Category Archives: The Persecuted Church

Chinese pilgrims overwhelmed

Just yesterday in Rome. Listening to what is audible, I didn’t hear any of these Chinese mainland pilgrims thanking the Bishop of Rome for AL. I heard things like the grandfather telling the little boy to kneel down and the … Continue reading

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A well-rehearsed media pantomime

Some may have noticed this week that the usual committed secularist media in Australia have recently again set out to “get” Cardinal George Pell. Well, no surprises there. Strident secularist forces and certain like-minded Catholics have been together at this … Continue reading

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Prayers for Mariam Yehya Ibrahim

 Although it was reported that Mariam’s execution was revoked, the situation remains unclear, so please continue to keep Mariam and her family in your prayers. An appeal from Aid to the Church in Need: Dear Friends, Mariam has recently given birth … Continue reading

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Prayers needed

This is from Aid to the Church in Need (H/t to Counter-Cultural Father) Ukraine – Plea for Prayer Dear Friends, Thanks to you, Aid to the Church in Need has stood with the faithful in Ukraine for many years. Please … Continue reading

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Syria

This is Ranim El-Sheikh. I never met her and did not know her. In late October, men came to the village of Al-Sadad in Syria and murdered 45 people, many of them old, many of them very young and all … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s Appeals Court denies Malay-speaking Christians the freedom to write “Allah”.

On Monday 14 October 2013, a panel of three Muslim judges of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia quashed the 2009 judgement of the High Court that the Catholic Church in the capital city could use the word “Allah” in … Continue reading

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Universal Day of Prayer for Peace – Saturday September 7th

Pope Francis has called on all Catholics to pray for peace. This Saturday, September 7. You. Me. Everyone. The Holy Father is asking Catholics and people of all faiths to join together on the vigil of the Nativity of the … Continue reading

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Egypt – “The Islamists are taking revenge on us Christians”

from: http://www.churchinneed.org Thursday, August 15, 2013 “The Islamists are taking revenge on us Christians”: With these words the Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Assiut, Kyrillos William Samaan, commented on the latest Islamist attacks on Christians and Christian institutions in Egypt. The bishop … Continue reading

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