At the Bench, Deacon Greg posted on news of the cancelled interfaith dinner at a Catholic high school in Cincinnati. While the school administration and the archbishop’s spokesperson deny specific threats, the safety of students was cited for not going forward with breaking bread with Muslims.
The local CAIR seems to have landed in a Michael Voris moment with its tax-exempt status. So is it all a disguise to kidnap young Catholic women and do bad things? An example of a heavy-handed bishop blundering in the china shop? The Temple Police asserting their authority over the episcopacy?
Shakila Ahmad, a trustee at the Islamic Center, said it is “very, very rare” for an interfaith event to be canceled or moved.
“I’m really sad because it was an opportunity for people to break bread and build understanding,” she said. “If you don’t have opportunities to talk to each other, how are we going to understand our differences and build respect?”
It would seem that e-mail-addicted Catholics need to learn the lesson for their own brothers and sisters. All in all, another sparkling day for the First Quality of the Church.