Is it dangerous for a Catholic priest to convert a muslim?


#1

For Catholic priests out there who are living in an Islamic state. If one day a muslim woman come to you because she wants to convert to Catholic, will you help her?


#2

How frequently does that happen? Are there reports of violent consequences?


#3

So far there are no reported cases like this in my Islamic country. Consequences is death sentence for the priest and the convert. So, are you willing if you were a priest?


#5

You are distorting the Church’s position. Pope Francis has very much encouraged evangelization, which is not the same thing as proselytism.
Also…Eastern Orthodoxy and Islam are not at all equivalent…


#6

Can you provide a reference for this to study?

The article seems to contradict your assertion.


#7

I imagine that all Catholic priests engaged in ministry in Muslim countries are given precise instructions on how to handle difficult situations, including the one you are describing here. I would also imagine that the rules may vary from one country to another and even from one city to another―from Alexandria to Suez or from Istanbul to Ankara. What is your purpose in this thread? Is there a specific priest in your country whom you suspect of doing something he shouldn’t be doing?


#8

Evangelizing is the right thing to do, proselytizing is the wrong thing to do. Pope Francis told us that last year:
http://www.osservatoreromano.va/en/news/never-seated
However, I’m not sure exactly what the difference is between evangelizing and proselytizing. There’s no explanation given in that statement. Can you elucidate?


#9

By my understanding:
Evangelize: “Convert because Jesus wants you to enjoy the fullness of the Truth!”
Proselytize: “Convert, or be damned to Hell!”


#10

What Fauken said. To put it another way, Evangelizing is when you spread the word in a way that it will be fruitful. You bring a person to Christ through charity in a way that will have them want to become Catholic. Whereas Proselytizing is antagonistic, it doesn’t create a true desire for conversion. At best it makes a person disdain you personally. At worst it makes a person disdain Catholicism.
To give an example, the Courage Apostolate evangelizes to people with SSA. Westboro Baptist proselytizes to the SSA.


#11

That’s incorrect. Westboro does not engage in proselytization. At all. They are not at all interested in making converts out of anybody.


#12

As a notional distinction, that certainly makes sense. But applying that rule in practice may not always be easy and straightforward. In the Greek NT, the name “Hades” occurs ten times. Some translations go in for circumlocutions such as “the Netherworld” or “the abode of the dead,” others leave the Greek name untranslated, and yet others—including both the KJV and the Douay Rheims—unashamedly call it “Hell.”

What if the Muslim friend whom you are cautiously evangelizing should suddenly ask you an embarrassing question about the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, who are both in Hades, in full view of one another across the chasm? Or how will you explain what Jesus means when he says, in Matt. 11:23, “And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day”?
http://biblehub.com/matthew/11-23.htm


#13

The purpose of this thread is to ask yourself whether you are willing to sacrifice your life for one soul.


#14

Well, no, that isn’t the question you asked. You asked “Catholic priests out there” what they would do, in a certain situation, in a Muslim country.


#15

For catholic priests out there and also If you WERE a Catholic priest in an Islamic state, will you sacrifice your life for a conversion of one soul knowing that the punishment will be death?


#16

What country are you in


#17

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