It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Monday, September 18, 2006

Papa! Please Don't Go!

Istanbul, Sep. 18, 2006 (CNA) - According to parties on both sides, Pope Benedict XVI’s November trip to Turkey will continue as planned, despite violent reactions on the part of many Muslims to a speech he made last week.

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said yesterday that his government would not block the visit. “As far as we are concerned, there are no changes to the program,” Turkish news service Hürriyet reported...
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Naturally, my concern is for the pope's safety. The major voices of Islam have made it very clear that they intend to kill him. Unless Turkey withdraws its invitation, I am absolutely sure he will go, simply because that's the kind of man he is. He'll have no regard for his own safety as he attempts to reach out to the Muslim world in peace and love. I just hope the "religion of peace" (Islam) doesn't repay the pope with a bullet to his chest.