On this, the Feast of St. Stephen

Canterbury, Easter morning, 1988 Today is the second of the twelve days of Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, one of only two persons in the entirety of the New Testament, described as “full of grace.” In his nearly timeless play, “Murder in the Cathedral,” Anglo-American playwright T.S. Eliot offered an interlude of sorts, a Christmas homily.  The interlude divides the two major acts o... More

Photos of Martyrdom: Anti-Catholic Protestors Taunt Pilgrims in Madrid

I debated about whether to post these photos but I decided to for an important reason: to ask for prayers and to encourage us to support and appreciate the courage of Catholic pilgrims in Madrid who have had to face, at times, vicious anti-Catholic harassment. The photos tell the story (via Reuters FaithWorld): Protestors light the WYD banner on fire directly in front of praying pilgrims Two men s... More

Islamic policeman shoots Christian women on Egyptian train

More violence against explicit Christian targets – this time young girls and women: Less than two weeks after a church bombing in Alexandria left 21 Coptic Christians dead, an off-duty policeman shot four Christians on a train, killing a 71-year-old man. A fifth person was also wounded. “This lunatic went up and down the coach looking for Christians,” said Coptic Orthodox Bishop Morco... More

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