The world is on fire. This you know. But the one thing that could douse the flames is the one thing of which we Catholics are afraid to speak.
Look at particularly the middle east, the Muslim world. That part of the world is on fire. Riots in the streets, civil war, mass murders, Christian pogroms, political unrest, WMDs, and rampant terrorism are all parts of our daily news for at least as long as it takes to turn the channel or close the page.
As Catholics, what are we to do?
Well, if we listen to many Church leaders, we hear that we should seek to understand them better. We should encourage countries to send foreign aid to their corrupt governments in futile attempts to eliminate the unrest. And of course, we should seek to dialogue with them. Dialogue, dialogue solves everything.
Christ did not commission His Church to dialogue with over a billion people whose lives are dictated by a false religion and a false ideology, an ideology that threatens to burn the world. Christ did not ask us to understand them better.
In all the lofty statements of prominent Church leaders on the myriad problems in that part of the world, the one thing you are guaranteed not hear are calls for conversion.
Conversion, that is what the Muslim world needs. Why are we so darn afraid to say it?
Please read the rest at The National Catholic Register.
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