For several generations now, the Holy Roman Catholic Church has turned its back on the peace which Jesus gives; the peace which comes from humble obedience to His will in all things, from turning away from the world, taking up our cross and following Him.
Instead, the hierarchy and especially the current pope, have taken up humanitarian concerns and made social justice their goal. The ecumenism of Vatican II has evolved into a silent apostasy, as predicted many years ago by Archbishop Lefebvre. While our popes were kissing Korans and apologizing for the Crusades, the satanic forces of one of Christianity’s oldest enemies has been gathering strength.
For several years now, Catholics have been being persecuted in ever-growing numbers. But it took the impetus provided by Western led “Democratic” governments to throw it all into overdrive in 2003 with the Gulf War. And now it is a very real possibility that soon there will be no holy sacrifice of the Mass in Iraq or Syria. For the moment, the persecuted Christians have fled to Erbil, but even though the Peshmurga fighters are legendary for courage, unless substantial help arrives soon, the Kurds too will fall beneath the slaughtering hordes of “the religion of peace”.
Via Rorate, here is the latest dispatch from the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, whose diocese exists no more:
Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive.
Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.
Archbishop Amel Nona
Chaldean Catholic Archeparch of Mosul, now exiled in Erbil
Corriere della Sera
August 9, 2014
There was a time when such a call would arouse thousands of brave young men to defend their persecuted brethren. But the only movement now is the rush of young terrorists from France, Britain and United States to come to the aid of the Caliphate. Christian leaders are calling for a resurgence of Western government backed bombing, renewed military intervention. To my knowledge, there is no prominent religious leader who is calling for a renewal of fasting, penance and prayer, especially a rosary crusade.
It doesn’t seem very likely that a bankrupt (morally as well as fiscally) West will aid the poor Christians of Iraq. Bengazi comes to mind. But we can and should help with our prayers and penance. And here is one thing more, a way to help financially. A site has been set up to get financial aid directly to the Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq. It is: www.helpiraq.org.
Help Iraq has teamed up with St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of the U.S.A and Adopt a Refugee Family to help Iraqi christians that are enduring extreme hardships. 100% of your donations through Adopt a Refugee Family goes directly to helping Iraqi Christians.
Please do whatever you can!