Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dutch Catholics have re-branded the Lent fast as the Christian Ramadan'

in an attempt to appeal to young people who are more likely to know about Islam than Christianity.:

The Catholic charity Vastenaktie, which collects for the Third World across the Netherlands during the Lent period, is concerned that the Christian festival has become less important for the Dutch over the last generation.

'The image of the Catholic Lent must be polished. The fact that we use a Muslim term is related to the fact that Ramadan is a better-known concept among young people than Lent,' said Vastenaktie Director, Martin Van der Kuil."

Cathcon- in the land that brought you the heretical Dutch Catechism, the sickness continues- are the Bishops asleep?

Pope Pius XII assisted Zionist cause

blog from Ruth Gledhill using some material I unearthed.

From the Basilica of St Denis to one dedicated to Mohammed

Cathcon translation of Le Salon Beige: De la basilique de Saint-Denis à Mahomet

A reader tells us that having been visiting the Basilica of the Kings of France with his children, he was surprised by the book dedicated "Tour of Discovery / for the young visitors"

First, on page 8, "Dagobert, the first King buried in Saint-Denis." The first sentence of the paragraph is "A contemporary of Muhammad, Dagobert was king of the Franks from 629 to 639."

Further, on page 9, the paragraph entitled "Question", the first sentence is: "In the Bible it says that the angel Gabriel, the same who gave the Koran to Mohammed, came one day to announce to Mary, a girl betrothed to Joseph, that she would soon have a son named Jesus. "

The booklet does not end (yet) by "the mosque in Saint-Denis was a long time ago, the Basilica of the Kings of France."

The author seems to believe more that the Koran was given by the Angel Gabriel to Mohammed than in the reality of the Annunciation.