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Being a Catholic does not mean you “can’t believe in science”.
Judge Jeanine Pirro last night called on Pope Francis to take action as Christians in the Middle East are faced with the choice to either convert, leave or die.
Tonight, Christians in the Middle East marked for death because of their faith, and no one is fighting for them.
As Christians are slaughtered, churches torched, and families forced from their homeland, the mass murder of Christians is underway. While Israeli Jews are under similar attack, at least they have Netanyahu, a leader who is willing to fight to the death.
So, who should be defending Christians? Who? The leader of the Catholic Church, the pope, the man who shepherds the faithful.
Now, it may seem to you that the destruction of biblical antiquities, the looting of churches, and the persecution of Christians are a half a globe away. It’s someone else’s problem. After all, you’re safe. You live in the United States of America.
But you need to worry. A reverse crusade is already underway, and some of those extremists are already in the United States.
The radicalized Muslim group that has already created a caliphate in Syria, Iraq and the border of Jordan – a nation described not by nationality but by religion – issued an ultimatum to Christians to leave their homeland, convert to Islam, or die by the sword.
They spray paint the homes of Christians to identify those who must convert, leave, or die.
And as ISIS – no stranger to technology – posts pictures of Christians crucified, their intent to purge Christians from the Middle East is unquestioned.
And while I’m on the subject of who should be defending Christians, I might add that we are a nation founded on the Judeo-Christian ethic – as evidenced by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution – so we should be doing something.
Why has the Obama administration’s foreign policy ignored the killing of Christians in the Middle East? Why has he provided funding to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt when the Egyptians themselves wanted the Brotherhood out because of their intolerance of other religions?
And while Iran’s supreme leader promises a world free of infidels and the flag of Islam in all four corners of the world, our president negotiates for Iran’s nuclear enrichment.
But now to the papacy: I am a Christian. I am a Catholic. I went to Catholic schools. My children are baptized. And I mean no disrespect, but it is time for the papacy and Pope Francis in particular to start protecting his Christian flock.
This month, Pope Francis preached that immigrant children in facilities around the United States should be “welcomed and protected.” Your holiness, they’re in the United States. They are protected. They are being given food, and clothing and shelter. No children are being killed by the United States. Christian children are being killed in the Middle East! And while we appreciate your prayer for those in the Middle East last week, it’s just not enough!
Everything about who we are, evidence of from whence we came as Christians is being destroyed. They are taking crosses off churches and turning them into mosques with loud speakers! Priceless relics are being destroyed or sold. And for the first time in 1,600 years, Mass will not be held in the ancient city of Mosul, Iraq. The language of Jesus, Aramaic, could be lost as well as Christians who speak it are murdered.
Your holiness, you are the leader of the flock. You control one of the wealthiest organizations in the world. And with wealth comes power.
Your recent trips and your planned trips do not reflect the urgent concern necessary for Christians in Iraq, and Syria and Egypt.
Your pronouncements span the globe. They’re repeated in hundreds of thousands of churches throughout the world to millions of parishioners. Every church in the world should be repeating a strong urgent message from the papacy condemning this slaughter and calling for the world to stop the annihilation of the innocents instead of worrying about immigrant children already protected by America.
As a brutal band of jihadists attempt to remove all evidence of Christianity and destroy biblical tombs like that of Jonah, you must act.
Your holiness, the papacy was silent during World War II. You cannot afford to let history repeat itself.
And your holiness, the papacy also lagged behind the sex abuse scandal. I know – I drafted the first grand jury report detailing the movement of pedophile priests in the nation.
It is time for the papacy to get out in front of this Christian massacre. You have incredible power. The Vatican is a country with ambassadors and a Secret Service. You can put political pressure on nations. You can provide sanctuary. You have resources for humanitarian aid. But most of all, you have the power of the pulpit, the power to change the world.
‘Turn the other cheek’ does not mean that you cannot respond. It does not mean that you cannot provide humanitarian aid. ‘Turn the other cheek’ does not mean that the most you can do is offer a prayer. It does not mean that you cannot go to Iraq and give those Christians who are marked for certain death – willing to die because of their belief in Jesus – some consolation before their inevitable end.
This is what also makes me wonder, why is the Pope not condemning this massacre? Why is he going out on meeting which is not urgent matters? It is time for the Catholics to be united in telling the Pope what he should do.
Gotta love the Jesuits.
This sign needs to be posted in my parish! :D
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Islamists from ISIS burnt out the inside and remove the cross from the Armenian Catholic Church of the Martyrs in Raqqa, replacing the crosses with ISIS flags.
In the last month, ISIS have destroyed most of the Ancient Churches in their territory, focing the Christians of their ancient homelands to leave the area with the choice of “Convert, Leave or Die,”
As of 16:55 GMT today (20/7/14) the last Christian family has left Mosul, after over 100 families who refused to leave were forcibly removed from their homes, many dying in the process.
Over 1400 years ago the Christians in this area feared their deaths with the rise of the “Heresy of the Ishmaelites” and demands of the Dhimmi system, now this has returned in an ever more violent fashion.
Lord Have Mercy
My prayers for our Catholic brothers and sisters during this terrible time of persecution. If this is happening now, and no one condemns this kind of crime, this outrage will leak all over the world. Every Catholic all over the world should be alarmed and pray to God in unison, that may God move the hearts of the people who should take action to save His people.
oh my Jesus… have mercy on us all. When is this going to end? Blessed are they who are persecuted because of You Lord…
PETITION FOR ST. JOSEPH’S BLESSING
Bless me, O dearly beloved Father, St. Joseph; bless my body and my soul; bless my resolutions, my words and deeds, all my actions and omissions, my every step; bless all that I possess, all my interior and exterior goods, that all may redound to the greater honor of God. Bless me for time and eternity, and preserve me from every sin. Obtain for me the grace to make atonement for all my sins by love and contrition here on earth, so that after my last breath I may, without delay, prostrate at thy feet return thee thanks in Heaven for all the love and goodness thou, O dearest Father, hast shown me here below. Amen.
Now pray the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be to the Father, three times, in thanksgiving to God for the graces and prerogatives bestowed on St. Joseph.
From a particularly moving homily this past Sunday. The Dominicans aren’t called the Order of Preachers for nothing!
THIS PIC IS MY LIFE
My perfect morning scenery.
Don’t forget our christian brothers and sisters who are being cruelly murdered for their faith!!And the next time you are afraid of being labeled a “religious fanatic”,remember the strength of these martyrs.Consider changing your profile pic in solidarity to them but at the very least lets remain with them in prayer and fasting!!!VIVA CHRISTO REY!!!LONG LIVE CHRIST THE KING!!:) #catholic #catholicism #catholiclove #catholicchurch #catholicstrong #romancatholic #jesus #jesuschrist #christian #christianity #martyrs #mosul #faith #neversurrender #instalove #instajesus #instaquote #instacatholic #instachristian
Heraldic Chivalry,Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)
Amazing stretchable paper sculpures