‘Cleansing Fire’: Islam, diversity, and anti-Christian sentiment

By Matt C. Abbott

In past columns — here, here and here — I reprinted substantial excerpts from Catholic attorney and scholar Peter B. Kelly’s “factional” novel Cleansing Fire. Kelly was friends with the late Father Charles Fiore, who died of natural causes in 2003, and Father Alfred Kunz, whose 1998 murder remains unsolved. (Although there’s been no arrest in the case, investigators reportedly have at least one person of interest who they’ve been monitoring for the last several years.) Both priests were traditional and were all too aware of the corruption in the Church.

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