11 Jan 2012

A Martyr for Our Faith

Today is the Feast Day of Blessed William Carter...

A Courageous Individual who wrote for and to Catholic Christians to be firm in their Faith during a time when it was not just Un-Popular, but Life-Threatening to do so...

I am a huge fan of American Catholic.org and normally I agree with most of what they share, but today, this is not the case.

In their Saint of the Day Comment it says the following:

These days, our brothers and sisters also need encouragement—not because their lives are at risk, but because many other factors besiege their faith. They look to us.
I beg to differ...

Many of our Catholic Christian Brothers and Sisters DO lose their lives for their Faith these days...these days as in Only the last few years, for if you count in the last decade or last few decades, the numbers grow exponentially.

Egypt

Nigeria 

Iraq

Pakistan

And many more that are not as publicized...

The figures are startling, a Christian is killed every 5 minutes because of their Faith (Christian Post).

Let us all Pray for these Martyrs for our Faith...

If you would like to do more reading on this subject, Fr. Robert Barron has written a very poignant article here.

God Love You!

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