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Catholic Church sets out a vision for closer ties with Islam
The Sunday Times ^ | March 3, 2018 | Michael Binyon

Posted on 03/03/2018 4:52:44 PM PST by ebb tide

Catholic Church sets out a vision for closer ties with Islam

Cardinal Vincent Nichols planting a sapling at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

How can dialogue between faiths lead to a deeper spiritual understanding? Is there not always a danger that both sides will talk across each other without listening or just agree on the bare minimum they have in common?

These questions were raised this week by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, when he made the first visit by the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, the dazzling new college that aims to become the country’s principal centre for the academic study of Islam.

The cardinal admitted that he had limited experience of dialogue with Muslim leaders, but said that a meeting between faith leaders, called to show solidarity in the city’s central mosque after the 9/11 attacks in America, had led to lasting personal relationships and communal solidarity.

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Ecumenism
KEYWORDS: francischurch; islam
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1 posted on 03/03/2018 4:52:44 PM PST by ebb tide
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2 posted on 03/03/2018 4:54:45 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl (If love is a Red Dress, hang me in rags ~Maria McKee)
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To: ebb tide

Why?

If you are a Catholic then you cannot believe Islam is God-inspired since it recognizes Christ’s existence, but denies His divinity. If it is not God-inspired that leaves only one other possibility in a Catholic’s world-view.

Closer ties with who?


3 posted on 03/03/2018 4:59:27 PM PST by PTBAA
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To: Bodleian_Girl
May Saint John Baptist protect Islam

Pope John Paul II

VISIT TO WADI AL-KHARRAR
PRAYER OF THE HOLY FATHER

Tuesday, 21 March 2000

4 posted on 03/03/2018 5:00:08 PM PST by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome)
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To: ebb tide

This is what you get when you get a Jesuit anywhere near the Vatican.


5 posted on 03/03/2018 5:02:48 PM PST by laweeks
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To: ebb tide

The Crusaders that shed their blood to drive the invading Muslim savages out of Europe must be spinning in their graves.


6 posted on 03/03/2018 5:03:39 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Islam is of an anti-Christ deceiver. Rewritten text. Denies the divinity of Christ. Denies His sacrifice for our sins, our redemption, and His resurrection.

It leads the flock astray and enslaves over a billion.

It’s the death cult of an ancient conquering warlord.


7 posted on 03/03/2018 5:08:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Ask a lib if Alger Hiss colluded with the Russians.)
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To: Westbrook

I’d like to think they are in heaven for their defense of Christianity so there would be no spinning in their graves.


8 posted on 03/03/2018 5:11:15 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: ebb tide

That would be the last thing the one who said “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” would do.


9 posted on 03/03/2018 5:13:16 PM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: ebb tide

Making nice with incorrigible devils who want to chop off your head?

This is throwing pearls to the swine.


10 posted on 03/03/2018 5:14:42 PM PST by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Preparing the flock for slaughter.


11 posted on 03/03/2018 5:26:03 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: ebb tide

Christians shouldn’t affirm a death cult.


12 posted on 03/03/2018 5:26:34 PM PST by Architect of Avalon
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Yeah, you’re right.

It’s just an expression, “spinning in their graves”.

The true believers are in the presence of the Lord and, as the preacher says in Ecclesiastes, they have no knowledge of what’s happening here on Earth.


13 posted on 03/03/2018 5:30:31 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: ebb tide

No!


14 posted on 03/03/2018 5:35:18 PM PST by IWontSubmit (2)
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To: ebb tide

Sickening! There are hundreds of “religions” on earth. Many of them have some positive things to say. Islam is the Only one major group is patently Satanic, evil, and seeks to conquer subjugate or murder Christians. It is disgusting for church leaders ( who. After all, must know better!) to kiss up to Muslim powers and potentates Disgusting.


15 posted on 03/03/2018 5:36:10 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: faithhopecharity

You mean Catholics are screwed up people?


16 posted on 03/03/2018 5:37:43 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: ebb tide

What’s next? Seeking closer ties with Satan?


17 posted on 03/03/2018 5:38:30 PM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: ebb tide

Cardinal Nichols looks a bit like the priest in the movie The Omen...


18 posted on 03/03/2018 5:41:19 PM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: ebb tide

“It’s a trap!”


19 posted on 03/03/2018 5:41:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I mean the Vatican is acting pretty messed up - you can kiss up or make friends with lots of different sorts of people. Just not this one group who are taught from birth to hate and want to attack, conquer, subjugate , murder Christians etc


20 posted on 03/03/2018 5:44:45 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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