October 20, 2014

Agreement Reached on Rebuilding St. Nicholas in New York City

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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed in the terrorist attack on 9/11 will be rebuilt. This is good. Archbishop Demetrios said that "when St. Nicholas Church is completed it will be a place of praying, a place of comfort, openness and reconciliation where the relatives of the almost three thousand victims of 9/11 can come and light a candle." This is even better. My hope has … [Read more...]

James Taranto: Common sense is to be avoided just because it is common

James Taranto in Oikophobia: Why the liberal elite finds Americans revolting (from the Wall Street Journal, available for seven days only) discusses the cultural divide made evident by the Ground Zero Mosque debate and what it reveals about America's self-appointed elites. Read Besieged liberals resort to their last refuge: the bigotry charge by Charles Krauthammer piece referenced by … [Read more...]

George Patsourakos: Get St. Nicholas rebuilt!

"New York state and its Port Authority officials need to hang their heads in shame," says George Patsourakos, on his blog Theology and Society. Patsourakos, a regular commentator on the AOI blog writes: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center -- attacks by extremist Muslims -- resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans. Nevertheless, New York state and … [Read more...]

George Demos – Governor Pataki Ground Zero Press Conference

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Former Gov. Pataki, George Demos: We Must Rebuild Greek Orthodox Church At Ground Zero: Updated »

Source: New York Daily News By Celeste Katz (Many thanks to our Erik Badia for his help with this report:) Former Gov. George Pataki joined NY-1 congressional hopeful George Demos and clergy at the former site of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in an attempt to get stalled negotiations between the Port Authority and the church going again. "I'm calling on the Port Authority … [Read more...]

Moral Myopia at Ground Zero

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Source: National Review Online By Charles Krauthammer Supporters of the mosque fail to see its true significance. It’s hard to be an Obama sycophant these days. Your hero delivers a Ramadan speech roundly supporting the building of a mosque and Islamic center at Ground Zero in New York. Your heart swells and you’re moved to declare this President Obama’s finest hour, his … [Read more...]

God and Man at Ground Zero

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Source: Hot Air By J.E. Dyer In which a bemused observer tries to make sense of man, religion, and the state Here’s my bottom-line problem with the concatenation of events and trends surrounding the Ground Zero mosque: I see privilege being accorded to Islam, as against situations in which the civil authorities have de-privileged Christianity and Judaism. The reflexive animus against … [Read more...]

Why no support for Ground Zero church from Giannoulias?

Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias made waves earlier this week when he announced his support for the Ground Zero Mosque. Giannoulias’s support for the mosque isn’t particularly surprising; he’s far behind his Republican opponent, Mark Kirk, in the money race and can’t afford to alienate the White House, or risk no more presidential fundraising trips.  The people … [Read more...]

Krauthammer: Sacrilege at Ground Zero

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Source: National Review Online A place is made sacred by a widespread belief that it was visited by the miraculous or the transcendent (Lourdes, the Temple Mount), by the presence there once of great nobility and sacrifice (Gettysburg), or by the blood of martyrs and the indescribable suffering of the innocent (Auschwitz). When we speak of Ground Zero as hallowed ground, what we mean is that … [Read more...]

Ground Zero is American Holy Ground. No Mosque Near Ground Zero

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This is my essay that appeared on Catholic Online today. Don't Let Muslims Define 9-11 NAPLES (Catholic Online) - Muslims have it over secularists, but not Christians - at least the clear thinking ones anyway. The Muslim proposal to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero is not only an affront to all people who died there, but another chapter in a cultural jihad that seeks to … [Read more...]

No Mosque at Ground Zero

Tough words, certainly politically incorrect, but true. Source: Jihad Watch. Pat Condell on Ground Zero mosque: "Is it possible to be astonished, but not surprised?" … [Read more...]

Archbishop Demetrios to hold memorial service at Ground Zero

NEW YORK -- His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will hold a memorial service on Friday, September 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Ground Zero on the site of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only religious edifice destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. The location where the service will be held is near Gate 7, corner of Greenwich and Liberty Streets at Ground Zero. Source: Worldwide Faith News … [Read more...]