"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Monday, October 4, 2010

Why Al-Qaeda and Muslim Extremists are targetting the Catholic Church and the Pope

Exerpts from American Catholic blog post "As The September 11 Anniversary Nears, A Review Of Al Qaeda’s Little Reported-On War Against The Catholic Church"

"One might ask why Islam goes to such extremes to attack the Catholic Church? Al Qaeda knows that unlike Evangelical churches in the United States, mainline Protestantism is literally dying on the vine in Europe and North America. In Britain it is estimated that more Muslims attend Friday prayers in their mosques, than Anglicans attend church services on Sunday morning.

Catholicism, despite many negative headlines, is growing by leaps and bounds in African and Asia, so much so that churches, seminaries and mother houses can’t be built fast enough to hold the faithful, seminarians and women religious. In Africa and the Middle East, this is happening in many nations where Catholics are killed by the hundreds each year in radical Islamic inspired terror. Because of these attacks in Africa and the Middle East, Pope Benedict’s strong stand for Christian orthodoxy is earning him the respect of both Orthodox leaders in the Middle East and Eastern Europe and Evangelical leaders in North America. Relations between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church haven’t been this warm in nearly 1,000 years.
READ the whole article HERE!

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