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Father Fessio, Islam, Mark Steyn, etc.

Hugh Hewitt interviewed Father Joseph Fessio, Provost of Ave Maria University and founder of Ignatius Press yesterday. A transcript of the key points of the interview can be read here. Father Fessio was as student of Benedict XVI and discussed the new Pope’s views on the problem of Islam in Europe and why hopes for a reformation of sorts for Islam may be misguided. This should be read in tandem with the Mark Steyn article I mentioned below.

Discussions - 2 Comments

Julie, if you are going to recommend such grim reads, you had better suggest a stiff drink, as a chaser.

Just to be thoughtfull.

Dan: Not a bad idea, I suppose. But that might impair the reaction that I hoped it would produce--a stronger determination to beat this thing. Interestingly, and without hesitation, that is exactly the reaction it produced in my father-in-law (a Korean War veteran and all-around tough guy)who, though intrigued by some of Steyn’s key points, has seen too much of life and has too much faith in his fellow Americans to allow himself to get down. He might, perhaps, have too much faith in our technological prowess and military ability (because, at bottom one also needs a will to fight) but I admire his spirit.

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