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For Cradle Catholics

In 14 Book Corner on 2014/09/19 at 12:00 AM

The Price to Pay: A Muslim Risks All to Follow Christ Hardcover – October 3, 2012
by Joseph Fadelle (Author)
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During his military service, Muhammad, a young Muslim Iraqi from a leading Shiite family, discovers to his dismay that his roommate is a Christian. Muhammad tries to convert his roommate, but he is the one who is converted.
In Islam changing one’s religion is a crime, and Muhammad’s family does everything possible to make him renounce his new faith in Christ. After threats and blows come prison and torture. Muhammad, who has become Joseph by his baptism, experiences a long Calvary but does not give in. Finally, he is taken from prison by relatives who threaten to kill him if he does not resubmit to Islam. They shoot him and leave him for dead.

The Price to Pay is the true story of Joseph Fadelle’s conversion to Catholicism. He risks everything–family, friends, his inheritance and home, and even his life–in order to follow Christ. In a dramatic and personal narrative style, Fadelle reveals the horrible persecution endured by Christians living in a violent and hostile Muslim world.
“It’s tragic that there has never been a more appropriate time for a book such as this. Compelling, lyrical, captivating, and acutely necessary. Essential reading for every relativist out there, and for those who believe that Christians are not persecuted.”

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The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Koran

In 14 Book Corner on 2011/06/07 at 7:59 AM

Mary and the Moslems” is the title of a chapter in Fulton Sheen’s THE WORLD’S FIRST LOVE written in 1952, reprinted by Ignatius Press in 1996.  Here are various prophetic, and now timely, excerpts;

“The Christian West barely escaped destruction at the hands of the Muslims . . . at the present hour, the Muslims are beginning to rise again . . . the hatred of the Muslim countries against the West is becoming a hatred against Christianity itself.” p. 200

“There is still great danger that the  temporal power of Islam may return, and with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian, and affirm itself as a great anti-Christian world power. . . . I belive that that Muslimism will eventually be converted to Christianity… through a summoning of the Muslims to a veneration of the Mother of God.” p.201

“The Qu’ran, which is the Bible for the Muslims, has many passages concerning the Blessed Virgin. First of all, the Qu’ran believes in her Immaculate Conception, and also in her Virgin Birth. The third chapter of the Qu’ran places the history of Mary’s family in a genealogy which goes back through Abraham, Noah, and Adam. . . . Both books describe the old age and the definite sterility of the mother of Mary. When, however, she conceives, the mother of Mary is made to say in the Qu’ran: “O Lord, I vow and I consecrate to you what is already within me.   Accept it from me.” When Mary is born, the mother says: “And I consecrate her with all of her posterity under thy protection, O Lord, against Satan!” p. 202

“…Moslem tradition  know the name of Joseph and has some familiarity with him. In this tradition, Joseph is made to speak to Mary, who is a virgin. As he inquired how she conceived Jesus without a father, Mary answered:  “Do you not know that God, when he created the wheat had no need of seed, and that God by his power made the trees grow without the help of rain? All that God had to do was to say, ‘So be it, and it was done’.”  p. 202

“The Qu’ran has also verses on the Annunciation, Visitation, and Nativity; 41 in chapter 19.” p. 202

“I believe that the Blessed Virgin chose to be known as ‘Our Lady of Fatima’ as a pledge and a sign of hope to the Muslim people, and as an assurance that they, who show her so much respect, will one day accept her divine Son too. . . . The very place where Our Lady appeared in 1917 bears a historical connection to Fatima, the daughter of Mohammed.”  p. 203

“Mary is the advent of Christ, bringing Christ to the people before Christ himself is born. . . . Because the Muslims have a devotion to Mary . . . Our Blessed Lady will carry the Muslims the rest of the way to her divine Son.”  p.204

Sheen, Fulton  THE WORLD’S FIRST LOVE. Ignatius Press.

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Moslems/Muslims

In 08 Musings by Jack Reagan on 2011/04/07 at 2:02 AM

All of what I say today refers only to the Arab Moslems.  They are the radical ones.  The Asians and sub-Saharan Moslems are generally milder.  Example. Indonesian Moslems can often convert to Catholicism with no objection from other Moslems.

US Government officials, especially federal, are so paralyzed by the stupidity of political correctness that they are confused and unrealistic about the dangers of militant Islam. Terrorists fall into a narrow pattern of Arab men, but the government refuses to profile lest Muslims be offended.  If these officials had been in power 60 years ago, we would probably not have engaged in WWII lest we offend our enemies.

Too many people use God and Allah interchangeably.  “Allah” is the Arabic word for God or god but it is not synonymous with the One we call God.  They are worlds apart.

In sixth and seventh centuries, in Arabia, the religion was polytheistic.  Allah was the moon-god that Mohammed simply elevated to supreme status and eliminated the rest.  On the flags of the some Moslem countries there is a crescent moon which symbolizes Allah.

There are those who like to insinuate a sameness between Christian, Jews and Moslems by saying that they are all monotheistic.  This is true, but it is irrelevant.  Monotheism has nothing to do with truth.  The Catholics worship the true God in the fullness of revelation. Protestants and Jews worship the true God but incompletely.  The Moslems do not worship the true God at all.

Moslems do not believe in the Trinity, the Divinity of Christ, the Crucifixion as atonement, the Resurrection, and many other revealed truths.  Thus, it doesn’t matter what similarities there happen to be.  Islam is a totally false religion because, if for no other reason, it is man-made.

Mohammed himself, before he founded Islam, was considered a respectable and honorable man, but in order to spread Islam, he changed.  He was a killer, mass murderer, thief, bandit, liar, and child molester to name a few of his evils.  In one episode he had 680 Jewish men beheaded in front of their families, and sold the wives and children into slavery. Compare him with Christ who challenged His enemies to find any sin in Him.

Islam was spread by conquest and the sword. Christians and Jews, for a time were spared death, but others who did not convert were killed.

In the eleventh century, Arabs had produced a fairly high culture.  They had philosophy, literature, math, science, medicine (most of which they learned from Christians).

Then it all fell apart. In the last thousand years the Arabs have had no intellectual culture at all.  Were it no for oil money (which benefits only a very few) the Arab world would seem like a primitive people.  What happened?

In the early days of Islam, the dominant faction believed that human reason and intelligence was essential to understand and make it appealing.  In the twelfth  century a new group gained power.  Their main idea was that reason had no place in Islam.  Instead, a slavish reading of and obedience to the Koran replaced reasoned treatment of the Korah and the Hadith (Mohammed’s sayings).

No interpretation of the Koran was needed or allowed or wanted.  A society or civilization cannot function without reason or common sense.  A prime example of this in the Moslem world is their totally absurd attitude towards women.  Because of their failure to use and respect reason and logic Arabs are left with the only other alternative, emotion.  Thus they are very volatile.  It doesn’t take much to set them off.

CONCLUSION: “It is only radical Moslems who are the terrorists.”  This is another of those head in the sand pronouncements of government officials.  80% of Moslems agree with Sharia law.  Almost no voices are raised against the radicals

Islam’s goal is to conquer the whole world for Islam.  In the past the used military means and failed.  Now their technique is immigration. There are cities in the USA that are, in effect, Moslem cities.  Parts of England are under Sharia law. Moslem birth rate is far higher than in the US.

Because of many years of false judgments about and ignorance of Islam, we face a determined enemy. Because of many years of living as though God did not exist, we are left in a condition that we can probably be saved only by divine intervention. Pray for it.