Hijacking Jesus

Hijacking Jesus

1,400 years ago, Muhammad hijacked Jesus from the gospels, demoted him to prophet, and placed him in the Koran.  Christianity was Islam’s main competition at the time, and Muhammad seems to have reasoned that it was better to co-opt Jesus than to denounce him. Jump...
Islam, Realism, and the Church

Islam, Realism, and the Church

In comments last year, Marcello Pera [1], a prominent Italian intellectual and non-believer, criticized Pope Francis for “openly going against tradition, doctrine, and introducing inexplicable innovations, behaviors and gestures.” A philosopher of science, former...
The Triple Threat to Christians and the Church

The Triple Threat to Christians and the Church

The watered-down religion of human fraternity which some Catholics hope to bring about will be no match for either militant secularism or militant Islam. Jesus assured us that the gates of hell will not prevail against his Church. But we’re not told how much damage...
Let Nothing You Dismay

Let Nothing You Dismay

One of the perpetual complaints against Christianity is that it is a life-denying, puritanical system. In the Victorian era, poet Algernon Swinburne referred to Christ as the “pale Galilean” from whose breath “the world has grown grey.” In our own time, films such as...