1. unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group. (definition via Google)
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: “It’s time to establish a greater solidarity with Islam”
Dear Los Angeles Diocese:
If the recent assaults in Germany haven't opened your eyes as to the solidarity of Islam, then I have to doubt your belief in the One True Faith.
Islam has and will always remain an enemy of the Roman Catholic Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, and outside of which no one will enter Heaven (except via true invincible ignorance, of which most Western people cannot claim since the birth of the internet and Google.) Our Lord Himself said: "Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat."
There can never be any "solidarity" between Islam and the One True Church, just as there could never be any solidarity with Nazism, Fascism or Communism. All four are diametrically opposed to Christ's Teaching and His Church. They all were then - and Islam will always remain now - an enemy of the Catholic Faith. There can be only one resolution for any involved within Islam's ideology: conversion to the One True Faith and assured Salvation.
"Extra ecclesiam nulla salus" is still a clearly defined doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church, even though many of its clerics clearly don't agree with it.
I am a baby-boomer and I retain within my Catholic mind the glories of Roman Catholicism, whether those memories be of the pre-Vatican II liturgy or of the martyrs of the Catacombs. My generation is dying out and many of us will be but wormy corpses in a few more years. What this means for you is that the solidarity you desire can only be accomplished in toto by attrition through death. It's kind of a sad modus-operandi you must undertake to accomplish your goal, is it not?
No sane Catholic will ever believe solidarity with Islam can ever exist. And since there will always be sane Catholics around in every generation until the last, despite the attrition rate of the pre-Vatican II Baby-boomers, your goal will always be an elusive one. Which brings up another well known doctrine of the Catholic Church you need to remember:
"...and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
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