Skip to comments.Catholics Killed at Mass in Iraq: Extremist Muslims invade Church, Murder Priest
Posted on 11/01/2010 5:53:37 AM PDT by tcg
They gathered in Our Lady of Salvation Catholic Church for an evening Mass. They are members of an increasingly besieged and forgotten minority in Iraq, Catholic Christians. Their herosm and love for the Lord has inspired them to continue to practice the ancient faith in the midst of what is a steadily deteriorating situation for them in this land they have called home for centuries.
Our Lady of Salvation Church is no stranger to violence. Churches have been bombed before in Iraq, including Our Lady of Salvation. The Christian faithful have had to contend with an increasingly hostile culture. However, never before have they experienced the horror of what happened this past Sunday when terrorists invaded a Church as the Holy Mass was set to begin, killed the priest and held the worshippers hostage for four hours. It ended with at least 52 dead, others injued, and our brothers and sisters in Iraq devastated.
Reports confirm that 120 of the faithful had gathered to hear the Gospel proclaimed, participate in the Liturgy, and receive the Holy Eucharist. There were women, men and children. One eyewitness who had been inside the Church when the terrorists entered the sanctuary told European news sources that the armed terrorists "came into the prayer hall and immediately killed the priest". Out of fear the witness would not identify himself. However, he also attested to the brutality of the terrorists. He indicated that they beat the worshippers and then herded them into an inner hall...
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The Catholic Church is too weak to do anything about this.
“The Catholic Church is too weak to do anything about this.”
Just what do you propose that they DO about this?
Yet, during a war, we cannot enter mosques? Yeah okay.
Muslims will burn in Hell for all eternity.
They know they’re in a violent area and situation. The church should at the very least, arm themselves or have armed security to match their enemies as best they can. I’m catholic and I support this strategy.
I was finally Confirmed in the Catholic Church this weekend...(long story on why it didn’t happen sooner as a kid, I am 36 now). Anyway, the church appears to be more liberal than ever Priest and Bishop wise...but..you could get a sense when the Bishop was addressing some issues lightly with regards to the Islamic faith...that they are indeed on alert and Christ will win this one in the end.
The Cathollic Church or Vatican announced Saturday that Israel has no right to the holy land. That it is not the ‘chosen’ people since our Messiah made that null and void. They went full on into replacement theology and are now in my opinion an apostate religion.
I would think this should be the lead story around the world. How barbaric.
....The Catholic Church is too weak to do anything about this....
The Lord will never abandon his Pilgrim Church on Earth, his bride forever. With God on our side, what earthly thing is beyond us? Remember the Martyrs in our prayers.
They could at least SAY something about it.
But I bet you’ll hear not a word about this from official Catholic sources, particularly in the US, but even in Rome. They’re too busy being “ecumenical” (ignoring the fact that this word covers only other Christian churches and not Muslims) and left-wing. It’s forbidden to speak honestly of Islam, remember?
The Synod of Eastern Rite Bishops got a lot of criticism for their anti-Israel statement (although it actually did not sum up their talks, but basically was the summary by an AMERICAN Greek-Rite bishop). But what is worse is that in their statement, they were actually very objective and firm about Islam, its proseletysing by violence and force, its attempts to exterminate Christians, its violation of human rights, etc. But this appeared only in the first transcripts that came out.
When the official version, as edited by Fr. Lombardi, was published, virtually all negative references to Islam had been removed. The statement was meaningless.
One would think that....however, this is not an unusual story...muslims invading a Christian church, killing, brutality. Nothing new, ho hum.
That was a statement by an AMERICAN Greek-Rite bishop who “summarized” the conference, although most of the rest of the conference was primarily about Islam and how the Church in the Middle East can defend itself. Curiously enough, virtually all of that was deleted from the final statement, probably by lefties in the Vatican press service.
Were the attackers Muslim, Muslim Fundamentalists or Muslim Extemists?
They were Muslims. There really isn’t a difference; it’s just how far the virus has eaten into their brains.
Can you provide a link?
They were devout Muslims practicing their faith.
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