The latest atrocity affecting the Christian community in Baghdad is a further reminder of the precarious position of Christians in the Middle East - something I posted about last Saturday.
There are some trenchant comments from Fr Hunwicke here about Western attitudes to the situation. There is also sorrowful and prayerful counsel from Fr Blake here.
The need to maintain awareness of our fellow Christians in the homeland of the faith in the face of relative disinterest is important. So is practical aid and the need to pray for people and places, Churches and Christians. I feel I ought to be doing something about the situation, and those are all ways, but somehow I feelmore should be done. That is not to discount the power of prayer, but its very invisibility makes it so often appear not to yield results.
In temporal terms I suppose I'm saying "Someone ought to do something." But who, and what?
Photopost: December 9th Rorate Mass at St Stephen’s Church in Portland, Oregon - Thank you to Daniel Page, the Director of Sacred Music at St Stephen’s Catholic Church in Portland Oregon. The celebrant is Fr Eric Andersen
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