Minnesota Priest Apologizes for Homily on Islam after CAIR Hissy Fit

His Bishop made him apologize for remarks that the Catholic hierarchy says are not “reflective of the Catholic Church’s teaching on Islam.” 

From KMSP Fox 9:

(Be sure to watch the video too! H/T Jacqueline)

Lonsdale priest apologizes for anti-Muslim remarks made during homily

LONSDALE, Minn. (FOX 9) – A Minnesota priest has apologized for comments he made about the Muslim faith during a service in Lonsdale.

Wednesday it was calm and quiet outside of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale, but what happened inside the doors during a recent Sunday homily has some people incredibly upset.

Jaylani Hussein pounced!

Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR-Minnesota, spoke out after audio of that Sunday sermon was shared on a blog and picked up steam online.

The priest’s comments about Muslims were the focal point.

“More specifically, we should not allow large numbers of Muslims asylum or immigration into our country,” said Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke in the recording.

“Islam is the greatest threat in the world to both Christianity and to America.”



“Of course, there are peaceful Muslims, absolutely,” he added. “But the religion as a religion and as an ideology and worldview, it is contrary to Christ and America.”

Others see those words as a big step back in building interfaith relationships.

“I think there are real consequences to these types of behavior and I hope someone who listened to that does not become more radicalized where they see Muslims as a threat and they become a threat to Muslims,” said Hussein.

Then here Fox 9 published the remarks for which Father VanDenBroeke apologized.  I’m posting this so they don’t disappear.  Heck if there was a priest like this near me, I might rush back to the church!

Both as Americans and Christians we do not need to pretend that everyone who seeks entry into America should be treated the same. I believe it’s essential to consider the religion and world view of immigrants or refugees more specifically we should not allow large numbers of Muslims asylum or immigration into our country.

Islam is the greatest threat in the world both to Christianity and to America – of course there are peaceful Muslims, absolutely, but the religion as a religion and as an ideology and world view it is contrary to Christ and America.

I am not saying we hate Muslims, I am absolutely not saying that, they are people created out of love by God just as each one of us is. But while we certainly don’t hate them as people we must oppose their religion and world view.

And if we want to protect our great country, not only as a Christian nation but also as the land of the free then we must oppose the immigration of Muslims, that’s an example of keeping bad ideas out of the country that we have the right to do as a sovereign nation.

I’m not a hater for saying this I’m not saying something anti-Christian because the religion is anti-Christian.

I’m simply a realist to acknowledge that fact, they are the greatest threat to Christianity and America and we need to recognize that fact and our laws of immigration need to reflect that.

Astounding, simply astounding!  Maybe the President should invite him to the White House or the State of the Union!

Don’t miss the Church Militants report on the issue.

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13 thoughts on “Minnesota Priest Apologizes for Homily on Islam after CAIR Hissy Fit

  1. Truer words were never spoken by this brave honest priest. I will send this to the President as he is correct regarding the safety of our country. Trump just didn’t know enough about the religion to express it.

  2. Yes, Islam has many teachings contrary to Christianity, and much caution is warranted. But since our Christian president Bush launched an unprovoked attack against Muslim Iraq that killed 100,000 civilians, and for decades US has supported Israeli oppression of mostly Muslim Palestinian civilians (see IfAmericansKnew.org for stories not reported in our news), it’s not surprising that Muslims feel the way they do toward Christians. If we acted more Christlike, we may not eliminate all the hate, but I pray that we can work to reduce it.

    1. Christians and Jews have been persecuted for ages as minorities living under Islamic dictatorships. This is not something new that came along with America and Israel, who are relative newcomers on the world scene.
      “Israeli oppression of palestinians” is a canard that people believe to be true just because it has been repeated ad nauseum. Trying to shift the blame for centuries of Islamic carnage on the United States and Israel is unrealistic and disingenuous.

      1. Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is well documented at IfAmericansKnew.org. You won’t see these accounts in our news media, nor reported by our government, over which the pro-israel lobby exercises a great deal of control.
        More on youtube: “John Pilger: Palestine Is Still The Issue”
        Sorry, harming innocent children because some of their distant ancestors may have inflicted harm on some of your distant ancestors is not my idea of Christlike behavior.

  3. I called the Immaculate Conception Church in Lonsdale and told the secretary to tell Father VanDenBroeke that I believe he spoke the truth, and I will be praying for him. CAIR enjoys intimidating pastors, priests, and people so they won’t speak up.

  4. If only EVERY priest and clergy member from every RELIGION would speak accordingly from the pulpit…This Country needs to be awakened to the hazards of Islam before it is too late…if we have not already passed that point of no return….

  5. If only EVERY Pastor had the Kahoonas to be so bold from the pulpit and wake up all those sleeping Catholics out there in the pews…Time is of the essence for it will soon be too late to recover lost ground already given to the muslims in this Country. Between their immigration habits and their breeding habits we may have already lost this Country…for they have practically No Natural Enemies.

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