It is a sobering sign of the times when a papal speech meant to address the harmony between faith and reason and deplore the idea of religious violence as contradictory to the nature of God would inspire demonstrations and violence in a large swathe of the Muslim world.
Our Sunday Visitor's Facts and Issues: Islam, A Catholic Perspective pamphlet offers a timely introduction to educate and engage you on the true facts and history surrounding Islam and the Catholic Faith.
It is imperative that we, as Catholics, understand what--and who--the Islamic faith really is so that we can carry out the Christian mission in peace. As Pope Benedict XVI states, "There is plenty of scope for us to act together in the service of fundamental moral values."
Written by Matthew E. Bunson, editor of the Catholic Almanac, Facts and Issues: Islam, A Catholic Perspective provides a solid, dependable primer on the differences — and similarities — between the faiths. Order here
William J. Whalen cuts through the jargon to get to the heart of the similarities and the differences among religious faiths. All the major religions practiced in America today are filled with sincere people of good will. Learning what others believe is the best way to approach them with real charity.
Read a chapter from Separated Brethren on Muslims
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