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Italy's Famous Catholic Convert From Islam Leaves the Catholic Church Comments

Whatever his frustrations with the public stance of the Church on issues that affect Italy's national interests, matters upon which the faithful can legitimately argue since they largely involve areas of political prudence, it seems that Magdi Allam has traded in his Catholic heritage for a mess of Italian right-wing, nationalistic porridge.  Continue Reading

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  1. Benjamin
    2 years ago

    This is unfortunate. Allam seem to be exhibiting some "perceived hatred" that some extremists who identify themselves with Islam propagate towards people who are not Muslims or even Muslims who they see as soft faithful. Christianity and for that matter Catholicism is a region of love for all God's people, even those who do not profess the faith. He obviously does not comprehend the ideologies of the Church.

  2. abey
    2 years ago

    One of those "Political Correct" persons arising out of strict political considerations & nothing Spiritual, to his Morality Concerns ? exposing his very entry into Catholicism, whose actions have become intended against Pope Francis intention to dialogue with Islam. Let such deterencs by these so called late Catholics be put aside for the sake of Peace, to the words of Our lady at Medjugorje, that Catholics, Orthodox & Muslims are my children. Wise to trust her & be it an indication to go by it, to the basis of the faith & not politics or to say Faith above Politics. Intelligence & intellectuals the Church will always have, but faith it will not always have when it should, its very basis.

  3. Wade Stewart
    2 years ago

    I think Allam does have a good point in regard to the Church's current stance with Islam. If we have learned anything from Islam over the centuries is that at its heart is a system of conquering those who are "of the book". It has been this way ever sense Muhammad lived. Christianity and the Church is between a rock and hard place here. One we must understand that Jesus told us to turn the other cheek and love our enemies as ourselves. But he also said do not let yourselves be deceived as there are many anti-Christ's in the world an may present themselves as an angel of light. If our closeness with Islam results in a watering down of any portion of the Gospels and its truths then we should avoid it. Speak and proclaim the Gospel with confidence but not conceit. Have open arms for conversion. Help them to understand our points of view and positions and to help and protect the Christians that are living in Islamic nations. Sharia Law is not compatible with Christian values. Lets not make the mistakes of some of our ancestors.

  4. DarthJ
    2 years ago

    Except for his error in regards to the Church's stance on sexual morality (marriage, etc), Mr. Allam's views are legitimate and should be considered by those in the Vatican. The politicizing of the Papacy (not in regards to the election of Pope Francis, but other functions) is a sad fact, but it no reason to abandon the fold.

  5. JeanJean
    2 years ago

    I would like to ask again, what is wrong about whishing Europe a peaceful, Christian future?

    Do you want to see us persecuted like the Christians in Egypt or Tureky. Why do you hate us?

  6. Lilianita
    2 years ago

    The Church leave the doors open if he someday wants to return.

  7. JeanJean
    2 years ago

    He is right and while I am thinking the religious relativism the church sports is wrong, I think he should have stayed, just because it's wrong.

    Europe is dying and will fall under the blody rule of Islam. Unfortunately there comes no help at all from those who could and should help.

    Why do you write it is "right wing" to wish a better, a christian, a peaceful future in Europe, that could be a shelter for those who have to escape the gruesome reality islamic societies prepare for Christians? Do you hate the people of Europe so much that you wish us the fate of the Cristians in Turkey, Iraq or Syria.

    Another sad day in a dark time.

  8. Tessy
    2 years ago

    he loves Jesus but he does not love refuges. Jesus was a refuge in Egypt. and Egypt gave him shelter. Baptisism is the start of one's journey towards self - denial and salvation. may the holy spirit lead him and guide him back to his faith.

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