|The True Cross by Gustave Doré|
Over the past few months, I have noticed more mention of the word “crusade” or at least the idea of the Crusades in regard to the slaughter of Christians by Islamists around the world, particularly in the Middle East. It should be noted that I have not seen this coming from Catholics but from Protestants, mostly on Twitter in informal discussion. The reason you won’t generally hear it from Catholics except in the context of history and in the context of the potential that some form of military defense might necessarily be required at some point is that Catholics understand the current and past reality on these issues better than Protestants do. There will be no “Crusades” ordered by the Pope...
Lisa Graas has posted another must read here at her blog