At any given moment, there may be a General Will; but it is an uncommonly weak and wavering sort of will, without the Faith to support it.G. K. Chesterton, The Well and the Shallows, “The Surrender Upon Sex” [1935, Sheed and Ward, London].

What the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, actually told the assembled scientists on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. Faith, Reason, and the University.

Reaction of “the Moslem street” — Emperor Manuel II Paleologos rests his case. Jihadists Vow to Destroy Vatican City, Target St. Peter’s Basilica.

On Sunday, September 17, 2006 Pope Benedict apologizes — but “the Moslem street” bitterly rejects his good faith gesture out of hand. Pope tells Muslims he's "deeply sorry" for crisis. Jihadists retort, “We will retaliate against you and against your Church’s sacraments.”

From the San Diego based lay group Catholic Answers, a brief historical perspective. Endless Jihad — The Truth About Islam and Violence.

George Cardinal Pell (archbishop of Sydney, Australia) reminds the West of some important lessons that history can teach us — and that we neglect at the price of imperiling civilization. Islam and Us.

Six elements answer the question, “Why does Islam hate us?”. On the Difficulties with Islam.

A penetrating (and lengthy) analysis by Non-Catholic experts, especially Muslim jurists. Islam.

Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker replies to “the Moslem street” that “Thus far the Muslim world has responded only by proving the pope's point.” Translating the Pope.

Denver Catholic Register’s George Weigel offers a succinct and erudite summary. 9/11, Ten Years Later.

If we wish particularly to assert the idea of a generous balance against that of a dreadful autocracy we shall instinctively be Trinitarian rather than Unitarian.G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, “Authority and the Adventurer” [1908, Dodd and Mead, New York].

To God and to His Christ, Who was, and Who is, and Who is to come, be all glory, praise, honor, and thanksgiving, now and forever. Amen!