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posted by jmcgee

“The Catholic Church remains convinced that to encourage peace and understanding between peoples and people, it is urgently necessary that religions and their symbols be respected and that believers not be the object of provocations that wound their outlook and religious sentiments.

However, intolerance and violence as a response to offences can never be justified, for this type of response is incompatible with the sacred principles of religion; consequently, we cannot but deplore the actions of those who deliberately exploit the offence caused to religious sentiments to stir up acts of violence, especially since such action is contrary to religion.

For believers, as for all people of good will, the only path that leads to peace and brotherhood is that of respect for the religious convictions and practices of others, so that the practice of the religion a person has freely chosen may be guaranteed to each one.”

– Pope Benedict, February 20, 2006 
Address to Morocco’s Ambassador to the Holy See.


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Panthera

posted September 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm


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However, intolerance and violence as a response to offences can never be justified, for this type of response is incompatible with the sacred principles of religion; consequently, we cannot but deplore the actions of those who deliberately exploit the offence caused to religious sentiments to stir up acts of violence, especially since such action is contrary to religion.
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Andre John

posted September 9, 2010 at 12:50 am


Nice quotation, and just in time for this week:
isn’t it weird and a strange coincidence that this week we have so many religious feasts/holidays occur one day after the other?
Sept.6,2010 (Mon.)= Labor Day (US,Canada holiday)
Sept.8,2010 (Wed.)= the Birth of Mary, mother of Jesus (Catholic)
Sept.9,2010 (Thurs.)= Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
Sept.10,2010 (Fri.)= end of Ramadan (Islamic/Muslim holiday)
Sept.11,2010 (Sat.)= 9th anniversary of 9/11/2001.
its just a strange convergence of dates.
G=D bless us one and all: Christian, Jewish, or Muslim.
Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/deaconsbench/2010/09/happy-birthday-mary.html#ixzz0z0LJpCPe



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Fr. Ian Yorston

posted September 9, 2010 at 8:53 am


I thought that we had moved beyond an eye for an eye. Why insult the majority because of the actions of a handful of extremists? The Gospel is about the good news of Jesus Christ, not about revenge.



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