Do Muslims Need the Gospel?

Do Muslims Need the Gospel?

Should Catholics evangelize Muslims? Currently there doesn’t seem to be much effort in that direction. For example, a recent Pew survey shows that 23 percent of Muslims in America no longer identify with that faith, and, of those, only 9 percent convert to a different...
Our Responsibility to Criticize Islam

Our Responsibility to Criticize Islam

A commonplace has emerged among media and political elites that criticism of Islam or even of radical Islam will only serve to drive moderate Muslims into the radical camp. That argument should be questioned because it can just as easily be that lack of criticism has...
Are the Vast Majority of People Moderate?

Are the Vast Majority of People Moderate?

One strong argument for the acceptance of large scale migration is that all people are made in the image of God. One powerful argument against it is that all people are, to some extent, made in the image of their culture. One of the chief complaints about migration to...
The Church and Islam:  Dangerous Illusions

The Church and Islam: Dangerous Illusions

When I first began writing about the Church and Islam, I devoted a lot of space to describing ways that Church leaders could resist the spread of Islam. It seemed only a matter of time until they would wake up to the need to resist. As it turned out, however, that...
The Church and Islam:  Nostalgia for the Sixties

The Church and Islam: Nostalgia for the Sixties

I recently received an email from a reader who took issue with my skeptical view of Islam. Between 1963 and 1965, he worked for the Peace Corps in a Muslim area of Nigeria. He came away from the experience convinced that “all people are basically the same” and “all...