It’s the same all over the world: “Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013
But this polite silence about the mass murder of Christians will not end the jihad against Christians and Christianity. The Church, at least for now, has made a decision to go quietly into the night, and accept a future of persecution and subjugation. Unless there is some massive change in the ecclesiastical culture, you can see what the Catholic Church will look like in 100 or 200 years by looking at the remnants of the Eastern Churches that have lived under Islamic rule for centuries. They are tiny, cowed, fearful, and must endure an ever-present low-level persecution.
This isn’t inevitable. But current Church policy is hastening the day of its arrival.
“German priest muzzled for speaking at anti-Islam protest,” Associated Press, January 21, 2015:
A Catholic priest in Germany has been banned from preaching after speaking at an anti-Islam protest.
The Rev. Paul Spaetling had taken part in a rally in the western city of Duisburg on Monday. It was organized by a group that associates itself with the organization Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West, or PEGIDA, which has staged large weekly rallies in Dresden for about three months.
The diocese of Muenster said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Wednesday that it rejected Spaetling’s comments about Islam.
The bishop of Muenster, Felix Genn, says he’s withdrawing Spaetling’s right to preach or speak on behalf of the Church.
Another PEGIDA-related group is planning to hold a protest in Leipzig late Wednesday, saying it expects tens of thousands to attend.