Diocese of Worcester Should Let Robert Spencer Speak!

We request that Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester reinstate the invitation of Robert Spencer at the Catholic Men's Conference. We also strongly request that Bishop McManus grant Robert Spencer a face-to-face meeting to allow him the opportunity to discuss the charges made by the Islamic Center and the Boston Globe. We are alarmed that Bishop McManus is in effect enabling and abetting the silencing of all voices that speak up for justice, our freedoms and for the persecuted Christians in Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, and elsewhere in the Muslim world. Genuine dialogue begins with honest discussion which Bishop McManus is shutting down and in neglect of his duty as expected by his constituents as a leader of the church. Let Robert Spencer speak.

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  • Denis Wilde Your Excellency,

    The Church needs to be Church Militant especially in relation to sworn Moslem tenets from the very Koran itself certainly not to negotiate with "people of the Book" - Christians and Jews - but to enslave, tax or kill them by force, not persuasion. Dialog begins with letting the truth surface - something the other side, including the so-called moderate Moslems will not - or actually CANnot accept, as it runs contrary to the Koran in which murder and lies are just fine when it advances the cause of Islam.

    Let Robert Spencer speak at the Catholic Men's Conference. If he is wrong he will get an earful from the Conference. If he is right he will have done a service to the Faith. With all due respect to the millions of good people that Islam embraces, this is a war between truth and raw power. In as much as there is some truth in Islam, Spencer and others are not arguing against that. What we should put our efforts into is to facilitate the conversion and protection of Moslems to the Faith, something that already is showing a much greater fruitfulness than dialog in dangerous waters.

    Fr Denis Wilde, OSA

  • Richard Stokes A great opportunity for Bishop McManus to set an example of humility, admitting error in judgement.

  • John Hutchings Sadly most clerics, of all ranks have little understanding of Islam!

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    Denis Wilde

    2 months ago Comments: Your Excellency, The Church needs to be Church Militant especially in relation to sworn Moslem tenets from the very Koran itself certainly not to negotiate with "people of the Book" - Christians and Jews - but to enslave, tax or kill them by force, not persuasion. Dialog begins with letting the truth surface - something the other side, including the so-called moderate Moslems will not - or actually CANnot accept, as it runs contrary to the Koran in which murder and lies are just fine when it advances the cause of Islam. Let Robert Spencer speak at the Catholic Men's Conference. If he is wrong he will get an earful from the Conference. If he is right he will have done a service to the Faith. With all due respect to the millions of good people that Islam embraces, this is a war between truth and raw power. In as much as there is some truth in Islam, Spencer and others are not arguing against that. What we should put our efforts into is to facilitate the conversion and protection of Moslems to the Faith, something that already is showing a much greater fruitfulness than dialog in dangerous waters. Fr Denis Wilde, OSA
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    Richard Stokes

    3 months ago Comments: A great opportunity for Bishop McManus to set an example of humility, admitting error in judgement.
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