Today Crisis Magazine published a piece by William Kilpatrick entitled "The Downside Of Dialogue". He is commenting on a document called "Revelation: Catholic And Muslim Practices". This thing was concocted by both the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Islamic Society of North America.
I've written in the past why I believe the USCCB could just as well stand for "Useless Syndicate of Corrupt Cowardly Bishops". But let's take a look at this Islamic Society of North America (ISNA for brevity), shall we? Discoverthenetworks (see right side bar) has done rather extensive research into their origins and history, detailing links with the Muslim Brotherhood. Notice their aim to impose sharia law wherever it can, and their allegiance to the Wahhibist brand of Islam - the same from which springs ISIS. Jihadwatch has a plethora of articles detailing ISNA's Hamas links and their disdain for the State of Israel.
Let me say a word about that word "dialogue". Much deliberate mischief has been wrought by that word's invocation. Dialogue is used in terms of describing conversation between equals. However, progressives will blather mindlessly how Jesus "dialogued" with others. HE DID NOT! Certainly He conversed with others, but He always spoke as a Teacher instructing His disciples. In the same way, the bishops are called to proclaim the truth. They have a charism as teachers; they are belittling that charism by engaging in distracting "dialogue". That should cease immediately.
This document is 66 pages long. Maybe one day, if I have time, I'll wade through the mess. In the meantime let's look at one statement. In its conclusion we read, "Both Jesus and Muhammad loved and cared for all whom they met, especially the poor and oppressed; their teachings and example call for solidarity with the poor, oppressed, homeless, hungry, and needy in today’s world." Last week I wrote on a "Muslim Day" parade in New York City. In that parade we saw clear demonstration of Muhammad's "love and solidarity". It is an act of blasphemy for the USCCB to equate the charity commanded by Jesus Christ and the murderous barbarism of the Muslims.
Once again the USCCB is showing itself to be a collection of stooges for the progressives. At one time I would simply have suggested that they not be taken seriously. My opinion has changed; I fear now that they must be regarded as enemies of the True Faith. We must watch them with caution and oppose them.