Convent Controversy: May Be Sold and Turned Into a Mosque

Monday, June 28, 2010 \AM\.\Mon\.

This is a bit of old news but still fascinating to say the least.

The latest news thus far as of June 21.

The sale of a convent to a Muslim group is stalling due to strong opposition from the Midland Beach community on Staten Island.

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Catholic-Islam Dialogue: Reciprocity the Key

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 \PM\.\Wed\.

For the past few years I have been taking my Catholic school students over to the nearby Mosque, as part of their World Religions research. It has gone well, everyone is on their best behavior, and it gives the students a chance to hear about Islam from devout Muslims, in their own place of worship. I also have visited the Mosque and Islamic community during the time of my run for public office to speak and dialogue about issues where we would find some common ground. It has all been a very positive experience, but there is one large elephant in the room that must be paid attention to.

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