The following story doesn't really require extensive comment.Accompanied by Monsignor Dorney, the pastor of Good Counsel and the parish's council, Cardinal Dolan visited the Albanian mosque on Victory Blvd. where he publicly denied his Faith by saying that we worshipped the same god as the Moslems; where he prayed with infidels to this supposed common God; where he gave an extended encomium to the Moslems for holding on to their faith and maintaining their own Moslem schools in America. Then, to everyone's embarrassment, the Cardinal lost all measure and began blathering effusively about "Your love of marriage and family, your love of children and babies, your love of freedom -- religious freedom particularly-- your defense of life, your desire for harmony and unity and your care for others, your care for God's creation and your care for those who are in need." The Moslems may be gaining a new convert in the near future!
Is there anything this Cardinal will not do to demotivate the Faithful and appease our enemies? Is he even Catholic???? This ecumenical garbage about worshipping the same God has got to stop. We do not worship the same God as the Moslems or the Jews or any other non-Christian religion. If a person or object seems to have radically different characteristics to different people, then they are not talking about the same thing. For instance, if you and I were both looking at a cat and I described it as having fur, four legs, whiskers and a long tail, while you described it as having feathers, a beak and a a ten foot wing span, then we are not looking at the same thing. Nor are both of us right. Similarly, our God did not inspire Mohammed to write the Koran. Nor is he still keeping his Covenant with the Jewish people and planning to send a Messiah to them some day. Anyone who claims differently is not talking about our God. Our God is the True God and our Faith is the One True Faith. Why did Timothy Dolan become a priest if he doesn't believe that and isn't prepared to publicly proclaim that?
St. Francis overcame great obstacles to travel to Egypt and try to convert the Sultan.Yet, our Cardinal has himself driven across the Bridge to confirm the infidels in their error and in so doing deny his own Faith. What an example!
|Giotto's "St. Francis Before the Sultan"|