"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

At first I thought this guy was a CFR (Franciscan).

Turns out he's a Muslim cleric just released from prison.
A radical cleric, the Jordanian preacher known as Abu Qatada, once described as "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" was freed from a British prison to live under virtual house arrest on Monday after a court ruled that his detention without trial was unlawful. - Reuters


  1. Hahahhaha ... he looks kind of like Fr. Andrew Apostoli! Look at that Franciscan joy on his face, haha.

  2. The pseudo-rosary adds to the confusion.

  3. House arrest. Lovely.

    Daniel--I was curious, so I looked it up: http://www.prayerbeadsworld.com/prayer_beads_in_islam.html
    Interesting that strings are generally 33 beads long (Jesus' age at death) and they make 3 passes around the loop. Although they pray three phrases in honor of the "99 names of god," you can bet that one of those names is not "Father." What a precious treasure is the weapon Our Lady gives us!

  4. Poor CFRs. The Capuchins already had an awesome habit.

  5. Ya think? I like the CFR and Friars of the Immaculate habits. I like it even better that those really are their clothes.


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