE HAVE TO AGAIN?

Jim Coop

February 2007

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Fuel Conservation: No War Needed

GUEST COLUMN

Robert J. Kendra

February 2007

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The So-Called War on Terror
November 2006

After the nuclear attacks on Japan, Gen. Curtis LeMay said, "There are no innocent civilians," and that's what Osama says.

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I Am Iraq

WILL THEY NEVER LEARN?

Vince Hodgins

June 2006

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Abortion & Muslim Terrorism

GUEST COLUMN

Andy Nowicki

May 2006

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Targeting Muslims
March 2006

In the state of Baden-Wurttemberg in southern Germany, Muslims who request citizenship must affirm their loyalty to gay rights and topless beaches.

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Can You Imagine?
February 2006

If Muslim women in India can protest condomania culture, why can't Catholics do the same thing in the United States of America?

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What Does the Pope Know About World Affairs?
November 2005

Where hot wars are concerned, many of Ratzinger's most ardent admirers find themselves diametrically at odds with the Pope.

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Liberal Catholic Father, Muslim Son
July/August 2005

Marquette U. theologian Daniel McGuire's "faith" didn't stick to his son.

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The Man Who Was Ratzinger

AD EXTRA -- POPE BENEDICT XVI & THE WORLD

Michael S. Rose

July/August 2005

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The Dogs Aren't Barking

ARE YOU CHRISTIANS DOZING OFF?

David C. Stolinsky

December 2002

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The Winepress

ISLAM VS. THE RELIGION OF THE VINE

Leon J. Podles

May 2002

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The Secret Weapon in the War on Terrorism: Priestesses!
April 2002

"Dualistic (and sexist) thinking about masculine and feminine has led to a ruthlessly competitive marketplace."

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John Walker May Be No Fluke

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

David C. Stolinsky

March 2002

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Demography Is Destiny: Babies Trump Bombs in the End

GUEST COLUMN

Thomas Basil

March 2002

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The First Crusade

Anne Barbeau Gardiner

October 2001

Review of Jerusalem Delivered — Gerusalemme liberata

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The U.S.S. Cole: Who Are The Real Cowards?

GUEST COLUMN

Christopher Check

December 2000

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The Bishop & the Muslims

LETTER FROM ENGLAND

John Warwick Montgomery

November 1992

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An Apostle of Black Fatherhood

Christ and Neighbor

John C. Cort

October 1990

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Report from the Holy land

CHRIST & NEIGHBOR

John C. Cort

March 1990

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The Persistence of Islam

Kenneth D. Whitehead

July-August 1987

Review of Letters on the Sufi Path by Ibn Abbad of Ronda, Eight Lives by Rajmohan Gandhi, and Lost in the Crowd by Jalal Al-e Ahmad

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