Friday, November 26, 2010

The Martyrs of Iraq

Fr. Wassim, 27

Fr. Thaer, 32

Disturbing Pictures of the Carnage in the Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Iraq last October 31, 2010. Jesus said: "They will sieze and persecute you... And they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my Name." (Lk. 21: 12-19)

Indeed, the legacy of Christ to his Church is his Cross. As the Catechism says: Before Christ's Second Coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the "mystery of iniquity" in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. (CCC, 675)

The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his Death and Resurrection. (CCC, 677)

Glory to the Martyrs of Jesus Christ!

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