“We must pray with the same fervor that the Christians prayed then to save Western civilization, not just from the danger of radical Islamist extremism, but from radical, aggressive secular liberalism. Prayer for the Persecuted Church is a Christian duty,” said Father Kiely. “The witness of persecuted Christians inspires us to speak the truth in love and to bear witness, even to martyrdom, in our society. In other words, have some guts to live the faith.”
Christ is in our midst!!
This comment at the end of the article is, I think, something we need to take to heart.
I have had a very small cross that I have worn on my suit lapel for the last 30 years. It came in the mail with no request for money; just a request that I wear it in solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world and to pray for them each and ever day. (I have always marveled that the cross came with no request for money and no return address to send any.)