Take a listen to the following recording from Fr. Ripperger on the matter of Islam being a peaceful religion and them worshiping the same God as us. Go to the 58 min 50 second mark
Oh and it looks like Cardinal Burke agrees: HERE
"Absent from Western reports of ‘re-Stalinization’ is the evidence for a much wider shift in Russians’ views on their country’s history. Particularly striking has been the rehabilitation of the pre-revolutionary regime. The same survey that showed an increase in favorable perceptions of Stalin also revealed that since 1999 the number of Russians believing the reign of Nicholas II (1894-1917), Russia’s last tsar, ‘brought more good than bad’ had risen from 18% to 30%. Also, the number believing the 1917 Revolution to have been a good thing fell from 27% in 1999 to 19% in 2016, while those believing it to have been for the worse rose from 38% to 48%...
Unthinkable 25 years before, in 2013 an obelisk originally erected in 1914 outside the Kremlin walls was cleansed of its Soviet-era transformation into a monument to the workers’ struggle, and rededicated to its original commemoration of the Romanov tercentenary (1613-1913), Imperial Russia’s last great national celebration...
Putin, he says, 'isn't interested in being remembered as some kind of Communist Party general secretary. He thinks of himself as a Russian De Gaulle or a Franco', head of a self-consciously 'transitional regime' aimed at restoring a semi-traditional political and social order...
That may even include the monarchy...
'The return of the Romanovs would be part of his historical role, a way of knitting the country's history together again, of declaring that at last the revolution is over.'...
He claims he was once present when Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the firebrand nationalist that heads Russia's Liberal National Democratic Party, compared Putin to Franco in Putin's presence. The Russian president didn't object.
Of Putin's three 'favorite' philosophers (Vladimir Solovyov, Nikolai Berdyaev and Ivan Ilyin) it's Ilyin who is thought to have exercised the greatest influence over Putin's understanding of Russia's political and spiritual history..."
20 But now there are many members indeed, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand: I need not thy help; nor again the head to the feet: I have no need of you. 22 Yea, much more those that seem to be the more feeble members of the body, are more necessary. 23 And such as we think to be the less honourable members of the body, about these we put more abundant honour; and those that are our uncomely parts, have more abundant comeliness. 24 But our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, giving to that which wanted the more abundant honour,25 That there might be no schism in the body; but the members might be mutually careful one for another. 26 And if one member suffer any thing, all the members suffer with it; or if one member glory, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members of member. We as individuals are brought into the Church and sanctified through Her. This is done with the help of the sacraments and in unison with the prayers and intercessions we make in Christ on behalf of one another.
The Faith of a Canaanite Woman
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Gospel: Jesus is challenged by the Canaanite woman to see that his ministry extends to all. He changes his mind, learning from a wise woman.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
For all who were surprised by my tweet on the Canaanite woman, you need to brush up on your exegesis. Jesus is fully human and fully divine.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
Thus, he would have had both a human consciousness and a divine consciousness. The way that those two came together remains a mystery.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
In some passages, Jesus seems to have omniscience (e.g., he predicts his Resurrection). In others, he says he does not know all (Mt. 24:36)— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
In today's passage, it seems that he is challenged to see that his ministry extends to everyone. And so he seems to learn from this woman.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
He does this after sharply calling her (or her family, or her people) "dogs" (κυνάρια) Which exegetes say was as harsh then as today.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
So he seems to soften, realize that his ministry is broader, and then heals her daughter. To me, a beautiful interplay of human and divine.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
That is my exegesis on the mystery of his full humanity and divinity, respectful of both, in a strange and mysterious story that I love.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
So please spare me your charges of heresy and your trolling tweets about this passage I love. It demeans you, our faith, and the Gospel.— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) August 3, 2016
|A young Thomas More|
@GMCz I'm interested to know where and when Vatican II asked for turning to the east! Secondly whether experience of 50 yrs was all negative— Cardinal Napier (@CardinalNapier) July 10, 2016