Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pakistan: Muslim businessmen used blasphemy charges to drive out Christian families and steal their property

By on Feb 22, 2014  in blasphemy, Muslim persecution of Christians, Pakistan         

Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are a human rights offense and the cause of untold suffering. The international “human rights” community, however, is unconcerned. Perhaps to speak out against these laws too strongly would be “Islamophobic.” It will be interesting to see if Sawan Masih can get justice in Pakistan — and if he does, will a frenzied Muslim mob do the job the court wouldn’t do?
“Dirty business: ‘Blasphemy chant was a land-grab ruse,’” by Rana Yasif for the Express Tribune, February 22:
Sawan Masih told a court hearing a blasphemy case against him on Friday that some businessmen at a steel market near Joseph Colony had hatched a plan to drive out Christian families residing there by alleging blasphemy.
An additional district and sessions judge fixed March 6 for hearing defence evidence and final arguments after recording Masih’s statement.
Masih said Joseph Colony was located next to a steel market. He said some businessmen at the market had been pressing the Christian families residing there to sell their property to them.
He said after the residents declined offers the businessmen hatched a plan to drive them out by alleging blasphemy.
“The warehouse owners were having market committee elections then… two groups, Aman Group and Ittehad Group, were contesting.” He said both groups put up banners accusing him of blaspheming against the Holy Prophet (pbuh).
Masih said announcements were made in the area mosques that “a Christian man had committed blasphemy.”
“They played on religious sentiments of the neighbours… registered a case against me and set the colony on fire.” Masih alleged that the police were also involved in the “conspiracy.”
“Police caused alarm among the Christians who were advised to leave the colony to save their lives.” He said, “The Christian families were leaving Joseph Colony till late into the night on March 8 and on the morning of March 9… They then set the 200 houses on fire. Police had arrested me on the night of March 8.”
Masih said the plot had been hatched to takeover the colony land. The complainant, some of the prosecution witnesses and 83 other people were later charged in cases – FIR 114/13 under Sections 148, 149, 436, 427, ATA 337/F1, L2, 295/A, 353, 377, 324, 186 [rioting, unlawful assembly, mischief by fire or explosive substance, mischief causing damage, assault, attempt to commit qatl-i-amd, and blasphemy] of the PPC. They are under trial in an anti-terrorism court.
Masih denied that he had made derogatory remarks about the Holy Prophet (pbuh). He said he had “deep respect for Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He said his own beliefs did not allow him to commit blasphemy against any prophet.
Shahid Imran, the complainant, had said that he had been talking to a neighbour Muhammad Shafique, when the accused, Sawan Masih, approached them and used derogatory language against the holy prophet (pbuh).
Imran said he warned Masih to stop but he continued his diatribe. He had filed a complaint at the Badami Bagh police station.


Formazione religiosa : 25 anni in errore

Ieri una suora a Roma ha celebrato il 25 ° anniversario della sua entrata in una communita religiosa.L'omelia duranta Santa Messa è stata dato da un sacerdote gesuitaHo notato che entrambi , la sorella e il prete , hanno avuto la loro formazione religiosa supponendo che il Concilio Vaticano II ( Lumen Gentiium 16 ecc. ) erano eccezioni per il  dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Erano sempre insegnato questa irrazionalità .

Ora hanno la possibilità di sapere che quelli salvati nell'ignoranza invincibile ( LG 16 ) , la comunione imperfetta  con la Chiesa ( UR 3) ecc non sono visibili a noi.Loro  non sono personalmente noto a noi nel 2014 per loro
essere rilevanti per la dottrina tradizionale sulla salvezza esclusiva nella Chiesa cattolica.
Ora sappiamo che non ci sono eccezioni conosciute.
Concilio Vaticano II afferma il dogma sulla salvezza esclusiva con Ad Gentes 7, tutti hanno bisogno di fede e il battesimo .
Papa Francesco ha detto che il Concilio Vaticano II è irreversible.Questo è l'insegnamento razionale sul Concilio Vaticano II  che tutti devono accettare. E irreversibile. Non c'e eccezione in Concilio Vaticano II.
Il cardinale gesuita Carlo Maria Martini fatto lo stesso errore e insegnava presso la Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma quando era il Rettore.Questa  è stata la formazione religiosa dei gesuiti dal 1940 .- Lionel Andrades
Religious formation : 25 years in error

Pope says Vatican Council II is irreversible - agreed!!

Pope Francis has said Vatican Council II is irreversible. Agreed! This statement is welcome.
“Vatican II was a re-reading of the Gospel in light of contemporary culture,” says the pope. “Vatican II produced a renewal movement that simply comes from the same Gospel. Its fruits are enormous. Just recall the liturgy. The work of liturgical reform has been a service to the people as a re-reading of the Gospel from a concrete historical situation. Yes, there are hermeneutics of continuity and discontinuity, but one thing is clear: the dynamic of reading the Gospel, actualizing its message for today—which was typical of Vatican II—is absolutely irreversible. Then there are particular issues, like the liturgy according to the Vetus Ordo. I think the decision of Pope Benedict [his decision of July 7, 2007, to allow a wider use of the Tridentine Mass] was prudent and motivated by the desire to help people who have this sensitivity. What is worrying, though, is the risk of the ideologization of the Vetus Ordo, its exploitation.”(emphasis added)
Ad Gentes 7 affirms the dogma on exclusive salvation and there are no known exceptions mentioned in the Council, LG 16 etc not being one of them.

Therefore, all must be converted to Him, made known by the Church's preaching, and all must be incorporated into Him by baptism and into the Church which is His body. For Christ Himself "by stressing in express language the necessity of faith and baptism (cf. Mark 16:16; John 3:5), at the same time confirmed the necessity of the Church, into which men enter by baptism, as by a door.- Ad Gentes 7,Vatican Council II

Those also can attain to salvation who through no fault of their own do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, yet sincerely seek God and moved by grace strive by their deeds to do His will as it is known to them through the dictates of conscience.-Lumen Gentium 16, Vatican Council II.
-Lionel Andrades


Implicit intention, invincible ignorance and a good conscience (LG 16) in Vatican Council II do not contradict extra ecclesiam nulla salus –John Martigioni



Religious formation : 25 years in error

Yesterday a religious sister in Rome celebrated the 25th anniversary of her entry into religious life.A  Jesuit priest gave the homily at Holy Mass.
I realized that both of them, the sister and the priest, have had their religious formation assuming that Vatican Council II (Lumen Gentiium 16 etc)  were exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus. They were always taught this irrationality.
Now they have the possibility to know that those saved  in invincible ignorance (LG 16), imperfect communion with the Church (UR 3) etc are not visible to us, with the naked eye.They are not personally known to us in 2014 for them to be relevant to the traditional teaching on exclusive salvation in the Catholic Church.
We now know that there are no known exceptions. Vatican Council affirms the dogma on exclusive salvation with Ad Gentes 7, all need faith and baptism.
Pope Francis has said that Vatican Council II is irreversible.So this is the rational teaching of the Council which all must accept.It is irreversible.
The Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Martini made the same error and was teaching it at the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome when he was the Rector.This has been the religious formation of the Jesuits since the 1940's.
-Lionel Andrades

Catholic medical instituions : deception?

It's a lie for a Catholic medical surgeon to claim he and all of us can see the dead on earth, with the naked eye.A Catholic nurse or doctor must not suggest that there are visible cases of the dead saved who are now in Heaven.Also priests and nuns working at hospitals must not reject the traditional teaching on other religions and communities, by claiming there are known exceptions in the present times. For some of them this would be telling  a lie, even after being informed.
Many of the religious and lay people working in hospitals without thinking say those saved in invincible ignorance and the baptism of desire are exceptions to the traditional, centuries old teaching on exclusive salvation in Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.

This is the only Church in which all need to enter visibly, with 'faith and baptism' (AG 7).
 S.Em. Cardinal Agostino VALLINI
The mistake of their being known exceptions to all needing faith and baptism to go to heaven has been made on the website of theVicariate of  Rome. It is an error made by the Vicariate's department for the Pastoral Care of the Sick.Catholics in medical institutions and related organisations must be informed that there are no exceptions listed in Vatican Council II or the Catechism of the Catholic Church.So pastorally and doctrinally the Catholic understanding on non Catholic religions and communities and churches has not changed.
We are asked by Jesus and the Church to love and serve all people and not to deny the faith. God has no favourites personally.Jesus sacrificed Himself, he offered Himself on the Cross, He died to save all people.Salvation in potential is available for all.To receive  it one must enter the Catholic Church in 2014 (John 3:5, Mark 16:16, Dominus Iesus 20, Catechism of the Catholic Church 845,846, Ecclesia di Eucarestia etc). However with one mortal sin not confessed in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a Catholic can lose this salvation completely and eternally.
Non Christians have Original Sin and they commit mortal sins.Christians commit mortal sins and do not have access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. Spiritually the soul is in disease in both cases.

For salvation it is necessary to believe in Jesus. However the new comer to the faith must then live the teachings of Jesus as taught in the Catholic Church for centuries.It is not enough just to believe in Jesus.

St.Ignatiius of Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises ask us to meditate on Hell where there are people who knew about God and believed in God but did not live the teachings of God.They sinned and lost their salvation.
-Lionel Andrades