Cardinal McCarrick: Americans free to accept Gospel or Qu'ran
Catholic World News - September 09, 2010
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says that Americans should be free to embrace either the Gospel or the Qu’ran.
Responding to a reporter’s question after an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington—where he had participated in a programs sponsored by the Islamic Society of North America—the retired Archbishop of Washington said that if “someone sees the Gospel as the truth of God’s presence in our world, that person should embrace the Gospel.” He also said, however, "If a person sees the Quran as proof of God’s presence in the world, then I cannot say, ‘Don’t embrace the Quran.’”
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Posted by: Tau -
Sep. 12, 2010 12:32 PM ET USA
St. Francis tried to convert the Muslims. The Cardinal is trying to endorse the Muslims. francistau
Posted by: mgreen32234 -
Sep. 10, 2010 10:54 AM ET USA
Shortly after he made this comment, Card. McCarrick went off to his opthamologist to have a large wooden beam removed from his eye.
Posted by: porcini -
Sep. 09, 2010 11:55 PM ET USA
To the extent that the Koran teaches contrary to the Bible, and the Bible is the word of God, he might as well say, "I cannot say, 'Don't embrace a lie.'"
Posted by: patriot6908 -
Sep. 09, 2010 5:25 PM ET USA
Luckily for Americans we are also free to embrace His Eminence or not.
Posted by: Saved by Grace -
Sep. 09, 2010 4:56 PM ET USA
Don't you just wonder what St. Paul would have said about this? Of course we are free to believe anything we want, but a cardinal should be able to tell a Muslim why the Koran is not the word of God.