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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Remember the Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

While the U.S. bishops' conference continually mewls that illegal immigrants pouring over our border from Mexico and South and Central America are victims of violence, they are shockingly quiet on Catholics and other Christians being beheaded and driven out of their homeland in the Middle East with churches and homes being burnt to the ground and women and children slaughtered. The hypocrisy is astounding!

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Raps Western Indifference

And why is the West indifferent? There's no money and no votes from that group. They are expendable like the Jews who tried to flee Germany on ships that were turned away from U.S. harbors.

Read this and be outraged, and then send a donation to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). It's one of the few charities I trust. I believe its founder, Fr. Werenfried van Straaten, was a saint. Read about the mission and history of ACN here. And then watch this inspiring video. What a great organization for your Christmas generosity.


c matt said...

I suppose they could speak out more, but exactly how would that help? It seems they may be in a Pope Pius XII situation - the more they speak out, the worse it gets for those under the Muslim thumb. Remember, these are the folks who went nuts over a cartoon. Imagine what they'd so if they were accurately called out on their beliefs loudly, forcefully and often. Until we are ready as the West to back up our calls with firepower, probably best to work indirectly and behind the scenes as much as possible. Anyway, my $0.02.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I guess I'm not so interested in the bishops speaking as actually helping. I remember during the boat escapes, parishes soliciting sponsors and helping refugees resettle, get jobs, etc.

Our bishops are spending buckets of money to promote illegal immigration. What are they doing to help the persecuted Christians in the Middle East? We should be "rescuing those being led to the slaughter."