Friday, August 1, 2014

Day of Prayer, Adoration, and Solidarity for Persecuted Christians

Please take some time today to pray for fellow Christians who are being persecuted, driven from their homes, and slaughtered for refusing to deny their faith by converting to islam.
Friday, August 1, 2014 is the day chosen by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) for a worldwide day of Public Adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament in supplication for our persecuted brethren in Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East...

Read more at New Liturgical Movement.

After our silent prayer, we must realize it is also time for worldly action. It's not just Christians in the Middle East who suffer from islamic oppression. This tenant of genocide extends to our Jewish brethren, and reaches even our own homeland. Christians and Jews the world over are victims of ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the moslems. This is not a new phenomena, "convert or die" has been the mantra of islam for 1400 years. Religious and civil leaders, lay people and clergy alike, must speak up and stand strong against this barbarism.

It's time to fight back. I can't emphasize it enough, this is not an issue relegated to a far off land. Genocide and jihad is being preached and carried out right here in the United States. And it's all happening without objection, and even with tacit praise, from the current administration. Remember Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman condemned to death for marrying a Christian? When she was finally released, it was the Italian government that provided the transportation. The U.S government, despite the fact that her husband is a U.S. citizen and was also detained by the islamic government, did nothing to help this family.

My Christian friends, "Turning the other cheek" does not mean acquiescence.

"I am a Nazarene too."

"Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight. Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries, and on up to and including the seventeenth century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan and the Christian religion would be exterminated."
--Theodore Roosevelt, writing at the start of the 20th Century

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